Matrix LED Screen
Written by Katie on January 8, 2016. Permalink
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
Your Design Guide to Home & Style.
Written by Katie on January 8, 2016. Permalink
Written by Katie on December 15, 2015. Permalink
Anyone who has ever professed love for Phillip Johnson’s Glass House might like this very specific snow globe. Quoting the store, it’s the “ultimate souvenir” for an admirer- “a modern icon in a nostalgic representation.” There’s a limited edition blue version as well ($80).
Purchase Information:Price: $75.00 - 80.00
Written by Katie on September 11, 2015. Permalink
Oh, what to do with a ho-hum vase, plant, or weird thingamajig? Put it on a pedestal! That phrase might sound like a pop song’s title (and maybe it is) but placing an item on one of these wood pedestals elevates it into special viewing territory, which makes it slightly less tchotchke-esque and a little more ‘oo-what’s that?’ They’re sold as a set of two, so starting thinking which two of your favorite things deserve a little more visual attention.
Purchase Information:Price: $50.00
Written by Katie on June 2, 2015. Permalink
Let’s feast our eyes on the Bushel Brushes by Fredericks & Mae. Are they weird and wonderful? Yes. May you use them for practical things like cleaning? Indeed, you may. How about fun things like painting? Yes, though do be sure to clean the brushes very thoroughly afterwards. You could also just keep one or two on your desk for sweeping away dust and crumbs, and that way you’d be justified to keep them out on display all the time just so you could turn them over and admire the dotted colors hidden within the nylon fibers.
Purchase Information:Price: $90.00 +
Written by Katie on October 31, 2014. Permalink
If only we had done a little research beforehand, a few of these iBride Ravens would be decorating our homes for this All Hallows’ Eve. Maybe you can get ahead of the game by buying one or two for next year, or maybe you’ll like to keep them out year round- they’ll be very quiet companions, I assure you. They arrive at your door needing a little assembly yet already named- the one with outspread wings goes by the name of Karl.
Purchase Information:Price: $183.00 each
Written by Katie on October 15, 2014. Permalink
What do you get the person who has everything? A Mozartkugel Music Box, of course. Turn the key and Mozart’s ‘Voi Che Sapete’ from ‘Marriage of Figaro’ begins playing from inside the large, solid wooden ball. Magic? We wish. This wind-up music box is cleverly designed by Adam + Harborth of Siebensachen.
Purchase Information:Price: $75.00
Written by Katie on March 13, 2014. Permalink
Not every home can stomach super modern sculptures, mostly because they’re not exactly kid-friendly, but also because modern art can be prohibitively expensive for a more modest budget. However, these sleek, colorful acrylic sculptures by Vasa Mihich aren’t going to make you choke when you hear the price- or maybe they will if you have a very, very modest budget- but for those of us that wouldn’t mind investing in such splendor for under the $1G mark, it looks like a safe bet. There are also smaller, less expensive pieces on Vasa Mihich’s site. Hmm, what was that? Why, yes, my birthday is coming up, how kind of you to remember.
Purchase Information:Price: $750.00
Written by Katie on December 30, 2013. Permalink
Straws! Did you know that with Jix, a modular connector by Patrick Martinez, you can build all sorts of sculptures in a matter of minutes? Not many of us will go to the extent of the environment shown in the picture above, but a table-top sized sphere or a rhombohedron, sure. That imagination needs to be exercised, after all, and maybe even your friends, family, or coworkers will get involved building larger shapes.
Purchase Information:Price: $18.00
Written by Katie on December 24, 2013. Permalink
Written by Katie on October 2, 2013. Permalink
This grey conglomeration might perplex you at first, but it’s actually a puzzle that doubles as
table décor. You’re most likely familiar with tangrams, those puzzles with seven flat pieces meant for rearranging in a certain shapes, and this tablescape takes that idea into 3D territory with each piece being a part of a miniature city landscape.
Each piece is made of solid concrete, so you’d be smart to place them well out of any small child’s reach, but that said, it would be an interesting piece to have out and test yourself occasionally on making certain shapes (exercise for the brain!).
Purchase Information:Price: $200.00
Written by Katie on September 5, 2013. Permalink
It’s just what you never knew you needed- a display box that costs half a grand. What am I smoking? Nothing, I promise, but they’re just so darn perfect as dust-free receptacles for all manner a strange objet d’art, it’s tempting to forget the price tag.
Designed by Eva Lilja Löwenhielm for Asplund, each glass box or “kub” has a wood base, and, happily, there are a few fun colors and sizes to choose from: square violet, square orange, wide white or the tall yellow are in stock over at Huset Shop, while the Asplund online shop has two different wood base options as well as an extra olive color choice.
Purchase Information:Price: $528.00
Written by Katie on March 19, 2013. Permalink
Who doesn’t want small 3D type to spell out their company’s name? These ready-for-assembly letters are available in three different sizes: 2″, 4″, and 8″. The 2″ are borderline irresistible, but hey, go big if you can afford it. This first series is based on Gotham Typeface by H&FJ, and you can submit customizations on the I Heart SolidType blog.
Purchase Information:Price: $12.00 - 125.00
Written by Katie on March 11, 2013. Permalink
Faceted boulders! Low-res rocks! Talk about a great addition to a landscape, or as a sort of objet d′art (air quotes) in an empty corner of a room. There’s not a lot of info, but really, what do you need to know other than they’re made from steel? Update: No longer available through original link (Etsy), but good news, now available directly from the designer/maker, Wyatt Studio.
Purchase Information:Price: $2,500.00
Written by Katie on April 10, 2012. Permalink
Oh, how to display your precious objects? Or tiny plants? Those special collectibles and/or living specimens can now live protected in a small glass petri dish under a similarly smallish glass dome. Fact: objects in glass domes make you look smart, unlike just petri dishes, which, if you left lying around, would make people think you’re really weird, or a scientist.
Purchase Information:Price: $45.00
Written by Katie on December 2, 2011. Permalink
Whoa. If you’re not a fan of the taxidermy trend, have I got something to share with you. Bend Seating has trophy heads made of metal. And they’re geometric, engineered from a mathematical formula. And this makes them awesome. Wall art? Heck yeah. Coat hook? Yes please.