Just last week, we had our nook bed couch delivered from Northern Ontario. We were so amazed by what people can do up north. Actually, we had spoken to our friend Peg AssIs about the idea of this wonderful piece of furniture. She took a few pictures of the empty nook, click, click, click. She went away for a couple of weeks and when she finally returned to Toronto, she had this wonderful couch bed frame with her. It is a vinyl print on top of plywood. No screws or glue were used. And there is a secret door.
It is SO NICE.
After we moved to our new place in December, it took us some time to get our shet together. Now, finally, the happy face is up on the wall. I wanted to share this cute set up with you. So, here are three of the wonderful things in our upstairs sugar shack:
1) The Stone
I bought this really heavy styrofoam stone when the Toronto Opera had an archive sale. #sonice
2) The Wallfurniture
You better not call it wall paper! I recently got into trouble when the word slipped out of my mouth accidentally. It’s wallfurniture, get it?
Wallfurniture by Dorkenwald-Spitzer , get it from their online store
3) The Happy Face
It’s always good to have smiley face looking at you. In the morning, the afternoon, the evening. Keeps the spirits up. Love it. The happy face can also be seen in Mount Shasta, a film by Oliver Husain.
“London shoe designer Tracey Neuls and Danish artist Nina Saunders have collaborated to create an installation using fabrics by British textile brand Sanderson at Neuls”™ London shop. Called Most Curious, the installation features a sculpture by Saunders with upholstery bursting out of a chair frame and spilling onto the floor.”
Ok, totally love the spill over chair. And I say that as a total chair person. More on that later. Especially, the combination of the fabric & the spill work so well. I could spill a couple of Hendrick’s Gin & Tonics (aber gut abgespirtzt) on that one. SO NICE.
From Dezeen via Peg Assis Tweet
Christien Meindertsma is a designer from Netherlands who came up with these ginormous, hand knitted poufs. They make a perfect holiday gift and add some winter craftiness to every home.
Every poof should have a pouf. Get me the big one. Thanks.
This is a big confession: I gave away my old shabby desk without having a new one. Sometimes I even have to blog sitting on the floor. How desperate can it get? I’ve been looking for a tiny table for weeks to get me out of this predicament…
…finally, here is my cure: the Nelson Swag Leg Desk.
Blogging would never be the same
I already came up with some very creative ideas on how to collect money:
- do a fundraiser
- ask all you wonderful readers to donate one effin dollar (I would have the desk in no time, no?)
- get over it, stop whining and dish out the dough
Wouldn’t the desk look good with my couch?
I feel like I can never blog again sans the swag desk.
This is the best christmas present I got this season. Pink Floam. I got hooked on Floam when I saw the Floam commercial. Make sure to watch it on the Floam homepage. Floam. Floam. Floam. Floam. Floam. Floam. Floam. I wanted this Floam so badly.
Laying my hands on the Pink Floam for the first time was like drinking a glass of sparkling pink champagne. Excitement bubbles rushed through my veins. Uuuuuh. Floam.
Here a couple of things I build out of my Pink Floam.
I could go on for hours playing with FLOAM. It’s fun you can feel!
Mash It… Mold It… Mix It… Smoosh It… Bounce It… Eat It… Lick It… Kiss It… FLOAM It…
The Pink Floam Package
Getting the Pink Floam out of the box
Indulging in Pink Floam
Making of the Magic Stick.
The Magic Stick.
How to make a record.
The Pink Floam 7 inch record.
My friend Michael Dreher did the interior design for the new 25 Hours Hotel at Hanauer Landstrasse in Frankfurt. Michael invited me to a tour of almost all the wonderful 49 rooms. Here are a few of the design highlights.
The Lamps of 25 Hours
Penguins in the entrance hall
Lamp at the Beppi La Belle room
Stools at 25 Hours
Michael, the maker, taking a shit
At the magician room
Halls at 25 Hours
25 Hours von hinten / from behind