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About Kris: Kris has taught architectural drafting, auto-cad for interiors and kitchen and bath design at the college level. Her interests are focused in design resulting in reduction of cost, space and environmental impact. Kris works full time in a technical field and is currently fixing up a 100 year old house in the sleepy Los Angeles neighborhood of Atwater Village. (View Profile)


Kluif shelving unit by Ellen Seegers

I love the simplicity of this built-in shelving by Ellen Seegers over at Beelden Bouwers. She uses various woods, paint colors and includes an attached lamp. Perhaps the best part of the unit is that it provides a stark contrast to the rest of the room and yet fits in perfectly to the space.


Gazelle and Rhino Wall Sculpture Trophies

So a modern version of trophy sculptures are not a new thing in decorating, and we’ve seen a few of them over the past few years, but what I like about these is that they are so supremely modern and minimal with their white finishes and come with a relatively small price tag considering some of the other versions out there.


Purchase Information:

Price: $78.00 and up.
Available from: Urban Outfitters

Grigio Lamp

This is a great little modern piece from CB2 that looks decidedly more sophisticated than the price tag may indicate. Resin base with glossy powdercoat finish topped with Linen/poly shade.

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.95
Available from: CB2

Hold on Tight bookshelf by Colleen and Eric

Great book end and bookshelf which comes in Beech, Walnut and Oak. The book end is a powdercoated aluminum cube. Sizes and colors can be customized.

Water based stain and all natural Shellac finish.


Purchase Information:

Price: $Available upon request
Availability: Buy Hold on Tight bookshelf by Colleen and Eric here

Source: Texturism's Tumblr

Origami Banks

If you buy one of these little porcelain origami banks, West Elm will donate $5.00 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00-$24.00
Available from: West Elm

Alma Allen Tables

These tables by Alma Allen made of salvaged wood are amazing. She’s done work for the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, including pieces in the lobby and in the rooms. Her work is available for purchase in custom sizes and colors. See Allen Pearce for more information.

ASH TABLE (above)
27 3/4 ” X 24″ X 15″


Purchase Information:

Price: $Price available upon request
Available from: Allen Pearce

Kitka Office Remodel

There’s a great, inexpensive office remodel over at Kitka in which they use super shiny plywood floors and a black and white color scheme that looks pretty fantastic.


More information:

View Kitka Office Remodel here

Trift by Judith Seng

Judith Seng is a German designer who has worked with different studios to create interesting pieces (one of which is the super minimal design house Industreal).

Her line of Trift Tables are solid wood pieces of wood, are partially painted with a high-gloss color, revealing the grain of the wood below. Each piece is unique depending on the size of the wood.


Purchase Information:

Price: $Prices available upon request.
Available from: Judith Seng's Portfolio Site

Source: Poppytalk

Kohler K-3760 33″ Undermount Sink


Purchase Information:

Price: $682.50
Available from: Faucet Direct

FLAMMA-Making a fire with Ikea products

There’s something really satisfying about watching this man start a fire using exclusively Ikea products. It does feel a little Rube Goldbergian, knowing that you could just start a fire with matches, but it’s nice to see ingenuity at work.

For more information you can see Helmut Smits’ site here.

Pila Outdoor Showers

The clean lines of this barely there shower head would work in any modern garden. The units come with integrated teak bases in the higher priced models or an adapter is included for connection with a standard garden hose.

Stainless Steel construction for outdoor durability.

Purchase Information:

Price: $619.00 and up
Available from: Calazzo

e15 Arie Shelving by Erik Levy

The e15 Shelving creates interesting patterns for displaying books, records, magazines and collectibles with the joinable, seamless units with endless configuration possibilities. The construction allows the unit to be put against the wall as traditional shelving, or can even be used as wall dividers.

The unit comes in 2 different heights and is available in either white MDF or waxed oak.

Purchase Information:

Price: £1,873.80
Availability: Buy e15 Arie Shelving by Erik Levy here

Vintage UK bus signs

There are some UK bus signs in Abigail Ahern’s book A Girl’s Guide to Decorating–and if you were wondering where to get one, you can find them on Etsy.

[via Ascot Friday]

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Availability: Buy Vintage UK bus signs here

Source: Via

Side Table Simple Series by Karl Zahn

Here’s an interesting piece by Karl Zahn which is intended to be left open at all times (the size of the drawer opening is left to your discretion).

Dimensions: 30″ tall x 12.25″ x 20″ to 30″ long
Materials: Recycled Pine Wood

Purchase Information:

Price: $700.00
Availability: Buy Side Table Simple Series by Karl Zahn here

Delta 20 All-Inclusive Windowsill Planter by Lechuza

Here’s a cool planter that has plant substrate integrated into the plastic as well as an irrigation system so you can leave your plants unattended for weeks. The level indicator will tell you when it is time to refill the reservoir again.

Dimensions: 16″ x 6″ x 7″
Awards: Red Dot Design

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.95
Availability: Buy Delta 20 All-Inclusive Windowsill Planter by Lechuza here