Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fire in the hole!

Sometimes I find something that is just visually stunning. There's a smart write-up (and more pix) about this Norwegian fire pit on OHIO's blog. For my part, I'm just going to post the pretty picture. Enjoy!


Monday, October 15, 2012

All signs point to...

I'm a sucker for industrial signage. This is a bit over the top, but it's just my speed. And thanks to the kindness of internet strangers, the full project is documented on Instructables.

Instructables contributor Seamster rescued a hand-me-down dresser with a trashed finish and quality construction by adding street signs to the fronts. As a bonus, there's some great, donut-related advice on how to legally acquire a pile a street signs for your own furniture plans.

Images from Instructables. Via Apartment Therapy.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Down the tubes

Your elderly aunt Zelda may have trouble getting up and down off the pouf version, but everyone else will think these are a fun addition to your decor. The best part, it's all recycled. The wrap is upholstery fabric, but are you wondering what's the bouncy fun inside?

I'll give you a hint.

Yup, it's your basic lake-side inner tube. Great work from Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen.

Images from Camilla's website. Via Apartment Therapy.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Look Good and Do Good(will)

Creative Review has a great post on the new visual identity for Goodwill SF. I like the idea of treating Goodwill as a brand vs. a dumping ground for out-of-date shoes and gently loved toys. This take is fresh enough to work for any modern retail brand, and yet completely in line with their mission.

The sides of the truck emphasize the thrill of the score, finding the perfect whatever in the shop. The back of the truck highlights the donation side. Nice work.

For you locals, the high holy holiday of Halloween is coming, and there is no better place to come up with creative costumes than that downtown SF Goodwill. Shop early, before the best wigs and spandex are gone...

Images from Creative Review. Via NOTCOT.