Friday, November 28, 2008

Staring at: Cathy Scarlett

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

Lounging on: Watusi Floor Cushion

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

Loving: Beak

These Beak pitchers from perch! at Supermarket are really simple with a little pop of color at the bottom.  I love the random dots, and the colors are unusual, but go together perfectly.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Loving: Hana Media Stand

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

Staring at: Forty-First and Fifth Ave.

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

Loving: Cobra Lamp

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

Loving: Glass Vases

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

Sleeping in: Sunset Bed

This Sunset Bed from 2Modern is the perfect mix of a French, vintage tufted bed, and modern sleek lines. It would be perfect bed to cuddle up in with a book in the winter.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Staring at: Pixieblossom

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

Loving: Buddha Board

This Buddha Board from Perpetual Kid is the perfect time waster.  You just paint on it with water and when it dries the image disappears, so you can revert back to childhood and finger paint with just water on your fingertips.  

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sitting on: Livingstones

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

Loving: Weltfeld Shelving Unit

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

Loving: ShinShoku Watch

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

Eating with: Iittala Mango Silverware

I love this set of Mango silverware from Iittala at All Modern.  It looks really delicate, and like it was carved from wood.  And heads are all a little bit quirky, so every meal will be memorable.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sitting on: Morfeo Sofa

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

Loving: Labyrinth Lock

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.