Stressed wood and metal stools. An industrial way to give you the option of more space in a cramped kitchen! What an awesome sale item at $800 for all 3 at Boston Interiors.
Bulthaup Open House
I was recently at the Bulthaup open house in Boston where I salivated over cool kitchens and tasty hors d’œuvres all night. Here, have a few pictures:
Chefs prepared dishes on the sleek, stainless steel islands and integrated fixtures.
Conserving counter space with deep walls and hidden cabinets for soap, oils and spices. So clever!
Streamlined and modern is what I took away from bulthaup, where every nook and cranny was put to use. An organizational machine including everything (even the kitchen sink!).
For more, take a look at their website: www.bulthaup.com
Great video on the weaving on the Big Hammock from Hancy Better. Loved seeing this after my visit to it last weekend! :)
Temple Bed by Cinova
Astrid Bed by Copeland Furniture
Alcova Bed by Max Alto
ab3 bed by Atlas Industries
The Rikyu Bed by Conde House
Welcome to the Fold: Origami Influences
Furniture reminiscent of paper cranes and playground games.
The Vertex Mesa (table) and Silla 53 (chair) by Vondom
The glass Sigmy Occasional Table by Fiam Italia
The Section Bench by Council Design
The Ella Armchair by Niels Bendtsen
Twist Chair by Sandler Seating
Folding Screen by Atlas Industries
Why is every bathroom that I’ve ever been in either beach or ocean themed? Come on, people, we can be a little more creative than that.
The bold design is the one I’d personally pick for my bathroom. Simple white ceramic accesories from Ikea balance out the primary colors found in wall art and textiles. Not for the faint of heart.
Impressed white ceramic accessories with antique patterns nicely complement the soft, feminine patterns in the textiles. Off kilter, handmade pottery finishes the bohemian look.
1 Chubby Bud Vase ($28) Home Remedy
2 Simply Sublime Shower Curtain ($118) Anthropologie
3 Adelaide Fabric Shower Curtain ($40) Bed, Bath and Beyond
4 Damask Cotton Jar ($13) Target
5 Damask Toothbrush Holder ($10) Target
6 Damask Wastebasket ($25) Target
Hinoki and Bamboo are naturally mold and mildew resistant woods which are perfectly suited for bathroom life. Balance out the wood tones with clean white textiles and linens to make for a simple, zen atmosphere.
1 Cotton Waffle Shower Curtain ($27) Target
2 Wicker Ottoman ($130) Crate and Barrel
3 Bamboo Soap Pump ($12) Crate and Barrel
4 Bamboo 3-Tier Stacking Box ($20) Crate and Barrel
5 Bamboo Toothbrush Holder ($10) Crate and Barrel
6 Hinoki Storage Box ($60) Design Within Reach
7 Hinoki Slatted Bath Matt ($100) Design Within Reach
8 Hinoki Toothbrush Holder ($45) Design Within Reach
Nothing like a little polycarbonate plastic to confuse people into whether your furniture is really there or not.
Tube Top Lamp by Room&Board ($110)
I’ve been seeing acrylic used more and more in combination with other styles and textures for a little more modernity. I also love the Louis-XIV-style chair from Kartell in a modern material. Just when you thought you had your eras straight…
Nooks and Crannies
For more than just your morning English muffins.
The Moving Mondrian by AMOS Design.
Babel by Bonaldo
Mandal headboard ($150) from Ikea
Eames’ Storage Unit by Herman Miller ($550 at YLiving)
The Foundation by benjaminhubertstudio
For the prettyful storage of the excessive amounts of doodads in your life.
Back to Skewl
Back to school shopping that’s one step up from Spiderman backpacks and aluminum lunch boxes.
One Book of the month clutch from Kate Spade ($325)
Two Felt laptop sleeve from Byrd and Belle ($76)
Three The Common tote from Etcetera Media ($180)
Originally a test to see if their architect was listening, the lawn-carpet in the bath became a favorite feature. That, and the fact that the neighbors could watch them go about their business.
(Photo: Julien Lanoo; ArchDaily)
Love the caption, though a little too ‘love thy neighbor’ for my liking.
Sustainability and loungability
Some quick highlights from the tail-end of the three day GreenFest, a showcase of everything organic, solar powered and sustainable. Soybeans have a great PR team, as they had a great presence here today. I had some great not-chicken teriyaki and felt up some bulbulous, soy, foam insulation spray.
The hat with a breeze? Yes, please.
Child labor? (Kidding. Weaving class.)
And speaking of weaving…
Bonus! Lounging at the Big Hammock by Hancy Better of Studio Luz Architects in Boston, installed for a short period of time in the Rose Kennedy Greenway :)
Fun fact: I had to sign a waiver before I could get on. Intense lounging!
Hello, new color on the walls. Picked a cool, slate blue and (miraculously?) covered the bright cobalt blue on one wall without the need for a primer. Sometimes, I even amaze myself.
Tomorrow? Antique market!