Makes me wonder if Darryl has been getting in touch with his inner designer down in the warehouse. This furniture gives minimalism a whole new meaning. But, oh so NOT comfy. However, I am diggin' the whole minimal thing Swedish Architechtural firm TAF has going on. Can you say "thinking outside the box?"
The website is so chic-ly uber-minimal, it's hard to even discuss their designs. I guess you just have to see design, not explain it. Continue Reading
Located in Malibu, CA, this weekend get-away was designed with an emphasis on sustainability and fire resistance. Owners and architects Nick Roberts and Cory Buckner incorporated a 'noncombustible shell' and 'deep-set fire-resistant windows' into its construction. The couple's interest in fire resistance comes from personal experience. In 1993, a wild fire consumed the 4000 sf they were living in at they time. They escaped the fire with 3 carloads of belongings and moved into Cory's parent's house 30 minutes away. A week later, fire destroyed that house too.Continue Reading
Krylon.com offers a great DIY project featuring some of their less Crayolaish colors. A bit of tape, some actual leafs to stencil, and the result? A very fine natural modern print with a bit of glam.
- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Gloss White
- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Semi-Gloss Black
- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Ivy Leaf
- Krylon Brushed Metallic - Satin Nickel
- Krylon WebbingContinue Reading
I just stumbled across a very swingin' website that I had to share. It's The Dino Lounge and its motto is 'Coolness Is Timeless'. Can't disagree with that. The entire Rat Pack makes the scene, including Frank, Dino, Joey, Peter (swoon) and Sammy. Continue Reading
Remember the stress of doing a demonstration speech in Speech 101? Reupholstering this chair in front of a classroom full of interior design students gave me the opportunity to sweat through this lovely experience one more time. Cutting foam, adding natural cotton batting (very fluffy and clumpy), and upholstering this mod side chair in front of a young, design hungry group made me vow to get better at these demos so I might take this show on the road. See what you think.Continue Reading
The fine folks at Atomic Addiction have been doing a little window shopping...web browser window shopping, that is, and they've been peering into UrbanOutfitters.com, the website of the tries-to-be-too-hip-for-its-own-good-but-still-a-great-place-to-get-all-the-cool-stuff-you-see-online brick and mortar store found near university campuses and other metropolitan neighborhoods.
Among the finds include two 50s-inspired but not kitschyContinue Reading
For those city folks who don't know what a silo is, it's a large, usually cylindrical structure used to store silage. What's silage? Stuff ruminators eat. What are ruminators? I'll let you chew on that for a while. However, this particular silo serves a different purpose altogether. Continue Reading
How fun! DIY MCM-ness on Instructables. Furniture meister Wholman created this mid-century-ish credenza with a bit of premade shelving and threaded rods. The base is reminscient of the Eames wire-base tables, with the top as classic Scandinavian mod.
Join the hoopla and get on the Mad Men bandwagon. The set designer should consult twith Pam over at RetroRenovations since she is THE aficionado on everything genuinely MCM. She sent an email out which includes an entire list and links of ways you can get in the mood for Sunday's Mad Men premier, including how to recreate Betty Draper's knotty pine kitchen. (Didn't I just spray paint all of the knotty pine in my basement?Continue Reading