Monday, November 30, 2009

Lighting: Fiasask

i love these wooden lampshades at beautiful and handcrafted.  i'd like one in each of the three colors.  (via bloesem)

Furniture: Incorporated

i just discovered incorported's furniture and love it.  the hex chair and table, the endless sofa, and the branch table are pretty amazing.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Accessory: Rifle Paper Company

i love this dog stationary over at rifle paper co.  i'm a boston terrier fan to begin with, then you add a cute hat and the option to personalize the note.  ugh.  so cute. 

i'm feeling a little under the weather this morning.  but, what makes a girl feel better?  posting pictures of dream houses usually works! i want to go to here.  heck, i want to live here. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Finish: Urban Mandala at CB2

i'm loving this urban mandala duvet at cb2.

Etsy Lunch Hour: Bicycle Hangers

are you looking for a creative way to store your bike indoors?  how about these designs by some of my favorite etsy artists?

(wall mounted bike rack-reclaimed wood by cantileverandpress)

Interior: Atelier A + D

i love seeing other blogger's homes.  this one belongs to one of my favorite blogs atelier a+d.  the kitchen is adorable.  love the long horizontal glass tiles that mimic the linear brick of the fireplace and open shelves in the kitchen are a love of mine as well.  doesn't this just look modern and cozy?
(via atelier a+d(photos jennifer richard)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Lighting: Muranodue

the muranodue rep came by the other day, all of the way from italy, to update us on their new products.  here are a few of my favorites. 
(above:  deluxe, below:  marilyn & mercure)

Etsy Lunch Hour: Jewelry I Want!

rockwell ring part II by thebeside

Furniture: Cafe America

Café America is a surprisingly comfortable indoor/outdoor chair. Taking inspiration from ubiquitous chain-link fencing, it recontextualizes the unsung material. A unique cushioning effect is created by the lightly tensioned chain-link seat and back. Café America is made of recycled chain-link whenever possible and flat-packs for efficient shipping and storage. (via grain)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Etsy Lunch Hour: Tetris Gift Boxes

i'm not usually one for gift boxes, but these were so adorable i had to share.  tetris gift boxes (in a pack of 7) are availabe here at littlewhitedog's etsy shop.

Recycled Content: Magazine Necklace Feeds Children

a friend of mine was wearing this necklace the other day and i had to know more about it.  it's made from recycled magazines and Amazima Ministries is training the women in the Karamajong tribe to make these.  a portion of the proceeds then goes to back to the tribe to feed their children. 

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Accessory: United Nude Shoes

i don't normally post clothing accessories...usually just accessories for the home, but i found these amazing shoes that i've been drooling over and had to share.  what happens when an architect designs shoes?  united nude!  and all of the styles are amazing.  there's even a line that has a heel that looks like an eames chair foot.  i mean comeon, so cool!


Architecture: The Perforated House

Friday, November 13, 2009

DIY: Magnetic Display Wall

my husband has been wanting to do a display wall in the house for his photos so i was researching fun and modern ways to display art and not have to frame it all or puncture it.  i love this idea using magnetic paint.  a number of paint companies offer the magnetic paint.   yes, it is more expensive and from what i read, takes quite a few coats to apply and needs super strong magnets to make things stick...but i think it's a subtle way to display.  click here for step by step directions on how to do your own magnetic wall.  what do you think?  ever used magnetic paint before? 


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Green Content: I'm getting a rain barrel!

i'm getting a rain barrel today from nature's tap as part of the my green birmingham contest winnings!  i don't know what it will look like, but here are just a few that they had on their site.  two weeks ago i got my home energy audit by pro energy consultants done on the house too which i'll update you more on later.