Thursday, June 30, 2011

Free Time Industries

Free Time Industries is a design collective that utilizes their team of designers unique talents to create housewares, furniture, and accessories like the fab necklaces posted above. This design house is run solely on producing responsible and creative designs for people to enjoy. They don't work for a paycheck, all their profits go back into the efforts of designing more innovative items. There is a great site that Free Time Industries is in collaboration with, so if you want to help them out, go to Indie GoGo to donate so they can bring new products to the New York International Gift Fair.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lines & Shapes Artist Series

Lines & Shapes couldn't say it more simply..."we publish books". "We are an independent art and design collective." Yes, they are and we are so thankful! Because their books showcase designs and images from different creative contributors from many different backgrounds, it makes their books such a beautiful collection of inspiring design. We are showcasing handpicked pages from their artist series, but their work doesn't stop here. Through their site you can find their journal series, books designed to be like diaries, sharing images and insights of different topics; their most recent endeavor, Maps; and 3191: Evenings, documenting everyday life through digital photos. Yes, they publish books...and luckily for us, we get to share them!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Miller House

We felt that this home was so amazing, we we needed to share it's historic and breathtaking past. The J. Irwin Miller house was designed in 1957 by Eero Saarinen and in 2000, made a National Landmark for it's ahead of it's time, modern layout and interior design. This treasured home was inspired by the spacious, clean line look of Japanese architecture and the modernistic views of Mies van der Rohe. There are so many creative elements and details that make this home what it is. What really caught our attention was the blend of colors and textiles that went into the decor of this landmark. "The conversation pit" encompasses the decor throughout the house with it's mix and matching of different textures, colors, and patterns. Alexander Girard was the interior designer, someone we feel like complimented and brought out more of the modern, yet classic clean look that the home was designed to be, (and someone we will be googling to see his other works!) We are so excited that this home is open to the public for tours and up close looks at the touches that make it what it is. Anyone want to come with us to Columbus to view this amazing space?!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Randall Pre Fall

Fabulous design....for the feet! These Ikat loafers caught out our eye, so we just had to discover more. What we found was the beautifully structured Pre Fall collection of Loeffer Randall. We also love his illustrations that capture the effortless style that these shoes have. You can find them here!

Vintage Britain Inspired Design

This collection of prints was created by Nancy Straughan and inspired by The Festival of Britain in the 50's. We definitely feel like she succeeded in her efforts of vintage feel, yet modern design.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Katie Vernon & Chipmunk Cheeks

We are incredibly inspired by flora and fauna. (Remember our post on our Antoiller print?) So does Katie Vernon. So much so, that she creates whimsical illustrations combining the two. We found her through decor8 and you can find her flowery hedgehog along with other delightful works on her site as well as on her etsy shop. Happy shopping and happy Friday!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Judging a Book By It's Cover

Sometimes it can be hard getting into the classics, but with these reprints in fantastic designs, I think it could make reading them a little bit easier. Or they will at least inspire you to buy them and put them on your shelves. That way, when people come over, they will think you are literary AND have a good eye for design! You just killed two mockingbirds with one stone!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What's Trending: Geometrics

Found on Two Tall Blondes

Done by The Pair of Birds

Found on Tickety Boo

Found on PaperCrave

Done by Crystall Jackson

Done by Masako Miki

We just can't get enough of geometrics. They are super trending right now, as they should be. If you enjoy them as well, and feel the need to see more, check out some more angle-tastic treats that we have featured as well. You can find them here and here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Personal Style: MINTastic

Illustration found on Etsy

Fabulous Fifi

Illustration found on The Strange Attractor

Mint green delicious! This color is clean, fresh, cherry, quirky...perfect for summer! We are loving this color so much that we rounded up some mint colored loveliness for home, fashion, art, and fun! We feel like this color is so very now, especially when paired in unusual color combos. Check out a previous post on just that!