Monday, September 21, 2009


Eco-Whimsical Fun.

Our tree hugging hearts needed a vacation from all things serious this week.

We sought out sources of contagious smiles. Recycling is one of the most enviromentally responsible things we can do. It's also a way to add some character and personality to your home.

I dedicate this post to my sister Briana, whose heart and personality will identify with all products and philosophies mentioned below.

images courtesy of Ballard Designs
You can create a lamp out of a wine bottle or demijohn bottle. While there are many different DIY projects out there, Ballard Designs provides the quickest route from empty magnum champagne bottle to lamp, and it's the safest too (less chance of cutting or gluing oneself to the project). Trust me, I have tested this theory.

Matt Car for Umbra created this clock, the teacups are vintage and picked by hand. Limited Edition of 500 in White, 200 in black Retails around $300. contact is 800.387.5122

When I was little I had an Aunt Laura who had a collection of vintage cups and saucers in a cabinet. This reminds me of her and each cup has a history.

As a designer I often meet clients who have collections of....well....random stuff. There is a way to incorporate each client's hobbies and collectibles. Some are best displayed formally, and some are simply to be enjoyed, and even giggled at.

Whimsy from across the pond...

Fabulous English website, Bouf

"Max the bath tub chaise. A contemporary twist on the sofa briefly featured in breakfast at Tiffany's. Created from a vintage cast iron bath and upholstered in fabric of your choice. Perfectly formed for single seater slouching or sofa for two. available in your choice of colours and fabrics hand made in the UK .Max McMurdo is the entrepeneur who successfully featured on dragons den with his eco creations. He re-purposes every day waste items such as trolleys into chairs, baths into sofas and desks made from plane wings. eco has never been so cool. "

Bloom felt rug
From Selina Rose

" Intricately cut felt rug in charcoal grey featuring floral cut outs. This product is made from 100% wool felt and dyed using eco friendly dyes, the felt is sustainable and biodegradable. So the rug will not only look great on your floor but is kind to the environment. "

Good night.

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