Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
These Hoodies salt and pepper shakers from Vitamin are just too cute. The salt one just looks like he's hanging out, but pepper clearly just saw a ghost. And they're hunched over like they're definitely up to no good.
Friday, December 26, 2008
This Meadow Print from Design Public is supposed to be for a nursery, but I think it would be really nice anywhere in the house. I love all the little details in it, like the bees buzzing around the flowers and the brown bunnies in the grass.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
I love the simple exterior of this bureau from Skram, and the chocolatey color is beautiful. The drawers are in three different depths so you can find a place for everything. The bottom is really interesting too, it almost looks like it's floating.
Friday, December 19, 2008
This Rosewood Twist Bracelet from The Curiosity Shoppe is the perfect thing to wear to a holiday party. It's pretty unique, so you know you'll be the only one with it, and the grain of the wood is absolutely beautiful. And it can be worn dressed up or down, so it'll go with almost any outfit.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This Smoke House Incense Burner from Emmo Home is a really cute way to have incense around the house, but to hide the piles of ash after you finish burning it. I think the only way it could be better is if it had a little chimney on top.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I love the wavy look of this Piasa Room Divider from Branch. It's made of all sustainable materials, from the harvested wood planks to the cotton rope that holds them together. Plus, it lets light though in a really interesting pattern, while still keeping everything private.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
There are so many reasons why I love this Grasshopper Chair from Modernica. It looks like it would be so comfy to lean back and relax in, like it would just contour right around your back. And the crazy bent arms and legs are really interesting.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
This Ios tub from Victoria and Albert Baths is really sleek. All of the controls are housed separately from the tub, so you don't have to worry about leaning back and having to get comfy with a faucet sticking in your back. And it looks really deep, so you can fill it up and relax.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I love these quirky little Danish-Modern Viking figurines from Three Potato Four's Shop. They're made out of different types of wood, so they almost look like something an adult could have around the house. Plus, the expression on the tall guy's face is priceless.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
We used to have a couple bird feeders around the yard growing up. It was fun to see what birds came, look at all their different colors, and some of them would provide some comic relief. These Eva Solo Bird Feeders from Feel More Human would be fun to fill with different colored seeds and hang in a row outside a window.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I love the simplicity of all-white dishes, especially since you can keep changing the colors of your kitchen or dining room and not worry about the neon yellow clashing with the forest green dishes. But these Just Trees mugs from mepottery's Etsy shop have a little hidden surprise, chocolaty brown trees drawn on the inside, perfect for drinking hot cocoa on a cold day.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Of course it's way too cold to have a picnic, but if I could have one last meal outside this year it would be on Picnik by Wynants & Lust at Unica Home. It really only seats two, but you can push more together if you have more people over, and they look like they're stackable.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
At work I use about a case of post its a day, but they just end up getting thrown out once the note is irrelevant. If I had these Origami Sticky Pads from Suck UK, I could both kill time, and make my desk a sculpture garden of yellow paper.
Monday, December 1, 2008
The roughness of the trunk in this ceramic Bird on a Tree Vessel from Three Potato Four's Shop is unique enough to make this a must have vase. The bird perching on the top just makes it even more adorable when it's poking out between a bunch of flowers.
Friday, November 28, 2008
I love the strange simpleness of this painting from Cathy Scarlett's Etsy store. From the white trunks of the trees, I'm going to guess that it's a painting of birches, of course birches don't have blue leaves, so it could just be a pretty painting.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
After a long day of cooking, eating and cleaning up afterward, I think that this more grown up bean bag chair would be the perfect place to relax and nap. It's called the Watusi Floor Cushion from Graham and Green, but it's really just a great excuse to have a bean bag chair again, but with a great print and better fabrics.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I love the cutout detail in this Hana media stand from Pier 1 Imports. You can hide everything away, but the remote controls could probably still reach their recievers even with the doors closed. And the design is subtle enough that you could have it in a room with a lot of other accessories, or you could let it stand alone.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I really want to live in one of the windows in this drawing from Erosner's Etsy shop. It looks like a crazy apartment building in NYC that you would walk by and either see a bunch of zoo animals in the windows or a mad scientist's colorful explosions in other windows. The name of it is Forty-First and Fifth Ave., maybe it really exists.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I love the Cobra Lamp from Hive. I think I would keep it in the more spherical shaped configuration. It just looks more like a little globe of light. Of course it's great that the light can be swiveled around to wherever you want it without being too obvious.
Monday, November 17, 2008
These glass vases from Stille Ben Shop are all hand blown, so each on has a slightly different shape and are a little bit quirky. And they have a really beautiful smoky color that makes them pop in a room instead of just fading in the background.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I think the muted tones in these photographs from Pixieblossom's Etsy shop are the perfect thing to get through winter. They remind me of the beautiful colors of spring without being to bright and showy. These smallish (8x8) photos would be great grouped together on a wall.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
These Livingstones from Smarin Design look just like river stones that I already love to use around the house. They also look really comfortable, like bean bag chairs, but nice enough to stand alone in a room. Plus, you can pile up a bunch like those stone piles you find on the beach.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Unfortunately, this awesome Weltfeld shelving unit from Matthias Ries Design Office is only a prototype, but the second they start making them, I would run out and get a bunch. I'm guessing that it's made out of recycled, heavy duty canvas. When you unroll it, it makes up a complete shelving unit that would be perfect for an entry way or office, but when you move, you can just roll it back up.
Friday, November 7, 2008
I love this Shinshoku watch from Tokyo Flash Japan, but it would take a while to get used to telling time on it. The red lights are hours, the green lights indicate 15 minutes, and the yellow is just 1 minute. So the watch above says 8:35. But you have to press one of the buttons to get it to light up, so most of the time it just looks like a really cool cuff.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
This Morfeo sofa from Domodinamica at Unica is perfect for a library/office/guest room. The lamps are built in right over your head, so you can just curl up with a book and not have to worry about weird shadows from table lamps. Plus, it pulls out to a bed just in case company stops by.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I think I would never be able to get out of the house in the morning if I installed this Defendius Labyrinth lock from Think Geek. It would be really fun though to lock the door when guests come over and have them let themselves out.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I love this Eazy Bean Lounger from Feel More Human instead of regular outdoor furniture. It looks really comfy, and you can lounge around outside by the pool without ending up with lines from regular outdoor furniture. Plus, you can bring it inside and lounge around the house.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
These adorable papercut prints are from Elsita's Etsy shop. The top one of course is Alice in Wonderland, and the bottom one is Red Riding Hood. They remind me of antique fairy tale books where the pictures have a little bit of creepiness to them.