February 26, 2009

Sproost Style Quiz.

Wow. I took this thinking that I'd fall pretty far into a Contemporary or Modern category. I was 100% Vintage Modern. The second time I took it I fell into 86% Vintage Modern, 14% Modern Elegance. It makes total sense. I definitely learned something from it. Really interesting.

Vintage Modern

Flea Market, anyone? You know you are drawn to modern furniture and interiors, and yet you don't like a space that feels cold and sterile. And who could blame you? That's why Vintage Modern is so appealing to you. Though the backdrop of the room, the walls and windows, are many times white or monochromatic, the furniture and accessories have the color, shape and texture to bring the warmth into the space.

The great thing about Vintage Modern is ease of mixing different styles in the one space. You can have a new modular sofa mixed with a great pair of chairs that your grandmother purchased in the late 1950's. The new and old work appear as though they were destined for each other. Even if you don't have time for swap meets and garage sales, so many of the mid-century pieces were so great that they have been remade and mimicked year after year.

Sproost - Furniture and Interior Design

(via How About Orange)

Berlinale bear cushion.

I just like this little guy.

Kissen / cushion - Berlinale

February 24, 2009

Ways to Be Cool.

I cannot grow facial hair. I will never be cool.

Buzzfeed: Ways to Be Cool

(From my cool pal, Gretchen.She can't grow facial hair, either, but she's still cool.)

February 17, 2009

Tilt shift video.

Lovely song. Lovely video.

This is a personal project that would not have been possible without the support of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Thanks to the entire team for their generous access during training exercises and patrols this Summer. Since the Service began in 1973, it has carried out more than 21,000 missions ranging from urgent patient transfers to dangerous search and rescue missions.

The Service depends entirely on the generous support of sponsors and the community to stay flying. Donations can be made here:

The time-lapse flight sequences in this film would not be possible without the skill and patience of Chief Pilot Peter Yates. Thanks also to Trevor Cracknell (for getting wet!) and Family.


“CLEMENTINE” (Megan Washington)
Performed by Washington
© 2008 J Albert & Son Pty Limited
Used with permission

Vimeo: Keith Loutit - Bathtub IV.

(via Tiny Showcase)

Monsieur TséTsé!

Say 'bonjour' to our new international pal, Monsieur TséTsé! Think of him as your favorite French Canadian pen pal whose come for an extended stay. Particularly fond of raspberry jam, napping in the sun and reading bedtime stories, Monsieur TséTsé is the best kind of company bound to become your bon ami.

A word to the adults: A monster for the smallest amongst us, Monsieur TséTsé is an organic cotton beastie with sweet embroidered facial features and knotted ears - perfect for the teething tot. Designed by Erica Perrot, he is lovingly handmade in Montreal by Petites Mains, a social integration organization with 10% of the profits from the sale of this product donated to UNICEF. Monsieur Tsé Tsé complies with CE safety requirements making him suitable for babies under 36 months and arrives in an adorable cardboard house decorated by Isabelle Arsenault, a Quebec illustrator. Machine wash and hang to dry.

Mahar Drygoods :: Monsieur TséTsé - $40

I cut down trees. I eat my lunch. I go to the lavatory.

Sorry for the lack of bloggity attention lately, but things have been a little wacky here on the BB front. Hopefully things will settle down soon. Anyway... nuffabout me. You should look at this here print.

19 x 25 print on French Cordtone paper — a collaboration with the talented Aaron Martin!

The poster is an homage to typography, wood, the grid, nature, geometry, flannel and lumberjacks. The poster is built off a 16 column grid.


(via Chris Glass)

February 11, 2009

Best U.S. Cupcake Bakeries.

I follow the lovely @Marilyn_Res, a chief researcher for National Geographic Traveler magazine, on Twitter. This was but one of her posts that made me smile this week.

Best Cupcake Bakeries - National Geographic Traveler

February 07, 2009

SALE: Melrose Slipper Chairs (Set of 2)

A gorgeous set of chairs at a great price.

This minimalist transitional piece fits in a full range of environments, limited only by imagination. Its tapered wooden legs, tufted shiny bi-cast leather seat, sleek low profile, and elegant shape borders on contemporary and vintage. The Melrose Slipper Chair is sold in sets of 2, and features a hardwood birch frame in ebony finish and fire-resistant foam cushioning, upholstered in a leather color of your choice.

Melrose Slipper Chairs (Set of 2)- $445 + 10% off until midnight on 2/8/09

February 02, 2009

Mosaic Messiah Print.

I admit a certain fondness for pixellated designs like this. I think this is brilliant.

Mosaic Messiah Print by Peter Peterson - $35

Little Red Riding Hook.

Love dis.

Little Red + the Big Bad Wolf. A wonderful fable illustrated on a sweet key holder. Just the thing to place your keys or even to hang jewelry. Measures 3.5" inches by 1.25" inches.

Three Potato Four - Little Red Riding Key Hook - $12.00