Sunday, December 26, 2010

it snowed!

We are supposed to get 16" by tomorrow and I know what I want to make! I gathered some inspiration.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Inga Sempe

storage containers
pleated hanging lamps- for Cappellini
"Ruche" sofa for Linge Roset
"Vapor Lamps" inspired by hot air balloons
"ruche" sofa

I have always wanted one of Inga Sempe's air balloon lamps, but now I have to add a "ruche" sofa to my wish list. Everything that she designs is the perfect balance of practical and quirky.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

bower birds

a collection of glass
how did he find so many blue straws?
ready to paint!
almost looks like a Tony Cragg

My sister told me about Bower Birds last night and I can't stop looking at these amazing nests they build. The males build a structure and decorate it with brightly colored objects to attract females. The females "visit" the bowers and choose the most attractive mates. Some even paint their bower walls with mashed berries! A scientist noted that the more elaborate nests belonged to the males with the least remarkable plumage. The human and avian world intersect!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pom Poms

My friend Laure (pom poms de violette) has turned me onto pom poms as a material and I have just found some amazing images of Peruvian pom poms. I wish I could go and collect them all and sleep on a bed of pom poms tonight!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Paper hats

Paper Hat from Hong King that looks Amish!
Natoto Fukusawa siwa hat
Naoto Fukusawa Siwa hat
Fukusawa Siwa hat

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cuckoo clocks

I have been managing my time very poorly lately and wondered what would motivate me to keep on task...and i found these from Black Forrest Gifts