Sunday, March 28, 2010

Inspiration Board

I built this inspiration board a year or so ago, just to keep all the little bits and pieces that we seem to accumulate that we love. The top right hand corner is a Lavazza ad (featured in the previous post too) that I tore out of a magzine during my first year at Tafe because I loved the colours - the lime nails and yellow corset (and I collect corsetry, so that didn't hurt either). There are photos of my friends and pets, little hand made gift tags that I picked up at Pepe Paperie in Bondi Junction, a bookmark I was given for xmas, mini embroideries I did years ago while working the phones in a call centre, and some street art I picked up in Ultimo and Newtown.

I think it's important to have an inspiration board, or just a place to keep the little things that catch your eye of a day. Mine was easy to make - it was just a piece of plywood with some foam on one side, stretch some fabric over the foam and staple the fabric down on the other side of the plywood, then criss cross some elastic over the fabric, again stapling down on the other side. Ta da! instant inspiration board.

Magazine Collections

All Images via Inside Out magazine

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Little Hindsvik part 2

Hindsvik also have an amazing Etsy store, specialising in vintage finds. And yes, they ship internationally!

Metal Drawers $25 each

All Images via the Hindvisk Etsy Store

Friday, March 26, 2010

Plywood Passion and a Little Hindsvik Pt 1

Stumbling around the many and varied design blogs and websites I visit of a morning, I noticed two words together that you don't see often. Plywood. Flooring.

Hunh. This should be interesting, I thought.

I'm now a convert, and am seriously considering it for my dream house. I've always loved hardwood floors, but love the look of sheets rather than planks after spying a beautiful house in a magazine with huge sheets of Australian Blackbutt used as flooring in a beautiful almost black chocolate stain.

Both Images via Sterin on Flikr

Then, of course, I was led to HindviskVintage, and the amazing Plywood makeover they've done on their bedroom. While, I'm not a huge fan of the headboard and side tables, I love the idea of a completely integrated room, and I adore the floor and the design of the rest of the room. The tiny Inuit drawings, gorgeous!

All Images via Hindvisk Vintage and Flikr