domestic construction!

im so blown away by the creativity of the girls at domestic construction! so vibrant, whimsical, inspirational! i love their multi disciplinary approach to design, art, events and products. they make me want to get my scissors, and various types of paper out, and start cutting!

here’s their description of this piece: paint, paper, metal disks, glass beads, nails, pins, and tons of fun!

they describe this project of the brooklyn bridge as being constructed with: book pages from a brooklyn history book, paper, nails, and string

so fun!

they said this wall treatment was constructed of: painted canvas, tea stained paper, vintage wallpaper, thread cut and hand pasted to the wall

they’ve really got my imagination going! check out their website to fuel your creativity!!


Say hello to my new favorite chair! Or should I say cradle?  Designer Richard Clarkson in collaboration with Grace Emmanual, Brodie Campbell, Jeremy Broker, Eamon Moore, Kahlivia Russell and Joya Boerrigter have created this wonderful cradle for adults.

According to the project developers, “Cradle is about creating a safe, comfortable and relaxing environment in which the user can dissipate the over-stimulation of their senses. The design was heavily directed by a synthesis of research into Autism and children with Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD), as well as saftey, sustainability, function and aesthetics.”

This Cradle screams maximum relaxation!


pick up this months issue of sunset magazine to see some tips, including one from me,  on how to ‘wake up your bedroom’!

camping cot/coffee table duo!

I fell in love with this room design by Marie Claire with such fun colors, textures, and fabrics….but really my favorite part is her creative use of a camping cot as a coffee table!!

Here’s Martha Stewart using the same clever idea in her designs!!

Get your camping cot/coffee table duo at Rummage today for only $250!!

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moss carpet!

What an ingenious idea – a carpet for your bathroom made out of moss!  Creator Nguyen La Chanh proclaims, “The idea was to find a new way of having your plants inside. Not only plants in pots quietly standing in the corner of a living room but alive plants, evolving in the house.”

Made of decay-free foam called plastazote and 70 pieces of ball, forest, and island moss this lush green lawn flourishes from bathroom humidity and drops flowing from the body.  It’s a great balance between low maintenance and environmentally friendly.

Certainly there’s nothing better than bringing nature indoors and having the feeling of fresh moss under your toes :)

marinetime collection!

I fell in love with the Marinetime collection by Mati Karmin which adds a great twist to interior design.  His uniquely green approach in recycling old metal mine cases to create beautiful furniture and accessories blow my mind!!

When Russia pulled out of Estonia in the 1990s, they left behind a junk yard of military bomb shells.  Mati Karmin, a sculptor and industrial designer, gathered these shells crafting such pieces as carriages for children, suspended porch swings, master beds, lounge chairs, fireplaces, and even bath tubs.

My favorite has to be the desk and chair duo!