Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Hope you have a Happy Halloween and great weekend!

Etsy Lunch Hour: Science

Mad Scientist Enameled Pendant by beckarahn

DIY: Draft Stopper

do you live in a drafty house? i do. while digging around for ways to weatherproof my house i came across this draft stopper on not martha's flickr page. below is a list of materials you will need.
list of materials:
1/2 yard fabric- thread
1" copper pipe insulation foam (can use 3/4")
exacto knife
sewing machine
check out the step by step instructions here.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Artist: Mitsuru Koga

i am smitten with the seastone works by mitsuru koga. the tiny scale, intricate carvings and colors are so delicate and beautiful.
(via apartmenttherapy)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Accessory: Lace Fence

this fence has been on my inspiration wall for some time now. i love how intricate and beautiful an otherwise boring chainlink fench can be and am intrigued at the thought of bringing it inside as a dividing screen. this may not be a typical accessory, but how fun is it to use it as one?!
(via demakersvan)

Architecture: Modern cabin by OSKA

i adore this cabin by olson sundberg kundig allen architects. it's 1,000 square feet, has a footprint that is only 20x20 and is 3 stories. the owner can completely shutter the entire structure while they are away. i love the details including a large outswinging window onto the patio and a movable wall on the living/kitchen floor to adjust privacy. (via)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Finish: Solistone Glass Tile

Solistone has some of the most amazing options for glass tile. Folio glass (above and last photo) is new to their line and is made of recycled stained glass. Below is their pillow glass which I am also drooling over. It's so refreshing to see new sizes in glass tile. Large scale glass has got to be a little more painstaking to install but boy is it beautiful!

Etsy Lunch Hour: Plaid

tartan top by larimeloom

Interior: Kate Hume in France

love love love this interior that remodelista posted yesterday!
From Julie:
British-born, Netherlands-based
Kate Hume has a way with dark/light interior compositions. We especially like this 17th-century manor house she overhauled to maximize space and light; most of the handcrafted oak furniture is by Birdman, a company she co-founded with her husband, Frans van der Heyden.

(via remodelista)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Lighting: Fieltebek Suspension lamp

Fieltebeck suspension lamp by Jan Pauwels is breathtaking. it is structural and skeletal and oh, so elegant.
(via nova68)

Etsy Lunch Hour: Recipes

with the holidays just around the corner, family recipes will be making their yearly appearance and everyone will be scrambling for presents for others. these etsy finds would be great gifts for anyone who enjoys spending time in the kitchen.

OWL RECIPE CARDS set of ten, with shopping list by boygirlparty, original art illustrations, bird kitchen cooking baking by boygirlparty

Furniture: Pile of Books Nightstand

this nightstand by josefin hellstrom-olsson is fantastic. i love all of the nooks and crannies to store your bedside needs. so sweet in all white.
(via cribcandy)

Friday, October 24, 2008

DIY: Packing Peanut Pendant

i am really drawn to this diy from design*sponge this week. it is a chandlier made from recycled packing peanuts. how crazy cool is this? mollie dash and her boyfriend bryan are the creators. click here for the full project and instructions via d*s.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Artist: Matte Stephens

matte stephens is one of my very favorite people and artists! his etsy shop is full of fun new works! check out his etsy shop here, his blog here, and his website here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Architecture: House in Kohoku

i love this house in kohoku, japan designed
Torafu. it is made of cast concrete and has
amazing interior ceiling lines and skylights.

Photographs by Daici Ano.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Accessory: Mondrian-like Vans

they come in a girly pink and purple version and a
grayscale version as well.

(via thecoolhunter)

Etsy Lunch Hour: Distressed Letha'

Redd - new handmade vintage style shoes by Adagio725

Reversible -- On the Go Leather Wrist Band Cuff with Zippered Compartment - Distressed Caramel by sewlutionsbyamo

Distressed Brown Leather Journal - handbound - 320 pages by MyHandboundBooks

Interior: Dasparkhotel Austria

dasparkhotel is conceived and implemented primarily as a hospitality tool.
It is constructed from repurposed, incredibly robust drain pipes.
The external simplicity surrounds an unexpectedly comfortable interior - full headroom, double bed, storage, light, power, woolly blanket and light cotton sleeping bag. All other hotelery devices (Toilets, showers, minibar, cafe, etc) are supplied by the surrounding public space.From May through Octoberthe simultaneously functional and comfortable concrete sleep-pipes offer the chance to experience a place in a totally new way.

© 2006 dasparkhotel concept Andreas Strauss
dasparkhotel (via yatzer)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Lighting: Autoban

autoban design has some of the most amazing lighting. i need a project to use these on. my fav is the flying spider pictured above!

(via d*s and AT)

Furniture: Modern folding table

i love this folding table designed by Jakob Gebert for the Germany-based Moormann. the legs fold for storage under the top and the assembly is extremely easy by fitting the legs in the"v" grooves in the table top.
(via thecoolhunter)