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
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
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!