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Archive for June 2009

Just a quick post today – I’m en route to pick up the keys to my brand new house…. I can hardly contain myself 😀 

I’ve been swimming in a sea of cardboard boxes for the last week or two, and I’ve had no internet connected in the house, which is why I’ve not been online or posting much.  Regular posting will of course resume just as soon as I’m all moved in and reconnected.

I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to Lynn at Jinjerup (cutest site ever – check it out) for awarding me a Lovely Blog Award – I’m very touched and grateful that she thought of me and I’m going to have lots of fun deciding who I want to pass it on to…  Thanks so much Lynn 😀


Here’s an excellent example of a tired old piece of furniture being brought back to life with a bang.  Maggie has transformed this second hand sideboard into an incredibly cute toy storage solution which now takes pride of place in the playroom 🙂

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John T. Unger’s firepits are ‘hand-cut from recycled steel and ground to a smooth finish.  No two are exactly alike, as they are drawn free-hand without templates. Unlike many outdoor firepits which look dirty or empty when unlit, these firebowls are designed to function as gorgeous sculptural elements either hot or cold.’

Check out more of his fantastic work on his website and Etsy shop.


firepit by john t unger

firepit by john tunger

Erik Johansson’s clever and humourous images are created using Photoshop – see the rest of his amazing work on his website.

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(via NOTCOT, pics from  Don’t Panic)

Kyle Bean is studying  Illustration at the University of Brighton, and has already been involved in projects for clients including Ford, The New York Times and BBC.   His work has also been featured in the book ‘Tangible: High Touch Visuals’ and magazines including Computer Arts and ARC Design in Brazil.  Check out his full portfolio on his website – his animations in particular are very cool.

kyle bean disposable

kyle bean eat

kyle bean houses

kyle bean laptop

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kyle bean mobiles

Brilliantly done stop motion by Bang-yao Liu, using post-it notes – awesome 🙂


Two great blog posts with the most imaginative and creative business card designs:

100 (Really) Creative Business Cards (

72 Stunning Business Cards That Will Blow You Away (







A cute craft idea – mini toolboxes from Altoid tins 🙂  Brenda Ponnay shares the tutorial over at Alpha Mom.

altoid tin toolbox

(via Lifehacker)

The Waste Is The Best furniture collection from Skate Sudy House, is made 100% of throwaway materials and is constructed from excess skateboard cutouts of laminated wood.

the_waste_is_the_best space shelves

Skate Study House’s collection of furniture and home accessories made from skateboard components includes the Jet Set Lounger – instantly recognisable now having been featured in many design blogs and publications.  The company have also previously donated skate bookshelves to the Tony Hawk Foundation for the auction at Stand Up For Skateparks, in order to raise money to build free public skateparks across the US.

skate study house jet set

(via NOTCOT)

Ebon Heath‘s Stereo.type project is an awe inspiring collection of typographic mobiles, composed of laser-cut letters.  Read more about his inspirations and creative process in this interview at Yatzer.

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(via Design*Sponge, pics from Yatzer)

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June 2009