Thursday, January 20, 2011

Future Store Post # 1 - The Accordion Cabinet

Every so often I come across an item that I think is just too outrageously awesome, that I'd like to make it (If I had the resources) and sell it in my "future store"

I have always fancied pretty things and I day dream about setting up a shop just filled with items that I fancy. Exactly like what I put down here on heyais, but ... uhmmm. more tangible? Haha. 

So here's a first (in a series of many, I'm betting) of things that'd go in this future store of mine. 

Future Store Post # 1 - The Accordion Cabinet

I found this sooooo darling that I wanted to buy plywood and a saw and just get right to it! Haha! Furniture has always spelled L-O-V-E to me. Here in the Philippines, where Ikea does not exist (Well, there are some stores that sell pre-ordered Ikea items but let's not count them.), there is a lack of good ol' furniture that fits my medium class arse's budget. When I go to malls and look around, they have these cheap looking shelves and cabinets that are sooooooo, how do I say it, uninspired??

Well, I'd like to change that! I want to make furniture! Furniture that's fun, affordable, and well made! Just like the accordion cabinet. Can you imagine it in lacquer pink? or red? I'd do an entire series in the boldest of colors available! EXCITING! 

Enjoy the photos! 

From the makers of the Accordion Cabinet, German designer Elisa Strozynk and artist Sebastian Neeb -
"This piece of furniture features a wooden layer folded in the manner of an accordion, wrapped around a rectangular unit. The wooden layer is made of lamellas of various veneers, fixed to a textile base material. The combination of materials shows the wood in a new, surprising light, as it can be moved similarly to a piece of fabric. The cabinet is playfully opened by folding it."
Lamellas are gills of a mushroom? So that's what you call 'em. Interesting.

Photo Credit.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Inspiration: A Black and White House

So minimalist, so clean. I always say that I'm all for color and splash and crazy, but at the same time, I find myself drawn to something so simple. Black and White. It just makes sense.

I am especially drawn to the black chaise. Already I imagine myself wasting the day away on it. Love, Love, Love! This is something I'm definitely doing for the house. Maybe in the master's bedroom?

All photos from here.


Budget Bunkers

A post inspired by one of the many emails I get every day. Because I'm in the process of buying a house, I often scour the web looking for pegs. It's a 3 bedroom house -  One will be the masters bedroom, the other one is reserved for J, and the other we can convert into a library. But in the event that I have a jazillion (Yes, a totally made up term.) kiddos, this looks like a pretty swell idea. Or maybe I'm just taken by the use of a muted yellow with gray? You think? I'm sure R will say something about the dangers of falling off the bed, and other practical things that I once again, have missed to consider. Thing is, it's just too pretty! (And just like that, I get taken in again!)
In any case, here you go - a lovely Do-It-Yourself Hanging Bedroom Trio. I find myself taken by the wall lights, too! 

For the complete DIY breakdown, click here. Photo Credit.

Happy 2011!

Happy 2011 everyone! I'm very much excited for what's in store this year. There are plans upon plans upon plans and I'm hoping that most of it gets realized this 2011. 

I've hit sort of a slump at the start of the year, but I know things will get better. I have utmost trust in 2011 to bring me nothing but good things. :) So many new things! Heart-attack inducing things! Sleepless nights and Panic Attacks! But all in good ways. :) 

So here we go now. 

Cheers to 2011! 

PS. And I leave you with something that made me want to start again. :) Click on the link below the photo to read on.

Growing Pains:  When becoming something new feels scary