Retrouvius is an architectural salvage and design business based in London that was established in 1993. Some of their projects have been very architectural, others purely decorative. Whatever the case their motto is "bridging the gap between destruction and construction". I really love the idea of using salvaged items and repurposing them in new ways. (Unfortunately shops that carry such items are pretty much non-existent here). The folks at Retrouvius do a beautiful job of blending the old with the new.
I want to be a good photographer. Unfortunately I have no talent what so ever. I may not be able to take a great shot but I certainly know one when I see one. Mikkel Adsbøl is a great photographer. You know the mantra. Lighting, composition, crop, colour and lashings of enthusiasm for what he does. Mikkel has it all. Simplicity lets the message shine through.
Skram is a furniture company based in North Carolina that I discovered on 2Modern's site. I was totally smitten with their simple yet modern lines that are very classic and timeless. "Spare but welcoming, the furniture is an exploration of elemental form, of lightness and weight, of balance and asymmetry." Their products come in many wood options that offer a wide range of looks. Beautiful craftsmanship. Go have a look here, or click on my favourite items below to go directly to the product pages.
The other day someone from Miele Canada emailed and asked if they could send me info on a new product they're launching. I said sure, why not. A package arrived yesterday and I had to share it with you. It seems the product Miele is launching is "Chocolate Laundry", and just in time for Valentine's day. And this is what they sent me:
I thought that was such an adorable touch, to include a little box of Belgian chocolates. Of course, I had to sample them as I opened the brochure. Inside that little brochure, as seen in the photo, is their new set of chocolate brown washers and dryers. LOVE the brown!!! I started designing a laundry room in my head with the brown machines as soon as I saw the photo. The brochure says "And like a delicious piece of chocolate, you'll soon be craving it." Well, they're right about that. I was craving these machines within seconds. So folks out there in Canada looking for a new washer/dryer set, act fast as they have very limited quantities available. They may have info up on their website. Now I'm off to finish up those chocolates. :)