Tuesday, May 31, 2011

oh anthro

went to anthropologie last weekend and fell in love with these little guys at $228 a pop:

i thought all hope was lost because, despite the being called kilim, they are make of woven recycled sari silk which sells for $16/160 yards of yarn and that is maybe enough yarn to knit half a side of one of these stools, which makes $228 sound like a bargain.
i was considering buying a kilim rug on ebay and chopping it up, but then i found a source for actual woven fabric at $12/yard and three yards would make two stools with fabric to spare. plus wood to make frames and foam padding, two would be well under $100.

i already have the spot picked out in my living room.

while i was drooling over them online (and checking dimensions (20"h x 18"d x 18"w, in case you were wondering) so i could get my knock offs just right) i found this guy:

who would also be relatively easy to make a knock off of for far less than the $998 price tag. if i found the reclaimed lumber (rather than buying it) it would just be labor - and paint if one so chooses.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

hook & stick


this awesomeness is virtually in our back yard (as in two hours away in indianapolis)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

mo' sticky

honestly, this room doesn't do too much for me - especially that apron skirt on the chair in the center of the picture. but that chandelier - stick/string goodness.
(via lonny mag)

like a painting

(via batixa)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


this room has the perfect (for me) combination of industrial, global, warm wood...
(via byrdiebrown)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

profile portraits

i've been obsessed with profile portraits lately.
more work by this artist

(via batixa)

sunny and stick-y

love these little stick lamps, sculptural and quirky.