Came across this bright and colorful home earlier, and fell immediately in love. I love the experimental creativity everywhere, and the vintage color pallet really warms the space. The shelves in the kitchen are amazing. I really can’t stand over the counter kitchen cabinetry, so when the time comes for me to design our kitchen they will be the first thing to go.
Monthly archive for April 2012
I stumbled upon these patchwork cowhide rugs from Pure yesterday, and I have to admit I think they are beautiful. That being said, its another story if I feel entirely good about having rug made from animal hides on my floor. According to their website, these hides were taken from cows already butchered from other reasons, and then taken to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in Brazil to be hand stiched by some of the tradition’s best known producers.
Labt is “a glasshouse next to a workshop specializing in customized furniture.” Recently, Jan en Randoald, a graphic design partnership based out of Ghent designed this modular system that is reminiscent of their graphic design work. Some pieces are printed, some finished or painted, and others left natural. I think what I like about this is the imperfect roughness, that only improves with wear. I can think of several places in our home a mixed bag storage tower would be useful, and this would fit perfectly. The idea of storage towers is something I hadn’t really considered…until now!
Browsing some of my favorite places on the internet, came across this post over at Design Attractor and had to share. I wish I knew more about this lovely French loft space, but all I know is that it’s French, its a loft, and it is absolutely filled with beautiful natural light. I absolutely love the craft/work space. We are working on a similar type of space in our new home (which we are loving) and its coming together slowly as we decide exactly what it needs to be (I’m sure pictures of it will find there way on here when its done).
Designed by Cecilie Manz and Republic of Fritz Hansen, the Minuscule chair was launched yesterday. With no creative rules or boundaries, the conversation centered mainly around the material. The shell of the seat is upholstered in a light weight and durable textile and with a perfect leather detail along the edge. The upholstery of the outer shell is available in two tones of grey. According to the Republic’s website, grey is fascinates Cecilie Manz because it is the only color that is able to absorb all other colors. The inner shell is upholstered in colors ranging from rust orange and ocher, to a dark ultramarine blue. Shown in some of these pictures is the coordinating lounge table made from Oregon Pine or a white laminate, and with a matching base. I think this new design will be an instant classic, and I am very excited to hear how this design performs under different uses. And of course, if the Republic wants to send me one, I would only be too happy to test one myself!
Now that spring has sprung…sort of (the weather is a little behind in the beautiful Pacific Northwest), it’s time to rescue our alternate modes of travel from the dark, dusty corners of garages and get them ready for better weather. I love these bicycle storage solutions recently reviewed in Dwell. To read more about each one, and how well it works (not to mention how much one of these might set you back) visit Dwell’s product reviews page. I would love to hear about your ideas for bicycle storage, so hit me up in the comments or by email. And get out there and ride!