A Clothes House

I love the look of a clothing rack in any bedroom. There’s just something so very industrial-meets-functional about displaying your threads out in the open, waiting to be sifted through and creatively-ensembled. (Although I’d have to seriously pare down my wardrobe to keep things looking neat and simple!)

But there’s also something very boring about your average clothing rack. The style hasn’t really changed much in years, and if you’re using a clothing rack to make a statement… well, why not make a statement? This clothing house designed by Ola Giertz is a game-changer for that very reason – perfectly functional but with that very necessary element of surprise every object deserves.

Proof that clothes crave four walls (or four wheels, in this case!) just as much as we do.

Image Credits: Ola Giertz

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Why Don’t You…?

… turn your favorite sport into a one-of-a-kind wall installation?

Furniture designer Andy Whitcomb’s portfolio is chocked full of inspiration, but what really caught my eye was his stunning tennis racket art. How adorable would this be in a teen’s room, or perhaps displayed in a colorful, modern loft?

And why stop at tennis rackets? Get creative with your family’s favorite sport – from badminton birdies to vintage field hockey masks. Although I suppose if bowling is high on your list, displaying your favorite 8 pound Brunswick might require a bit of creative shelving. ;)

Happy decorating!

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New from Elephant Ceramics…


platters and bowls in white on brown stoneware / platter in dark turquoise on brown stoneware

Do you remember these gorgeousness when I blogged about Elephant Ceramics earlier on this year? Michele Michael is back with new designs and boy, was I blown away. Loving all the colors, textures, and photography. New glazes in teal and turquoise, and my favorite – platters and bowls in white on brown stoneware. The brown stoneware is peeking just enough to make that graphic layer work so beautifully. I really need to get my hands on these. Get ready for some winter entertaining!

bowls in layers of blue / platters and bowls in white on brown stoneware


vases in white


platter in white with small bowls / bowls in deep teal

{ images from Elephant Ceramics / photography by Philip Ficks }


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Shop Talk: NSS

Natural Selection Studio (NSS) is the brainchild of Michigan-based Greg Gallegos and features some of the most gorgeous, handmade wood creations seen by the human eye. Naturally, we wanted to give well-deserved props for the quality and creativity displayed in one of our favorite new Etsy shops! Here are a few finds to invest in:

Sycamore pods ($42) are thin, lightweight and are begging to house paperclips, rubber bands and other miscellaneous supplies we all too often fail to stylishly contain.

Color and wood were made for each other, so these blue and orange wooden bowls ($74) are begging to be displayed either as a pair or statement-making solo for a surprising treat.

If sculptural is more your style, these wooden goblets ($64) are as inspiring as they are functional. I’d love to see mixed nuts displayed in these beauties at my next dinner party!

Lastly, if you’re into marbled wood, this set of three vessels turned from Box Elder wood have your name on it. What a lovely centerpiece they’d make!

Hats off, Greg – you have us all drooling with wooden envy!

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Muhs Home ~ now open!


A few months ago, Stephanie Shum of Muhs Home was kind enough to share a preview of her new online shop with me. I instantly fell in love with her carefully curated products. “Muhs” pronounced like “muse” (how fitting is this for our blog?!) is Stephanie’s last name spelt backwards. There’s a sense of “ease” to everything that she handpicked for the store. So important to bring that sense to our everyday living, don’t you think? Just simple, smart, timeless pieces. Each product you see came from Stephanie scouting across Japan and Europe, searching for local designers and makers with exceptional craftsmanship and love for their craft. Congratulations on a fabulous opening Stephanie!

 

ALiCE porcelain dinnerware
Stephanie found this line while browsing through neighborhood stores in Copenhagen. Muhs Home is the first US retailer of the ALiCE line!

 

Midori brass label accessories
I particularly love the label plate, so smart. And the endless use of baker’s twine…

 

Kami wood cups
At the Takahashi Kougei workshop in Hokkaido, Stephanie received a demonstration of how they turn each cup individually, just to get it down to the right thickness. She added, “And when Mr. Takahashi handed me the cup from the lathe, it was still warm!” How amazing is that?

 

Frame brass bottle opener
I’m constantly searching for the perfect bottle opener, think I may have just found it.


Yoshii two-tone chambry towels
Terry on one side, and a soft chambray on the other… heaven!

{ all photos by Joey Celis for Muhs Home }


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