i love a look that incorporates a little bit of an industrial edge. re-purposed vintage racks are a great storage idea, for kitchens, bathrooms and even putting your jewelry or plants on display. lots of shops are creating reproductions of these old finds, as well — like the two great metal storage pieces below. here’s to living in an industrial world.
i quite like graham & brown’s dixie wallpaper with an industrial vibe.
vintage wire shop display from oh albatross. great idea for storing craft and home office supplies.
industrial time card rack from oh albatross makes for an interesting photo or postcard display rack.
This is Oakland: A Guide to the City’s Most Interesting Places is the newest venture from Melissa Davis of Ruby Press with photography by Kristen Loken. Showcasing their idea of the most interesting places to visit in Oakland – from cafes to boutiques – and the people who own and work in them, and if you want to get your hands on this book, head on over to their Kickstarter campaign to back this beautiful project! The best perk is that many of the businesses This is Oakland features have contributed some amazing rewards for donating – membership to Donut Savant’s Donut Society, a private floral demonstration for you and 24 of your friends from Ron Morgen (owner of Loot in Rockridge), and a custom ring redesign from jewelry designer Kate Ellen, just to name a few.
i discovered one o when they very kindly commented on a blog post last week. i hopped on over to their site to check out their textiles, and just had to share — i love the very retro-inspired patterns printed on tea towels, coasters, pillows and more. One O was born as an experiment for designers Chiara and Irene to dedicate themselves body and soul to this gorgeous textile design project. The two are graphic designers working in the beautiful city of Turin, in North-Western Italy — also the place they draw their inspiration from: fascinating architecture that surround their everyday life. one o also makes conscious choices about materials and inks; sustainable fair trade productions from the best Indian textile tradition; getting their hands (and dresses!) dirty to perfectly silkscreen patterns; and Italian pride of sewing excellent crafted details. Bellissimo!
issue number 40 of covet garden is out and it’s a beauty! a canadian furniture maker and a designer turn an old industrial space in a modern collector’s heaven. the trick, i think, to collecting well is not letting yours things take over — nothing too cluttered, just collected, and displayed as well-curated groupings. this couple combines their collections in a mid-century modern space and makes it all blend perfectly. for the whole tour and their interview, visit covet garden.
LoveHate Australia is a Melbourne based design label created by Geneine Honey. Designing and creating homewares, accessories, clothing and hoisery, LoveHate “is all you need to turn your everyday into a unique expression of yourself.” I love the fun personality and bright color palette of LoveHate’s current collection, but what really caught my eye was the beautiful styling of these photos by Geneine and the LoveHate team. Take a look at their website for more info or shop LoveHate online.