This is one of these “wow! I wish I could make one of these” ideas.
Using test tubes inserted in a circular frame, this chandelier brings the garden inside your home. Or if you don’t want a garden, fill the detachable test tubes with colored water, aquarium rocks, or even leave them empty.
. . . → Read More: Chandeliers made with test tubes by Pani Jurek
A studio apartment complete with a bed, bathtub, bookcase and dining table set for dinner. Sounds like my house, except it is all crafted from found paper. The “Scribe’s House” was built by artist Pablo Lehmann and is currently installed in the gallery at the Rockefeller Center’s Anthropologie store in New York City. I . . . → Read More: “The Scribe’s House” a furnished apartment created entirely from paper at Anthropologie
These figures look charmingly comical to me – like a cartoon character, or a farm animal, with a head so over-sized that it can’t be held up for another minute.
They are actually furniture pieces by the Latvia architecture and design practice called Sampling. From the series ‘Farming,’ they are crocheted using hemp twine. . . . → Read More: Morphing crochet furniture by Sampling
There is nothing like walking on soft moist grass. So how about bringing that grass indoors? The designs in this post incorporate the living greenery on rugs, tables, chairs and even computer keyboards.
1. Garden furniture by Kevin Hunt. (via)
2. The GardenRug by Piadesign. This carpet is composed of a felt-like organic alpaca and . . . → Read More: Grass growing on furniture, rugs and computer keyboards
The Addams Family would be proud to dine under this hot-pink octopus chandelier, especially since it was inspired by Tuesday Addams’ octopus painted on the end of her bed. The skateboarder turned photographer turned chandelier maker Adam Wallacavage used ideas from books by Charles Addams, the creator of the Addams Family, to renovate a . . . → Read More: Octopus chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage
UK-based company Polly Granville takes battered furniture and restores and re-interprets them using modern and traditional methods. They took this outsized chair and transformed it by setting a vintage tapestry into the left arm and on the opposite leg adding a cross-stitch design mimicking the two trees from the tapestry. The tree motif was stitched . . . → Read More: Furniture re-invented with cross-stitch by Polly Granville
All my problems would be solved if I could sleep under the moon and stars in this rocking bed! Designed and handcrafted by Atlanta-based Joe Manus of Shiner International, the Mood Rocking Bed can be used indoors or outdoors. You can also choose between a rocking motion or no motion by using the rubber . . . → Read More: The Mood Rocking Bed
1. We all have our inner wolves. Just sit in designer Chris Duffy’s latest creation, and look at your shadow! Made from red powder coated mild steel, the chair balances on and casts a lupine projection which also doubles as a faux fur rug. You can buy one here. (via) 2. These bookends are on the . . . → Read More: Animal-inspired designs: shadow chair, bookends, dog pooping lamp
At last week’s DMY Berlin 2012 (International Design Festival), Italian designer Andrea Brena presented an array of home furnishings which were arm-knitted using discarded fabric strips from Italian textile factories. (Arm-knitting??? It’s just knitting with your arms instead of needles.)
Called the “Knitted Army,” Brena’s collection includes carpets, pillows and chairs. Using only his . . . → Read More: “Knitted Army” arm-knitted furnishings by Andrea Brena at DMY Berlin 2012
1. CORE, an acronym for Coconut Recycled, is a chandelier by Malaysia-based designer Ed Chew. Built with an outside layer of recycled coconut spheres, the lighting fixture is based upon the original Tetrapak lamp (also designed by Chew). If you would like to see how to build a Tetrapak lamp, click here. (via)
2. . . . → Read More: Design Finds: chandeliers made from recycled materials