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.
You know the old saying - April showers bring May flowers. Bring some of those budding beauties indoors and display them in small vases. It's a quick and easy way to add some springtime fun to your home.
As the daughter of a painter and an organic farmer, artist Molly Hatch spent her youth alternating between creative play and physical labor. This early training ground would prove important later in life, providing the discipline and hard work for life as an artist. Today, Molly's colorful designs and illustrations adorn tableware, wallpaper and furniture.
Artist Justin Teilhet has come a long way since starting out as a self-taught ceramicist. His works are at once simple and yet incredibly dynamic while maintaining a soothing effect on the eye. They are special because they function as both art in and of themselves, as well as functional pieces that can be used as a vessel or a vase.
Architects Tania Garbe and Ida Polzer want to mix good design with good stewardship. Their new webshop, Design With Benefits, offers unique, high design accessories that are socially and environmentally conscious. We're talking radios from an Indonesian plant that teaches former farmers craftsmanship skills and jewelry made from a salvaged historic Frank Lloyd Wright roof. Fun stuff!
Is it Spring yet? This bedroom, from Australian company Salvation Jane, screams out warmer weather, school vacation, and just good old plain fun. Luckily, it's also really easy to achieve in your own home. Just choose three bright bold colors, and find a balance of furniture and decor in those solid shades. Here's how you get the look:
Michael Shaikin, owner of Ottawa-based The Modern Shop, wants to bring a fresh take on modern design to Canada. As the former owner of a vintage resell shop, Michael certainly has the retail chops for this venture. And with an eye for great designs from Europe and the US, he has style covered, too.