Right now is Design Week in Milan and Apartamento Magazine partnered up with Reference Library to open up a guerilla style Everyday Life Objects Shop filled with everyday, well designed objects (and some conceptual approaches to objects, too). Unfortunately most of us won't be able to make it out there to see it in person, but what we can do is try out 2 ideas from the shop in our own homes:
The shop will only be up for this week (Design Week) so they needed to pull together some quick displays that were cheap and practical. The interiors were designed by Max Lamb who will be there all week taking custom orders. But you can try their display ideas at home with some plywood and screws:
1. Crates as Table: Love this idea of using apple crates (or something similar) artfully stacked with a piece of plywood over it as a table. Would probably work best as a low coffee table, but if you can scavenge the components, you've got an affordable (and hip) piece of furniture on your hands that offers a tabletop and storage underneath.
2. Low Long Planter Box...inside: They made a long low planter box out of plywood to go along their giant storefront. You might not have a window this large or this low, but you can still construct a planter large enough that it's a bit like a sculpture. When you put it right by a window you don't have to worry as much about the light. Here it looks like it's filled with cactus and succulents, perfect for california.
Photos: Nacho Alegre
Via the great blog Scout Holiday.