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...
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!
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)