Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Eley Kishimoto. Enough SAID.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Eames Elephant

Vitra's reintroduced Eames' Plywood Elephant last year with a limited production of 2,000. Despite the absurdly high price tag, collectors snatched them up fast. This has now prompted Vitra to reissue it again in a more cost friendly version: polypropylene. Available in 5 colors...November 08. Hopefully, this one will promote actual playing and not just viewing. I think that is what Charles and Ray would have wanted.

Images from Kids Modern.

Pieke Bergmans

New design series from Pieke Bergmans. Light bulbs (or rather his version of light bulbs) made out of crystal. All handcrafted by Bergmans.


Prisunic and Le Design celebrate Prisunic's 40th anniversary from Sept 5-Nov 30 with a gallery exhibition of its furniture and catalog prints. Prisunic's introduced the French to affordable mail order home decor in 1968.

All images Prisunic

Saturday, September 27, 2008

All I Need

This is all I need....a perfect nook with table and chairs. ...reminds me a little bit of a break table/room, which I have always loved......

Photo via Marie Claire Maison.

Jean Julien

Very likable illustrations and posters by Jean Julien.


3-D pictures via Agence Eureka's flickr. Strange and beautiful.

Sagmeister/Droog Urban Play

Stefan Sagmeister's contributed to Droog's Urban Play where Droog invited 13 participants to create public artwork on the streets of Amsterdam. One of the main questions asked was how citizens would react to the works....would they contribute or alter them, steal them, or not care at all?
Sagmeister's work "My obsessions make my life worse and my work better" was made out of 300,000 cent pieces and took 8 days to produce. Visit Droog to see how it turned out......?

Images found via Anjens flickr.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Top photo from Ditte Studio. Images of scrap wood transferred to wallpaper.
Bottom photos my own from a recent trip to Chicago. These were found right near Buckingham Fountain.

I am thinking my fascination with scrap wood or these palettes stems from growing up on a farm and having memories of stacks and stacks of palettes lining the shed...stacked with firewood or grain seed. Of course, ours were never this colorful.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Amy Soczka

Saw the above images via Design*Sponge , which are from the Urban Outfitters window display here in Milwaukee. I am not an Urban Outfitters fan, but am happy to see that they have used a local, independent artist to do their display. I haven't seen these windows up close yet, but maybe I will take a stroll by this weekend.
Amy Soczka has her own etsy store selling gocco prints and hand made pillows. Congrats!


"The Disappearing Face of Brooklyn's Storefronts" by James and Karla Murray opened earlier this month at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Found via the Gothamist.


Photo from the Mies van der Rohe pavillion in Barcelona.

Black and Brown

Feeling black and brown. All chairs available through Retro Modern Design.

Dolder Grand Hotel

Thanks to a friend for sending me this image of the Carezza Suite at the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich (originally found via Cool Hunter).....I love the peaceful yet modern feel of this room. Edited to perfection..... simple scandinavian furniture and organic materials only compliment the views of the Alps.


Voyager suitcase made of wood with vinyl covering and metal fittings. These suitcases from Couverture make travelling seem more fun, romantic, and adventurous. All aboard!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Le Atelier Beau Travail

Fun and colorful handmade lamps at Le Atelier Beau Travail. I think I might have to try and make my own. Retailers in France only, but Celine Saby who helps run Le Atelier Beau Travail can be reached through their website.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Debbie Treloar

Still life and interior photography from Debbie Treloar.

All images Debbie Treloar.