Monday, March 31, 2008

Etsy Lunch Hour: Origami!

Origami on Etsy!
whimsidoodle-origami lights
starrydesigns-fly high necklace
sewphisticate-card case in asian floral
tatsuko-bundled baby card
MadeByJo-27 assorted origami cranes

"Karim Kolors" resilient flooring by Tarkett

Karim Rashid released a line of resilient flooring through Tarkett Azrock called "Karim Kolors". Pictured with Karim is Gilles De Beaumont the president of Tarkett Commercial Division at NeoCon where this product won a Best of Neocon 2008 Gold Award.

Tehama Grasshopper

I found this wonderful warehouse conversion to loft project by Suzanne @ Inhabitat. Fougeron Architecture created this beautiful masterpiece named Tehama Grasshopper in San Francisco. I love how open, airy, and clean everything feels!

(photos courtesy of Richard Barnes)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Russel Wright Studio

This is Russel Wright's studio Dragon Rock at Manitoga. It has been restored and is open for tours. I love that green roof!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Etsy Lunch Hour: Tea!

I've been nursing a cold for a few days now and have been clinging to my hot tea, thus the inspiration for the beautiful Etsy finds from these talented artists:
purposedesign-chai tea kit
contrary-tea pot necklace
charlieccbb-blue tea cup earrings
FourcrowsArt-mid century birds
seasprayblue-too many teacups

Nomad Home Prefab

Have you ever wanted to see the process of putting together a modern prefab home. Well, Nomad Home has put the process on YouTube for us all to see. Thanks to my husband for this gem of a find! Click here to watch the video.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Etsy Lunch Hour: Mustache

An ode to my husband's dead mustache that he so loved. I am glad it is gone...but I do love a fun FAKE mustache in these beautiful listings on Etsy!
sallyenglanddesign-mustache pillow
ohmycavalier-sapling print
AustinMichael-selleck felted mustache
bumblesandlu-disguise your wallet
TillyBloom-pacifist print

Monday, March 24, 2008

Bubble Fireplace from Antrax

What a cool fireplace from Antrax. This bubble fireplace can be ceiling mounted or wall mounted. The ceiling mounted can even rotate! Too cool!

Etsy Lunch Hour: Messenger Bags

Here are a few great finds from Etsy for messenger bags. I have to admit I have an addiction to messenger bags and want them all!
SugarLust-robot love
antimatter-half swirl ruby red
BlackBags-city chicks
MoxieMadness-sew a go-go

Hunter Museum of American Art

Last time I went to Chattanooga to visit the aquarium I decided to walk the city a little and enjoy the beautiful weather. What I didn't expect to find was the beautiful gem of an art museum on a cliff. There is a pedestrian only bridge where you can view the Hunter Museum of American Art designed by Randall Stout Architects and watch the boats go by.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everybody! A rep gave me this cool sponge easter egg coloring kit and I just got a new camera last night. So I tested both this morning and...voila!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Jonathan Adler Aorta

Jonathan Adler is my favorite potter and this is one of my favorite pottery pieces ever! I have seen them done in metallic, but the white porcelain version is forever classic to me.

Etsy Lunch Hour: Felt!

Here are some wonderful Etsy felt creations!
Ottoman-moss pincushion 10
rosybird-charlie brown colors bird wallet
apt32-folding camera case
BraveMoonman-mix tape pouch
cupkozy-cup kozy II
(click on the pic to take you to the listing)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Etsy Lunch Hour: Local Etsy Artists!

So, today I searched Etsy for fellow artists from where I live and found these wonderful listings!!
traceface-ruby red print
katemerrittdavis-lantern marsh painting
elliebelly-merino yarn
nth452-pin-up girl in red
click on the photos for the listing or their names for their shops! (Yes, I am getting fancy!)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Karim Rashid Loft

I had the pleasure of hearing Karim Rashid speak a few months ago. Being a designer, I could not help but wonder what his home looked like after viewing his designs. I think my imagination thought of something fairly close to this photo. You can find the whole article here. Photo by Jean Francois Jussaud.

Etsy Lunch Hour: Mobiles

My friend Monica found a few beautiful mobiles for me this morning on Etsy and I added a few of my own for my Etsy Lunch Hour Series. Check out these talented artists on Etsy for yourself!

spindesigns-La La Mobile

pukapuka-Marine Kinetic Mobile (coral grey)

owlyshadowpuppets-airplane mobile kit

KristinaMarie-two-hundred two

Snee-oosh Cabin by Zero Plus Architects

“Like an insect warming itself in the sun, the Snee-oosh Cabin sits in the underbrush at the water’s edge near Deception Pass on the Swinomish Indian reservation. Eight 1-1/2” bolts support steel legs — strategically placed to preserve the old trees that reach in to the earth to support a panelized roof and a suspended “belly” that floats within the coniferous canopy.”
Zero Plus Architects
(Repost from Midcentury Modernist)