February 1st, 2013 — Design
What do you do if your cousin is on a mission to take a community of 700 people living on the streets in Mumbai India, and turn them from “very poor” to “middle class” in just eight years? If you’re Pepe Heykoop , you set about designing products that they can make and teaching them the skills required to make them, providing them with the income they need to escape abject poverty. It was an honor to meet him at IMM Cologne . He was showcasing two products; the Leather Lampshade and the Paper Vase cover – which uses simple folding techniques to provide a decorative cover for bottles which are thrown away all over India, turning them into something useful. Pepe’s cousin is Laurien Meuter, founder of The Tiny Miracles Foundation , an organization which believes they can make the world a better place, but that in order to do so, they need focus.
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Design for Good: Pepe Heykoop and the Tiny Miracles Foundation
January 10th, 2013 — Designer Stuff
What do you get when you pair high ceilings with big, clear windows? An absolutely gorgeous living room!
Add in some built-in see-through bookshelves, a swanky ladder, a beauty of a hot pink chair and you have the best living room I think I’ve ever seen. I could list every item of this room and still continue to find things that I love about it. The bike, the black lamp, that table with the frames. The black and white pillows.
What’s your favorite part of this modern living room?
December 13th, 2012 — Design
Sometimes a living space just isn’t big enough to fit a desk in it but, boy, it sure is handy to have a workstation sometimes. The Flatmate aims to give you just such a spot without taking up the valuable floor space that most desks do. Designed by Michael Hilgers for Müller Möbelwerkstätten , the slim design barely sticks out from its spot against the wall but gives you plenty of room to attend to all of your desk duties when opened up.
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Flatmate Desk by Michael Hilgers for Müller Möbelwerkstätten
October 11th, 2012 — Designer Stuff
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that we were redoing our floors, as I was searching for inspiration as to which finish we would choose. We just did our living room, because our precious little puppy had stained the floors with a few pee accidents. To avoid cutting and replacing the sections of the wood that was stained, our floor guy told us that if we chose a darker finish, it would be more cost efficient as it would just cover the stains right up.
So, that’s what we did! The first picture is a bad picture of the walls, as they are the same color as the walls in the second picture, but the floors really were that orangey. I never had a problem with the color, but now that they are that caramelly brown on the bottom – I am absolutely in love. They look even better in person – it is so hard to capture true colors on camera, as you probably know!
As the floor guy had told us, the stains were covered up and you can’t even see them! It only took about two days for the guys to be finished and it was well worth it.
What do you think of our new floors?
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September 14th, 2012 — Furniture, Furniture products
•Contemporary Living Room Chair Bed
•Select hardwood construction
•Brown chenille fabric upholstery
•Dark brown bycast leather base
•Chair converts into a bed
Chair: 44″L x 45″W x 35″H
Bed size: 75″L x 32″W
Caprio Chair Bed in Brown Chanille Fabric
June 19th, 2012 — Designer Stuff
Given the popularity of cowhide rugs and other animal outlines draped on living room and bedroom floors, it’s interesting to see the look in a different way, as on the comforter of the bed within the first image.
As the throw shown above is a hotel room, I think that it would be more functional in a room like that – or perhaps a guest room. I don’t know about you, but I’d get tired of taking that thing off every night and then rearranging it in the morning!
If you absolutely had to display an zebra or leopard rug or throw, which look would you rather – as a throw on a bed or as a rug on the floor?
Images: 1 – 2
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June 17th, 2012 — Furniture, Furniture products
Black Bonded Leather Modern Living Room Set
- Contemporary Couch & Loveseat Set
- Black bonded leather upholstery
- Plushed, boxed cushions
- Tufted Seat back cushions
- Solid wood construction
- High density foam seats
- Sofa 93″L x 36″D x 39″H
- Loveseat 72″L x 36″D x 39″H
Black Bonded Leather Contemporary Sofa and Loveseat Set
May 10th, 2012 — Designer Stuff
Do you ever come across an image of a space that is so good it stops you in your tracks? So good it makes you consider selling and getting rid of everything in a similar space in your home just so you can completely recreate the look for yourself?
Because that just happened to me. I mean, I love my living room, but I think I love this one more. That gold coffee table and the gold wall decor and the white sofa and the patterned rug – I just can’t. The lamps and the side tables and the pillows – please!!! I don’t know what it is about this room that is making me need it, but I’m going to go with the gold coffee table. It’s just fabulous.
Well anyway, enough of my rambling, has this ever happened to you? Have you ever acted on it and actually recreated the look for yourself?
And if anyone knows more about the room, let me know! I found it on Pinterest which led to a tumblr without any information.
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January 19th, 2012 — Furniture, Furniture products
Modern living room set
Brown full leather upholstery
Multi density foam seats and backs
Wooden block legs
Sofa: 88″L x 35″D x 38″H
Loveseat: 71″L x 35″D x 38″H
Chair: 50″L x 35″D x 38″H
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Brown Full Leather Modern Living Room Sofa & Loveseat
January 10th, 2012 — Designer Stuff
A few months ago, I made a series of DIY wall art for the wall above the sofa in our living room. As soon as we put them up, I started kicking myself for not putting in a floating shelf and balancing the pieces against them.
After these images, I’m kicking myself even harder! The first one is my favorite, with the grey walls and all the different size frames and colors. However, I do love the black and white theme and staggered shelves in the second. And the combination of frames with the initials and boxes in the third.
Maybe I’ll grab a shelf at IKEA and replicate this look over the next week or so. Have any of you done something like this in your home lately? I’d love to hear!
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