I've not been blogging much these few days as we are busy with the relocation of our office. You know, the logistics and the mess... what could possibly be worse than that? Even though I haven't been posting a lot, I do have (thankfully) the time to surf around blogland for some great finds and inspiration. Here's a very brief run-through...
Fabulously Green's post on the Cesaria Evora Storage Unit by GodoyLab really made me rethink the use of simple cans. It just goes to show that even the most mundane of objects can sometimes serve as a great source of inspiration for a brilliant design concept. Design Milk featured the Gaucho Chair, which features a contemporary, attractive floral pattern in overlapping neutrals of taupe, chocolate, olivine and cream - something which I'm quite into as of late. Elsewhere, MoCo Loco reported on Alparda’s Arc table, part of a minimalist furniture collection designed by Aziz Sariyer. I'm really liking the form and function of the pieces. Alog, as seen on Sensory Impact, is a "modular shelving system made from MDF and ash, featuring a wall mounted modular block and easily detachable shelves that require no fittings." The design allows for many combinations and compositions of shelves, allowing the user to create their own wall art installation. That reads brilliance too.
Meanwhile, courtesy of Reluct, I also unearthed what could be a very interesting idea for your study room or home office walls (originally meant for the office). Pixelnotes by Duncon Wilson is "a wallpaper consisting of four layers of varying grey tones on a bright primary backing. Each layer is perforated in a grid format and backed with a tacky adhesive similar to ‘post-it’ notes. Pixelnotes is inspired by the way we work within a space. The walls become functional, an integrated noticeboard that documents our activity within the room. Pixelated formations and shapes develop according to our patterns of use." Take down notes, tear off and Voila! You have an ever-changing wall feature! Winner of the 2nd Prize, ‘New Walls, Please!' competition.