Friday, January 29, 2010

DIY: Grocery List

design*sponge is one of my favorite design sites and there are always ALWAYS fun DIY projects to choose from.  this grocery list/planner/storage box is right up my alley and i'm actually going to try it.  most DIY projects i post are more "dream projects".  this one is so practical and really helps my slightly anal tendencies when it comes to grocery shopping, budgeting, and organizing.  check out the article here by kate over at d*s.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Funny Find: Unhappy Hipsters

Have you checked out Unhappy Hipsters yet?  I think I laughed out loud on every post. 

The things that once so defined him — shag carpeting, Room & Board sofas, monogamy — now suffocated him.

(Dwell, September 2009)

(via unhappy hipsters)

Recycled Content: Shavings Table

how rad is this coffee table?!  how much cooler does it become when i tell you it's made from repurposed sawdust?  this beautiful shavings table was designed by Yoav Avinoam.  read more about it and see more images here.  (via inhabitat/designboom)

Etsy Lunch Hour: MoxieandOliver

i'm digging the leather work by moxieandoliver.  i discovered their etsy shop when looking for cool guitar straps.  check out the one below!  is it not amazing?! 

Artist: Szymond Roginski/Kasia Korzeniecki

sculptural photography?  i think it's amazing.  this project was a collaboration by photographers Szymond Roginski and Kasia Korzeniecki for fashion designer Anya Kuczynska.  the pieces are inspired by cubism, made from photographs and pieced together in 3d forms to make this beautiful display.

(images Szymond Roginski and Kasia Korzeniecki)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Accessory: Polli

i've been enjoying perusing Polli's website the last two days and have narrowed down a few of my favorite accessories.  above are the sweet tealight shades in kimono, sapling, and stella.  below are the woven feather earrings in tropical (which go very well with monica's post this morning!) and the woven dragonfly pendant in plum-multi.  i almost posted this and this too! too many cute things to choose from. which ones are you favorites?

Etsy Lunch Hour: Brown Leather Bags

Architecture: Tess Lloyd Before & After

i received an email from kate williams of polli design yesterday with a wonderful before and after project and images.  i knew my readers would appreciate this renovation as much as i have.

Polli designer Tess Lloyd recently renovated a beautiful old house in Sydney. The 100+ year old terrace was sympathetically renovated and updated to retain the heritage features and create a warm, sustainable, sunlit living space for a new family (shortly after the house was renovated, Tess had her first child – a little girl named India). Features include led down lights, water retention tank, cross ventilating louvers, cooling concrete floors and big bifolds and entertaining deck with a North Westerly aspect.

The renovations were designed by all female designers –Tess had the vision, her mum Ro Murray was the architect, Ro Murray’s school friend the interior designer, Ro Murray’s partner Sheri the lighting consultant (which is all incredibly eco friendly), and Sheri’s university friend the colour consultant.

The renovated terrace also became a Polli jewelry design, with Terrace earrings, necklaces, and a brooch.

before/after deck!

before/after kitchen!
main stair/downstairs bathroom


india's bedroom

master bedroom

(images tess lloyd)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Inspiration: Guitar Solo Love

this is how i feel when i'm rocking out on a guitar solo (although, mine are very basic in comparison)  this is my inspiration to become a guitar god!  oh, and i want her blue firebird.  did i tell you i'm getting one of these?

Finish: Wood Wall

wood wall by bleu nature.  yes, i do love you so.  this is a similar process to the ottoman/stool that i posted on friday.  the wood is mounted to a substrate (particle board) and mounted on the wall.  very fun.  (via contemporist)

Etsy Lunch Hour: InkCartridge Chandelier

isn't this recycled ink cartridge chandelier fun?!  be sure to check out the rest of boxlightbox's etsy shop too!

Interior: Beijing Noodle No. 9, Las Vegas

leave it to las vegas to come up with the most extravagant and amazing interiors.  i just love this beijing noodle no.9 at ceasars palace by design spirits co., ltd!  everything about it.  the ceiling/wall details, floor finish,  furniture, fish tanks, the white...everywhere, and even the glasses on the tables that look like goldfish in cups.  it's so sweet.  (via weheart)

(images design spirits co. ltd.)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Lighting: Labware

labware is a beautiful collection, designed by benjamin hubert, of mouth blown glass lamps with cork stoppers. (via livbit)

Etsy Lunch Hour: Rosiemusic T-shirts!

rosiemusic is one of my favorite etsy artists.  each of the couples scenes strikes a personal chord in my life.  to make matters better, they now come in t-shirts!  so so cute!

the lovers

Furniture: 1-2-3 sit stool

This flat pack stool is easy to assemble and easy to transport. It is also extremely light. The most distinctive characteristic of the ‘1-2-3 sit’ stool is the joinery (dovetail joint) and the combined folded steel and oak wood which represents a new method of joinery. It is simple and effective, that’s why we call it the ‘1-2-3 sit ’.  (via design/milk)

Friday, January 22, 2010

DIY: Wood Table

how stunning is this diy wood table?  i love love love it!  (via the style files)

(images via Dutch magazine 101 Woonideeen)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Recycled Content: The ReBuilding Center

Apartment Therapy had a great post on the ReBuilding Center:

"The ReBuilding Center, located in Portland, OR, is a downright amazing resource. This non-profit aims to make home repair affordable to everyone through salvaged and reclaimed materials. They have a huge selection of just about everything that structurally makes up a home (sinks, cabinets, lighting, tile, windows, doors, lumber, etc...), offer deconstruction services, and sell furniture made from reclaimed materials."

i really like the furniture on their website too!

Artist: Roa

 this is such an amazing piece by Roa!  (via wooster collective)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Accessory: Tape Measure Mat

loving this tape measure mat.  22" x 36" and $49 here. (via livbit)

Architecture: Nomiya temporary restaurant

Nomiya is "replacing the Hotel Everland on the roof of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris for one year and designed by Pascal and Laurent Grasso, the Nomiya restaurant will be part of the “Art Home” culinary project by Electrolux and the Palais de Tokyo." (via minimalismi)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Finish: Colored MDF

this could be really fun used in the right application.

The through-colored medium density fiberboard (MDF) technology is already very popular in Europe where it is used in the innovative design markets, including office furniture, molding, door skins, drawer fronts and store fixtures. Now, wood product manufacturers including displays, furniture and wood paneling as well as some craftspeople are showing strong interest in this new and innovative wood product. (via)