Posts tagged ‘Enviroment’
Restoration Hardware is an amazing place to shop. I was just browsing through their site, and literally, I fell in love with every single piece. My super favorites are the pictures I posted. I adore the cabinet, armchair, dining table, and the mirror. They’re all designed so beautifully. Restoration Hardware also has some really fantastic wicker furniture that is definitely worth checking out.
I just can’t help myself. All I ever want to do is shop. I am a firm believer in the concept of retail therapy. After 10 minutes of aimlessly clicking through
my favorite blogs, and interior design websites, I stumbled upon Crate&Barrel and was overwhelmed with all sorts of home goodies. Just below are some of the things that popped out at me as super fantastic. I love the floral center piece bowl, the samona dinnerware, and of course the calypso bottles.
Cool!!! If I displayed these colored pencils in my house they would serve as constant inspiration to indulge my creative side. My only concern is if I actually used them they would end up looking bad in the wall displays. I think I want 1000 colored pencils, 500 to draw fabulous things, and another 500 to use in a fabulous display.
This fantastic living kitchen is for more than just cooking! It’s designed to focus on waste, water, and energy. As the diagram displays you can grow, cook, and compost all in one area. The whole thing is really cool and worth reading more about at the Studio Gorm website. I’m fascinated with the concept and think the whole thing is put together beautifully. I’d like to put one on the patio outside of the timber frame home I plan to live in one day.
Yea… So my post title is a really bad pun inspired by Paris Hilton and firewood. I just couldn’t help myself. It’s ok though because this firewood storage designed by Ak47 is really cool. I found it at the blog Grassroots Modern and I am so happy. One of my biggest pet peeves living in VT is having to walk outside in the bitter cold while wearing pj’s and slippers to get wood for the stove. Doing it once a day is not that annoying but when I repeatedly need to go outside to stoke the fire up to 5 times a day the chore gets old. Which is why I love Ak47 fire storage because they have come up with a well-designed solution to my firewood dilemma. The only thing I do not like is the awkwardly placed female model reading a magazine next to the second design? She’s so random! As long as she doesn’t come with the firewood storage I’m pumped on the product. Oh! and the fire pit storage is really cool too, I just don’t have a personal need for it. Actually, it would be really great for marshmallow toasting and smore making. Yummm!
Today I found the store Velocity online and I am so happy. All the stuff below is eco friendly which is awesome. Also, the designs are really fantastic and like no other products I have seen before.
World’s most awesome coat rack? I think so. The design is so creative and I think it would look perfect in a country home or a Timber Frame home. The materials used to make this coat rack are maple, walnut veneer, and water-based finished. Best part, this unique item is on sale for 15% off the original price of $195.00. Sweet!
And this is the world’s most awesome teapot. The design is completely unique and beautiful. I love that you can see the tea leaves inside the glass cylinder. My only question is how it heats up. I wonder if you place it on a burner like any other teapot? Hmmm… Well whatever, it’s cool and I like it.
Freakin’ adorable! The turtle and ladybug look like they wandered straight out of a fairytale onto the world’s cutest pillow.
The designers of this one have funny names but great taste! So pretty.
I go to school in RI and regularly find myself at the Providence Starbucks spending 4 bucks on a grande latte. I usually grumble as I scramble through my purse to pay for the rich drink in change, thinking about how much cheaper my genuine home-made coffee is. Although, when in desperate need of caffeine, I always make the purchase. I then retreat to a large brown comfy leather chair, or a cushioned window-sill seat and drink my coffee. I find myself at Starbucks over and over again because I really enjoy this time. I’ll spend intervals peering into the lives of others on the street from the safe-haven of the coffee shop, or strike up a conversation with another caffeine addict seated near me, but mostly I just get lost in a book. By the time I leave, I generally feel the 4 dollars I initially fussed over, were actually well spent. Thus, I find myself destined to return the next day or week only to repeat the process.
Occasionally, I wonder why I like Starbucks in particular. Is it the coffee? Yes I enjoy it, but like I said, it’s pricey. So no, that’s not it. Is it the trendy intellectual vibe I perceive myself to be giving off? Probably more than I’d like to admit. Or, is it the activity that accompanies my purchase? Partly, but I can read and people watch from many places. So no, that’s not it either. The one concrete answer I can come up with is the atmosphere. The walls are always painted deep, warm and inviting colors, the seating is consistently comfortable, and the coffee shops are all filled with chic art. Yes, it’s definitely the setting that I love. Although, buying $4 latte’s on a regular basis isn’t the best idea for a broke college student, even for one who is a serious fan of java ambiance. My solution? Coffee investment. I’ll bring the decor I love home with me and create the aura for myself. I found a ton of Starbucks stuff online and below I displayed a few of my favorites. Hope you like them (=
This morning I was browsing around the Apartment Therapy blog looking for inspiration and I was blown away when I saw the Story Teller shelves by Isabel Quiroga. I was thoroughly intrigued and proceeded to browse the internet for more of her designs and found the Foldable table, which is equally novel. Isabel Quiroga has a unique ability to transform ordinary household necessities into exceptional decor center-pieces. She is truly an inspiration.
The application of desks as shelves is a wonderful way to reuse old furniture in an exceptional way. I love how functional the design is, you could use the space for storage, work, or decoration. In addition, they look fabulous!
Isabel Quiroga also designed the Foldable table. It has legs which fold into the table and a silk-screen print that appears as a table cloth. Also, Isabel Quiroga inventively included a hole in the surface of the table so that it can be hung from a wall and double as a painting. Although these are the best snag-able pictures I could find, thanks to Yanko Design, they do not do the art aspect of the table justice. To see ones that do, visit the Isabel Quiroga website.
The products displayed below are all from Greener Grass Design. They include; a wine holder, a pop-up placemat, a melting snowman sugar holder, and wood serving platters. Each item is beautiful, functional, and environmentally friendly. I particularly enjoy the pop-up placemat and melting snowman sugar holder. Both are fun & interesting designs that would be great for children. The placemat is inspired by pop-up picture books, it’s an old concept used in a new way, I love it! I also love the illusion that the snowman is melting as the sugar empties from the container. I think it’s an adorable design.
I pick favorites, and these are two of my favorite! This patio furniture from Pottery Barn is absolutely fantastic. The wood set is very pretty and has a lovely country feel. The second set is equally gorgeous but a little bit more contemporary. I really enjoy a delicious meal outside in good weather. I would enjoy it even more if I was sitting at one of these patio sets. Of course, just incase these two aren’t your favorites, Pottery Barn has many more.
You can sleep easy in these Calvin Klein beds for two main reasons. The first reason, they both look incredibly comfortable. The second reason, is that you will have a clean conscience about the environment while beneath this cozy organic bedding. To create these beautiful beds, Calvin Klein used highly durable organic cotton and low impact dyes. These two beds are a great way to stylishly contribute to the preservation of our environment. I think the natural bedding would look gorgeous in a beautiful post & beam home.
If I was a Hobbit, this would be a fantastic little home. I like how it’s environmentally friendly, I also like the naturalistic aura of the home. However, practically I think I would get a little sick of living the hobbit life. Click on the link and check out what I’m talking about!
A quaint little Hobbit House.