Posts about 'home accessories'

dexter chairs and collection by amy lau

I think I have Halloween spirit right now. It is rather unnerving because I am afraid of ghouls and hobgoblins most of the time. This year, though, I seem to be unafraid of the macabre. I watch my spooky television shows with relish and feel bad when they are over, because I want more. Weird but true. Speaking of macabre, have a look at these great chairs from Amy Lau for the special Dexter collection she put together for the Met Home Showtime House event. Select pieces are now available at Spring in Brooklyn. They are made of ultraleather, with hand-embroidered blood stain detailing. A few have even been signed by the television serial killer himself.

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Awesome.

I am also wild (wild) about these hand-thrown porcelain fingerprint plates that are from KleinReid for the same collection. Beautifully designed, they definitely do not give off a creepy feel like those chairs do. Even if you don’t watch the show, you still get the point.

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Purchase these pieces and much more at Spring, and discover more about Amy Lau on her website.


ceramic urban gnomes by vitamin

London design house Vitamin has created a whole new way of dressing your modern garden with these urban gnomes. Made from bone china, they don’t possess the cheezy kitch the ubiquitous plastic kind has. They are much more sculptural and contemporary, which is either a relief or rather alarming, depending on your point of view…

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These pieces if left in a leafy green garden will absolutely light up the night. I say two thumbs up.

Find the gnomes at Generate, and see more of Vitamin’s products on their website.


mr. wilson towel holder by loony design

I think this little suction cup wall hook, designed by Dominik Langhammer for Germany’s intriguing Loony Design, is terrifically useful as well as cute and hilarious. And the fact that its name is Mr. Wilson just makes me laugh even harder — so formal! As you can see, it’s made out of a tennis ball and has most excellent grommet eyes. The functional mouth serves to hold your hand towel, keychain, magic bean collection – or whatever else you think could fit in his mighty mouth.

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FYI, Loony Design is a joint project of the Industrial Design degree course at the State Academy for Fine Arts in Stuttgart and the Evangelical Charitable Mission in Baden. Students from the Academy develop exclusive designs for everyday objects, which are produced by people with mental disorders living and working in centers run by the mission. That’s quite a provocative name for this venture if you ask me, but the collaboration has produced many other playful and functional design work.

Loony ships within Germany and also to other EU countries if you are over on the continent. If you’re in the States, try the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. And see a lot more for yourself right here on the Loony Design site.


antique boulangerie boards (home decor)

Love these vintage european bread bakery boards. Each of these pieces, which range from 20-60 years old, are one of a kind and once lived an active life in a bakery in Europe.

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What a cool way to dress up a kitchen wall or warm up an otherwise sterile room!

Find them at Sundance.


josh jakus eggflat containers

These egg crate shaped felt accessories from San Francisco designer Josh Jakus are fun, aren’t they? Called Eggflats, the sculptural containers come in small and large sizes, can interconnect, fold flat for storage and can be used to hold all sorts of things.

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Purchase these pieces at Elsewares and see more from Josh right here.


rise and sigh embroidered sheets

Waking up in the morning just got a little sexier, thanks to Finnish designer Martina Carpelan. She’s blended art and design in a very suggestive way with her Rise and Sigh bed sheets. Inspired by the different scenarios that play out in hotel rooms, the provocative bed linens have embroidered words which leave various impressions on your body, depending on your sleeping position. Choose from the bachelor, the one night stand or the love affair set to suit your particular lifestyle.

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See more soon and contact Martina right here.

via jezebel


modern wine rack, vintage roots

Paying homage to the genesis of all wine, Danish designer Jakob Wagner has created a wine rack to resemble the twists and curves of grapevines.  A smart cantilevered style enables the stored bottles to do double duty as stylish sculpture, as they appear to float freely against the wall from a distance. The rack holds six bottles of assorted sizes and is offered in two styles: polished aluminum or synthetic black rubber over fiberglass.

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Oh so minimal and stylish.

Find it at Menu.


flower rocks by letterfest

these laser-etched pebbles from uk artist wendy harrison of letterfest are awfully cool.

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purchase these and see a whole lot more at supermarket. you can say hello to wendy on her blog too.


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