Thursday, February 26, 2009

Buffet


Welcome to this week's selection — enjoy.

Save My Room!
Upload photos of your saddest room to the Better Homes and Gardens site for a chance to win a complete room makeover by Stephen Saint-Onge. The winning room will also be featured in BHG magazine.

Spy Vibe: 1960s Spy Style
A great website that celebrates the look and style of the grooviest spy films from the '60s — the gadgets, the amazing lairs (think Dr. No), the clothes, the cars, the music and more. Lots of fun. Via Dwell.

Low-Tech Fixes for High-Tech Problems
Great little NYT article about the clever solutions people have figured out when technology just doesn't work, such as putting a piece of plastic over the magnetic strip of a credit card so it'll scan in the card reader.

Style Quiz
Sproost Furniture and Interior Design has a fun little quiz on their site, where you can find out what your taste in interior design is — categories include Modern, French Eclectic, Rustic Revival, Classic and more.

Monaluna Fabrics for Robert Kaufman
Leah over at More Ways to Waste Time has a great post on the cotton fabric line by Jennifer Moore called Monaluna, designed for textile company Robert Kaufman. Colourful and retro, they'd look great on projects big and small.

Tiny Art Director
An utterly hilarious blog by illustrator Bill Zeman, about his travails trying to please the most demanding and severely critical art director ever — his four year old daughter. Awesome. Via Greg (thanks, bro!)

The Ten Design Commandments of Dieter Rams
Dieter Rams is best known for his innovative (and much copied) design for Braun — here he looks at what constitutes good design. Sound advice. Via Kottke.

Stephen Jones at the V&A
Milliner extraordinaire Stephen Jones discusses his forthcoming exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, which charts the history of headgear. Wish I could see this one!


Photo via Domino's Deco Files.

Domino Archive: Art Display







From Domino's Deco File, some inspiring ideas for displaying one's artwork and treasured objects. Incidentally, Victoria over at sfgirlbybay has been doing a regular series of posts called Ode to My Deco — they're packed with images from Domino's archives, so it's well worth having a visit to see her great finds from there, too.
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