Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Green Birmingham Article!

so, the My Green Birmingham giveaway article is finally in Birmingham Magazine!  my house has been published!  i just scanned this in this morning. article by laura mcalister and photos by miller mobley.  hope you guys enjoy.  thanks to My Green Birmingham for doing this fantastic giveaway, Birmingham Magazine for the great article, and all of the amazing sponsors that made this happen.  i had such a great time!

Architecture: Joshua Tree

what a beautiful structure by hangar design group.  the Joshua Tree is a mobile compact home designed by Italy-based Hangar Design Group combining the warmth and cozy wood structure of mountain home, the size and look of a cabin, and the flexibility of an RV. (via design/milk)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Interior: Lick

i absolutely adore this interior.  lick, an all natural homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt store, is located in brighton.  i want to go to there.  those lights are to die for too. 

(via weheart)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Lighting: Table Lamp Fire Kit

i want this lamp....a lot!  designed by 5.5 designers  (via notcot)

Furniture: Lego Boardroom Table

everytime i see legos being used in nontraditional ways it makes me smile.  the lego boardroom table is amazing.  The huge Lego slab consists of 22,742 bricks put together by the folks at abgc architecture and design group, for ad. agency Boys and Girls.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Accessory: Polaroid Scarf

i normally post an accessory on wednesdays, but life has been so busy between work, band, and studying for the ncidq, i'm afraid my upkeeping of peppermags is suffering.  i'll be back to my normal self after april 10th.  i promise.  here's a sweet polaroid scarf to make up for it.  i saw it on swissmiss this morning and couldn't pass it up.

DIY: Vintage Tennis Racket Mirrors

i think these are just adorable.  click here for step by step directions. 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Artist: Buff Diss

Masking tape graffiti.  Awesome!

From Artist Buff Diss, Berlin. All done with Masking tape, leaving the authorities slightly baffled. (via ntimm/notcot)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Architecture: Diamond House

*sigh.  I'm in love.

Diamond House is a house extension designed by XTEN Architecture as a patterned and perforated lantern illuminating a California canyon. It is located against a sloping hillside, with minimal access and little space upon which to build.  (via arplus/notcot)

(photography:  art gray photography)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Interior: Ace Hotel Portland

i've been wanting to go to portland to visit a dear friend for some time now.  if i go, this is where i would like to stay...the ace hotel in portland.  the original ace hotel is in seattle, but i think i like this one a little more!  a record player in your bedroom, amazing wall graphics by talented artists, and amazing decor with every turn.  i love it!  read more about this awesome hotel here at remodelista.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Lighting: Ozono Lamp

i really love this ozono lamp over at e&m design.

Furniture: Phat Knit

love this phat knit hang out furniture designed by Bauke Knottnerus!  you can roll it up or unroll it according to how much you are trying to lounge.  giant threads are knitted to create this amazing piece.  (via mocoloco)

Friday, March 19, 2010

DIY: Turntable

this is pretty fun.  i'd love to hear it!

Who needs turntables when you have cardboard? GGRP Sound has come up with a brilliant way to play records: with the record sleeve. The needle-embedded carboard package folds up to hold a 45rpm in place, making sound while you spin it with a pencil. Instead of outputting to a speaker, the vibrations go through the needle and into the cardboard, and the sound quality is not bad, from what we've heard anyway. 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Green Content: Southern Bouquets

i had another "green" post lined up for today, but then i opened up my mail and found this beautiful "southern bouquets" book by melissa bigner with heather barrie.  all of the beautiful photography is by peter frank edwards.  sorry for the iphone photo, i seriously JUST got this in the mail and was so excited to share it.  do you love camellias, daffodils, azaleas, roses, hydrangeas, zinnias, and sunflowers?  if you said yes to any of these you should check out this book.  it gives you a list of different types of each flower and tips on how to arrange.  so pretty.

Artist: Henrique Oliveira

loving these "tridimensionals" works by this brazilian artist, henrique oliveira.

(via madebymaigaard)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Accessory: Aldo Bakker Tableware

porcelain art tableware designed by aldo bakker.  above:  vinegar flask.  below:  salt cellar. available at wannakes.

Architecture: Octagonal Book Building

an octagonal structure made entirely out of books! 

...installed in the Modern Art Center in Lisboa. Slovakian artist Matej Kren built an octagonal framework, filled it with books and removed it, leaving a symmetrical, enclosed room of stacked literature.

(via inhabitat)