Friday, June 27, 2008

Art for your bed

These pillows are especially near to my heart because they are made by a local artist from my hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. The artist Shelly Klein sews these designs on natural linen and cotton. The people in her art pieces really speak to me and there is no better signature piece for any sofa or bed. They look fabulous with the Matteo bedding we posted the other day. Check out her stuff at KStudio. -dann

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

House Tour

I was on Apartment Therapy the other day and came across this fabulous apartment tour. Visit Anne & Jacob's LA House Tour to view these and many more inspiring photos. -ian

Monday, June 23, 2008

Talk About "Clean" Lines

I don't know what my deal is. This is "green" post #2 today. Maybe I'm feeling guilty for using oil-based paint for an end table I'm working on. Who knows? Regardless, for those of you looking for a nice sofa with clean lines, you may want to consider this beauty from EKLA HOME. When most people think organic and locally-sourced, furniture probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. EKLA HOME specializes in bringing you furniture held to a very "green" standard. All fabric is organic and non-toxic; reclaimed wood is used when possible; they use natural rubber, finishes with the lowest VOC possible, water-based glue, as well as recycled springs and stables. The list really does go on. You can read more about EKLA's sustainable practices on their website. -ian

Martha Saves The Planet

Images from Martha Stewart

These are a few of my favorite "eco-chic" ideas from Martha for your home. Pictures 1-6: Mixed Glass Centerpiece, Cork Trivet, Herbal Fire Starter, T-Shirt Pillows, See-Through Storage/Bamboo Washcloths, Super Scrubber. Visit Martha Stewart online for a complete description of the ideas pictured above as well as more great ways to save the planet one design idea at a time. -ian

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Healing Hurt With Style

Inspired by Dann's post today, I thought it might be wise to showcase these stylish bandages and acetaminophen tablets by Help. After all, why would you put regular old Band Aids in a Cappellini medicine cabinet? -ian

Swiss Army Icon

This icon in design seems to be having a come back. Maybe the military influence in fashion right now? Anyway, I have been searching for a dog (and people) blanket for my sofa and I think this vintage blanket from Posh Chicago is the perfect fit. Then there is this medicine cabinet from Cappellini. I have been dreaming of it for like ever. Does it even need an explanation? -dann