• Creative Types: Chadhaus

    We sat down with the designers of Chadhaus design (above from L-R, Dinah Dimalanta, Emily Robertson and Chad Robertson) located in Seattle, Washington and learned a little more about their firm, Chadhaus. In addition to being designers for the firm, Dinah and Chad build the furniture in the studio. The first thing I have to say about the work of Chadhaus is that in addition to using beautiful woods and having a very cohesive design aesthetic, the craftsmanship of their work is impeccable. It's because of this attention to detail that the simplicity and beauty of their designs really bring ...

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  • Friday Links

    Awesome Mac OSx tips for pro users. F-ing Finally. How secure are your passwords? (via SwissMiss)

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  • Friday Links

    This week I've been obsessing over data and ways to communicate it. For inspiration there's FlowingData and also Feltron and his blog. For those of you who like to get your hands dirty there's: Processing.org and Processingjs: a fun, javascripty and open source programming language for data visualization. There's also D3 and another one called Protovis. The 10 Best Foods for Your Looks Living in 90 square feet in Manhattan! How would you organize the space? I think I'd build the floors up and do hidden storage in compartments below the floor. All that stuff above me would give me a ...

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  • Sir Terence Conran’s Apartment

    Yesterday evening mydeco hosted an event to celebrate the relaunch of Conran and mydeco's third birthday. There was also a tour of Sir Terence Conran's apartment, of which we were allowed a few photos.

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  • Friday Links

    Here are the links we liked this week: If you're curious as to how much sun London got last year: London: The Year From Space Interesting rustic lamps made from disgarded Christmas trees: Flume Lamps via core77 Embroidered book covers by Jillian Tamaki: Penguin Threads Deluxe Classics via The Fox Is Black World's Largest Indoor Photo A rather impressive upcycling of old cabinets: the ecospot Awesome Ikea hack DIY via DoorSixteen Have you ever wondered? Have a nice weekend.

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  • Friday Links

    And here are this week's links: Shirotokuro (Shortened form of ‘Shiroi to kuroi’-- Japanese for ‘black and white’.) Gmail organization! Awesome. We love Jenny's selections over at Aubrey Road. Closet visits! Currently, I think my life would improve by 15% if I had this soap. Reborn. Bring your broken stuff to repair at the Fixers' Collective in Brooklyn (via boingboing) History of the world in 100 seconds, according to Wikipedia. If you have the original iPad, take a look at this: Smart Cover For Original IPad Predictive Smiles (via Tish's Place) Cool diagram of a nuclear reactor cooling system Unplggd: 5 Simple ...

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  • Rust-Oleum Cabinet and Countertop Transformations

    Recently I got to take part of a Rust-Oleum sponsored event in New Orleans, where along with a few other bloggers, I got a hands-on demonstration of two of their latest products from their Transformations line: Cabinet Transformations and Countertop Transformations. Geared for DIYers and budgeters, a kitchen renovation can realistically be achieved for under $400!

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  • Friday Links

    Links that caught our eyes this week: Daytum- They recently came out with an iPhone App and it makes making fun graphs easy. Whoa. This post is from late 2009, but still: the future is crazy. GOOD: The Lazy Person's Guide to Exercise: Seven Ways To Get Moving Awesome desk-bed-loft for kids by MihaDesign (via swissmiss) MNMLIST What would it look like to approach Saturn in a spaceship? Cassini Approaches Saturn Recycled Teddy Bear Rugs by Agustina Woodgate (via unconsumption) Nike Speakers: Challenging Throwaway Culture Through Repurposing (via unconsumption) National Geographic's The Face of 7 Billion (via design taxi) and, last, but ...

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  • JOY OF LIVING

    If you're in London this weekend, you might want to drop by London's Somerset House to check out JOY OF LIVING, a charity project organized to raise support for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres. Over 100 new and established UK designers have created a piece of artwork that expresses the joy of living all on a single sheet of A4 graph paper. Each artwork is priced at £250, and you won't know who made it until the piece is purchased. If you'd like to donate directly, visit the Just Giving website. JOY OF LIVING, exhibited and sold at London's Somerset House from 15...

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  • Donate: Devastation in Japan

    We're heartbroken about the devastation in Japan. Donate today to help support disaster relief efforts.

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  • Paper-free Living

    About three years ago I decided to make the switch from paper files to paper-free living. It satisfies my desire for minimalism, allows me to put my finger on a document with a few clicks if I need it, and it helps me keep clutter down! True story: When I was buying a home, my mortgage broker asked me for the last 2 years of bank statements, pay stubs, and tax returns. When I emailed her all 78 of those documents 5 minutes later, she was beyond stunned. Ready to whip your record-keeping into shape? Here's how I started: Tools: Scanner--I have the ...

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  • Friday Links

    A few links that we liked this week: "the person you love is 72.8% water"- experimental typography from teaganwhite, via Behance Network a comparision of wabi-sabi to modernism -Lindsey Adelman google street view sights (to pass the time) Amusing: Damn You Auto Correct! Wind Knitting Factory by Merel Karhof via designboom and finally, Smile Like It's Friday by Josh Owen, $16.00-$25.00 depending on size Have a nice weekend!

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  • The Design Tree’s Curious Collectible Giveaway

    The following post is sponsored by Greentea Design. Well, here we are with a Curious Collectible Giveaway from The Design Tree. One-of-a-kind collectibles (like a beautiful acupuncture doll or feng shui compass that you see above) sourced from artisan and antique markets across Asia will be given away 5 lucky winners, and all you have to do is click on the 'Like' button on Greentea Design's Facebook page from March 8-16 and comment on one of their wall's posts. That's it. Full contest details are available at The Design Tree. "The artifacts we’ve chosen are unique and beautiful, steeped in ...

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  • Friday Links

    Random links for you on this Freitag: NPR: Everything You Own In A Photo: A Look At Our Worldly Possessions Minimalissimo, a blog that celebrates minimalism. the human calendar via Digital Crushes iPad 2 "Thinner. Lighter. Faster." British place-names misspelled on American signposts: Oli Kellett, via It's Nice That mo+mo living AMAZING Cardboard Columns With 16 Million Facets: Michael Hansmeyer via Co. Design Have a nice weekend!

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  • Friday Links

    Here are a few links for your Friday eyes. Moa Karlberg's series "Watching You Watching Me" via Co.Design Cute Return Address labels. BBC: Audio slideshow: Beautiful science Jamie Isenstein's Arm Chair, via all the mountains... Lifehacker: How to Complain to Get What You Want (Without Being a Huge Asshole) StreetMuseum iPhone app via REIGEN A Collection a Day Have a great weekend!

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  • Giveaway: Authentic Eero Aarnio Ball Chair

    The following post is sponsored by the Finnish Design Shop. Oh, happy days! Finnish Design Shop has officially launched its site in the US, and, as a special treat, is giving away a genuine Eero Aarnio Ball Chair (valued at $6980). One chair will be given away to each of FDS’s four local sites of US, Europe, Finland, and Italy, and will be custom made using the original molds from the original factory in Finland. It's an iconic chair, and to get it completely free is one heck of deal. Simply 'like' Finnish Design Shop on Facebook for a chance ...

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