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Wooden textiles by Elisa Strozyk

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Wood in the fireplace. A wooden home. A wooden blanket?

Elisa Strozyk is pushing the boundaries of textile arts. She creates a fabric-like structure by attaching small geometric wooden shapes to a textile base. The new “wooden textile” acts just like fabric, draping across beds, floors, even people. Just push it and, like . . . → Read More: Wooden textiles by Elisa Strozyk

Objects used for growing moss by Claire Robert

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Paris, France based artisan Claire Robert has the magical ability to get moss to grow inside of anything: alarm clocks, the rotary dial of a telephone, wood picture frames.

To see more of Robert’s eye-catching work, visit her Etsy page.

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Lamps shades made from re-purposed crochet doilies

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Here are some ideas for using up those old crochet doilies as lamp shades. They cast some amazing shadows!

(top left) Four lamps shades made from doilies.

(top right) A bohemian-style lamp shade.

(2nd row) Rustic tea lamps made from recycled glass jars.

(3rd and 4th rows) An exquisite pendant lamp composed of vintage . . . → Read More: Lamps shades made from re-purposed crochet doilies

Midcentury designer Irving Harper’s secret works in paper

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Do you love mid-century design like the Marshmallow sofa, the Ball clock, Herman Miller textile designs? If so, you may still have never heard of Irving Harper, the creator of all of those icons. Irving Harper is widely recognized within the industry as one of the most prolific designers of the modernist style. He has produced numerous designs . . . → Read More: Midcentury designer Irving Harper’s secret works in paper

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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Crochet housewares: lamps, yoga balls, and faux taxidermy

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Crochet is the step-sister of Knitting: versatile, silent and a little subversive. 3-dimensional curves fall from the hook of the crocheter into these devastatingly unique objects.

1. I am no a fan of taxidermy but I do appreciate the satire of a faux mounted animal head. Tel Aviv, Israel based designer Hadar Kaplan uses humor . . . → Read More: Crochet housewares: lamps, yoga balls, and faux taxidermy

Ballpoint wallpaper designs by Alissia Melka-Teichroew

Since I scribbled (as a kid) on the walls at school and home, this piece brings back memories. For this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF 2012), New York City-based designer Alissia Melka-Teichroew presented these wallpaper designs. The textures she creates using the the simple ballpoint pen are amazing.

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Chandeliers made from unusual materials – gummi bears, wire, hangers and feathers

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1. Gummi bears. Using 5,000 hand-cast acrylic gummy bears, designer Kevin Champeny recently created this chandelier, called the Candelier. The light is 31″ in diameter, and weighs approximately 50 lbs. It is available to purchase in two sizes at Jellio. (colossal)

2. Wire. This wire chandelier looks like a drawing to me, but it . . . → Read More: Chandeliers made from unusual materials – gummi bears, wire, hangers and feathers

Creative DIY plant display ideas

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I’ve been collecting these creative ways to display plants/flowers for a long time. Here are four of them listed in clockwise order.

1. Light bulb vases. A unique and charming way to display flowers. See Free People for a tutorial. (atypicaltypea)

2. Flower display stands by designer Aurélie Richard. Take a few wood . . . → Read More: Creative DIY plant display ideas

“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