Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Interior: North Washington state cabin

i want to vacation in this beautiful cabin in north washington state.  the fireplace is adorable, furnishings perfect, view outstanding and kitchen lovely. (via sunset)

(photos by John Clark)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Furniture: The Breathing Chair

"A "breathing chair" designed by Yu-Ying Wu, a graduate from the Department of Industrial Design at the Taiwan-based Tatung University, was submitted to the international "red dot design award" design competition and won the home furniture design concept award.  The "breathing chair" looks like a piece of white, square tofu. Wu said that the chair is made of high-density foam plastic that is 100 percent environmentally-friendly. There is a "trick" behind the design of various sizes of holes in the chair – based on professional calculation of the spatial structure, the tofu-shaped chair, coated with three layers of foamed plastic, can "automatically adjust" according to the weight and posture of the person sitting on it."  (via cctv)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Architecture: Digital Facade

incorporating technology into public spaces seems to be the latest and greatest in design.  the digital facade of the Plaza de las Letras is so beautiful.  i could sit on the bench and watch it all day.  read more about it here at archdaily.

(images miguel de guzman)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Interior: Mono

i love this interior of mono's office over at atelier a + d (one of my favorite blogs!)  the office was designed by lazor office.  doesn't this look like a fantastic place to work?

(photos via chad holder)

Friday, December 11, 2009

DIY: Polaroid Wreath

i saw this beautiful diy polaroid wreath yesterday on apartment therapy and fell in love.  this might actually make me hang a wreath this year.  well, this wreath and the diy magazine wreath both are actually cool.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Green Content: Greenspotlight

In the Jan van Lieshoutstraat in Eindhoven (NL) - a mainly pedestrian street adjacent to a shopping mall - BYTR suggested that public space be cleared of lampposts and small planters, which were forming obstacles. The design - called the GREENSPOTLIGHT - combines these two elements, greenery and street lighting, into one integrated design: a special green public light where living plants form the shade. In the bottom of the shade, a ring of integrated planters are situated. The lights are hung from cables between the street walls. This low-key intervention raised the quality of the street from a back alley to a shopping street.

(via bytr/reddit)

Artist: Joshua Callaghan

love these works by joshua callaghan.  what a beautiful way to disguise utility boxes.  find out more about the project here.  (via coolhunting)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Feliz Navidad Presents

we're having a feliz navidad office christmas party this year.  i went out to urban outfitters at lunch to get my dirty santa (under $20) gift and this is what i came back with...a $10 book filled with dirty spanish terms and mustache bandages.  i couldn't stop laughing.  i secretly want to steal them back to keep for myself.  is that bad?

Finish: Redeploy Rug

don't you just want to take your shoes off and stand on this rug?  i know i do.  the redeploy rug by rebekah rauser looks so soft and lush and full of puffy-goodness.  (via design/milk)

Architecture: Completely Recyclable

how would you like to live in a completely recyclable home?  i would!  this beautiful four-story home by werner sobek is just that. it is put together by mortise and tenon joints, powered by solar panels, produces no emissions, and is self sufficient for heat.  plus, it's amazing and gorgeous and has an outstanding view.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Accessory: Polaroid Notes

i want these polaroid notes.  (image)

Interior: Godiva Tokyo

the godiva flagship store in the harajuku district of tokyo is so freaking amazing.  the woodgrain "drip" detail above is brilliant.  i love the dripping chocolate from the ceiling in the stairwell too.  amazing interior.  so fun.  (via wejetset)

Monday, December 07, 2009

Lighting: Book Light

love love love this book light by studio ms.  so cool and fun.  i really want the one above for the music room in my house.  i can think of so many perfect applications for this light.  where would you put yours?  library? nursery? office? (via inside out)

Etsy Lunch Hour: Oh My Lovely Chair Necklace

since it's furniture morning on peppermags i thought this oh my lovely chair necklace by sisply was suiting.

Furniture: Boden Chair

i think this boden chair from room and board would be a nice addition to my living room.  hint hint.  yes, i'd also like it just like the picture above but in a faux leather.

Friday, December 04, 2009

DIY: Crown Molding

have you ever tried installing crown molding?  i have two bedrooms in my house that i'd like to add insullation and sheetrock in and would have to replace the wood trim and crown molding.  while searching for diy projects to post, i came across this great step by step tutorial on crown via popular mechanics.