There's just something inherently appealing about the look of laboratory equipment. Between the elegant lines of an Erlenmeyer flask and the smooth, blown-glass lip of a beaker, it's hard to look at a rack of science equipment and not want to start experimenting. And now that science class aesthetic could be coming to the kitchen.
These make me think of freshly organized desks, clean, architectural lines, and maybe a few OCD behaviors. Or, just like me, but the exact opposite. Click below for sources, and more interior inspiration.
It's Memorial Day weekend: the unofficial start of summer and an excuse to hang out outdoors. Instead of the typical barbecue, freeze up some adult treats, toss together some picnic-friendly sandwiches and salads, and invite your friends over for a fun popsicle party!
I was out for a stroll the other day when I heard it: the tinkling, warbling, tinny sound of summer — an ice cream truck! I couldn't even pretend to play it cool. My heart still skips a beat when I hear an ice cream truck kicking out the jams in the distance. So let's get excited about the sweet, sticky months ahead. First order of business: ice cream.
Maureen Goldman thinks that the dining room is one of the most soulful spaces in the home. To that end, Maureen has stocked her web shop with tabletop goods that are handcrafted by American artisans. Named after a dear aunt, Catherine's Table is a curated collection of what Maureen calls "comfort goods".
In November, as we neared the end of our year long editorial calendar, our focus shifted toward the ways we share our homes with others, during the holidays and beyond. Hosting parties, dinners and gatherings is enjoyable on many levels, not least of which (for design lovers like us) is the opportunity to dress up a table beautifully. Check out what our wonderful writers came up with as ideas for well-styled settings circa 2012...
If you're a fan of bottled soda, the green-tinted glass filled with tiny air bubbles might look familiar to you. When those thick glass bottles from Coca-Cola can no longer be recycled and reused, Japanese studio Nendo upcycles them into the modern tableware you see here.
Every now and then I stumble upon some interiors that totally get me excited - giving me ideas for how I'd like my home to be one day. Some of them are a bit extreme, but the ideas embedded in them stick and I find myself daydreaming in this direction for weeks. When I saw these pic of Host Restaurant in Copenhagen I fell in love.