I’m always amazed at how creativity is displayed in the home – particularly when re-purposing objects that are no longer useful. After spotting this workspace on Emmas Design Blog, I had to take a second look at the inspiration board on the wall:
Image Credit: BoligLiv
Do you see what it is yet? It appears to be a mattress spring! What a brilliant idea! I love the pattern the springs create against the white wall, and how functional the former trashed object is in its new space.
Proof that smart design doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Any new uses for old things you’ve stumbled upon lately? Share below!
Nothing makes me happier than glancing down at a quirky object on my desktop in the middle of a grueling work day. Surely I’m not alone, yes? And lately, I’ve been feeling restless with my current desk accessories and am in need of a tiny change. What better way to make a statement than with these three easy-to-incorporate DIY pencil holder ideas?:
Idea #1: Transform a vintage horse grooming brush (or otherwise large bristle utility brush) into a desktop accessory holder! Of course, if you’re not feeling crafty, you can purchase the above item for $68. (via Anthropologie)
Idea #2: Have a spare slinky lying around from your child’s playroom? Link the ends together to create an impromptu circle that will contain pencils, pens, business cards and then some. (via Real Simple)
Idea #3: Grab a ball of twine from your local dollar store and put it to use as a utensil holder that will provide the perfect handmade touch to any desktop. Easy peasy! (via Slumber Designs)
Happy work day, friends!
My taste changes so quickly these days, but one room I've been continually drawn to in the past few weeks is this eclectic mix of industrial beauty:
[Photographed by Jonas Ingerstedt]
I've never seen cold tile look so cozy and when paired with such a magnificent butterfly/insect display, the space is surprisingly welcoming (even for an insect-o-phobe like me!). The sawhorse desk, lateral files and canvas bins scream of function while that cheery red chair is begging to be sat upon for an impromptu work session.
I'd love an office as visually inspiring as this one — with or without a rug on the floor!
What do you think, readers? Is it all in my head? Do you love this space as much as I?
Lonny Mag's January/February release certainly didn't disappoint. In fact, the recent issue has left me reeling indeed, craving equal parts organization and adventure. My favorite find from Lonny? A sneak peek into the studio space of Lilly Pulitzer.
To be honest, I hadn't given Lilly much of a look these past few years… until now,of course. With a studio space that screams "Color! Pattern! Texture!", I'm absolutely floored by the inspiration that abounds.
Now that's a space one can play in, yes? The mood board alone would send me to the moon!
Tell me: Do you prefer your office space to be overwhelmingly busy, full of color and fun? Or do you prefer a clean, monochromatic and non-fussy desk? Spill it in the comments below!
[Image Credits: Lonny Mag]