Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday, oh Monday...

Well today is Monday,
the beginning of the week,
& only five more days until the weekend.

Oh yea & it is very gloomy outside!

However, I just happened to stumble upon these little gems & they brightened up this very gloomy Monday for me! I thought I would just share them with everyone & hopefully they will inspire you to have a wonderful Monday too!

prints by studio mela

peace & love,

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Egg-xtra Special Design

Well since it is getting close to Easter & every store is selling rabbits, little baby chicks, or pastel colored eggs, I thought I would share some egg-inspired d├ęcor myself. Here is a couple objects that have been inspired by one of those not-so-pastel eggs. Enjoy!

Egg Shaped House called blob VB3 is a mobile unit for your Backyard by Belgian architectural firm dmvA

Seeds are already in this pot all you have to do is crack the top of the “egg” with a spoon, water the seeds, & wait for the plants to grow!

Ovetto Recycling Bin designed by italian architect, designer, & art director Gianluca Soldi. It is named after italian word for egg, ovetto,& is made out of recycled polypropelene.

"Egg Chair" from Mod Prop

Gentoo concept car uses no fossil fuels at all. It also uses self balancing technology & powered by a lithium battery. So, it really is meant to be cute & really nice to look at.

Bouchti Amin's egg-like basin; photo from design blog

peace & love,

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Pop of Color...

Just a real quick post…

I saw this concept car online a little bit ago & thought it was the cutest thing! Of course the pink color had me at hello but, the bug/ space car (what a mix huh?) look kept me interested. Kia came up with this full-electric concept car & the name of the car, "Pop", is just as cute as the stylish car itself. It seats three people & was unveiled at the Paris motor show last September (I know I am kind of late on this one!). The Pop recharges in 6 hours with 87mph top speed & a 100-mile range. It is relatively tiny, measuring just 3 meters long. It also has LED head & tail lights which adds to the chic design of the concept car. It even has a great color story! I think this one contends with the Smart car as my next choice of a car...

Look at the doors too!

The beautiful interior

The LED headlights

One of the main features is this glass roof

The back side of the pretty little thing

A side view of this futuristic mini car...even the tires are fantastic!

So what do you think? Is it back to the future with this little concept car? I think it is. It's the way of the future, at least city driving, for cars like the Pop. Europe has been doing it for awhile now so why can't the United States catch on? I hope Kia actually puts this one into manufacturing!

Well, that is my sweet treat for you.
Hope you have a great Wednesday...this week is half over! :-)

peace & love,

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sweet Color Palettes Reminiscent of Bubblicious Gum

Bubblicious bubble gum always put a smile on my face as a kid. The flavor (I always preferred Twisted Tornado!) was mouthwatering & the texture was perfect for making the biggest bubbles. These days, just looking at the wrapper at the checkout makes me smile. When I see spaces that have tangy, sweet, fun or bold colors I am reminded of those yummy Bubblicious flavors. All of the spaces below have fun & flirty color combinations deserving to be named after Bubblicious flavors! Enjoy my sweet finds & afterwards maybe go get yourself your favorite flavor of Bubblicious Gum!!!

Carnival Cotton Candy-
This room is filled with lots of pattern & fun color. My eye moves around the room, ceiling to floor, just like a kid in candy store!

Paradise punch-
The bold citrus colors like the greens, pinks, & oranges give this room a punch!

Mango Peach-
A warm mix of yellows, oranges, & reds make up a juicy conversation area.

Savage Sour Apple-
The tangy yellow-green & blue-green stripes on the wall create a bold backdrop for the light, airy bedding that has bits of other delicious colors.

Watermelon Wave-
The white & pink colors work well together. The addition of the bright green balconies gives it an extra bite.

Bubblegum Bursts-
The white walls are a nice backdrop to these yummy colors bursting throughout the room. The different colors add flavor to the room, rather than everything being one color with the white walls.

Sour Cherry Storm-
A combination of purple wallpaper, a whole bunch of red chairs, & dark grey-brown to create a poppin design storm

Sour Citrus-
The living area explodes with tangy tastes of orange & even has some silver to give it that extra sweetness!

Twisted Tornado-
The bold blacks & greys in the room balance all the bright colors

Gonzo Grape-
The purple helps ground the bold colors in this space & brings it all together for a bright dining room.

Strawberry Bomb-
The use of black & white furniture keeps the space focused on the rich, bold color just like the bubblicious flavor.

Blue Blowout-
The deep blue chairs alongside the deep purple pieces feel luxurious without any pattern. They pop against the lighter walls.


Strawberry Splash- 
Add a surprise pop of Bubblicious fun with plants and bright fruits scattered around the space.

What was your favorite flavor as a kid? I hope you found a delicious palette that you could be inspired by! Now go have a sweet weekend!

peace & love,

Monday, April 11, 2011

Something to Sit on

I love furniture. But really who doesn’t?

What I really love is the crazy & funky chairs you don’t usually see. You know the ones either tucked under a few things in the antique store from the 60’s or 70’s, the era when I should have been born, or the chair that jumps right out of the magazine at you. If you are like me, it begs you to buy it & if you had the money you would even if you didn’t have a corner to put it in.

Well, I have compiled some chairs that I have discovered whether out at showrooms, flipping through magazines, or searching websites. Here are my sweet finds & I hope you find them just as delicious, or at least tempting, as I did when I saw them! Enjoy my first installment of fun chairs!

"Living Chair" by Vladimir Tsesler

This little beauty was in a store & I LOVED it! I would have bought it if it wasn't so darn expensive!

I saw these chairs in a magazine article & this picture became my painting inspiration for my tv trays!

The "Holly Chair" by Sintesi reminds me of a modern take on the Louis XIV chairs

Thermosensitive Swamp Chair by Nuno Erin
This chair is made out of Yellow velvet & other colorful material scraps

Mendocino Settee from Century Furniture with fabric from the Beatles Collection at Lee Jofa on the back

Glamorous Pink Chairs by Sicis Next Art

"Cargo Chair"designed by Stephan Schulz

One of the 2011 Chairs called "The Octopus Chair"

Wooden Wing Back chair that I took a picture of at the Walter Lee Culp showroom

"Twist Chair" design by Stefan Heiliger

"Bouquet Chair" designed by Tokujiin Yoshioka

All living chairs made out of arcylic, soil, & plants; photos from Dornob
A true "Lawn Chair" that also happened to win the nineteenth Golden Compass, a prestigious award for Italian design by Andrea Sanna and Giorgio Robino
It's nothing but a cardboard skeleton to be filled with earth on which to plant the seeds that come with the kit.

peace & love,