Thursday, July 28, 2011

Recycled Content: Skateboard Deck Sunglasses

Recycled skateboard decks turned into sunglasses and Carl Zeiss lenses.  What could be better?  Available at Shwood.  (via notcot)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Architecture: 9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial will open this year on 9/11/2011 marking the 10 year anniversary.  I'll be in New York the week after it opens and really hope I can see it. 

THE 9/11 MEMORIAL is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex, and occupies approximately half of the 16-acre site. The 9/11 Memorial features two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools, each about an acre in size, set within the footprints of the original twin towers. The Memorial Plaza is one of the most eco-friendly plazas ever constructed. More than 400 trees are planned for the plaza, surrounding the Memorial's two massive reflecting pools. Its design conveys a spirit of hope and renewal, and creates a contemplative space separate from the usual sights and sounds of a bustling metropolis.

Swamp white oak trees create a rustling canopy of leaves over the plaza. This grove of trees bring green rebirth in the spring, provide cooling shade in the summer and show seasonal color in fall. A small clearing in the grove, known as the Memorial Glade, designates a space for gatherings and special ceremonies.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Interiors: Jarlath Mellett

In 2005, seasoned fashion and interior designer Jarlath Mellett founded Jarlath Mellett, a comprehensive design studio based in Manhattan and boutique shop in the Hamptons. 

I love all of Jarlath Mellett's interiors...simple and elegant.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Interior: Quotel

Well designed apartment, designed by mode:lina using IKEA furnishing, for guests visiting the Poznan International Fair. (via notcot)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Furniture: Loto Coffee Table

I think this Loto coffee table could live easily in my home.  How many times have you found out last minute that someone is stopping by, you look at your coffee table, and quickly have to clean everything off just to make your living room acceptable?  That's me.  With this awesome table I could just temporarily slide everything into the secret compartment below.  I love the white stripes on the top too.  (via)

Friday, July 08, 2011

DIY: Carpet Sample Doormat

I'm surrounded by carpet samples daily and have often thought about doing this DIY carpet sample doormatInterfaceFLOR has just come out with a smaller tile option (their tiles cut into fours) and think this smaller "mosaic" carpet pattern trend will take off. 

(images via apartmenttherapy)

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Inspiration Folder: Tattoos & Kitchens

I've realized that my inspiration folder has been overrun with tattoos & kitchens recently and thought I'd share a few of my favorites.  Can you tell that I'm addicted to both?