Decorations in a vintage colour palette with plenty of sparkle? Why, that must be Confetti System of course.
I knew I had preferences, sure, but I didn’t realise how specific my ideal kitchen was until I was looking back over my Pinterest and discovered that the kitchens I’d pinned all. looked. the same.
Traditional white cabinetry? Check. Dark timber floors? Check. Lab sink? Check. Industrial details? Check.
Being bombarded daily with beautiful images from design blogs can leave you a bit blasè to everything after a while. But then you come across something so incredible it stops you in your tracks.
Do yourself a favour and head over to Jillian’s blog to see the full wraparound covers.
I’m working on a lace-themed wedding invitation for a client at the moment. As is the way, I’m now seeing gorgeous, contemporary interpretations of lace popping up all over the place.
From top: Carrie storage/bicycle basket from Fjorn Scandanavian | Beautiful textured dishes from the appropriately-named Lace Pottery | Metal lace pendant light from Bernabei Freeman | Crochet side table by Marcel Wanders | Home Goods vase spotted on Bliss Bloom | Mini bird dish by Prince Design UK.
What’s so exciting about pictures of rain on windows? Um, only that these are painted. Wow, that’s what I call photorealism.
I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to do an Obsess & Inspire feature on Tord Boontje – what a travesty. The London-based Dutch designer has won hearts the world over with his iconic, whimsical laser-cut designs.
I adore the feather-like shape of the Icarus light… but is it just me or does the spiky-at-the-top and long-at-the-back arrangement look disturbingly like a mullet?
(Sorry, Tord, we still love you.)
I know, I know, another Obsess & Inspire about funky illustrated screenprinted music posters. Will you let me off if I tell you that the super talented designer Tad Carpenter also illustrates greeting cards, advertisements, awesome prints for kids’ rooms and even snowboards?
See more examples of his quirky characters and fun hand-lettering on his blog.
Every home or gift shop you walk into has dozens of vases, and they’re generally nice but after a while you start to think, meh, they’re all looking like they were churned out of the same factory.
Then an artisan like Samantha Robinson comes along and makes you sit up and take notice of ceramics again. I’m always so happy when an independent Australian artist or designer makes it big, and that’s exactly what Samantha has done, with her intricately-patterned handmade porcelain pieces being picked up by US style giant Anthropologie.
The only question is, how to choose your favourite? Is it a delicate cylinder vase that looks like a sketch on a rolled sheet of paper, the belly bowls cast from pregnant women or the summery watermelon bowls?
I’ve long been a fan of Scottish designer Donna Wilson’s illustrated character Meg (that’s her on the plate). Now I see she has a boyfriend, Beardy Bob, and some furry friends as well as lots of other cheerful products.