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} Theme Fragrance




This is the 2013 version of I’m-buying-this-CD-just-because-I-like-the-cover.

The Theme Fragrance shop is filled with products in beautiful packaging, and tempting scents. Designs are clean and crisp, the colors fit well the announced smells.

Seeing that, it’s not much of a surprise that the owner, E. Morrison, is a RISD graduate and photographer, but she went into the perfume world blind and self-taught herself her now mastered skills!

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} Giles Miller

Giles Miller makes new of the classic tile. Paired with different materials and shapes, it can make for an awesome creative mosaic. The results of playing with shapes and light has never been so fun to look at!

I’m tempted to tag this “art”, and not “decor”…! Ah, why the hell not. :)

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} Greenery Design





French architect Patrick Nadeau likes to work with greenery when designing. His pieces are a blend between useful object and artistic design. What he suggests enhances plants and living beings, while keeping the object very present in the mix. Loving it!

Via } Design For Mankind

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} La Firme




La Firme, based in Montreal, dables into anything from object to architecture.

I had seen that folding chair somewhere around the web before, but how AWESOME is that BBQ lamp huh!? And the custom wooden bike… I have no words! :)

Via } Design Milk

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} Russell & George





Over in Australia, Russell & George likes to blur the lines between different fields of design practice. Between architecture and interior design and art, they truly enhance spaces without using boundaries.

Makes for GORGEOUS rooms and AWESOME atmospheres!

Via } Desire To Inspire

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} The Graphic Miss


Image by Mikael Floysand.

Weirdly enough, I’ve been missing graphic design a little these past fest weeks. I say “weirdly” because when I stopped doing it in 2008, I never looked back, and never regretted the decision, not even one second. And I still don’t.

But, there is some precise things I do miss about it, and one of them is layout design. The other thing is typography. I used to do a lot of magazine design, catalog design, brochure design. Printed documents, containing plenty of text to play around with. It was kind of my specialty, I guess, and it was what I loved to do… That is, if you forget about the ridiculous “for yesterday” deadlines, and the always so many constraints, and some (definitely not all) know-it-all-that-don’t-know-anything clients, and yadayadayada, those things that made me not want to do graphic design anymore.

Anyway. I spent some time yesterday looking at the Grafika 2012 results (Quebec province’s annual graphic design competition). And spent some time unwillingly noticing this design desire coming back slowly.

Honestly, I don’t know what to actually DO with it all.

I’m kinda… simmering. Simmering thoughts and ideas. On, perhaps, how to bloom that little need into something I’ll actually enjoy doing. Something that has freedom and joy attached to it, ya know?

Rambling: OFF.
Simmer: ON.

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} House BVA




This 2007 project by dmvA Architecten (Netherlands) I find just awesome! Once in a while, a city design work appeals to me, it seems! I like the woods, and I like the city, but urban home exteriors seems to be much harder (with reason) to accomplish with uniqueness and a special touch that makes my heart pump! :)

As for House BVA, I’m especially fond of the exterior brick work, which was created because the client wanted privacy on the street side. I mean, look at it! It’s like knitting brick!!! How beautiful!!!

Via } Architizer

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} Bare Beauty





This house is heaven for bare material fans! You’d think this would make for a very underwhelming space, but clearly, it can be quite grandiose of a result!

I absolutely love the nakedness of this house by
Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architects.

Via } Architizer

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} Orchard House





This Orchard House in Czech Republic, by Nachazel Architekti, is just making my blood flow stop.

Wood, concrete. More wood. Wooooood. Hahaha!

Animated plans (below)? Yeahhh, loving it! :)

via } Architizer <– LOVE that site, it’s worth a look!! :)

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} Geometric Houses




Boston’s William O’Brien Jr. designs houses that I’d absolutely live in, in a heartbeat! Who wouldn’t, seriously.

Above are the Twin Houses, and below is the Allandale House. Even the plans are pretty!! *awesomeness faint*

via } Fubiz




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This Is Not A Square

SquareD Furniture are, well, genius. (Can one say that?)

First, how cool of a shop name is “This Is Not A Square”?! :O

And second,they have wonderful furniture pieces I’m really craving for! Clean lines. Wood. Aluminum. Perfect combo!!

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} This Is Not A Square

SquareD Furniture are, well, genius. (Can one say that?)

First, how cool of a shop name is “This Is Not A Square”?! :O

And second,they have wonderful furniture pieces I’m really craving for! Clean lines. Wood. Aluminum. Perfect combo!!

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Furniture Lust

Peacock Hutch, by OhClementine.

First, I would like to send you all my best wishes for the New Year 2011 everyone!!! We all deserve the best, let’s make it happen this year! :D

And second, OMG I have been drooling over so many furniture pieces I happened to see online these days, it’s totally driving me insane!

From industrial looking to vintage refurbished and everything in between, it looks like I have no personal choice of taste, because I just love (and want) everything! Or is it greed? I don’t know, and I don’t even care! lol

Check them out!!

Primitive 64 drawer apothecary cupboard, by redroosterbab.
(smaller ones also available)

Ghost stool, by TallyLocke.

Concrete coffee table on steel frame, by formd.

Packable ply stool, by Mike Hindmarsh.

Curved bay window bench, by Jeremiah Collection.

Denim chair, by ScrapLab.

Small tea table, by TerArutyunov.

Hammock coffee table, by HarBenger2.

Small marble and salvaged metal coffee table, by recyclica.

Leentu lounge chair, by Lunar Lounge Design.

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} Furniture Lust

Peacock Hutch, by OhClementine.

First, I would like to send you all my best wishes for the New Year 2011 everyone!!! We all deserve the best, let’s make it happen this year! :D

And second, OMG I have been drooling over so many furniture pieces I happened to see online these days, it’s totally driving me insane!

From industrial looking to vintage refurbished and everything in between, it looks like I have no personal choice of taste, because I just love (and want) everything! Or is it greed? I don’t know, and I don’t even care! lol

Check them out!!

Primitive 64 drawer apothecary cupboard, by redroosterbab.
(smaller ones also available)

Ghost stool, by TallyLocke.

Concrete coffee table on steel frame, by formd.

Packable ply stool, by Mike Hindmarsh.

Curved bay window bench, by Jeremiah Collection.

Denim chair, by ScrapLab.

Small tea table, by TerArutyunov.

Hammock coffee table, by HarBenger2.

Small marble and salvaged metal coffee table, by recyclica.

Leentu lounge chair, by Lunar Lounge Design.

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Cork It!

PrintParty (based in Tel Aviv)  is pimping cork to make it even cooler than it already is!

Baskets and placemats printed in white and blue with NICE patterns and words will update any decor! ;) You have got to love it, right? :)

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