Friday, February 29, 2008
These room dividers from Plushpod remind me of the crepe paper holiday ornaments that would last one special event and would get torn as you carefully tried to fold it back up and put it away for next year. These walls are still made from paper, but they claim to be a stronger, beefier version. Either way, they're strangely beautiful and well worth the try.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Atlantico has a new line of solid wood furniture out by De La Espada. Each of the pieces blend clean lines that give a contemporary feel with solid, old-timey craftsmanship that says heirloom.
The "Console Table" (that seems strangely desk-like) looks like it's hovering over it's legs. And because you can't see any nails, screws, or bolts, you get the feeling like you could have made it out of children's blocks.
The Chest is also amazingly simple, but completely at home in a regular house, in almost any room. Plus, the description is fantastic. How many online stores boast the use of "mortise and tenon joints"?
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Modern Tots is a great site for everything to make your nursery as stylish as the rest of the house. Everything can be had, from furniture and bedding, to clothes and toys, all with enough flair to leave the kid's room door open when company comes over.
Their toys also have a great sculptural feel, while still being child-friendly. They even give a little throwback to the time when toys didn't need to beep, light up, or drain all your AA batteries.
Monday, February 25, 2008
I don't usually look to the Home Depot for really cool design, but their lighting section has really gone above and beyond the call of the orange smock. Their line of Hampton Bay lights is part industrial modern with just enough steam punk to fit into almost any house or office.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Domestic is a great home decor site out of France, but there's no translation needed. The pages are filled with vibrant thumbnails that are part visual index of ideas, part collage that'll get all the creative juices flowing.
Highlights include cut mirrors by Narcisse, an awesome alternative to the standard issue rectangle in most homes. Another great find on this website is wall art by Vynil. Plain white apartment walls will never be the same. These giant stickers can be small accents on an already used wall, or an entire centerpiece.