Thursday, June 30, 2011

Artist: Andrew Bannecker

I just recently found the illustrations of Andrew Bannecker.  Above is my favorite "No Way Out".  You can buy the print here.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Architecture: Observation Tower

Restored observation tower in Huercal-Overa, Spain by Castillo/Miras Arquitectos.  The cor-ten steel is a beautiful contrast to the existing structure.  (via designboom)

(images:  fernando alda)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Accessory: Boombox

TDK Boombox.  My husband seriously wants one of these.  I love the simplicity of the design and that rad leather strap.

Interior: The Jane Hotel

I'm taking a trip to New York this fall and have been perusing online for hotels just in case the apartment we were planning on falls through.  A friend of mine stayed at The Jane Hotel a few years ago and loved it.  I think it's incredibly charming with all of the rooms mimicing a ship's cabin.  The single and bunk bed rooms are about 50 sq ft each.  They also have Captain's Cabins that are about 250 sq ft each and have a full/queen or king sized bed with a private bathroom. 

single room

captain's cabin

private bath

cafe downstairs

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Interior: Copan Apartment

Copan Apartment by Felipe Hess & Renata Pedrosa. I wish I could have made my loft feel like this. It is perfect. That bathroom is exactly what I'd love to do if I ever renovate and add another bath. (via archdaily)

(all images:  Fran Parante)

Friday, June 17, 2011

DIY: Concrete Planters

I've been tempted to dabble in the world of concrete for some time now, but this concrete planter DIY just might make me make actually try it.  I love the simple step by step instruction HERE on how to make concrete planters from food storage containers.  I have a whole drawer full just waiting to use as templates! 
(via diysayhi)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Recycled Content: Shipping Pallet Office

Advertising agency Brandbase's office is designed all of their furniture from wooden shipping pallets.  I really love the conference table.  (via inhabitat)

Artist: Fuseproject Studio

Yves Behar's studio Fuseproject created Amplify, a crystal chandelier made from a single crystal.  (via treehugger)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Accessory: Raining Lights Rug

Yes, it's totally impractical and too luxe for me, but I could see this Raining Lights rug with Swarovski elements by SAHRAI being breathtaking in the right application.  I thought this a suiting companion post to the Wolf Gordon Swarovski wall covering post from yesterday.  (via design/milk)

Architecture: Roberts Residence

The Roberts Residence by Division1 Architects.  I love the combination of the warm wood and steel facade.  (via design/milk)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Finish: Wolf Gordon

Wolf Gordon is one of my new favorite wall covering companies.  Above is their new pattern Transport that is a cool, almost Native American meets woodgrain look and below is Glow that is also available with Swarovski crystals applied in altering diamond patterns on top.  I have a little piece of both of these pinned up at my desk just waiting for the right project.

Interior: Nuno Sampaio Office

I work in a modern architecture office and can appreciate the beauty and simplicity of Nuno Sampaio Arquitetos's office.  (via archdaily)

(images:  FG + SG)