Located just outside of Rydboholm, Sweden this fifty year old home provided the perfect blank canvas for a vintage crazy Interior Designer (Johanna Flyckt) and her family. Most of the decor and furnishings were found at second hand sources, or custom built by her husband. There are some pretty creative storage ideas going on here, my favorite being the newspaper clips on the wall behind the table. I wonder how warm those metal chairs get when there is a fire going.
Images via Skona Hem
Melbourne illustrator Kat Chadwick and designer/typographer Andrew Budge share this beautiful home in Fitzroy, an inner city suburb of Melbourne. The duo put plenty of elbow grease into this 150 year old home, and it shows. I love the Ilve stove, which according to Andrew was an ebay score for $150! (Plus $350 shipping). Thanks to Kat and Andrew for sharing their home, and thanks to The Design Files once again for sharing such amazing photos and inspiration!
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Papillionaire, a Melbourne based bicycle company, produces some of the classiest bicycles around. I just love the classic dutch simplicity and vintage touches. Take a look at their online store (which lets you create your dream bike right before your eyes!), or if you are in the neighborhood take a test ride.
If you will be in the area make plans to stop in at the Three Potato Four Barn Sale this summer. Starting July 30th + 31st and happening the last weekend of every month through October, it is well worth a visit. If you are not in the area, their website is full of interesting things and constant sales. Is there a Barn Sale near you? Post the info in the comments!
Found these decoupaged vintage globes from ImagineNations a while ago, and intending to do one of my own. I had forgotten until last weekend, when I found a great selection of vintage globes at a local antique mall. Another possibility is coating one in a layer of chalkboard paint, to create an interesting canvas for my daughter to doodle on and display in her room.
Originally found via design is mine
Although meal time happens around the table, at snack time our girls have free reign of where to eat (depending on the messiness of the snack). We will often find smashed remnants of afternoon snackery in unusual places. In a drawer, under a pillow, in a toy stroller, inside pants pockets, on the patio… wherever the action was happening at snack time. When I saw these Classic Trays brought to us by Vitra, I thought they would be a wonderful solution. Besides being amazing to look at, the girls could eat off of them and afterward the mess and devastation would hopefully be contained to the tray for easy removal.
The classic trays are available in five designs with artwork and patterns by iconic design legends Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard and George Nelson, and can be ordered through Hive Modern, among other places
Images via Vitra