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Entries from December 2008

salt of the earth box.

December 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on salt of the earth box.

REPOST from 2Modern Design Talk: Salt is surely a gift from the Earth. It’s been used for hundreds of years for everything from food preservation to currency and even mummification. Even today, its popularity as a food seasoning remains unsurpassed. So why not give your table salt the respect it deserves by storing it in […]

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Tags: modern objects

big box shopping with Starck, Wearstler, and Hodge.

December 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on big box shopping with Starck, Wearstler, and Hodge.

On December 13, 2008, the LA Times ran a feature about thrifty shopping with two world-renowned interior designers  and one modern museum curator at big box, discount home stores like Cost Plus World Market, Big Lots, and Tuesday Morning. The paper invited Kelly Wearstler, Philippe Starck, and Brooke Hodge to spend some time perusing these […]

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Tags: design · interiors · modern objects

neunundneunzig ballonbehälter (99 ballon tanks).

December 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on neunundneunzig ballonbehälter (99 ballon tanks).

I saw this balloon tank by Hans Hemmert at Unique Lapin — do visit, it’s visually inspiring — and loved watching its transformation as it slowly deflates. See for yourself: It’s a rather easy clean up, huh?

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Tags: art · artists

the ftk loves: lightbulb sculptures.

December 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on the ftk loves: lightbulb sculptures.

For Christmas I purchased a lovely butler’s tail coat from asos.com, so now I receive daily emails about its sales. It’s really not as annoying as it may seem, particularly because I get to stare at this with each email sent: God I love it! I’m thinking I might need to make a lightbulb sculpture […]

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Tags: design · interiors

pre-chewed pencils.

December 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on pre-chewed pencils.

If you’re sick of coworkers or family members always borrowing your writing implements, then have I found the solution for you. Meet pre-chewed pencils, courtesy of Concentrate. Each set of pencils comes with pre-chewed bite marks, so now all those irksome borrowers will think twice before stealing from you. Genius!

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Tags: design

happy christmas by akihiro furuta.

December 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I discovered photographer Akihiro Furuta through my friend Suzy’s blog, I’m Okay, God Doesn’t Make Junk. And since today is Christmas I thought this would the perfect family portrait to share with you. I hope your holiday is filled with loved ones, joy, and happiness! Merry Christmas!

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Tags: art · artists · holidays

why not a snowflake curtain?

December 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Look what I found on flickr while searching for paper snowflakes — a snowflake curtain! Laura, the mastermind behind this masterpiece, is in the process of switching out curtains for blinds in her kitchen window. But because she’s unable to hang the blinds until after the holidays, she installed the snowflakes temporarily to add a […]

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Tags: art · design · holidays · interiors · paper goods

pac man cupcakes.

December 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on pac man cupcakes.

Ryan got me Ms. Pac Man earrings for Christmas, and they’re bomb. And perhaps equally as awesome are these Pac Man cupcakes. Seriously sweet. Be sure to check out Hello Naomi‘s photostream for more beautiful creations.

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Tags: design

phat knits.

December 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on phat knits.

At first glance these objects resemble the pot holders kids make by looping elastic fabric around a wooden loom (remember those?) — they’re not. Actually, the items in question are giant threads that when knit or looped together — or not, it’s your call — create a very intriguing and seemingly cushy interior decor. I […]

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Tags: design · interiors

servane gaxotte.

December 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This necklace by Servane Gaxotte kills me. Seriously. Every time I look at it a little part of me dies in disbelief of its cuteness. Wearing this mouse dressed in a sweater dress around my neck would surely be my demise. Visit Bird LA to give this little mouse a home.

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