Archive for June, 2010

Stuff no one told me (but I learned anyway)

Stuff No One Told Me (But I Learned Anyway) is a great blog by Alex Noriega, an illustrator from Barcelona. The pairing of witty advice with simple illustrations is priceless. Bookmark now!

Living simple is living well

Modern-Shed’s fully customizable living spaces were probably my favorite thing I saw at Dwell On Design in LA last Saturday. They set up a big unit on the show floor and after walking around in it, I totally saw the allure of it. The one I saw had a Pacific Northwest vibe to it the interior and was fully outfitted with kitchen appliances. I could see these things working real well for work studios, guest houses on a larger property or rentals to escape with some friends summer camp style. Their whole concept of simplifying life down to what you really need and eliminating clutter is just awesome.

Take fair trade coffee even further

I’d definitely sport a few of these upcycled ottomans in a workplace lounge or loft space. Each one is upholstered using fair trade coffee bags and no two are exactly the same. If they also opened up for storage or I could hollow them out to make a George Costanza style fridge, they’d really rule.

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