Friday, 31 October 2008

Chicken Coop Storage Bin

Imagine this Chicken Coop Storage Bin full of your yarn stash. Oh, sigh.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Pink Geisha Tabi

These tabi boots are one of a kind, and handmade even. These Pink Geisha Tabi fasten up at the back and are adjustable for width [!] to accommodate different sizes of calves and are lined with a cool contrasting fabric. Not into Geisha? They've got other designs available.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Labour and Wait

No, I do not want to buy these people and their shop. I just want to buy everything in their shop.

Their shop is LABOUR AND WAIT and it's in London. I wish I'd known about it when I was there last year.

Click on products>kitchen and if you don't want it all, I believe you're reading the wrong blog.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Yin/Yang Obsidian Windchime

I came across Obsidian Windchimes in person in a shop in Mystic, CT in 2005.

This one is Eucalyptus with devil's claw pods and an oxhead seed pod. Every one looks like some kind of otherworldy creature.

The one I bought has some kind of crazy seed pod as the main element. Dangling below are natural shards of obsidian that make the most delicate tinkling sounds. Mine hangs outside my office window all year round and, three years later, is still strange looking and still sounding beautiful.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Deco Enamelware Drip Coffee Pot

I was imprinted early. By Martha. Yes, that Martha. My favorite colors for decorating are jadeite green and pale aqua. I also adore vintage kitchenware and enamel, in particular.

Someone buy this insanely cool coffeepot before I break down.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Little Helping Hands

The seller says you can use these tiny porcelain hands to hold your favorite jewelry, but I think that's just too mundane a task for something so delicate. These little hands are there to hold ethereal things -- your heart, your hopes, your spirit.

And in a pinch, your keys.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

EnviroGLAS countertops etc

I'd love this product even if it wasn't environmentally smart. Resin + recycled glass, old porcelain bathroom fixtures...even broken-up mother of pearl buttons = EnviroGLAS counter surfaces, flooring and more. You can choose your resin color and the aggregate to get exactly the look you want. For heaven's sake, they've even got glow-in-the-dark glass! How cool for a kids' bathroom. Me, I'd go aqua all the way.

The terrazzo look is so perfect with the other vintage stuff I love, and so much easier to clean than a tile floor!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Summerwood Urban Studio

Living two people in a tiny house, and having only a bedroom-sized office in said house, thoughts often turn to dreams of an additional structure to hold all the business of business*. One option: the Summerwood Urban Studio, starting at $4195.

Bored with the stock options they offer? You can design your own, right down to the siding and roof materials. I'm partial to cedar siding and metal roofing -- blue, I think.

*Hub's office [for he works at home too] is in the garage. Use every inch, that's our philosophy!

Monday, 20 October 2008

I've got to put it somewhere.

Our house, which we love, is a massive 730 square feet. Cough.

Two bedrooms, one of which is my office, both of which have tiny closets. A living room, dining room, rather small kitchen and a single [just big enough for its intended purpose] bathroom. All small. That's all the living space we have until we win the lottery and finish the basement.

Instead of waiting for that to happen, I'm going to blog the stuff here that I wish I had room [or money] for but just don't. Occasionally, I might even bring one of the things I find home. Which should be interesting.

I read quite a few design and stuff blogs, and since I come across stuff that they don't write about, I thought it'd be neat to start one of my own. So here: my place to share the coolest stuff I find on the web. Some vintage, some new, all worth wanting.

Feel free to watch over my shoulder as I exercise my covet bone.

Vintage Aluminum Folding Desk

This desk is the thing that sent me over the edge into stuff-blogging. I had to create a blog just to share this amazing object, or else I'd have to sell the rabbits [not an option] and buy the thing.

Available at fusionfurniture, this brilliant, gorgeous piece of functional engineering was built for US Military use. At the seller's main website, it sounds to me like he/she has more than one of these, still in their original boxes. Which is good, because one day, I just might cave.