Archives For June 2014

We love any design that does double duty—but this folding bag/blanket takes the cake. (Literally.)

Yield’s Picnic Bag uses a zipper instead of seams, so that the tote can unfold flat and become a surface for sitting and snacking.

Source: Better Living Through Design

Images: Yield

 

Who needs artwork when you can draw on the walls?

The “Frames” wallpaper by artists Taylor and Brown has been offering just that for more than a decade. Now, they’ve released three new colorways, for even more customizable looks in pink, black, and gold.

Images: Graham & Brown

Source: Trendir

Apartment Therapy just posted this awesome roundup of DIY projects featuring elements from a skateboard deck.

The skateboard’s simple, slightly undulating shape is perfectly suited to contemporary furniture and accessories, including this hanging shelf, outdoor swing, and stacked bookcase. See the rest of the projects here.

Source + Images: ApartmentTherapy

We love anything multi-purpose. Spotted over at Moco LocoEpiforma‘s “Stackable Desk” is just our style.

The set-up includes a clock, magnetic cube, and container, made up of several interlocking, stackable shapes. Colorful, modern, and fun, it’s a perfect fit for compulsive redecorators. (Like us.)

Photos: Luís Espinheira

1. Important news. This is the summer of goats. (jezebel.com)

2. Frozen coconut limeade? YUM. (smittenkitchen.com)

3. The only knife for cold-water surfers. (core77.com)

4. Churro Borough! (churroborough.com)

5. The hashtag garden. (swiss-miss.com)

6. All the colors in this German restaurant. (freshome.com)

7. Wake up with Arne Jacobsen espresso cups. (betterlivingthroughdesign.com)

8. Make your own pouf! (apartmenttherapy.com)

9. All of these dogs had a worse week than you. (buzzfeed.com)

10. Wild Cub X Beyonce = Weekend Jam (avclub.com)

We’ve been loving the kilim trend for years now, but we’re smitten with Barrington Blue‘s take on the classic textile. Based in Los Angeles, Barrington Blue’s Carrie Olshan creates one-of-a-kind home accessories using vintage textiles found during her travels.

Her bright, cheerful creations are just the thing to switch gears from spring to summer.

Images: Barrington Blue

It’s no secret that we love little things. But baby bonsai? Too cute, too tiny, too perfect.

Colossal introduced us to a new trend in the Japanese art form known as bonsai—cho-mini bonsai, or ultra-small bonsai. Each cho-mini plant measures less than an inch.