Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Atonement or a little wine with that cheese?

I feel I must atone for last weeks' cheesy blog post, so to get back to the nitty gritty of interior outlandishness:

Does anyone remember that phase in the furniture world of using faux suede on seats?? Looks great, but faux suede had a little problem: it has amazing 'Memory'-- meaning it keeps the imprint of whoever sat on it even after you leave...

 Well to commemorate such a lovely event the following chair doesn't even try to hide your butt imprint, but makes it the most 'memorable' part of the chair:



(images from 16th workshop)
Speaking of cradling your backside, Jon Edwards designed and created this rope chair out of 80 meters of rope he dipped in polyurethane resin and molded to create a simple seat:

he also has a foot in this: cork-soled shower sandals that help clean your feet while you shower:

(although that wire brush looks a little painful..)

Lastly, because we all need a little Winehouse with our cheese--

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

7 Rules

When I see the black page of my blog it reminds me of a blackboard where I get to write all of the rules of the classroom for the delinquent kids in afterschool detention. So, kids here's your list for today:

Rule 1: try not to take yourself too seriously.

Rule 2: take yourself very seriously.
(image of Karim Rashid)

Rule 3: make things, don't take things

Lace Fence

(lace chain link fence that prevents burglars/climbing from Decor Addict)

Rule 4: be kind to your neighbor, not just the ones that look like this:

Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake

Rule 5: work at success, not necessarily money success, but it's a wonderful life kind of success..
(image from decor addict)

Rule 6: try to express some feeling you have in another language.

(a bold expression of feeling thru color :)) from decor addict)

and lastly, Rule 7:  enjoy the weirdness of the world and all the beauty of it:

(image from design-dautore)

Alright, now write that 50 times each,  and I'll be back in a couple hours...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lovely things

This image makes me think of things collected slowly over time and with tons of character:

(image from Cococozy)

Despite the fact that this lofty space makes me want to color on the walls with an 8 pack of Crayola crayons,  I still love the cool clean white walls and simple furnishings:

I think I need this desk below (and my crayola's too):

two poor sheep are feeling cold right now, but I think the result is some really cozy looking chairs:

(images above from Fresh Home)

some wonderful giant sculptures:

Jaume es1 Think sculptures arrive at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

and lastly, something to comb over:

(sorry for the pun... not really though :) )
(images above  from Monkeyzen)