Friday, December 30, 2011


Just discovered this amazing designer out of Brooklyn call Travis James. He has two design lines - May Furniture Co and James.
The James line is jewellery and wearable art so gorgeous I might have to invest, and the pieces coming out of the May Furnitue Co line are exquisite. Those spheres! Dying.

~All images via May Furniture Co

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

...Christmas Cheer...

I found these awesome images by photographer Alan Sailer - basically he fills christmas baubles with things like PlayDoh, hundreds and thousands and glitter than shoots a bb pellet at them. Awesome!

I want to get prints and use them as my xmas deco's for the year.

Alan does this with other objects as well, I just love the colour in these ones!
Find his Flickr stream here.

~All images via Flavorwire and Zillamag

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

...Exhibition Recycling Part 1...

So I graduated with a Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration this year from Design Centre Enmore. After 4 grueling years of part time study, it's strange and surreal to not have to rush home after work to do homework!
For our graduate piece, we held an exhibition in which we were each given a 1200x1200x2400 stand to decorate how we saw fit, paying mind to sustainability.
I'll post photos of my stand another time, but for now I need to get out an idea I've had to recycle my floor which I made out of old fence palings I purchased from Heritage Timbers.
My partner and I are looking to move in together next year, and both of us are on tight budgets with not much furniture. Light bulb moment - I'm turning my floor into a table!

I have the designs in my head, and will post progress shots etc, but for now here are some inspiration images I've found.

First up, my floor! Excuse the thongs.

Driftwood French Provincal Side Table - French Dressing

Fence Paling Table Top Project - Home Ninemsn

Paul Hay - Yellow Dog 2008

Flotsam and Jetsam - Yanko Design

Hmm, lots of possibilities!

~Images via Yanko Design, ninemsn, French Dressing and ACT Museum and Galleries

Thursday, December 15, 2011

...a Lotta talent...

I swear, it really is serendipity that one of my fave blogs to follow - Emmas Design Blogg - did a post about Lotta Agaton at the same time I have.

I've been following Lotta on facebook for a while now, and always find her images so beautiful and inspiring. She's a freelance interior stylist based in Stockholm, and her clients include Elle Interiƶr, Ikea, Decor Maison, Kvadrat and Unicef to name a few.

Lotta will be opening a store in Stockholm soon, and launching an online webstore shortly after that. I can't wait to see more of her amazing work - makes me want to move to Stockholm!

And some images of the new store in Stockholm:

Find Lotta at:

~All Images via Agent Bauer and Emmas Design Blogg

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

...Stef Bakker...

Stef Bakker is an amazing architect/designer/creative genius based in the Netherlands.
It's almost impossible to find any information about him, other than the fact that I'm falling in love.

Visit Stef Bakker here.

~All images via Emmas Design blog, Marte Meee and Remodelista

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

...Zander Olsen...

Zander Olsen is a very difficult man to get information on.
What I've found is that he is a Welsh-born artist and photographer who does beautiful work in the UKs environment.
Tree, Line is, according to the artist, an "an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest. These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales, involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.’


Cadair, Oak 2010

Untitled (Cadair) 2008

Beeches 2004

Duncan Wood 2004

Jhutti 2004

Untitled (Corbie) 2005

Two 2005

Flat Lines 2005

No Mans Land 2004

Contact Zander at

~All Images via Zander Olsen

Friday, December 9, 2011


Ready for this? I wasn't, and I nearly died.

Merkx Girod. Netherlands. Already amazing, right?

Inside an 800 year old Dominican church as a new bookstore. Yes, bookstore.
Designed by Amsterdam based architects, Merkx-Girod, the challenge was set to create 1200 square meters of retail space out of 750 square meters of floor space.
Using the massive ceiling height, a huge steel structure was erected, turning the space into a multi level library-style store.
Symmetry was acheived with low-slug tables housing best sellers on the ground floor, and a small cafe towards the back to enjoy your new purchase with a hot cup of tea.

From the architects website:

In Maastricht, the location demanded a completely different approach; the development of 1.200 m2 shopping space in an available area of 750 m2 floor space. The client’s original idea was to bridge the area, however the architects rejected this idea as it would disprove the architectural quality of the church’ space. Instead, they wanted to emphasize the building’s height and exceptional architecture.

The solution is a multi-level, monumental, black, walk-in bookcase situated asymmetrically in the church. In this way the left hand side of the church retains the complete height whilst on the right, visitors are directed to the upper levels of this steel ‘book-flat’. Climbing the bookcase has been made fun: visitors walk between the books and once they reach the upper level, they are able to experience the colossal dimensions of the church and view the historical murals from close-by.

The bookcase is a grand gesture, a statement that matches the monumental dimensions of the church and gives the an extra dimension. Due to the passage ways, perspectives and the use of perforated steel, the flat appears to be light and transparent in spite of its size. The object neither imposes on the space nor clashes with the church’s architecture; it enhances its experience.

The project won the 2007 Lensvelt de Architect interior design award and was recently announced ‘probably the most beautiful bookstore in the world’ by the Guardian.

~All Images via Merkx-Girod