|Moooi Lolita Pendant Lamps, photo from Space|
Thursday, March 31, 2011
I am loving these new "Lolita" pendant lamps in pastel pink and grey (and of course black & white!) by Moooi. Available in Australia through Space, and designed by Nica Zupanc, who apparently "seeks out female archetypes intentionally, making frivolous and naive objects her focus". I rather like frivolous and naive when it appears in this form!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I often think of Bern when I watch "Glee" and I know if it had been around in our heyday we would have LOVED every corny minute of it. Hooray for musical theatrics.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
|Photo by Mainichi Design 2006 - Temple in Tokyo, Japan|
Like many around the world, my thoughts are with all those in Japan affected by the recent devastation after the earthquakes. It is a wonderful, inspiring country full of resilient, steadfast people who I'm sure will rebuild their towns and cities with their usual pride and stoicism.
Wishes also to the Christchurch earthquake victims, our very close neighbours, who although they may be overlooked by the media at present, our thoughts are still with them. St Kilda's Espy Hotel will hold a benefit concert "Hands Across The Tasman", next Wednesday, 23rd March, to raise money for the people of Christchurch, New Zealand. Tickets available here.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Sometime ago a lovely friend gave me some divine Japanese paper and said "use this in your jewellery making"! Well I've been saving it and waiting for that idea to come, and finally my light bulb moment arrived.
I've created two new designs, one using circles and the other squares. Recycled leather samples on one side and the lovely paper on the other. Sealed so they are water resistant. What do you think?
|Dots Leather & Paper necklace Copyright Mainichi 2011|
Posted by Mainichi at 11:42 AM
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
This is taking recycling to another level. I decided that my recycled leather brooches needed some backing cards, to make them a little more presentable. So for weeks I've been racking my brain wondering what to use. I thought about recycled cardboard, and then I had a light bulb moment. I have so many product postcards that I've now recycled a bunch into these "new" backing cards for my brooches! Saving $ and trees. Yay.
Friday, March 4, 2011
|All images via Bolefloor website|
How about this timber floor created by Bolefloor, a Dutch company (of course, they are one of the forerunners in cool architecture!)?? The solid timber floorboards follow the natural shape of the tree they are cut from. I love that a highly technical and mechanical approach has been taken to create something that appears so natural. Magic. Via Springwise.