Wednesday
Nov032010

mode:lina

We received an email the other day from Jerzy Wozniak, one of the founders of the relatively new (since 2009) Poland-based architecture firm mode:lina. The firm recently finalized their premises in an elegant 60's building basement in Poznan and they wanted to share it with us. "Faithful to the idea of using cheap materials without cheap appearance, designers used lacquered OSB boards for the flooring and furniture. Desks, also made of OSB, are covered with artificial leather to make sketching and drawing more comfortable. Luminaries are produced out of standard profiles used for gypsum-cardboard wall systems and fluorescents. OSB office furniture brings more intimate atmosphere and hides all the cabling and recycle bins." Fantastic workspace!! I love the use of OSB on the desks and floor giving the furniture a seamless look. And with the white walls and black desk tops it's a modern and funky colour scheme that I am really into right now. (Photos by Marcin Dondajewski)

I went poking around their blog and found some cool photos of some of their work-in-progress projects that I wanted to share as well. (Check them out after the jump).

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Wednesday
Nov032010

Jackson Street Furniture

Jackson Street Furniture is a new sponsor of ours that we're really excited about because it's MODERN! HIP! CREATIVE! Adam Fizgerald is the genius behind this company. Having trained as an architect and worked on large scale projects for many years, Adam craved working on design at an intimate, human scale. So he began designing furniture....and the kicker? His pieces are reasonably priced! My favourite is the NO PLANE JANE storage unit (first photo below), which would be perfect in the library I hope to have when I do the additions to my house.

  
  

Wednesday
Nov032010

Stalking

I get my new old house keys on Friday. All I have to do is hand over a big bank cheque. Packing is progressing, utilities are being connected and last minute panicking is under control. My house at the moment looks nothing like this one I found stalking real estate sites. I may have an open plan apartment but it is currently jammed full of boxes! Can you imagine living with that view?! I think I definitely need a perfect party patio for summer barbecuing. Link here while it lasts.

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Tuesday
Nov022010

A caribou, a polar bear, a sheep and their woods are our new sponsors

Über talented Paige Russell has done it again ... and just in time for Christmas.  These sweet little characters are part of her new range,  Müzo Collectibles. Made from porcelain and sustainably harvested black walnut or maple, Caribou, Polar Bear, and Sheep live in The Woods, their natural habitat of silk-screened wood veneer trees. If you click on her button in the right-hand column you'll find even more fab gift ideas.

Tuesday
Nov022010

New addition to the DTI family

The last couple of days have been quite eventful and I unfortunately did not have time to do a regular post for today. Let me briefly explain why. My younger sister Jennifer gave birth on Sunday to a totally gorgeous and rather hefty (9 lbs 6 oz) little girl named Gianna. Both are doing pretty good considering Jen had to have a C-section and Gianna is jaundiced. I was at the hospital yesterday afternoon snapping as many photos as I could (luckily I did because she then had to be placed under blue lights for the jaundice which didn't make for great photos) and spent the evening trying to tweak them to perfection (and dealing with some blog duties). So today I do not have any room porn for you all to enjoy, but some photos of Gianna. (Regular scheduled posting from me will resume tomorrow).