Friday, February 26, 2010

DIY: Ocean Plait Rug

i'm loving this diy ocean plait rug made from nautical rope.  check out the step by step here at martha and see more images and find out more about it here at apartment therapy.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Artist: Matt W. Moore

Love this mural by matt w. moore.  all of his work is fantastic and made using only spray paint.  check out the rest of his work here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Accessory: Sound Absorbing Panels

it is hard to find acoustic solutions for existing spaces that are attractive.  i'm totally smitten with these sound absorbing panels by Wobedo Design.  so cute. so fun.   (via contemporist)

(images by Anna Diehl, Karl Westin, Leo Gullbring, and Christel MÃ¥nsson)

Architecture: Buzen House

here i go again with japanese architecture.  i know, it's a common thread in a lot of my architecture and interior posts...but can you blame me?!  how amazing is this house in buzen, japan by suppose design office?    i love the glass ceiling throughout the common areas.  it feels like living on a rooftop.  (via dezeen)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Finish: Hoshi Ceramic Tile

i'm a tile junkie.  i'll admit it.  admitting is the first step, right?  so, when a friend sent me this link i almost squeeled like a little kid on christmas morning.  these hoshi ceramic decorative tiles over at soli are so amazing.  i could see them in infinite pattern and color combinations!

Interior: Sandwich House

the sandwich house, designed by ryoichi kojima, is a three story single family home.  the skylights are fantastic and it's so fun how the living room is a little sandwiched cabin between the main walls.  (via totonko)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lighting: XXXLamp

wow!  the xxxlamp by eden design is gigantic and lovely and fantastic! 

Furniture: Snodevormgevers

i'm a fan of these plate steel tree trunk pieces.  snodevormgevers have designed this "gentlemen's room 1953" collection that is as fun as it is beautiful.  see the awesome fireplace that they designed for this collection too. (via greayer)

Friday, February 19, 2010

DIY: Fire Up

The campfire Fire Up kit, designed by lienehuis, is a campfire in a bag.  The packaging is specially designed to start the fire, and the fire bricks are pieced together to make the perfect bonfire.  Everything comes in a handy bag and everything is used to create the fire.  I just love this idea.  Plus, it looks cool.  (via stilsucht)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Recycled Content: Carboard Cat Chalet

how cute is this loyal luxe carboard cat (or small dog) chalet made from 100% recycled cardboard?  (via inhabitots)

Artist: Justin Van Gendersen

i love star wars.  i've had it on my brain lately since a friend of mine's son came to my band practice with a star wars blanket cape and light saber in hand.  i did my chewbacca impression for him.  he laughed and the rest of the evening i was called "chewbacca".  "chewbacca, follow me."  "chewbacca, come here."  it was awesome.  so, when i remembered i had these star wars posters tagged to blog i got even more excited.  last week i posted the minimalist movie posters.  this week are the vintage travel poster inspired star wars posters by justin van gendersen. check out his website here and his flickr page here. love love them all!  (via liveforfilms/collider)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Architecture: Dominey Pavilion

this bad boy has made my inspiration folder.  dream back yard!  the dominey pavilion was designed by lightroom studio and consists of an outdoor living room built around a tree, carport, driveway, exterior deck, and garden.  (via dezeen)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Interior: Flaming Lips

big, big, flaming lips fan here!  so, when i saw this awesome interior over at design/milk, i knew i had to share.  check out this amazing compound fitzsimmons architects created for the lips in their old neighborhood.  i want to go to here.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Lighting: Mini Mini

how sweet are these mini mini pendants, designed by HABITS studio, over elementi di luceplan?  i really want to use these on a project. see more images here.

Furniture: Zoe Mowat

i really love zoe mowat's work.  the contain desk is so clever and beautiful with all of the little cubby holes and felt inserts.  that little outline of red is so fantastic too.  see the rest of zoe's work here.  (via design/milk)

Friday, February 12, 2010

DIY: Hollow Book Treasure Box

i always wanted a hollowed out book to store my secrets in.  check out this fantastic diy on how to make a hollow book treasure box over at wishwishwish.  doesn't their book look cool?!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Recycled Content: Recycled Food/Drink Package Lights

dutch artist anke weiss has created these beautiful lights from recycled food/drink packages.  i think they are so gorgeous!  (via toxel)