Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The stuff nightmares are made of

I've been sleeping well. The ikea mattress/futon is pretty comfy, and even though the slipcover is about as gentle and soothing on the skin as a cardboard loofah, I'm able to fall asleep and wake up right when I'm supposed to. This restfulness will all change because I've just seen this: a bowl with feet by Dylan Kendall
Terror. Inducing.
Just because you can put feet on something does not mean you should.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The new thing I'm drooling over

I'd written previously about how much I really wanted a Dyson magic fan. (not its actual name, but I think we all know what I'm talking about here). Well, between getting my mini fan and not actually having a place to put the magic fan, I'm going to have to cut it from my list of awesome things to get. Womp womp. Instead, I'm going to get one of these!
House Industries has made some pretty cool things, but in a collaboration with Herman Miller of Japan, they're producing a series of tables inspired by some of House's more iconic fonts. The downside? There's only going to be 80 of them. And they're all in Japan. And you thought the Missoni for Target lines were cutthroat. However, the wire-base tables appear on my local craigslist from time to time. If I was crafty, I could probably DIY something kind of like this. But I'd feel a little guilty about modifying a vintage table, especially if it turned out badly. Anyone else ever feel furniture modification guilt? Who's booking a plane ticket to Japan to pick up one of these?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Enter the handles

They've finally arrived. turns out, 4-6 weeks is kind of a long time when you're waiting for something. So the winning handle was *drumroll please*
Handle 3! While they were the most expensive, they were also the ones I enjoyed holding the most, and I felt like they fit the scale of the drawers a lot better. These things are heavy too. I feel like I could have used them as weapons. Which leads to the bathroom. I wanted something a little more fun in there, so I went for these. They're a matte finish that was a really close match with the shower curtain.
Here's a slightly wider angle. I think it adds that something extra that's been missing. Well, one of the something extras.
All in all, I think these were worth the almost 2 month wait. Do any of you ever replace the little things like handles, or do you focus more on the larger projects?

Friday, September 2, 2011


Here's what I'm drooling over this week.
I just wish that I had more gift exchanges and housewarming parties that I could use this as my offering. It's cool without being super-practical. Yes, that's a good thing as far as I'm concerned. Besides, what better way to get toddlers to appreciate Albers and Aicher? Knoll Textiles
If my coffee table didn't already have a book, I'd consider getting this one. It's encyclopedic and it covers a topic I'm interested in. I only wish I had $75 to spend on a coffee table book. For the record, that's like 4 times what the actual coffee table itself cost. What are you wishlisting? And do you also do the coffee table book thing, or do you put other things (such as coffee) there?