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Thursday
Jan092014

cool and tiny student digs

A big thanks to Debora for sending me a link to this very cool student housing unit build by Swedish architecture firm Tengbom. To meet the needs of students in a sustainable, smart and affordable way was the key questions when Tengbom in collaboration with students at the University of Lund was designing this student unit of 10 square meters. In 2014, 22 units will be built and ready for students to move into. The area in each unit is reduced from current requirement, 25 square meters to 10 square meters through legal consent. This truly compact-living flat still offers a comfortable sleeping-loft, kitchen, bathroom and a small garden with a patio. Through an efficient layout and the use of cross laminated wood as a construction material the rent is reduced by 50 % and the ecological impact and carbon footprints is also significantly reduced. I would LOVE this in my backyard as my new office! (Photos by Bertil Hertzberg)


Thursday
Dec262013

Couple new things 

My Christmas gifts consisted of not much house-y stuff because I am totally running out of room. I did ask for a Hudson's Bay Company Collection wool chevron pillow - and my mom kindly found one for my at The Bay at the Rideau Centre. Score! I think it really suits my leather sofa and the forest mural. 

I picked up a really cool vintage amber bottle (14" high) from HighJinx for my husband (ok, maybe it was more for me LOL). It's now on top of the fridge with a couple of other vintage bottles we have.  

Thursday
Dec122013

Get a tissue

This is one of the saddest and sweetest videos I have ever seen. Had to share as I wipe the tears from my face (as I always do when I watch Eldad's rescue videos). 

Saturday
Dec072013

Ran Ran

Belén from Spain emailed us recently and I wanted to share her work here on the blog. She makes gorgeous hand-woven wall hangings with weaving and macrame techniques using cotton rope, cashmere, moroccan wool, linen, feathers etc. LOVE the textures and vintage retro vibe. A piece of art for your wall. Find them at Ran Ran

Sunday
Dec012013

Geof Ramsay

Geof Ramsay is a contemporary industrial designer whose body of work is focused on exploring the relationship between objects and the users experience. Geof’s designs are often imbued with an underlying theme but are mainly driven by a deep fascination with material properties and new manufacturing techniques. In 2009 Geof established “Geof Ramsay Design”, a multidisciplinary design studio which, in 2012, permanently relocated to its new location in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

I saw one of Geof's pieces at The Modern Shop over the weekend and wanted to give a shout out to this super creative guy. If I had a proper entrance I would put this Wallhax on my Christmas list:

Wallhax plays with the tendency to throw a coat over a chair and incorporates it into a wall hook. By the merging a chair into the wall Wallhax animates its surface by suggesting space beyond. Wallhax provides two hooks at the top as well as three places to drape clothing, over the back, between the leg and the wall and between the leg and the seat.

You Are Here is a formal exploration of physical place met with the application of mass customization to furniture design.  Any geographic footprint abstracted into its essential positive and negative space can be produced to create a one-of-a-kind piece.  You Are Here allows you to select any urban mapping (ie. an individuals location or landmark) to create a sophisticated piece of modern furniture that is imbued with personal meaning.

Steps is an exploration into the idea of reinvention. By re-conceptualizing objects that were originally designed for one purpose, we find alternate or multiple uses. In stripping the stair of its more cultural and metaphorical meaning, and allowing the essential structure of the stair become both the practical and the aesthetic value, Steps re-orients us to the idea of the stair and how we use it. Steps transforms the staircase’s iconic form into multi-functional seating by incorporating a seat back to the second “tread.” In doing so, Steps form becomes both a seat with two endtables and two seats with one end-table, while the third stairs’ elevation also provides a natural armrest.)


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