Friday, March 11, 2011

This Week's Wishlist

I'm sitting on top of my worktable taking a knitting break. (Funny story: my old "worktable" died after my husband decided to take a seat on it's poorly-joined multi-leaf formica top...luckily this one is an actual worktable and up to the challenge.) My work space is mostly windows, so it's really pretty in here on a sunny day, and the dripping eaves are a sign of good things to come. And since it's Friday, a day to think about things other than work, I thought I'd share my wishlist of the week, inspired in part by this month's issue of Dwell magazine.


Crafting a Meaningful Home by Meg Mateo Ilasco

This book! It's 27 projects, all DIY, by different designers, and looks like it could be a great way to access some new ideas. Sometimes just knowing the magnitude that exists of things to be made and ways to make them is super overwhelming. So maybe start with just 27 things? The hand-woven rope rug project is one I'd love to try.


Uten.Silo by Vitra

Let's be clear. I'm not getting this. I don't buy expensive things (and my version of expensive equals: "20$ for a shirt?! what is it, made of gold?"); I opt for how awesome it is to find something you didn't even know you loved at a thrift store or roadside, and the random nature of my house attests to this. But. Sometimes there are there are things I'm just happy exist. Designed by Ingo Maurer in the late 1960s, this version has be re-made by Vitra. I can easily imagine myself entertained for hours by putting things in all the odd-shaped cubbies.

I've already combed every inch of wall space in my house, and this just isn't happening. Not without sacrificing something else, like the couch. But I love everything about this design. It's super simple, solves a problem, and is something you want to look at. Between the four of us we have enough bikes to put wheels under a small army. And even though we have quite a garage, most of the time there's a bike or two hanging out in the house. Usually I pretend that I totally mind, but the truth is, there's not much I prefer to the aesthetic of a bicycle, and if I had a fancy parking spot like this, I'd have mine living in plain view all the time.

Have a great weekend, and don't forget about R is R's March Sale! (20% off all merch and custom orders this month code YAYFORSUN required for my Etsy shop only; all other products are already sale-priced.)

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