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Daily Archives: December 22, 2010

Aurinko Tea-Light Holders

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Aurinko Tea-Light Holders

Oh, how I love the folklore-inspired illustrations from Sanna Annukka.   I just spotted these oak Aurinko Tea-Light Holders.  They are a really cool addition to screen prints, greeting cards and other wooden products offered on the online shop. ~via style-files

The Christmas Wreath Remade

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Christmas Wreath Remade

In ancient Rome, people used decorative wreaths as a sign of victory. Some believe that this is where the hanging of wreaths on doors came from. The origins of the Advent wreath are found in the folk practices of the pre-Christian Germanic peoples who, during the cold December darkness of — Continue reading

Featured Craftsperson: Eric Schmitt

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Featured Craftsperson: Eric Schmitt

Many of our featured craftspeople do indeed use their hands to manipulate materials like wood, but that’s not the only thing creative people are utilizing to make beautiful wares. Glass, mirror, metal and more all show up in the work of French designer Eric Schmitt. We first came across some — Continue reading

Name that Mid-Century Designer

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Name that Mid-Century Designer

Some designs are so iconic they are instantly recognizable, catapulting their designer to infamy forever. Other designers aren’t quite as instantly recognizable, but still made a large impact on our design history. Which one is today’s mystery Mid-Century designer? you will have to figure that out yourself. One of the — Continue reading

Modern Book Corner: Anna Sui

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Book Corner: Anna Sui

Sure, when it comes to our favorite things, modern design is number one. But rounding out the list are definitely fashion (which is why we love bringing you our fashion/interiors posts), rock ‘n’ roll style and being cool. Our previous book choices in our Modern Book Corner posts might have — Continue reading