Modernist style is everywhere! And why not, it's a gorgeous era of design - with so many classic that deserve to be revisited and made enduring parts of our home. Unlike some fads or trends, this is one that will weather well in my house.
Known for its original colorful graphic textiles since 1951, when Marimekko first showed their cheerful prints in Helsinski, the company was an instant hit. For years only available in capsule collections or in Europe and Scandinavia, New York City finally has its own flagship store that is a welcome dose of color therapy.
The Goodhood Store has been selling clothing and accessories for men and women since '07 but this year saw the launch of their Life Store, stocked with fresh and funky goods to outfit the home. The folks behind The Goodhood Store set out to be the destination for design in London's East End. Luckily for those of us who don't get the UK often (or ... ever) they also have a great web shop.
Whenever friends visit my apartment, they remark it's a “happy place” exhibiting a love of color. Playful shapes, patterns, and vibrant elements all reflect my affinity for the cheerful, and I'm always on the look out for a few more additions. Here are a few playful tech accessories currently on my Pinterest wish list for a future home office update project...
If you have the blackest of black thumbs, never fear. The "plant" in Photo 4 is a sculpture! For the rest of us gray thumbs, these delightful mini planters are the perfect fit for small air plants and succulents. Should we manage to kill even the death-resistant air plant, at least we'll be left with a beautiful pot.
Stenciled walls are increasingly popular features in nurseries and kids' rooms: they are cheap, easy to create, relatively easy to remove (just re-paint), and add a touch of fun. But...what if you can't paint? Well, Emily, who decorated this room for her daughter Pippi, had the perfect solution: decals!
Those of you who followed along with my liveblogging of the January Cure may be surprised to learn I have a three-season porch. Nowhere in any of my posts was it mentioned, because it's sadder than even my corner kitchen cabinet. It's always been a clutter magnet, and now I'm ready to reclaim it as a functional and pretty space for growing herbs and entertaining.