I think the end of summer is the best time to try some new DIY projects. What do you think? I collected three easy and well designed projects from blogland, choose as your time permits.... ENJOY! I'll try the concrete project.....
1 concrete vase via Steffi from OhhhMhhh
3 tabletop cactus garden via michael
Back on track in family life! After working day and night for around 2 month, my son and I needed some time to play, and to play, and to DIY! I mentioned the book You are awesome from artist Abbey Hendrickson some weeks ago on Twitter, and it's a real inspiration book! We started with the cardboard mailbox, and it's the new hit at home! You can buy the book here or you can find more everyday lifestyle DIY on her blog, AestheticOutburst. (The only thing I need is the virtual handsigned copy... promised is promised ;-)))) Now I have to go, the postman is ringing...
I really like the playful design approach the designers edholmullenius create. Tidny is a new pattern on fabric for IKEA. Children can use textile pencils on... Sweet!
Both in summer and in winter I'm looking for little DIY projects, some for myself and of course some for my little boy. I found great projects these days in blogland, please enjoy and DIY!
1 Toy chests : Bkids
2 Animalcandybox : heodeza (btw, a new blog for me, really nice!)
3 Pendantlight : designsponge
4 Chalkboard Organizer : Interior Inspiration
This short film made my day!! A 9 year old boy who, while spending his time in vacation at his father's shop, built an asortment of wonderful cardborad arcade games for the store customers. And then happens a flashmob.... ;-) But please have a look!
via Hello Bauldoff (with thanks!!)
Generally I think it's so difficult to buy DIY Products, often they look (for me) to handicrafted. Studio Stampel is an exception. Handcrafted in Melbourne from post manufacture timber waste, Studio Stampel designs accessories and homewares. And they are surprisingly affordable! Online here.
As a furniture designer myself, I think to design furniturelegs is something really difficult. It's similar to shoes, if you wear the perfect dress and crappy shoes, this kills the whole look. The idea of Prettypegs is to create a new way of personalising furniture from brands like IKEA. A set of Prettypegs simply adds colour and character to your furniture. And just like your favorite pair of shoes, they complete the look.
Yes I'm a little bit in this deco mood at the moment. we hope to finish our house till the end of april, so I have to look for all this great inspiring (affordable and DIY) interior stuff... The house of Silje Aune Eriksen, a Norwegian ceramic designer, is featured in the Norwegian Elle Decoration. Yes please!
Swiss architect Nicola Enrico Stäubli is the founder of Indie furniture and Nicola from Bern. He explores a new form of customization: DIY! This means: create storage solutions consisting of universal furniture joints and customized wood panels. He offers on his website an easy configurator for your furniture, supersmart! Love the concept a lot!
An event-provocation on the theme of “DIY DESIGN” that ironically (but not too much) presents a way of “designing” that goes beyond current trends and returns the object’s essential form and function to the forefront. Recession Design is a collection of objects created using everyday DIY products that are processed and assembled using common utensils and accessories. Stunning! (via ramon john spider et nina)
Lovely monster skin rug, grrrh! Artist and designer Joshua Ben Longo!