naama hofman

Industrial designer Naama Hofman has developed a series of light objects that rethink the way we use LEDs.

Naama Hofman - Light Objects 001Light Object 001 - "A light fixture made of a bended metal rod with LED illumination"

Naama Hofman - Light Objects A06Light Object A06 - "A squared flexible sheet on which an electronic circuit is printed. When the square folds into itself creating a conic shape, the circuit is closed and the LED illuminates. The smaller the cone gets the stronger the light is."

(via design*sponge)

modern publicity

"Modern Publicity is a London-based design consultancy established by Ken Leung, the founding Art Director of Monocle magazine. Our philosophy is to create beauty and functionality in all of our projects by applying a considered, well-crafted and lasting approach."

This is a wedding invitation designed by Ken Leung for himself. I think it speaks for itself.

Modern Publicity - Wedding InvitationWedding Invitation

(via Pinterest)

yorktown road

We've been long time admirers of Carol Gilbert's work.  If you haven't come across Yorktown Road before, you're in for a treat.  After hand dying all of her fabrics in gorgeous saturated colors, Carol sculpts them into bags, pillows, and clothes with masterful pleats.  Each piece is truly a work of art made of textures and hues you simply cannot find anywhere else.  Be sure to check out the Yorktown Road flickr stream to see past works and process pictures.

Yorktown Road - Layered Pleat BagLayered Pleat Bag

Yorktown Road - Petite Zip Starburst PleatPetite Zip - Starburst Pleat

a summer saturday at the beach

Inspired by Caroline (aka oh chalet!/coolranchstudio), we decided to make a summer treasury!

Pawling - Saturday at the Beach Etsy TreasurySaturday at the Beach

"Thunderstorms threatened but the sun eventually came through. They swam and played until lunch. As the sun set, they collected their treasures and headed home."

row 1: Krystyna81, solsticehome, tealandgold, mydearthing
row 2: kariherer, SamanthaFrench, AMIZANTI, dimdi
row 3: gallantandjones, LoveForEarth, sadieolive, jennypennyvintage
row 4: meghanburch, PaulettePhotography, FrancesPhotography, kellypacker

heath & dwell

This weekend at Dwell on Design, Heath Ceramics, who I already love, launched some awesome geometric-tangram-pattern-tiles in collaboration with Dwell! Those tiles were pretty much my favorite thing as a kid. Gah! And the colors! Oh the possibilities!

Heath Ceramics - Dwell Patterns TileHeath Ceramics - Dwell Patterns TileHeath Ceramics - Dwell Patterns TileDwell Patterns by Heath & Dwell

"Dwell Patterns was developed in collaboration with Heath & Dwell. The line celebrates the common belief that modern design is simultaneously functional and expressive, bold and organic. When the two-dimensional shapes are matched with the long-standing qualities of Heath tiles, new patterns with handcrafted beauty and individual variation are revealed."

matthias heiderich

I can't get enough of Matthias Heiderich (aka heartbeatbox) since seeing his work over at Grain Edit a few weeks ago.  His colors and compositions are perfection.  The first photo sums up how I feel right now (unbearably hot) and the second is wishful thinking.

Matthias Heiderich - untitleduntitled

Matthias Heiderich - untitleduntitled

bow & arrow

Did we mention that we like lines? It was love at first sight when we saw these on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Bow and Arrow - Letterpress Teal Turquoise Ikat CardsLetterpress Teal Turquoise Ikat Cards by Bow & Arrow

urbancase

Urbancase is a Seattle based design and build firm founded in 2002 by metal worker and sculptor Darin Montgomery. The studio makes everything from furniture to lighting to installations. This desk is our favorite:

Urbancase - Walnut Ledgewalnut ledge

(via remodelista)

vintage favorites

Even though summer just officially started, it feels like it's been here for months. I'd gladly take any of these to help beat the heat:

Thrush - embroidered blouse and butterscotch handbagleft: ice blue embroidered blouse, right: vintage butterscotch handbag from Thrush

brown bag vintage - taupe kitten heels and denim wrap skirtleft: vintage taupe cage leather kitten heels, right: vintage denim wrap skirt from brown bag vintage

the greedy seagull and dear golden vintageleft: silk royal blue blouse from the greedy seagull, right: vintage woven heels from dear golden

squirrels gone wild and vonlenska vintageleft: army square tank from squirrels gone wild, right: girl scouts mini skirt from vonlenska vintage

wapa studio

Ady Shapira is the ceramic artist behind Wapa Studio. I love the clean lines and unique shape of these bowls:

Wapa Studio - Two Tapas BowlsTwo Tapas Bowls

(via Scoutie Girl)

frei designs

Yes, please! Frei Designs produces handmade leather bags in Perth, Australia. This one is my favorite:

LFrei Designs - Milly Military Tote in BrownMilly Two-Way Military Tote

sam winston

Wow, I just stumbled upon these beautiful pieces by Sam Winston on Pinterest. Apparently his work has been featured almost everywhere and I just missed it!

"Through his explorations of language Sam Winston creates sculpture, drawings and books that question our understanding of words, both as a carriers of messages and as information itself." (more)

Sam Winston - Dictionary Limited EditionDictionary Limited Edition

Sam Winston - Dictionary Story PrintDictionary Story Print

valerie chiang

Happy summer! This photo by Valerie Chiang pretty much sums up how I want to spend mine:

Valerie Chiang - A Day at the BeachA Day at the Beach by Valerie Chiang

lauren haupt jewelry

Some old and new favorites from Lauren Haupt Jewelry (aka Local Library):

Lauren Haupt Jewelry - Little Wings NecklaceLittle Wings

Lauren Haupt Jewelry - Draped Gold Drops NecklaceDraped Gold Drops

Lauren Haupt Jewelry - Angled Rectangled NecklaceAngled Rectangled

velluminous

Typically computer generated patterns don't do it for me because they lack personality, but the drawings by David Lu of Velluminous are simultaneously precise and organic. He explains, "they are mouse gestures made in drawing software I wrote," where "the larger circles are areas drawn with greater velocity." You can read more about his method here.

Velluminous - computational drawingsuntitled computational drawing

chris howells

Chris Howells makes all-natural solid-wood toy blocks from reclaimed wood.  You can find them in his Etsy shop, Christopherh.

Christopherh - Domino BlocksDomino Blocks

Christopherh - Building BlocksBuilding Blocks

jeff depner

Beautiful geometric color studies by Jeff Depner:

Jeff Depner - Reconfigured Grid Painting No.10Reconfigured Grid Painting No.10 (acrylic on canvas 52x47 2010)

Jeff Depner - Absent ChiropractorAbsent Chiropractor (acrylic on canvas 15x13 2009)

(via lost bird found)

paige russell

It's hard to pick a favorite from Paige Russell's Spout Collective (below), but the Soy Sauce Set is definitely at the top of our list!

Paige Russell - Spout CollectiveSpout Collective by Paige Russell

chadhaus

Beautiful handcrafted furniture from Chad Robertson's design and fabrication workshop, Chadhaus:

Chadhaus - Vollen Large BenchVollen Large Bench

Chadhaus - Vollen BenchVollen Bench (for sale at Piano Nobile)

Chadhaus - Farmhouse Modern SideboardFarmhouse Modern Sideboard (for sale at Piano Nobile)

be still

One always has room for more stunning textiles in their life, right? Sarah at be still makes cushion covers and napkins out of beautiful fabrics from Thailand. These are a few of our favorites:

Be Still - Cushion Coversleft: PEBBLE BEACH Cotton Silk Rayon Cushion Cover, right: SIAM Silk Cushion Cover

jo demontis

Beautiful clothes and beautiful photography by Jo Demontis:

Jo Demontis - Twist Dress and Draped Cotton Sack Skirtleft: Twist Dress, right: Draped Cotton Sack Skirt

LBRANDTerraria

Minimal and modern, but certainly not boring:

LBRANDTerraria - TILT Vase and Grab bag Air plantTILT Vase and Grab bag Air plant by LBRANDTerraria

lx97

These simple "air" lines make me want to travel:

lx97 - Air Lines PrintAir Lines Print by lx97

"Air Lines is an art project showing worldwide airliner routes. Every single scheduled flight on any given day is represented by a fine line from it's point of origin to it's port of destination. Thereby forming a net of thousands of lines. Hubs like JFK, FRA or DXB turn into dark knots where lines meet, lesser served local services are only a subtle hint."

(found via my new favorite thing >> Pinterest !)

alex bamford

I love these curves captured by Alex Bramford (aka the big bambooly) on his flickr:

Alex Bramford - Photographytop left: wait, top right: cornish wave, bottom left: four legged race, bottom right: broken rail

studio fludd

It's turned into unofficial color week over here!  Take a look at these super cute puzzle/blocks for kids by Italian creative collective Studio Fludd:

Studio Fludd - CubettiCubetti

cristina pires

Loving these bold geometric dresses from Cristina Pires:

Cristina Pires - True Colors Dressleft: True Colors Dress in Grey Yellow White, right: True Colors Dress in Orange Brown Yellow

PataPri

Yuko Uemura at PataPri was one of the inspirations for us to start our own shop. She sells all sorts of textiles from towels and aprons to pillows and bedding in fun patterns and colors. Isn't this Paper Towel Hand Towel genius!? Yuko also makes cards has one of the coolest business cards around!

PataPri - Hand Towelsleft: Paper Towel Hand Towel, right: Hexagon Hand Towel

smartfish

If you've spent any time on Etsy this spring, you've probably already run across these fantastic shoes. SMARTFISH handmade footwear is created by Alisha Budkie, using sustainable and local materials.

Smartfish - Handmade FlatsHandmade Marigold Flats

brass necklaces

Brass necklaces are popping up everywhere these days! Here are two of our favorites:

Brass Necklaces - Dot Over Dot and Noble Town Vintageleft: Matchbox Necklace by Dot Over Dot, right: Vintage Brass Chevron Necklace by Noble Town Vintage

bookhou

Fabulous steam bent pieces from bookhou:

Bookhou - Childs Felt Chair and Steam Bent Table Slableft: Child's Felt Chair, right: Steam Bent Table Slab

felice varini

Constantly amazed by the work of Felice Varini:

Felice VariniTous pour l'angle, rouge Athens, Greece, 2004

Felice VariniCinq cercles concentriques, noir, Paris, France, 1993

Felice VariniCercle et suite d'eclats, Vercorin, Switzerland, 2009