Friday, July 29, 2011

Flotsam and Jetsam

Discovered on Etsy, Laura Hebron from England is making thoughtful jewelry from salvaged objects. The ceramic tap rings are pretty fun.

But it's her line of necklaces made from beach finds that is most interesting. There are lots of artists turning bits of beach glass into frosted baubles. It's the little details that make these stand out--the varying weights of chain, the oxidized metals. I'm madly in love with this:
My birthday is coming up. Maybe I'll get lucky....

Images from Laura Hebron's Etsy shop..

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Toro! Toro! Toro!

This isn’t especially noteworthy for its green-ness, but it meets all the basic hurdles of sustainable wood sources, plywood instead of solid block, etc. This is the ultimate goal, when products aren't particularly green, but that the eco-considerations just become another hallmark of quality.
I really like this design. Functional without being too serious. Charming without being unbearably cute. Cute without being overly saccharine. This is the kind of thing that makes me smile. 

Images from Toro Legno’s Etsy shop

Monday, July 25, 2011

I'm exhausted!

Just a little bit of brilliance--pendant lights made from exhaust fans. These are super cool, and I'd totally make these if I had a spot for them. I love the look of them all in a row. There's a full studio remodel over on Design*Sponge, if you want to see more of this charming space. 

Images by Kate Osborne and Yan Photography. Via Design*Sponge.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Wow, wow, and more wow. Reclaimed clothing is soaked in resin and compressed into a simple, modern mold to create awesome chairs. I so want these around my dining table. Designer Tobias Juretzek is my newest lab crush.
The Rememberme chairs will be available this fall for ~$950 each. Love is cruel, and I will have to stalk Mr. Juretzek and his amazing chairs from a safe (and impoverished) distance. Check the designer’s website for more chair photos and pix of the design process.
If anyone spies these in the Bay Area, let me know where. I’d love to see them in person.

Photos from the designer. Via Co.Design

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

DIY inspiration from Anthropologie

Super simple--just take any old hoop earring and wrap with embroidery thread.
Images from Anthropologie