Special Features

I found these intriguing pieces on NotCot – I love the fun and unexpected additions to the traditional glass dome shape. They are by Fabrica Features, a dynamically evolving series of products and collections mapped by a web of multipurpose commercial and cultural spaces around the world.

When I had a look at the Fabrica Features website I found lots of other unexpected design delights. I really love this shot, and I’m taken with the artwork: the way that letter forms become part of the illustrations. I’m loving the P with the electric beaters attached.

Something that I always enjoy seeing is craft, art and design converging, like in these ‘cross stitch chairs’.

Fabrica Features, a hothouse of young artist-experimenters, is currently taking part in the Milan Furniture Show – you can read more about their participation here.

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Bright Lights

When I saw these chandeliers from Squint they filled me with joy. The colours are definitely joyous and I really like that the perceived preciousness has been removed when the colour was added.

This contemporary take on an old standard is so refreshing and fun and I can imagine them being used successfully in many differently styled interiors. I’d love to have an all white room (walls, floors, sofa, etc) with some small splashes of colour and one of these beauties as the focal point. Lovely!

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Monday Blogday: dear ada

Oh goodness, where has the day gone?! We are having the interior of our house painted at the moment and it’s chaotic. There are boxes of books and ornaments, bits of furniture and stuff all over our house. It’s absolutely doing my head in. It’s almost like we are moving house, but things are only going from one room to the next. And if my environment is a mess then my head inevitably is too. I just can’t seem to focus. Are you like that too, or is it just the Virgo in me which demands order and neatness to function?

So apologies for the extremely late post… here goes…

I have mentioned the wonderful blog dear ada numerous times before when I’ve credited it as the source of some of my art finds, so I thought it was about time that I featured dear ada here on a Monday Blogday post.

Dear ada is my daily dose of art inspiration. If you love any sort of art from photography to jewellery, sculpture to prints I guarantee you’ll be bookmarking dear ada too.

I was especially happy when I visited dear ada today and found this YouTube video ‘Stop Motion with Wolf and Pig’ – it’s so upbeat, sweet and clever, it made my day!

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Wood You Believe!

I’m signing off for the weekend now, but thought I’d do some show and tell first. I finished this large format commissioned Wood You Believe! piece earlier this week and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

Have a wonderful weekend, see you Monday!

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Japanese Egg Shapers

The delightful Hello Sandwich blog featured a wonderful post on bento accessories earlier this week. Cute overload! It prompted me to photograph my Japanese egg shapers: little moulds which transform hot hard boiled eggs into cute little bunny and bear faces.

After reading Ebony’s post I can’t wait to get back to Tokyo to stock up on more cuteness.

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