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 

Nixie clocks


Via: Tales for this thing

Crocheted specimins...

Crocheted jelly fish Via: The curiosity shoppe
One of these in the corner? Via: Curiosity shoppe

Sand dollar Via: Curiosity shoppe
: In fact absolutely anything made by This woman, Her blog is here, its makes me very happy inside...
Imagine the stand alone items in box frames on the wall or in small wicker baskets on a dresser... its a modern twist on a 19th century phenomenon, for this reason i am trying to learn to crochet, with varying degree's of success

Conical jars

Via : Curiosity shoppe
I love these, maybe with coloured liquid, or even as a vase/ food storage container... sleek modern and intellectual...

Microscope and slides

Via: Ebay

Via : Here