Tuesday, April 2, 2013

industrial chic? or trashy lighting?

this lighting is a little on the low brow side. a trash can made into an industrial looking lamp shade--clever. the light bulb just hangs from the ceiling but is ensconced within a trash can shade that is hanging by rope.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

bottle chandelier

a local hang out/restaurant has this great bottle chandelier in their lobby. would be great in a loft over a dining table.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

leaf wire art

these wire leaves make for great wall art and cast a cool shadow on the wall too. forgot to ask the price so not sure how much they are but saw them at the design center at palecek.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

newgate bubble and cube clocks

saw these fun retro-y clocks by a british company called newgate and don't ya know you can get them on amazon too. i want one for myself but they would also be a fun gift for a friend that has great style.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

funky rug: bow ties

it's retro. its silky. it's bow ties! yep, a rug made of bow ties. so ingenious. not sure it can go in a high traffic area but certainly a sartorial statement for your floor! another clever item seen in san francisco at flipp.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

cool resin stool

really loved this resin-seat stool that i saw being used as an ocassional table. seems like you might actually be able to make this yourself if you had a cool vintage stool base you could use. this might need to be an upcoming diy project...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

gorgeous reflections

oh boy oh boy do i love this light fixture. look at the gorgeous reflections it casts. sadly it will also cast dark shadows in your wallet as it costs ~$2400. but, if you need a statement piece, this outta help you out!

Friday, March 1, 2013

mad men-style simple bench

oh boy. fell in love with this simple, clean lines-style bench i saw at the flea market. my head was reeling with images of how i could have it reupholstered (which probably would be pretty cheap given it's simplicity). it could go from simple to simply chic. and this beauty was only $85!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

industrial metal dresser

i just love metal furniture. industrial. utilitarian. and yet, still good lookin'! and those big old drawer pulls are impressive. this gem at the flea market was $750!  waaay out of my price range. i think it was a bit pricey but these things do take a lot of time to strip and get to this point so i can't begrudge the asking price given the labor that went into it.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

beachy awning-stripe area rugs

these are so cheery--awning stripe area rugs.  wouldn't it be cute to sew several together end-to-end to make a runner for a beach house? $25 each at the flea market.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

mid-century saarinen chairs

so sad no one was overseeing this flea market booth--i was dying to know how much these saarinen chairs were. so cool. i even like the color combo.

Friday, February 15, 2013

bowl of tools and hardware

literally.  a bowl made of tools and hardware. could be a good gift for the handyman/woman in your life. as seen at flipp in sf.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

leggy twin metal tables

these metal-base, glass-top leggy twins were getting a lot of looky loo's at the flea market. $125 a piece. i would love to haul them down to my local powder coater and freshen them up with a hot color. then they could be used indoors or out.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

tick tock, sand as a clock

if i was a bit more flush i would have snatched up all of these hour-long hour glasses--only $25 each at the flea market!  a few would be fun as a cluster on a mantle, table or dresser.