Leave it to one of my favorite bloggers, Cassandra at coco+kelley, to show me one of the most beautiful dinner party settings I have ever seen! If you're planning a dinner soon with some of your friends, I hope you find inspiration in these pictures. Created by JL Designs for…
Italian designer Giorgio Armani's home division is going to deck out the interior of exclusive apartments in Rome, as part of a project to convert a historical building into a complex of luxury serviced flats. Some 62 apartments are planned which is composed of six linked buildings surrounding a garden.
You'll get to offer your opinion; each flat will have…
As I look through pictures of this apartment, designed by Oliver Schick, I wonder if I could ever live in such a clean, clutter free space. You can tell that a lot of thought was put into how this small space would be used - they designed it so that you could hide most of your belongings in well-positioned cabinets. The wood floors and white walls give this place an open and airy feel and the pops of color, here and there, make this place look…
One of the biggest tasks I have yet to tackle is redesigning our house. Every day I go through hundreds of blogs looking for interesting things to share with you here and, during that time, I inevitably come across beautiful looking rooms that call out my name. These photos are by James Merrell, a UK…
Here's a pretty informative short film, made by Hellmann's/Best Foods, that explains to Canadians why they should eat local food. You can find out more about The Real Food Movement, here. We love how this short is informative yet fun to watch!
Sometimes I wish I still worked in a typical office so I could put up signs like these on my door. Richard Tipping created Art Poem Road Signs, a funny take on classic road signs. Tipping described an art poem as "a hybrid, made between word and image, between text and context, between verbal graphics and signs, a mix of poetry and art."… Continue
Added by alice on July 8, 2009 at 12:00pm —
If you ever doubted that a regular old bowling alley could give you an experience, you haven't seen the new guy in town, Brooklyn Bowl. Not only does it have that great vintage vibe going on, it has a lot of the great modern day amenities that will make you stay way beyond your 10 frames. Whether you're… Continue
Added by alice on July 8, 2009 at 9:30am —
What better way to get in some morning laughs than with this mustache cup? Just pour your OJ in this glass and then get ready for some chuckles. We love how the stencils are handmade and created from original artwork by a husband and wife team. The etched designs are permanent and the glasses are sturdy and dishwasher-safe.…
Looks like someone is taking cheap shots at Starbucks. Well, I like it! When gourmet store Brooklyn Fare decided they needed a branding strategy, they asked Mucca Design to come up everything from their packaging design, custom typeface, and copywriting to their interior signage and t-shirts. Only four colors were used through it all.… Continue
Aren't these the sweetest sticky notes you've ever seen? They're Kudamemo fruit-shaped sticky notes by D-BROS from Japan. I love the foam packaging and how they even have a drawing of the seeds on the note.…
If you lived in this "floating" glass house, where would you spend most of your time? In the bathtub, reading a book and every so often peaking into the beautiful forest? In front of the piano, channeling your inner Beethoven and composing a masterpiece? Doing the backstroke in your indoor swimming pool? Or how about in the dining room, enjoying a delicious…
Where can I get my hands on this notebook? Actually, it's best that I don't find it. Designed by Trapped in Suburbia, The Play More notebook would compel me to relentlessly throw crumpled paper balls at my dog.
Now this is exciting! A new toy, called the Force Trainer, is coming out in July that's going to be the first mass-market brain-to-computer product. How does it work? A wireless headset reads your brain activity, in a simplified version of EEG medical tests, and the circuitry translates it to physical action. If you focus well enough, the training sphere, which looks… Continue
For awhile now, I've been going back and forth in my head, thinking about ways to redesign my workspace. How do you make it open and inviting but at the same time cool and exciting? Then, I stumbled across these lovely pictures of Sharilyn's studio space. Sharilyn runs a company called Lovely Design where…
The official poster of the 2010 Olympics has just been released. The maple leaf will be the face of the official games because it is one of Canada’s most widely recognized symbols. Instead of the standard rustic red, this maple leaf is in wintery shades of blue and vibrant greens.
Cropped within the shape of a maple leaf, the bold Vancouver 2010 graphics are… Continue
Added by alice on July 1, 2009 at 10:30am —
Sometimes all it takes for a little bit of inspiration is a picture like this. A bright and beautiful living room with just the perfect amount of color and style and accessories that add depth to the room, bringing back memories of a simpler time.
Name: Amy (and Janis, her Maltese)
Profession: Editor & Founder of Venus Zine and… Continue
Added by alice on July 1, 2009 at 9:30am —
This video depicts the famous chess game between 13 year-old Bobby Fischer and Donald Byrne (then the US Chess champion) but that is not what makes it so cool. What's really cool are the custom made pieces depicting iconic moments of history from the 20th century. From the Titanic to Sputnik to the Unabomber's cabin they're all there. See how many you can recognize!
This was created by Constantin and Laurene Boym. Here is their description of… Continue
New York-based creative agency “The Apartment" designed this apartment for Cindy Gallop. Gallop is an ad agency guru who used to be chairwoman of advertising giant BBH. Her brief was simple: "At night, i want to feel like I'm in a Shanghai nightclub." What she got was just that - an apartment that looked more like a bumpin' club than a comfy home.…