Whether you’re a fan of Ty Pennington or not, his relationship with Sears has brought a much-needed modern breath to the retailer. To illustrate, here are some vignettes using Ty Pennington Style furniture collections.
The Laguna Bedroom Collection features items currently starting as little as $79.99 for the mirror to $399.99 for the 6 drawer dresser.
If you're like me, then you're simply insane for the holiday season, and get totally stoked by all that invokes the magic of Christmastide, and are totally okay with embracing it now that Halloween and Election have come to a close.
And if you're like me, things that seem as if they were designed in the late 40s to the early 60s just look fabulous, regardless of the season.
The Tantisassi sofa kind of looks like my favorite melt-in-your-mouth-not-in-your-hand candies. Designed by Matteo Thun for Rossi di Albizzate, the sofa consists of 'strategically positioned' foam cushions over a steel frame. The cushions come with removable wool covers. If you're more of a Mentos fan, it comes in white too. Via.
Actually, the maker, ZNP Creative, calls it a Spaghetti Chandelier, but it looks more like licorice to me. (Maybe I just have Halloween on my mind.) The ‘spaghetti’ is red-coated, electrical wire that is draped over a white, powder-coated metal frame. The draping of the wire is left to the user, making the chandelier’s appearance change as you see fit. Perfect for Count Dracula's castle, circa 2008. Via.
Want 12 Eames classics for $13.57? Done.
The only catch is that they might be a bit, well, 2-dimensional and OK sure, they're only a few inches tall, but really, aside from that they're perfect in every way. This set, available from Amazon includes all the iconic pieces and the various motifs too. If you were, say, intending to make your own wrapping paper this holiday season you could do worse than a MCM… Continue Reading
This absolutely spectacular 19th century terrace house is located in Sydney's popular Paddington. The subtle changes to its traditional exterior hints at the modern transformation inside, both of which coexist quite nicely. For more images, visit Desire to Inspire.
South African designer Ryan Frank was inspired by a South African crafted chicken ornament when creating this chair. Named 'Inkuku', which is Zulu for chicken, the chair is 'made entirely from plastic shopping bags combining traditional craft techniques and recycled material.' The structure is made of recycled aluminum as well. To see more of Ryan's designs, visit his website. Via.
Chicken ornament inspiration:
Shelf brackets from the hardware store run about $7-12 a piece, and you have your choice of twisty faux-Tuscan or industrial drab. This Ikea hack from Apartment Therapy gets your four 'brackets' for twelve dollars, with a much finer bent plywood motif.
It's like a dream come true. Modern Fabrics is the online fabric source you've been been searching for. Once you read about their designer fabric rescue and recycling operation, you'll be reupholstering everything you can get your hands on. Modern Fabrics has taken the initiative to build an online business offering high end designer fabrics, usually sold To The Trade only. They have managed to reclaim and… Continue Reading
So you've made your little feathered chums the hippest house on the block, now might be a good time to throw them a dinner party. With that in mind here's a few recipes that boids go nuts for.
Pine Cone Nibbles
- pine cones
- peanut butter
- birdseed (your choice)
Spread peanut butter all over the pine cones and roll them in birdseed. Tie a piece of ribbon or string to the top of each… Continue Reading
The photos intimate that these modern, poppy placemats from Modern Twist are intended for kids, but these, if I ever catch them for sale, will look mighty fine on my dining table. Their transparent nature simply enhances the beauty of the table, adding a bit of visual interest. "Made from hand silk-screened food-safe silicone, the Modern-twist placemat is available in botanical and nature-inspired patterns. With a minimalist… Continue Reading
Do you love log furniture? Do you hate it? If your feelings gravitate toward the later, take a gander at these sublime creations from Bleu Nature. The French company, created by Frank Lefebvre, uses Mother Nature’s answer to modern design, driftwood, to juxtapose luxury and simplicity to delightful effect. Energetic and youthful, these pieces are a far cry from the log-cabin look. Via.