Month: August 2014


From Design to DIY

  Images from top left to right: How great are these: 3D modular wallpaper tiles made from pre-consumer waste paper and paper collected from homes and offices via recycling programs? What’s more, the PaperForms tiles can be recycled themselves when you’ve had enough of them. They are made by Karton. There’s something about this chair that makes me want to curl up in it with a good book! And it’s all about upcycling as the colourful fabric is recycled silk from Nepal. The wood is American white oak and the legs can be dismantled for easy transportation. Created by Istanbul-based designer Meb Rure. How about this? A laser-projected keyboard and a mouse that tracks your fingers’ movements. The Epic device projects a fixed keyboard pattern onto any flat and opaque surface. Who’d have thought? Am loving these pineapple vases. Shame they don’t last. Find out how to make one at A Pair and a Spare. Why is this woman looking so happy crunching a light? Because she’s the designer of the Proplamp, made from a degradable, non-woven material called …

Things I’ve learnt this week

I’ve discovered two things this week and thought I’d share them with you … Turns out there’s some pretty good things about being over 40, such as: there are no grown ups, there are no soul mates and it’s okay to not like jazz. This New York Times article is great reading for all those over 40 and all those yet to get there! I eat sushi the wrong way. I dunk the whole thing in soy sauce. I eat in multiple mouthfuls. If you’d like to know how eat foreign foods the right way and not make a fool of yourself when you’re visiting others’ countries, check out this video from Buzzfeed [via Lost at E Minor]. Happy weekending! Jane  {image via Steve Snodgrass}

Beautiful Creations: DIY to Design

Beautiful Creations: DIY to Design

  Images, from top left to right: The cutely named ‘Kangaroo Clock’ by designer David Raffouli for Fabrica. Every Aussie should have one. [First seen at Fubiz] Loving this DIY rope light sign which looks easy to do but does require an ounce of handyman knowledge! Find out how at A Beautiful Mess. Oh yummy, yummy days! How amazing does this look and it’s all delectably edible? Replicate Aimee’s Four-Layered Pavlova with Pineapple Orange Curd and Dried Pineapple Flowers at Twigg Studios. Australian Joanna Rhodes makes stunning animal sculptures like this ‘Rust Rabbit’. How good would he look in your garden? See more here. Berliner Elisa Strozyk transforms wood in ways you wouldn’t expect. Her ‘Wooden Textiles‘ is a material that is half-wood, half-textile. She says,’ It looks and smells familiar but feels strange, as it is able to move and form in unexpected ways.’ Discover more here.