Can anyone else tell that I’m looking for a new dining set?

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.

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! :)

Sleeping Beauties

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

Porcelain Gods

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.

1 Madison Persimmon Shower Curtain ($50) Crate and Barrel
2 Room Essentials Green Mirror ($12) Target
3 Vitskar 3-piece Set ($8) Ikea
4 Assorted Floral Wall Art ($20) Pier1
5 Cosmo Bath Rug ($30) Target

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

Imploding door tried to divide by zero.

Imploding door tried to divide by zero.

Terrific Acrylic

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)

Set-of-3 Nesting Tables in Clear ($180) and Black ($200) from Target

Louis Ghost Chair by Kartell ($410 at YLiving)

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)

Yes, please.

unhappyhipsters:

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.

unhappyhipsters:

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.

Oh no, no antiques were to be had! I am a horrible planner. Here, have some webcomic, instead.

Oh no, no antiques were to be had! I am a horrible planner. Here, have some webcomic, instead.

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.

Booths.

The hat with a breeze? Yes, please.

Embroidery.

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!

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!

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