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Monthly Archives: July 2012

DIY: Fast, Stacked Wine Box Nightstand

Categories: DIY + How To
DIY: Fast, Stacked Wine Box Nightstand

Ready for a quick and easy nightstand DIY that won’t require sawing and nailing and screwing and basically any put-together-ness at all? Then this DIY project we spotted on Lark & Linen is right up your do-it-yourself alley. Snapping up a few discarded wooden wine boxes (they found theirs from — Continue reading

Ramona Flume’s View of Norway

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Ramona Flume’s View of Norway

Self-professed writer and adventurer Ramona Flume is also quite the photographer, recently snapping some photographs of Norway so tantalizing that we’re looking up airline tickets right this moment. Capturing the fierce natural spirit of this beautiful country, she also does a stand-up job of snapping both traditional and modern architecture, — Continue reading

Birdseye Design Architecture’s Dwell-Ing

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Birdseye Design Architecture’s Dwell-Ing

Love the look of the exterior of this modern home located in New Haven, Connecticut. A simple color, it’s got a harshly angled roofline that really starkly contrasts with the lovely trees surrounding the home. An interesting architectural element is the orange metal structure that holds up part of the — Continue reading

Dawn Arceneaux’s Warm, Rich Collages

Categories: Art + Graphics
Dawn Arceneaux’s Warm, Rich Collages

Some people tend to look a bit down on the art of collage, implying that perhaps it doesn’t take as much skill to create an art collage than say, a painting. And while that certainly might be true of some collage artists (as some painters) there’s something quite delightful about — Continue reading

Kenguru Wheelchair-Accessible Electric Vehicle

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Kenguru Wheelchair-Accessible Electric Vehicle

Yay technology! Absolutely bowled over by the Kenguru, an electric vehicle made specifically for those in wheelchairs. Instead of having to spend tons of money outfitting today’s cars with the tools necessary for someone in a wheelchair to get into the vehicle and then operate it, someone can now roll straight — Continue reading

Neon Folded Paper Scarves

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Neon Folded Paper Scarves

Just adore the visual illusion created by these scarves by the Link Collective, on Etsy. A collaborative company of Japanese designs, we love that these soft textile scarves look like folded paper. No paper cuts here! Available in a classic and iconic black and white version, we’re pretty much melting — Continue reading

Chair Porn: Michael Yates Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Chair Porn: Michael Yates Design

Yes it’s time to post another beautiful something that Michael Yates, the Austin-based woodworker and craftsman, has made. Can you blame us for what is quite obviously a bit of a design obsession with this particular designer? I mean, his work is pretty killer. A mix of modern with a — Continue reading

Favorite Pins of the Week!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Favorite Pins of the Week!

It’s hard to say what it is about certain pins that just catch our attention more than most. Something colorful and patterned always does it. Something rich and earthy, too. Something that blows our mind or isn’t quite what it seems and something dark and dramatic always works. You’ll find — Continue reading

True Blue

Categories: Art + Graphics
True Blue

At PrintedArt.com we never tire of bold and beautiful blues. Hang one of these vibrant photographs in a blue-themed room for a monochrome effect, or place it in a room without blues to bring some color and tranquility to the space. Designer Tip: Did you know that the color blue — Continue reading

Koolah lamps by Den Studio

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Koolah lamps by Den Studio

  This project tries to simplify the always-complex object of the lamp. Its aesthetical motive makes it suitable for any interior space. Taking Enzo Mari’s “Autoprogettazione”, as a reference of good and functional design, the lamps are easy and cheap to produce, and easy assemble. The project consists of a — Continue reading

Building Blocks

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Building Blocks

“Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together.” Seems Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who extolled the virtues of glass and steel (and, oh yes, immortalized that less is more phrase), knew a thing or two about the lasting power of bricks. In cities across the globe, architects engage in elaborate — Continue reading

Neon/Graphic DIY for the Weekend!

Categories: DIY + How To
Neon/Graphic DIY for the Weekend!

We’ve got it: four perfect DIY projects to tackle this weekend if you’re looking for a pop of colorful neon or if you need something to create a graphic look to your home. The big question of course, is, how many of these projects will you do?! Spray a Rubber — Continue reading

SNICKERIET’s Gorgeous Gold Pendant

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
SNICKERIET’s Gorgeous Gold Pendant

“SNICKERIET is a carpentry studio in Stockholm combining in-house production of its own line of furniture with commission-based carpentry. The company is founded by cabinet makers Gunnar Dahl and Karolina Stenfelt, with Karl-Johan Hjerling and Karin Wallenbeck as designers.” Isn’t this just a beautiful, simple, rich, stunning pendant light? Gold — Continue reading

Kirsten Grove’s Charming Abode!

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Kirsten Grove’s Charming Abode!

One of our very own contributors, Kirsten Grove, of the fabulous blog Simply Grove, just had her home featured in Issue 8 of the Anthology! As you can see, we clearly only stock the most stupendously talented and creative folks here as contributors to the blog. Not only does Kirsten — Continue reading

Get in the Olympic Mood!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Get in the Olympic Mood!

We’ve got Olympics fever over here! We’re just dreaming about metallics — gold, silver and bronze. Forget about first, second or third place, we love all the shiny, metal colors that bring such glimmer and sheen to a space. We might not stock world-class athletes, but we certainly have an — Continue reading

Eskayel’s New Akimbo Line!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Eskayel’s New Akimbo Line!

Shanan Campanaro’s done it again! Her newest line for her boutique wallpaper and home accessories company, Eskayel, is the bold and beautiful, Akimbo! With a flirtateously pastel color palette, the patterns —as with all of her products, created by digitally playing with her own artwork — are decidedly tribal, with — Continue reading

Michael Merritt’s Out-of-this-World Pottery Pieces

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Michael Merritt’s Out-of-this-World Pottery Pieces

Michael Merritt, an Austin-based artist, has recently created a line of pottery pieces that are absolutely bowling us over. Similar to his older pieces, these new vessels feature soft, curvy, bulbous shapes that beckon, that make you want to wrap your hands around them or perhaps give them a hug. — Continue reading

Mason McFee’s Three Dimensional Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Mason McFee’s Three Dimensional Art

Mason McFee is an Austin-based artist and designer that lives with his girlfriend and his cats and makes a lot of 2D- and 3D- dimensional art. Less formal than really harsh, strict art, his pieces have a sketchy, fun quality to them. Almost like really, really good doodles. But doodles — Continue reading

The Practice of Everyday Design’s Eden House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
The Practice of Everyday Design’s Eden House

Love this rehabbed and refreshed home. When the clients approached the designers at The Practice of Everyday Design, they had owned the home for 30 years, but needed more room and a more usable space. Wanting to keep the place looking charming instead of creating a giant new addition, they worked — Continue reading

Xochi Solis’ Dizzyingly Abstract Paintings

Categories: Art + Graphics
Xochi Solis’ Dizzyingly Abstract Paintings

We can’t pronounce this artist’s name, but we sure as heck know we love her work. Based in Austin, Texas, she’s somehow managed to create strikingly minimal, abstract art that is so very wonderful to the soul. She uses organic, abstract shapes and layers color on top of color to — Continue reading