Thursday, September 20, 2012

Japanese capsule hotel, for the birds?

We've covered Nendo projects before, and the Japanese designers always have something smart to say. This time, it's cohabitation, Japanese capsule style. 

You plus up to 78 tiny bird families. I wonder how many of the nests are occupied? 

The design is provocative, and charming without being too cute. The idea is better communing with nature, and the peepholes are a clever way to get your voyeur birdwatching on.

Images from Nendo. Via NOTCOT.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What's black, white, and read all over?

Apartment Therapy just did a post on the latest material trends from Paris' Maison et Objet show. The whole post is good, but check out these newspaper tables. The tabletops are compacted newspaper. They look so sophisticated for such a modest material.
The tables are by Dutch studio VIJ5. I'm not crazy about the legs, but those tiles are great. would love to see one in person. Do you think it's soft? Smudgy? Does it smell like the crossword puzzle?

Images from VIJ5. Via Apartment Therapy.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Our beloved Tricia has been hard at work, and finally launched her own Etsy shop, Rewind Lab. I'll feature her jewelry some other time, but today I wanted to show off the golf club racks.

Tricia is a purest in her green adventures, and with the exception of a bit of glue and the lacquer, all of this is reclaimed, from the vintage clubs to the wood salvaged from abandoned futon frames. My golfing experience involves more spinning windmills than manicured greens, but I think they're lovely. You can get your own here.

Images from Rewind Lab.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A textbook case

Thomas Allen takes retro encyclopedia and vintage grade school primers and turns them into loveliness, perfect for this back-to-school time of year. 

My favorites here, but there are many more gorgeous images on the website. Prints for sale.

Images from Thomas Allen. Via NOTCOT.