The Eames House Of Cards is a series of interlocking cards depicting what Charles called 'The good stuff',
first produced in 1952, they're still available today, find them at the Curiosity Shoppe for $35. If you have an MCM lover on you list they're pretty much perfect.
OR you could make some depicting your very own good stuff. There's a tutorial over at Design*Sponge to do just that.
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- a printer
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I am a big fan of real Christmas trees (see here for an article about real V fake) but I could be swayed by something that looks like this:
Charles Eames' Chair Leg Christmas tree (check out the man himself hanging out beside it) the picture's from here.
Or this fellow, The Possibilitree, by Richard Babcock is $360 (yikes) from DWR.
They beat green plastic any day!
One way to experience intimacy with your kitchen is to patch holes, prime and paint. It's the only time your head is literally up in the corner of the walls and ceiling and skimming the floor while you do the painting cut-in work down at the baseboards. There's no getting around the familiarity after discovering the waves and warps of drywall, hairline cracks at the ceiling line and a little too much gap between the baseboard and wallboard. You discover these endearing qualities of your kitchen after spending long hours together. Once you know its strengths and weaknesses, you know you'll be able to bring out the best in your… Continue Reading
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.