Friday, November 30, 2007

Sir Leopold III: The Ornithologist T-Shirt

I think "Ornithologist" is a fabulous word. It just looks fun.

And I love this T-Shirt. $25 at Design By Humans.

Via Josh Spear.

Hot Dog Pillows

I love these Hot Dog pillows ($65 each) from Modern Dose.

The front design is the dog's head and the back is the tail.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Find: Trixie Delicious's Menace Plate

I really like this plate from Trixie Delicious's Etsy shop.

Her shop has a selection of vintage plates that have been dressed-up with interesting words and pictures.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Update: Spam One-Liners

I'm very excited to announce that Linzie Hunter's fabulous Spam One-Liners are now available for sale at Thumbtack Press.

Linzie was nice enough to email me the news over the weekend. She's currently offering 9 prints (sizes vary by piece) for $29.99 per print.

I have a few of these on my own Christmas list.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Radiator Food Warmer

The grass is always greener on the other side. But, if you live in Texas you might find yourself wishing it didn't stay green so much of the year.

We don't really get a lot of seasons here in Dallas. Example: it's November, 13th, and today's high is 86. We still have our air conditioners running.

So when I see something like this radiator-top breakfast tray, I can't help but feel a pang of jealousy.

We don't get many days that require radiators. Or have radiators, for that matter. But I like to imagine curling up in a warm chair on a cold day and enjoying a book, a latte and a muffin.

Via Freshome.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Spam One-Liners

I found a link to these amazing examples of hand-drawn typography on Joshua Blankenship's blog.

The series of one-liners, found on Flickr, are by Linzie Hunter. Each line is taken from spam she's received.

There's some buzz in the comment section asking Hunter to sell prints of the series. I certainly hope that she will.

Check out other cool illustration by L.H. here.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Potty Mouth Rides Again

Ok, I admit it. I'm a total potty mouth. And nothing makes me happier than seeing cute hand-made stuff covered in naughty-isms.

You may remember the Mean Bags I posted last week. If you liked those, you will be glad to discover Etsy Seller SpiderCamp.

Her work includes cute, slightly malformed felt bunnies with adorable button eyes embroidered with words like "shite," "poop," and "asshat."

She also makes "bunnies of purity," if you're into that sort of thing.

Thanks to my friend, Nikki, for the tip-off.

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Blik's wall decals have been popular for years. So it's no surprise that the bold, graphic, movable design element is making it's way off of the walls and into the rest of the home.

Over the last few days, I found two posts (1 & 2) on Decor8 featuring single-color pops of pattern in unusual places. Both are from emerging Swedish designers.

This black-on-pink floor pattern is amazing. I can't tell if it's a stencil done in high-gloss paint or a wall appliqué applied creatively, but I like it.

And this silicon table cloth from Wis Design gives a visual pop that can change easily with your moods.

Possible DIY project: I have a set of Ikea's Klubbo tables that could be easily dressed up with decals like these from Chiasso.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Batty Clothes Pins

These Vespertillium clothes pins are fun for when Halloween and laundry day collide.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Cool Stuff on Other Blogs

Customize your welcome mat, via Design Spotter.

A dreamy wire chateau at Daily Dose.

The best way to express your frustrations? A foul-mouthed bean bag to the face. Via Black White Bliss.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Print Room Stencils

If you're a fan of the 18th century print room, or The Family wallpaper, you will like the new line of stencils from Stencil Library.

Long story short, these stencils give you a place to paste your photos or art prints directly to the wall without having to hang wallpaper.

Of course, you will have to stencil, but for rooms like bathrooms and kitchens, wallpaper is probably a no-go anyways.

I just posted more about the stencils on Shak in Style.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Skull Filament Bulb

This would be fun for Halloween.

Skull Filament Bulb, $16 at Urban Outfitters.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Mid-century Posters

Awesome mid-century inspired posters. Get the purchasing details at Design Milk.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Trends: Black for Fall

Black is back. And it's amazing how this once daunting hue lends warmth and depth to an interior.

Decor8 has an amazing guest post by Rachel Perls of Hue Consulting about decorating with black. It's filled with amazing photos.

And in response, The Kitchen Designer has a post about black kitchens (a trend I'm considering for my own home).

I'm especially fond of the black bathroom. It seems very elegant and really makes a the white porcelain pop.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Twin Peaks Gold Edition DVD

Log cabins, small town diners, odd taxidermy, donuts, biker bars, cross-border bordellos, drug running, buxom school girls, ghostly murderers, and cherry pie. Just an average day in Twin Peaks. The fictional city was the subject of David Lynch and Mark Frost's kinky-kitsch soap-opera about murder and small town life in the Northwest.

The show premiered to rave reviews, but survived only 29 episodes. To this day, it is my all time favorite TV series (sorry Lost).

I recently re-watched Twin Peaks season one, and I was surprised to see how well the cabin-chic decor held up (not to mention the creep-factor).

So in honor of the Twin Peaks Gold Edition DVD, releasing 10/30, here are my suggestions for bringing a little Lynch-inspired design to your home.

Red velvet curtains are must. They were everywhere from One-Eyed Jack's to dream sequences. Restoration Hardware has Vintage Velvet Drapes in Sienna for between $150 and $400.

A Faux Bois console from Crate and Barrel for $699. Log furniture, the log lady, log cabins. You can't conjure the Twin Peaks aesthetic with out a nod to knotty pine.

A modern cork version of the zig-zag floor from Agent Cooper's dreams. I wish my dreams were so stylish. $98 for 12 tiles at Branch.

And the look wouldn't be complete without a little taxidermy. A humane deer trophy from the Curiosity Shop, $450.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Genius S-XL Cake Mold

You can cut the cake as evenly as you like, but someone is always going to want a "small piece."

And now your cake pan will guide you to perfect slices for everyone.

The S-XL Cake Mold, $33.


Halloween Style Year-Round

I just discovered the Blackman Cruz online workshop. They seem to be the source of every amazing, goth-inspired piece that I've ever seen in a magazine, liked, and been unable to locate.

So in honor of Halloween, I am posting my favorite pieces from BC. Even though they are mercilessly out of my price range and just admiring them is pure torture.

Prices are not listed on the site, but Pimp Lighting lists the skull lamp at $2200. Scary.

Sisiphus Bookends

Bronze Skull Lamp

Bronze Bat Incense Burner

Bronze Heart Sculpture

Equus Console

Classic Mirror

Gentleman's Wingback

Monday, October 15, 2007

Paper Sculptures on Etsy

The White Wood, one of five hand-cut paper sculptures by SanFran67.

$70 + shipping.

Discovered thanks to Another Shade of Grey.

DIY Gallery Space

Black built-in shelves really show off these white platters. But you don't need shelves to get the gallery look.

Silk Felt Soil has a how-to that requires only a little paint and some molding.

Friday, October 12, 2007

A Little Bit Gothy at Anthropologie

A few items from the October Anthropologie catalog caught my eye.

I like this dark Hairpin wallpaper accented with bright purple. Obviously, these are hairpins, but they look a little like jellyfish. I've always been a fan of the jellyfish tank at the aquarium. It's very ethereal to watch the light reflecting off of them as they float around.

I also like these black Burnout Velvet curtains. They remind me of something you'd find in a haunted mansion.

Eeeewwwww: Bread

Just in time for your Halloween party, really, really gross looking bread made by an art student.

I don't know that I want to slurp my PB&J out of a bread-hand, but I have to admit I'm impressed.

Read on Human Bread more over at My Starbucks.

Stylish Scares

It never occured to me, probably because I was busy hiding my eyes, but some of our Halloween movie favorites have their own iconic interior-design aesthetics. I ran across two references to horror movie interior design today.

From Shopping Buzz, thoughts on Rosemary's Baby, $5,000 pixie cuts, and Jonathan Adler-esque apartment styling.

And from Hatch, musings on Beetlejuice style in a Dublin hotel.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Passionately Pink for the Cure

Now through October 31st, Yahoo will donate $1 for every pink photo uploaded to the Passionately Pink for the Cure Flickr pool.

Right now there are almost 34,000 images uploaded. Yahoo will keep donating up to $50,000.

Via Joshua Blankenship.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Drool-Worthy Digs

More design inspiration, this time from the home of art gallery owner Marianne Boesky.

Via Shelteriffic.