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Daily Archives: June 9, 2008

Design across the country — Pt. 1

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Design across the country — Pt. 1

I’m writing this post three days into my cross country, design seeking roadtrip. This picutre was taken in Caribu Cafe — a lovely, perhaps overly faux-rustic coffee shop, on the corner of 17th and L in downtown DC. Between eavesdropping and catching up on my very sparse emails, I happened — Continue reading

insect 54.

Categories: Art + Graphics
insect 54.

I love free inspiration. Love it, love it, love it. Which is why I’m a frequent visitor (read: stalker) of Insect 54′s photostream. A graphic design obsession has turned into one of the most well curated collections of typography and layouts from 1954 and beyond. You’ll love it.

New Parvez Taj Kids Paintings

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
New Parvez Taj Kids Paintings

Parvez Taj has just introduced some new Kids Paintings; like the Fish #5, Mellow Yellow, and Star Stretched Canvas. Parvez Taj blends the graffiti posted by the children with traditional Moroccan colors.

Alja Novak: Lace and Leather

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Alja Novak: Lace and Leather

Using shoe-making skills that have been in her family for generations, Slovenian designer Alja Novak combines modern styling with local materials such as handmade lace from Idrija, a Slovenian town with a three hundred year lace-making tradition, to come up with covetable men’s and women’s shoes and sandals. Novak says — Continue reading

Prospect, refuse.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Prospect, refuse.

The terms of prospect and refuse, architecturally speaking, refer to the idea of creating within the home areas which allow users to retreat to small, nest-like spaces to conduct private activities (like eating, sleeping, recovering from sickness etc.). Paired with refuse is the idea of prospect. Prospect is created by — Continue reading