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Design trends and ideas for the modern home

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Vintage, rustic and shabby chic design trends for the home

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Trends, design, utensils, dishes, table linens and gadgets for the modern kitchen

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  • Robots & More Robots
    on Apr 7, 2011 in gifts trends gadgets quirky
    If your love of robots is anything like my love of robots, then you'll find these doodads just as smile-inducing as I do. From top left clockwise, we've got a toilet paper holder, a corkscrew, an incense burner and a tape measure. And if you're looki...
  • Camper Bike
    on Apr 6, 2011 in travel handmade quirky
    Camper Bike is an utterly wonderful sculptural piece built by Brooklyn artist Kevin Cyr. I can't get a sense of the scale, but hope it's life size. [via swiss miss]...
  • Tin Animals from Zimbabwe
    on Apr 4, 2011 in trimmings gifts eco-friendly
    A pop of color. A rare find. An eco-friendly tchotchke with both kid & adult appeal.This magical menagerie of recycled tin animals is handcrafted from scrap metal and soda cans by artists in Zimbabwe. These bright little critters were found by a...
  • Emu Ivy Sofa
    on Apr 1, 2011 in chairs furniture outdoor
    Italian designer Paolo Navone was inspired by the ancient art of topiary -- the ornamental pruning of trees and hedges -- when she created this indoor/outdoor series made with woven steel mesh. I love the airy, minimal effect of her Emu Ivy "furnitu...
  • What To Do With Old Perfume?
    on Mar 31, 2011 in DIY glass + ceramics eco-friendly
    When it comes to spring cleaning, I try to stick by a simple rule: If I haven't used something in the past year, it's time to sell it, donate it or throw it out. But each year, I'm stumped by bottles of old perfume.They aren't the kind of thing you d...
  • Hi + Lo: Slipcovered Chairs
    on Mar 30, 2011 in hi2lo chairs furniture
    high: natural linen armchair @ wisteria, $1,300Slipcovers are strongly favored by those of with messy kids and/or even messier pets for the obvious reason: You can toss 'em in the laundry machine to get rid of spills and the inevitable layer of pet f...
  • G-1 Glass Top Pool Table
    on Mar 29, 2011 in glass + ceramics furniture quirky
    Seems like the main question here is whether it's possible to put some English on a glass-top pool table. According to the designers, the playing surface replicates the rolling resistance of felt. And the transparent surface -- which offers the advan...
  • Trend Spy: Bare Bulbsmilk glass operating light @anthropologie, from $698; menlo lamp @anthropologie, $148; definace ceiling light @schoolhouse electric, $89; roost workshop cage pendant @velocity, $163.Ooh la-la. These fixtures have slipped out of their shades and bared...
  • Overscale Office Supplies
    on Oct 5, 2010 in trimmings kids office quirky
    Made of polished steel, wood and real bristles, these giant school supplies are faithfully styled to look exactly like the tiny originals. Although I'm guessing that the scissors and eraser may not actually work. And the ruler may be not be entirely...
  • Jessica Polka's Wunderkammer
    on Oct 4, 2010 in Etsy DIY handmade quirky
    What happens when you cross a passion for the natural sciences with crochet skills? The answer -- as you can see from the works by Jessica Polka -- are crocheted specimens from the natural world. Her subjects encompass sea life, bacteriology, molecul...
  • Oval Eye PlatterI know John Derian's fantastic platters are now available at Target, but this one definitely caught my, um, attention. It's not quite as affordable as his Target line, but I'm just smitten with this design.@ Cog & Pearl, $70...
  • Rock & Roll Subway Map
    on Sep 29, 2010 in trimmings paper wall decor
    Italian graphic designer Alberto Antoniazzi created this clever subway map that traces some routes through pop, punk, emo and other musical genres. Along with created a great-looking map, the lines depict a musical history and illustrate how and whe...
  • Salt & Pepper Pencil Shakers
    on Sep 29, 2010 in tabletop kitchen gadgets
    Love these. I'm not sure how the salt & pepper actually get dispensed -- and cannot read what seems to be Dutch to suss out further details. So the mystery continues....@ Trendmind DK [via Design Milk][Editor's Note]A reader was nice enough to sh...
  • NY Times Crossword DishesAs an avowed crossword puzzler, I've fallen hard for this line of ceramic dishes and kitchen necessities. I also love the light turquoisey-sage colored word highlighter so much that I might have to edit the colors on my online NYT crossword puzzle ga...
  • Anna Wintour's Long Island Home
    on Sep 28, 2010 in inspired rooms
    These pics are from World of Interiors -- and I just spotted them up on The Awl. Honestly, I don't know which was more fun: The glimpse into the summer cottage of the formidable Vogue editrix or reading the comments posted on the Awl.La Wintour descr...
  • Peel & Stick Chalkboard
    on Sep 28, 2010 in trimmings office wall decor
    Yes, chalkboard paint is available, but vinyl peel & stick decals (sized 9"x16") are affordable, mess-free and take mere seconds to transform a ho-hum wall into an instant writing surface. @ Blue Ribbon General Store, $17/pack of 4...
  • Toy Dump Truck
    on Sep 27, 2010 in kids gifts office organization
    Despite my best efforts to put away stray thumb tacks and paper clips, they never quite make it back into their appropriate boxes. This little dump truck could be a perfect -- tho pricey -- desktop catch-all.@ Fitzu, $64...
  • Patina AntiquesPatina Antiques in Chicago is a vintage-finds store where I could easily spend hours. They've got timeworn cabinets, industrial carts, a sampling of mid-century goodies, vintage signage and other wonderful things. I'm crazy about the pig parts canva...
  • Infinity Bench
    on Sep 26, 2010 in furniture tables
    Created by Paris-based architect Carl Fredrik Svenstedt, the Infinity Bench owes its organic shape and concentric design to savvy mathematics. I'd be able to tell you more about exactly how the math applies, but since I barely survived basic algebra,...
  • Qubus Cross Cups
    on Sep 24, 2010 in vessels glass + ceramics
    I think these have been around for a while, but they've got such a classic design, it hardly matters. Designed by Maxim Velcovsky, they're the perfect cup for when you're desperate for a cuppa joe, but I also think these display-worthy porcelain cups...