Written by Katie on December 29, 2016. PermalinkCan you believe 2016 is coming to a close? Whether this year has been wonderful or difficult, now's a good time to reflect and ruminate on what you'd like the new year to be. I'm planning to travel to more far-flung destinations and learn at least one new language. And you? What will you do? While you ponder that question, take a look at our top 5 posts from 2016. And, hey, thanks for visiting BLTD and for liking/linking to us this year- we couldn't keep doing this without your…
Top Posts of 2015
Written by Katie on December 31, 2015. Permalink
Wrapping up 2015 takes us to the popular posts of the year. It's mystery how some items take off and get thousands of views and others languish by the roadside, but, hey, such is the way of individual tastes and internet sharing habits. So, onwards, to the top 5 posts shared and visited this year. 1. Food Huggers, $10.00+ 2. The Backyard House 3. Stick-lets 4. Stick-N-Find Bluetooth Stickers, $35.00 5. The Vipp Shelter
July 4th Weekend
Written by Katie on July 1, 2015. Permalink
Can you believe this Saturday is July 4th? Prepare yourself for the festivities by perusing this random list of summer-y things, mostly picked for their fun and outdoorsy-ish nature. 1. Flatware Caddy, $11.97 2. Star Spangled Spatula, $75.00 3. Apron with Built-in Oven Mitts, $32.00 4. Iced Carafe, $32.00 5. bodum ® fyrkat picnic charcoal grill, $69.99 6. Fire Torch, $54.95 7. Leather Fly Swatter, $16.00 8. Wooden Yo-Yo, $8.00 9. Star Dominoes by Fredericks & Mae, $80.00 10. Bistro Collection Metal Chair - Set of 2 by Fermob, $216.00 11. Table Tennis Game Set, $49.95 12. Spring Release Ice…
Written by Katie on June 14, 2013. Permalink
The following post is sponsored by Fab. I don't know about you, but when Fab first started, I was a little addicted to checking it everyday. Then, I slowly weaned myself off, reminding myself that if I didn't look, I would be blissfully unaware of the everyday design steals. Now, after checking it again after weeks of restraint, I'm gob-smacked by the selection of items, some of which we've posted here on BLTD, and others that I'll be bookmarking for future posts. Here are a few items that caught my eye, most of which are of limited quantity, so sign…
Clothing for Furniture by Sinje Ollen
Written by Katie on June 5, 2012. Permalink
Here's an entirely new way to approach an old or worn out midcentury classic: pay someone to knit a custom cover for it. If your piece is damaged or faded from the sun, Sinje Ollen can make custom 'clothes' tailored to the environment the piece lives in. Hand-painted yarns ensure a unique color scheme for your classic, and if you're not sure about what color is best, an in home consultation is available for an additional fee. If you're sharp, you'll have picked up on the word clues 'custom' and 'hand-painted', so you'll not be too shocked at the pricing.…
Saint Patrick’s Day Picks
Written by Katie on March 16, 2012. Permalink
In light of tomorrow's Saint Patrick's Day, here are a few green items to feast your eyes upon. 1. Pablo Link Task Lamp, $323.00 2. Go-cart Camo Table-Media Cart, $159.00 3. Washing-up bowl and brush, $87.50 4. Algues, 25 pieces, $105.00 5. Arrow Hanger, $45.00 6. Hee Lounge Chair, $296.00 7. Collapsible Funnel, $30.00 8. Radio Solar Crank, $34.00 9. Dustpan and broom, $32.00
What to do with the TV?
Written by Katie on February 1, 2011. Permalink
Today on desire to inspire Kim did a post on what to do with a television. It got me thinking about all the interior images I've saved and if any of them might help in figuring out the best place for that necessary beast. And what did I find after looking through all of our tumblr and my personal desktop file? Only a sad few to add to desire to inspire's picks. It seems that the way to go is to either hide it completely away or choose a designated spot and just deal with the fact it's out in…
Written by Katie on November 24, 2010. Permalink
Supermarket invited us/me to pick a few 'super' things over on their blog. There's a ton of great items from tooons of talented designers, but only ten top picks were asked for, so ten top picks I gave. See the list over at Supermarket's blog.
MoMA: Destination Portugal
Written by Katie on June 22, 2010. Permalink
MoMA has a variety of interesting (and exclusive) objects in their Destination Portugal collection. Take a look at our favorites.
Lerival – Furniture by Architects
Written by Katie on May 27, 2009. Permalink
Another favorite from ICFF is Lerival, a web-based store and gallery focusing on furniture designed by 'today's top architectural talent'. Thankfully, the pieces on show are available for purchase, so instant gratification can be had for those of you (with money) itching to buy. Lerival offers a new source for contemporary furniture, and offers exclusive access to untapped, ground-breaking design from the global architecture community. Through lerival, the consumer is never more than one step away from the architects themselves, and our products reflect this - merging cutting-edge aesthetics with close attention to construction and detail, lerival offers its clients…
Misewell 2009 Collection
Written by Katie on May 26, 2009. Permalink
Another excellent new collection at ICFF was by Misewell, a Milwaukee based company founded by brothers Vincent and Paul Georgeson. Stretch (Coat Rack), $625.00 Lockwood Chair, $365.00 1/2 Nelson Cafe Table, $1,175.00 Sixagon Stool or Side Table, $265.00 Eileen (Leaning Floor Lamp), $775.00 Buy it here.
The Love Collection
Written by Katie on January 20, 2009. Permalink
Just in time for February, these pieces incorporate the heart in clever touches and shapes. The ‘Love Collection’ is an exciting new capsule range that bears all of the classic Deadgood trademarks including an exceptional design style, an uncompromising commitment to quality and an eccentric, tounge in cheek twist. Handcrafted in solid oak the range includes a heart shaped mirror with bevelled glass detailing, a 100% pure wool upholstered lounge chair, featuring heart shaped buttons and an oak console table with heart shaped leg joints. The oak is subtle enough to let the design of the pieces speak for themselves…