Tuesday, June 14, 2011

dino lamp: deger cengiz

dino lamp at VOOS
I always looked forward to going back to school, just so I would have an excuse to buy school supplies. Today, this leaves me with an excessive amount of random pencils, highlighters, and at least 10 pairs of scissors.

Anything that helps me become more organized, especially when it comes to all of those office supplies, is welcome at my house. It also doesn't hurt that the design of these LED lamps is modern, yet playful, and extremely multi-purpose.

I also love the idea of using it as a planter. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

herrwolke: dreidimensionale konzepte*

more wiederverwertung (recycling) here
One of the most compelling aspects of art and design is that you can find inspiration from a piece regardless of what language you find when you go to the website describing it. In so many ways, the pieces speak for themselves.

Although I do not speak German, the work that can be found at herrwolke's website tells a story of extremely thoughtful design. Their pieces not only focus on the uniqueness that comes from using recycled materials, but also the ways in which users engage with the pieces, and how that modifies each item.

As their website indicates, their concepts are three-dimensional: changing upon user interaction and adapting to the environment.

*three-dimensional concepts

Monday, June 6, 2011

featured: inaluxe on etsy

one million short stories giclee art print
group hug giclee print
As someone who loves small, cozy spaces and not-too-big apartments, I'm not sure if I'll ever have enough wall room to hang all of the prints that I love. I think I may have to schedule print rotations so that they each get a turn on the wall.

These by inaluxe are no different. The colors and the patterns are great, but what I really like about them is how they almost seem random.

There's no repeating reason as to why a certain quotation mark is facing the other direction, no reason that green fades into red in one instance, but blue in another. So while the overall design is balanced, these is still some randomness that keeps your attention.

I also love the linen-like background that gives them texture and even more depth.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

asparagus cake

asparagus cake by sweetapolita
I can't even imagine how much time it took to make each individual aparagus stalk. All I know is that the results look amazing. I strongly encourage you to check out how she did it and to see more pictures at Sweetapolita.
Oh yeah, it looks delicious from the inside too.