Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dwell On Design

Around here we have a particular appreciation for things that are deigned in an interesting, unique, or just plain fun manner. And if they can be practical at the same time so much the better. With that in mind I thought I'd share with you a few pieces which are among my recent favorites from around the web. Today will be smaller home objects. Next time fashion. And then last but not least architecture and other large scale designs. Oh; and all the photos will be linked to the sites where I found these objects so click away for more details on each. Now without further ado and in no particular order... Here... They... Are!!

This appeals to me for many reasons. First because I love vintage industrial styling. Second the number of books an object of furniture can hold is a primary criteria to determine how useful it would be in my life; this is purpose built to hold a plethora. It is in fact a veritable cornucopia of books. Lastly, at least for our purposes, I love to see ordinary objects repurposed in new and interesting ways.

As Steve Carell would say, "I love lamp". You may have noticed that I find light an exceedingly interesting topic and my interest extends to those objects which function as sources of the aforementioned light. Here I love the simplicity of design leaving nothing superfluous; form following function and beautiful for that very reason. And if you're noticing a trend the answer is yes I do spend way too much time on etsy.

If I have to explain why this is truly excellent you have no sense of humor. That is all.

This UXO, google it I can't do everything for you, is so simple and yet stands out from the crowd of boring glass vases that seem to grace most homes. Modern and retro at the same time this pieces bridges the gap between two of my favorite design styles.

Most useful bookmark ever. I feel the need to have one in every book and I'm still kicking myself for forgetting to preorder some of the initial production run. But I'll most certainly be ordering a not insignificant number of these once they become available at retail.

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