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Samuel Treindl re-invents mass-produced furniture like IKEA cabinets

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Lamp out of an IKEA PS cabinet

Bowl out of an IKEA PS cabinet

Clock out of an IKEA PS cabinet

German designer Samuel Treindl uses the term “parasite production” to describe his work. Taking mass-produced objects, like IKEA cabinets, Treindl cuts out shapes to create functional accessories like lamps, clocks, wall-mounted . . . → Read More: Samuel Treindl re-invents mass-produced furniture like IKEA cabinets

Miniature wire sculptures of “the things we leave behind” by Iglika Krasimirova Georgieva

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Grief and longing. Iglika Krasimirova Georgieva evokes these emotions in her photographic installation called “Rooms.” Using wire and paper, Georgieva creates miniature replicas of antique furniture. After attaching them to a wallpapered backdrop, the Chicago based freelance architectural designer photographs the furniture with a light source casting dramatic shadows across the scene. The result is a series of moving . . . → Read More: Miniature wire sculptures of “the things we leave behind” by Iglika Krasimirova Georgieva

Chandeliers made with test tubes by Pani Jurek

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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.

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“The Scribe’s House” a furnished apartment created entirely from paper at Anthropologie

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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

Morphing crochet furniture by Sampling

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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

Grass growing on furniture, rugs and computer keyboards

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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

Octopus chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage

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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

Furniture re-invented with cross-stitch by Polly Granville

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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

The Mood Rocking Bed

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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

Animal-inspired designs: shadow chair, bookends, dog pooping lamp

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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