Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Accessory: Where the Wild Things Are Pillows

who else is excited about the where the wild things are movie coming out? spike jonze is one of my favorites. i found myself drooling over the trailer again last night. well, if you love the book as much as i do you'll love these pillows at urban outfitters too. very cool.

Architecture: Butterfly Houses

The Butterfly Houses (known locally as "Soe Ker Tie Hias") in Noh Bo, Tak, Thailand are an enclave of 6 prefabricated mini-sized iron wood and bamboo woven houses designed to provide shelter for orphans. (via apartmenttherapy)

i love the pops of color and the fun exterior light fixtures. what an amazing project by TYIN tegnestue!

[Photos: Pasi Aalto]

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Finish: Nood

have you ever wanted to design your own carpet? i know i have. what if i told you there was a company out there that had some standard patterns and you picked your color(s) from a benjamin moore deck? well, nood is your company then. the carpet is not made until you order it. everything is a special order for a not special order price. very fun.

Interior: Victorian Chicago

remodelista is one of those sites that makes me happy every time i visit. this beautiful victorian chicago interior was completely gutted and redone on the inside by wheeler kearns while leaving the exterior original due to historic restrictions. i want to live here. the light in the kitchen is amazing and i really love the big pendant over the bed.

Photography by Monica Rosello

Monday, September 28, 2009

Lighting: Lloop

i love this idea for adjustable lighting. the lloop lamp by ontwerpduo. (via bloesem)

I won I won!

my house won the my green birmingham green home giveaway! woo hoo! from the three finalists there were over 800 votes! holy cow! a big thanks to everyone that voted. see more about the giveaway here and see what amazing green updates my home will soon recieve.

Furniture: Pebble Chair

want this pebble chair by benjamin hubert! the lines are amazing and i love the finish of the legs. oh, and it also comes in a stool which is so so cute. (via design/milk)

Friday, September 25, 2009

DIY: Decoupage Bookshelf

thought this was a pretty nice and user-friendly diy. how many times have you seen a shelf like this sitting on the side of the road? (via curbly)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Accessory: Skyplanters

i really would like some of these skyplanters for my kitchen. i have just the window.
(via amerrymishap)

Architecture: MTC Theater and Melbourne Recital Centre

the MTC theatre and Melbourne Recital Centre by Ashton Raggatt McDougall are amazing structures. i'm in love with the white tubing used to create geometric patterns on the exterior of the building. it's innovative and fun. look at the interior too! wow. (via notcot)

My Green Birmingham Green Home Giveaway Ends Today!

My house made the final three in the My Green Birmingham Green Home Giveaway! Click here to see all of the fun prizes I could win. All you have to do is email with the subject line "i vote for finalist 1". Voting ends at 9pm central today. One email per person. I'll post tomorrow when I find out who won. Hope it's me. Hope it's me. Hope it's me!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Finish: Tile Pixel Art

i've had this article bookmarked for some time now and don't know why i haven't posted it yet. use art as inspiration for pixelated bathroom tile art. can't you think of a dozen images you want to put on your bathroom wall now? so fantastic! (via nytimes)

Interior: Victorian Green Renovation

i want to live here. this amazing victorian house looks anything but victorian inside. love it! read the article here at inhabitat to find out what awesome steps the owners and designers took to make this a green project.

amazing stair railing detail and a swing?! yes!

i want this bedroom!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Lighting: Stadium Lights

these recycled stadium lights from anthropologie are fantastic! i want some!

Etsy Lunch Hour: Dinosaurcabinets!

do you have a hard time finding cool storage for your records? are you still living out of milk crates? check out dinosaurcabinets on etsy for some fun handmade options. i love them all.

Furniture: 5 Degrees

i saw this 5 degrees furniture by nils holgar moorman on design milk and knew i had to share. the stool and tables have three legs that are tied together by a red string. simple and amazing.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Artist/Green Content: A Drop of Water

a drop of water, design by bas van der veer, is a fun idea. i definitely think it's the coolest looking "rain barrel" that i've seen. having made my own rain barrels this summer, i realized just how much water actually comes off my roof and it's incredible. this guy would be perfect for a small little roof and would be great to water a small garden or flowers with. a built-in watering can? genius.
(via thedesignblog)