Cheval Renoma by Asarota

my new favorite glass mosaics by French company Asarota

These remind me of Ryan Berkley's animal portraits that were sold at -- I know, lame -- Urban Outfitters.

Seriously, check out this guy's etsy.

They're just too good.

Of course the price difference between Asarota's and Ryan Berkley's designs are about... oh $8000.

Denyse Schmidt - Mount Lebanon

Denyse Schmidt created the Mount Lebanon Quilt series after visiting the Mt. Lebanon Shaker village.

No. 3

one inspiration photo

"I visited the Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village a few years ago, before they started major restoration. The quilts’ palette mirrors the shades of creamy plaster and exposed lath. I’ve always been inspired by the simple beauty of Shaker design and their exquisite craftsmanship. I had an idea of the palette I wanted, and shopped the garment district in NYC for the accent fabrics. The selection includes linens and silks. Together they feel evocative of another era, of historic clothes found in a trunk in the attic. It’s difficult to see in the photos, but I’ve been exploring the use of the selvage edge in my personal work lately, this series continues that exploration. Some of the fabrics have really great fringe selvages."

I love how organized the Shakers are.  I wish my roommates were.  Maybe I should live in a Shaker village.


"An Furniture"

KAMKAM's "An Furniture" includes several detachable boxes that are all standard paper sizes, which are also within the Golden Ratio.  Perfect for single living.  The scraps are saved to make the smaller pieces.



Rubber Stool by h220430

This stool is made of one piece of rubber bolted together, AND you take it apart and put it back together.



Contemporary Wallpaper Exhibit in Switzerland

"Perished" by Studio Job

"Bullies" by Virgil Marti

"Arabian Nights" by Francesco Simeti


Piggy Bank Reloaded

Pyggy Bank by Nendo

part of the DesignTide Tokyo exhibit

The word "pygg" comes from the medieval term to described unused coins made of an unglazed clay, much like these "pyggy" banks.