Wednesday, February 24, 2010

updating granny's bed

i've been thinking about making a giant crochet blanket for my bed. while i think highly of my knitting accomplishments, my crochet is definitely at a beginner level, or more accurately, an as needed for my knitting level.

i love the look of these vegetal colors. i think this is vintage, but over-dying with tea or a brown would give a similar look to new wool.

i love the look of white granny squares, but i do not keep a home that allows for white anything.

from carina's craft blog

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

draga obradovic

beautiful work by an italian furniture artist.
(via splendidwillow)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

sofa dreams

(from house to home, uk via blairpeter)

(via house of turquoise)

(sorry, I don't know where I found this one)

(anthropologie's amelie sofa in blue)

(I think this is anthropologie's amelie also)

admittedly, this is a chair not a sofa, but delicious. (from Horchow)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

like a ship in the night

if anyone has not yet fallen in love with Ann Wood, please do so today. she is a textile maven, with a great eye and nimble fingers. i adore her gorgeous ships and frothy seas of lace.

floating around on the internet are images of crystal ship chandeliers

(from 1st Dibs via Copy Cat Chic)

(via house of turquoise)

what i'm wondering is if it would be possible to make a paper ship with a translucent paper and metal ribbing, similar to the ribbing on the Ann Wood piece below, with a small light inside, perhaps an edison bulb?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

ottoman adoration

in a perfect world of infinite space (and money), my living room would be filled with felted stones from viva terra.

these upholstered ottomans are probably a little more realistic.
1. cut a piece of mdf to size, with a 2 or 3 inch lip around the bottom
2. attach some fabulous vintage legs to the bottom
3. layer batting on seat
4. staple a great textile (maybe a cheap kilim rug from ebay) over the batting
5. sit down and feel glamorously global chic

(ottomans 1, 2 and 4 are from anthropologie, i think number 3 is from viva terra, number 5 is from london house rugs)

Monday, February 8, 2010

aged turquoise and gold

(both from Horchow's)

velvet and paper

(image from The Vintage Home by judith wilson via head over heels)

velvet antique sofas ...oh still my beating heart, too much love.

i think i could make a light like this with rice paper, a large beach ball and some theatrical fire retardant. so big, so beautiful

Sunday, February 7, 2010

not that i'm stenciling my floors any time soon, but...

(image from the home of catherine weis via

layered rugs

(image from lost art salon via apartment therapy)

(domino circa 2005 via apartment therapy)


Saturday, February 6, 2010

oh english library

(from peter hinwood's home pictured in world of interiorsvia via

Thursday, February 4, 2010

only $6000

(image via house of turquoise)

for this chandelier