Monday, 29 August 2011

Doggy Style

This Lamp did make me giggle...especially as I happen to work within a pet shop...

Doglamp via Greeneyed

Sunday, 28 August 2011

bugs and stuff....

Snooping through TK Maxx and i found these gems, sure i'd never pay £15 a piece but i could make something even better for less than that, this is merely an idea seed...

Taxidermy with a Twist

Being somewhat of a science homeboy, reveling in all that is Victorian, the age of discovery machines, science vs religion and the constant need of inquisitiveness, coupled with adventure, i love a dash of taxidermy, however i am not fond of the idea of a half shreeking killer whale head infested with a myriad of lice, beetles and other such joyous creatures co-residing in my humble abode, although i love clutter, i cant help but feel that sometimes it is less than practical, and so i have been looking for interesting alternatives:
Cardboard mounts via: Trendsetter
Actually I've made  something very similar from scratch before (Derick the deer) and had plans to make a more permanent version out of foam core, however the prices of this material are currently sky high...gash

The next example is from a rather crafty designer known as Jennifer Khoshbin who predominantly uses textured and coloured paper for the desired effect, these I like, lots...

loving the beetles...
And to something not to dissimilar Design sponge have posted up a tutorial as to how to to make a This here Papermache Deer Head :

Chompers is pretty darn ace himself: but a little bright for my desired decorum 
Chompers Via: Thereimould effect

I can see a Rainbow!

simple yet bloom'n brilliant, crayons a canvas and a heat gun: ingenious...
Melted crayons on canvas: Apartment Therapy

More plant related gear...

old and busted, hanging plant pots: new and exciting 45 degree angle wall planters...

Found  at A+R via Design sponge

Personally I thought it would go great with some Nepenthes

Succulent pictures

This is a fantastic idea, bringing in naturalistic themes alongside the clean and crisp ideals or modern architecture, but ultimately I just think it looks pretty darned ace...

From the joyous members of Homes and Gardens

Friday, 1 April 2011

storage...of a sort

This is a fantastic idea... I've always had a chair in my bedroom which in turn inadvertently becomes my main form of storage... so why not design storage like a chair?
Via Ikea Hackers
  Source: Recyclcart


You can never have to many plants around it seems, and if they are fantastically alternate and interesting in nature, then well how could you possibly go wrong (thinks of little shop of horrors momentarily)
so when i saw these by AURELIEN ARBET and JEREMIE EGRY well i was a little impressed...
This one is definitely my favorite (i love the use of unwanted books), although i cant help feeling a little guilty when defacing a book, i have deep reverencey for even the most humble of books... weird ai?
This one isn't without merit however, and would look epic in an explorer themed room...

Via: recyclart

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Cartiography specimins

I love art and i love animals, combine them with maps and you end up with sheer awesome!
these prints are by  Jason at LaFerrera, and are pretty damn fantastic!

This rings all the right chords

USB Retro telephone alarm clock

Retro lifter with a bit of fuction, its cheap as chips as well, shame is USB i'd love it as a stand alone lamp

nancy aebersold & dana blumrosen

Man this house is GORGEOUS!
Simple yet Brilliant

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Ernst Haeckel

So many awesome prints, and the best bit is they are all on flickr, in full size! maybe whack a couple of them onto a canvas throw them on a main wall and blam! bobs your scientific uncle.
Source: Flickr

Sand dollars

I love the look of these things, I love the idea of a bowl of these things on a dining table, a scattering of them on sideboards or even a framed display
Via: Here

Vintage box planters?

Via Running with scissors
Perhaps with bigger boxes? apple crates? tool boxes?
Via : Flickr

Via: Collectables-articles

Cork world map

Via Manmadediy

Rather have a coloured background... but it definitely has potential, and its practical... Also theres a tutorial!


Via Stylehandler
Vintage style map: Via: popartuk
Obviously the bottom map is just a poster, but you get the jist of it all, ideally i'd like a massive map like the one above, but i guess the size available is based on available space and budget...

Plant pots

Camera plant pots Via: Hardwaresphere


I frigg'n love fossils! i mean what isn't there to like? Thats right...there isn't!
Ammonoid group: Via 


Half a meter wide! Via: UKGE

Trilobite: Via UKGE

Bookends! via:

Plants and accessories

Although i have a Distinct love for all that is brown and a wicked sepia fetish , its always nice to have a splash of colour, i love plants in a room, so why not add s splast of green maintaining a naturalist almost jungle theme with some exotic plants, add a touch of excitement with some hanging carnivorous plants adding an aspect of hieght simultaniously... 
Nepenthes Alata: Via Here
Also cheese plants are pretty cool in my opinion, relatively in expensive and bomb proof but having magnificent shaped giant leaves
Some character enhancing statement pieces perhaps?
Royal masters sea light: Via: Reclaimed hardware
Absolutely love these, could fill them with anything!
Via: Reclaimed hardware
Drift wood is organic and can be used to make anything, maybe a group to make a display? or even hung individually on a wall?
Drift wood: Via Driftwood scotland

Coffee tables!

I have long been a fan of reclaimed items being used for furniture and I absolutely LOVE the use of factory carts as coffee tables, they are both, fictional, quirky and interesting, whilst still creating a statement piece in a room, also, every man has a love for steam trains, and the marvelous wheels on these spark the joy of childhood, in me at least.
This is definitely my favorite of the two, it's simple and understated

Trunks are anotheralternative to the conventional table, and come in a multitude of shapes sizes and materials, heres a wooden one that i think is pretty average, id much rather have a leather one, thos things are boss!

Case and point...

This sea trunk is pretty damn awesome as well, and would make an epic side table, maybe adorned with some rope, a nautical lamp or some scientific equipment or specimin jar, also it doubles as a storage unit :D

I absolutely love this! it reminds me of a specimen cabinet and it made from one of my favorite materials: leather :D that think will last forever

This last one i like the idea of, but i find the colour a little 'Wishy washy' but the handles are ace, i'd refer it a little darker with brass handles, but hey thats just me...  also it reminds me of my old art room, well they are printers drawers after all...

Note: this site is DON!

Leather sofas

The Kensington collection
Maybe a nice chesterfield..Via:Vintage Delights
Via: Interior Delights