September 24, 2009
What I hope to have someday...
(Image from Living, Etc.)
and what inspired me...
(The original inspiration - from Scott and Marie's House Tour on Apartment Therapy)
(A Modern Variant from 2Modern.com)
(Ash Dining Table by Terry Kardowicz from Michelle Kaufmann's Smart Home on AT)
(Slab Table from BDDW Furniture)
(Century Furniture version)
In any case, here is some eye candy from BDDW Furniture to hold you over until I return to active blogging:
Gorgeous pieces, non? I'll take one of each please, especially the Slab Table. (More on that later...)
(All Images from BDDW American Handmade Furniture website.)
September 18, 2009
I'm sorry mama
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant make you cry
But tonight, I'm cleaning out my closet
You're probably wondering what this has to do with "cohabit8ing" or interior design. Nothing much, I guess. It has more to do with compromise. You see, cleaning out the closet isn't the easy task it once was when, being a single gal, twice a year I'd go through my clothes and donate/thrift every last piece of my wardrobe, excepting only my all-black basic "classics" which I told myself would last forever. After the "big clean" I'd then spend the next six months buying new clothes, only to repeat the entire process all over again. Cleaning out the closet now means that not only do I have MY half of random clothing to go through, but I have another person that I have to convince needs to do the same with HIS half. (Two people + one closet = barely controlled chaos.) Easy for me to throw away an outdated, ill-fitting shirt, not so easy for other people. *cough* JJ *cough*. Note: JJ if you're reading this, I will let you help me go through my clothes and "edit" if you will let me do the same for you.
Also, in the spirit of bad clothing and families, I have posted a good photo from Awkward Family Photos (easily the funniest website ever) and am silently glad that neither JJ, nor I have a sweater like one of those below. Not anymore, that is.
And now, I'm off to browse The Container Store website...
September 17, 2009
"Help me find a desk like this:
I like the legs. ...everytime I go on Craigslist I can't find anything."
To start, you probably won't find this exact desk on Craigslist. As the NY Times article (the source of the photo) says, it's custom - made from an old door (and set atop some nice sawhorse legs). That's the bad news. The good news is that you can easily re-create this look on your own with a little help from the local hardware store (that would be Cole Hardware for you) and some creativity.
In no particular order:
(A pair like these shown are only $4.49 at Ace Hardware)
Other "trestle" leg desks you might like, especially if you aren't feeling very D.I.Y-ish:
Braxton Table (from Target):
Madison Table (again, from Target):
Workstead Table (from Workstead - this is de-lux-e!)
Or you can source some interesting trestles from Ikea's Vika line and use some sanded/stained planks:
Hopefully this inspires you to keep your eyes open for a suitable slab of wood because if you find that, the rest is easy!
September 16, 2009
Vintage Trunk = Smelly Coffin?
And the vintage army blanket ("new condition") that I ordered from the internet? It stinks too. What gives? No amount of cleaning has washed awayeth its stench which wafteth forth like vomit into my linen closet. So, I am now campaigning to get them both out of the house. I must convince JJ that we need to send these items back to whence they came, namely Goodwill.
And may I add that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the bedroom? Especially the gray/blue wall color? (May I? and may I use ALL CAPS again? No? Okay, sorry.) :)
If only I could mix furnishings like this. Wowza.
(All images from Domino Magazine, taken by Elizabeth Zeschin)
Per the OCHRE STORE website:
"OCHRE was started by two friends at a London art school who started making things they liked regardless of the latest trends. Their elegant understated style proved very popular with a wide audience including the Design Press. Ten years later (and after a third partner had joined), OCHRE and I teamed up to open a shop on Broome Street in Soho, New York. The store is not just meant to showcase OCHRE’s beautiful range of furniture and lighting but also curates other people’s work; rare and exceptional pieces that complement the OCHRE line. OCHRE’s design philosophy always emphasizes the use of high quality materials and flawless craftsmanship to create objects which are both timeless and contemporary - and everything in the OCHRE STORE endeavours to echo these principles."
Now, for some eye candy.
(You see that chair JJ? I LOVE it.)
And if you want to fall in LOVE too, you ABSOLUTELY must check out the two most amazing slideshows on the Ochre Store website:
Or, just go straight to the source: OCHRE (Design - Furniture, Accessories and Lighting)and OCHRE STORE (Everything)
(ALL images from Ochre website(s).)
September 15, 2009
First, my George Nelson desk designed for Herman Miller:
September 14, 2009
Main Entry: cov·et
1 : to wish for earnestly 2 : to desire (what belongs to another) inordinately or culpably
I love house tours. They inspire me and are fun and you can always get some great decorating ideas. But I don't ever want to forceably shove someone out of their house so that I can move in. That has changed due to "Scott and Marie's Perfectly Put Together Home" from Apartment Therapy. I want their place, furniture and all, and I am willing to push hard.
Below are a few photos from the house tour posted on Apartment Therapy back in May, but really, you must check out the entire slideshow posted on the site.
Go to the
GRAND TOUR and prepare to be amazed.
If/when JJ and I move/buy/steal a house in SF, I hope it is JUST like this one, right down to the framed bat. *sigh*
NOTE: ALL PHOTOS AND RELATED CONTENT FROM WWW.APARTMENTTHERAPY.COM (giving credit where credit is due. OH and you should check the AT site regularly. It is pretty kick a$$).
September 11, 2009
Internal debate ensued:
Brain: "Make up your mind!"
Heart: "Get them both!"
Click HERE to see the original post and be inspired or go straight to the source: Belinda George Architects. If you don't want a modern house after visiting her site, then you are SO. NOT. COOL.