I really appreciate the attention to detail and craftsmanship of these kitchens from Plain English. Located in Suffolk, a couple hours north east of London, their work uses traditional techniques of 18th and 19th century cabinetmakers. Everything they do is made by hand and local. Skilled joiners produce the cupboards and cabinets, the shelf pegs are hand turned, the baskets hand woven, and even the metal brackets are forged locally. Sadly they only do work in and around the EU, but pay their website a visit to be inspired and see more of their beautiful work.
Remodelista recently featured a DIY post that gives helpful tips and ideas for creating your own version of the Osea Kitchen. See the DIY here.
Images via Plain English
I am in love with this amazing folding stool design from Pinch. The Imo Stool is made with a walnut frame and a elm top, the stool folds through its centre allowing it to be wall mounted. To top it all off, there is even an accompanying walnut peg, which grantees it will look amazing even when hanging up!
Images via Pinch
Sagaform is an online platform for Sweden’s best to show and sell their wonderful Scandinavian kitchen, and tableware designs. I always enjoy the work featured there, the above being some of my current favorites from Lotta Odelius. The Retro Storage Jar, middle image left, was also featured in a recent edition of Dwell.
Just some vintage fun from Birch and Bird, one of my favorite online sources.
This is a great idea for a very simple DIY stacked wall shelf system. Use PRÄNT magazine and paper boxes from Ikea, combined with some painted accent colors and large Binder Clips to hold the boxes in place. Simple and inexpensive. However in our house, with tiny hands grabbing and pulling on everything we would probably go with a little sturdier connection strategy like screws or at least some industrial clamps, and it would need to be firmly attached to the wall so as to not be pulled over.
Via Livet Hemma (Life at Home)
The oversize desk-style floor lamp has been popping up all around, from several different manufacturers. I think my favorite is the Max Lamp from Max Inc. I really like how the Max looks like the old lamps we had on our desks in high school drafting class.
Images via Max Inc, Solid Frog, reGeneration, and CB2