Thursday, July 30, 2009

DIY: Mad Men Yourself

a friend of mine posted this on facebook and i was hooked. go mad men yourself! that's me in the middle with my coffee. what a great tool to promote the new season starting next month too. i'm ready!

Recycled Content: Cassette Tape Lamps

recycled cassette lamps. pretty awesome. they are so structural looking. (via inhabitat)

Artist: Clemens Behr

here are some beautiful installations by artist clemens behr. (via notcot/society6)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Finish: Solistone Mission Tiles

solistone has an amazing mission line of hand-painted ceramic tiles. if these were porcelain i would use them on my front steps, but where i live it is not a good idea to use ceramic outside. they pop off in the winter...which is what the previous owner's of my house used. suck. BUT, i could use these when i decide to redo my kitchen. wouldn't these look cute in my little meditteranean stucco house?! i think so. i like taking into consideration the historical finishes that would have been in my house and modernizing them a little. see the rest of the line here.

Interior: M.MAS.A Office Design

i found this office by M.MAS.A while searching for cool ceiling ideas. i think it's amazing. plus, i'm a sucker for dark floors and stark walls.

(via clicarq)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lighting: Artemide Aqua Cil

i love this new aqua cil line from artemide designed by Ross Lovegrove. the shade design is influenced by water which is also used to create this beautiful design. i think the suspension is my favorite!

Furniture: Borrod Table

this table designed by line depping makes me smile.
The table top slide open mechanism allows you to tidy your desk in an instant whilst also providing a useful storage compartment for cables and alike. the flexible inlay also acts as a screen for privacy. (via design year book)

Friday, July 24, 2009

DIY: Pallet Compost Bin

this pallet compost bin at instructables is perfect for those of you that want to compost, don't want to spend $300 on a fancy composter, and want your compost pile to not be an eye sore. i love this project because it not only looks great but it also recycles pallets!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


we're official. peppermags made it on to bhamwiki.
it's a wikipedia page on things in birmingham, alabama.

Green Content: Guerilla Gardening

i love the idea of guerilla gardening. read the treehugger article here about poster pocket plants in toronto and here about the flyer boxes. brilliant.

Artist: Jennifer Ramos

i love this new print by jennifer ramos at made by girl. this is my morning, every morning and i love it so. i really want this print for my home office! (via decor8)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Accessory: OLED clock

It’s black, it’s white, but it won’t be tough for you to get by with this ingenious light-sensitive OLED clock that automatically shifts colors so that it is readable by day or night. The perfect antidote to boring digital wall clocks, the Black & White Clock can be stuck to any surface and displays the time using energy-efficient Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLED). Depending on whether it is light or dark out, the clock will shift colors so it can be viewed at any time of day. (via inhabitat)

Etsy Lunch Hour: A few daily favorites!

a few things i added as favorites today...

Salt, Pepper and Spice Shakers by: RouDesigns

Choose Your own Coaster Set by: JournalisticTendency

Architecture: Nagoya House

i seriously seriously want to live here! i have a weakness for japanese architecture.

Japanese architects Suppose Design Office have completed a residence in Nagoya, Japan, featuring a room dedicated to plants. (via dezeen)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Finish: Olive Wood Floor

i'm having some work done to the back room of my house. we had a leak and that sucks, but we are getting basically a whole new room for not that much money over what the insurance company gave us. yesterday i picked out the flooring, which i found at a great cheap flooring place in town. it was labeled olive wood, but it is almost an ebony and looks more like this ebony macassar pictured above. i'm so excited. they are installing today. whoopee!!!

Interior: Goodman House

i really love the goodman house by preston scott cohen inc. so simple and modern on the outside and huge and rustic on the inside.

Daina Yurkus (Lighting); Victoria Sambunaris (Photography)