Saturday, February 22, 2014

BOWIE AND SOTTSASS

Randomness sometimes leads to something cohesive. Case in point, this old David Bowie LP I had totally forgotten I had (I was actually looking for Rick James' Street Songs), a pair of red ceramic lips left over from Valentine's Day and, in a excellent case of randomness, the red and white radical 80s lamp base that I scored for $2.50 at Goodwill. Turns out that patterned laminate on it is Bacterio, designed by none other than Ettore Sottsass and still in production today! 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SLEEK SOFA

I found this mid century-style sofa serendipitously at a thrift shop on Saturday. I absolutely adore the low, streamlined style of it, and check out that blonde wood frame! From the tags I discerned she came from a bank lobby in Seattle, though there are no dates on her for me to tell whether she's actual mid century or a newer copy. I will definitely end up reupholstering her, but at only $24, she's worth the investment.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

SLINGS AND ARROWS

In a constant quest to celebrate holidays in an offbeat and unique fashion, I tend to eschew the per-packaged, mass-marketed paraphernalia and make things instead. Halloween costumes, Christmas ornaments and valentines are things that, for me, are satisfying to create rather than buy. Admittedly, I really just printed and cut these beauties, but it was a low effort, high-impact project that was fun for the girls and I. It's not too late to make them; find the templates here. XOXO!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

SNOW BUG

When a foot of snow dumps down on your town, you tend to notice the cherry red vintage Beetles looking so cheerful and perfectly cool just chillin' by the curb.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

MINT GREEN TRUCK

I've seen this truck driving around town, and finally caught it camera-ready. 
How fun would it be to tool around in this?