Feb
03

We Make Stuff

We Make Stuff-1-Design Crush

 

In the blogging world few things make me smile ear to ear like a “coworker” taking their love of making to a new level. We Make Stuff is the new venture of Funkytime founder Sibylle and her equally creative brother. The Berlin-based business creates high-quality handcrafted one of a kind pieces for urban interiors with wood, concrete, steel, and textiles as their signature trademark. Can’t wait to see what’s in store from this awesome new line!

 

We Make Stuff-2-Design Crush

 

We Make Stuff-3-Design Crush

Jan
21

January DIYs

bipyramid-projects-Mr-Printables-Design-Crush

 

copper-pipe-wall-hanging-A-Beautiful-Mess-Design-Crush

 

cutting-board-Lily-Design-Crush

 

dreamcatcher-Fraise&Basilic-Design-Crush

 

faux-fur-footstool-A-Beautiful-Mess-Design-Crush

 

gold-leaf-lamp-shade-Design-Sponge-Design-Crush

 

honeycomb-table-with-pipe-legs-A-Beautiful-Mess-Design-Crush

 

linen-wall-calendar-The-Sweetest-Occasion-Design-Crush

 

ombre-knit-bandana-The-Work-is-Getting-to-Me-Design-Crush

 

polymer-clay-necklace-Curious-and-Catcake-Design-Crush

 

Wooden-Geometric-Wine-Stopper-The-Merrythought-Design-Crush

 

wooden-lamp-Apartment-Therapy-Design-Crush

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All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.

Jan
03

Happy Weekend

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01/ After Christmas, discarded Christmas trees.
02/ The 124 United States that could have been (fascinating to the geography nerd).
03/ These miniature models of artists in their studios are incredible.
04/ A polka-dot bomber from World War II.
05/ I might steal a few of Woody Guthrie’s resolutions from 1942!
06/ Frozen in a Bubble makes me want to grab some bubbles and head outside.
07/ Swing Rest is just begging for a nap.
08/ Jack the Australian cattle dog balances the 12 days of Christmas!
09/ Animal Lace is one of the prettiest examples of 3D printing I’ve seen yet.
10/ Room-sized collages of colorful cups and paper.

This week (and last week) on Design Crush:
I Love the World, a killer graphic series of cities the designer has visited.
My (imaginary) New Year’s Eve party went off without a hitch!
The best mortar and pestles from Tahir Mahmood.
This textile series – Still – shows off nature at her best.
We hope you had a very merry Christmas and a happy start to 2014!
We reviewed the best of 2013 in food + cocktails, DIYs, art, style, house + home, and paper goods.
Some of Cross Street‘s art will definitely decorate our walls in 2014.
A peek at my Insta December.
We crushed on the abstract paintings of Emily Gherard.
Fourteen notebooks to help you plan everything big in the new year!
Beautiful pixelated floral screen prints from Elizabeth Corkery.

Dec
17

December DIYs

bead-curtain-pulls-Henry-Happened-Design-Crush

 

block-printed-sweater-Fine-Little-Day-Design-Crush

 

bud-vases-A-Beautiful-Mess-Design-Crush

 

color-blocked-boxes-Design-Sponge-Design-Crush

 

colorful-crochet-tablecloth-A-Subtle-Revelry-Design-Crush

 

constellation-flashlight-Handmade-Charlotte-Design-Crush

 

gilded-edge-desk-Camille-Styles-Design-Crush

 

glycerine-soap-gem-stones-Mr-Printables-Design-Crush

 

gold-gilded-gift-boxes-You-Are-My-Fave-Design-Crush

 

hanging-bottle-vase-Poppytalk-Design-Crush

 

tripod-floor-lamp-Sarah-M-Dorsey-Designs-Design-Crush

 

veneer-pendant-lamp-Funkytime-Design-Crush

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All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.

Dec
06

Well-Designed End Tables

Even though the coffee/cocktail table is the horizontal star of most living rooms, in my experience the end table gets far more everyday use. Right now I only have one – a collapsible metal table with removable tray – and am on the hunt for another. My space is mainly mid-century modern with a twist, so something along the lines of these eleven below would be ideal.

 

Well-Designed-End-Tables-Design-Crush

ROW 1: Slim Round End Table // Modern Accent Table with Drawer // Calvin End Table    ROW 2: Stamped Metal Accent Table // Bel-Air Side Table    ROW 3: Blue Dot End Table // Orly Accent Table // Jules Large Accent Table    ROW 4: Swivel End Table with Gold Leaf and Mirrored Top // Safavieh Doreen End Table // Metal Accordion Side Table

 

Sep
16

12 September DIYs

Crayon-Color-Block-Candles-Brit+Co-Design-Crush

 

Cork-Storage-Boxes-Sugar&Cloth-Design-Crush

 

Fresh-Flower-Pendant-Light-Paper&Stitch-Design-Crush

 

Galaxy-Necklace-Oh-the-Lovely-Things-Design-Crush

 

Giant-Crepe-Paper-Garland-Streamers-Hank-and-Hunt-Design-Crush

 

Graphic-3D-Confetti-Bloesom-Kids-Design-Crush

 

Herringbone-Textured-Walls-House-of-Earnest-Design-Crush

 

Ikea-Hack-Side-Table-Sugar&Cloth-Design-Crush

 

Photo-Clip-Boards-Love-Grows-Wild-Design-Crush

 

Watercolor-Mirrors-ARDOR-Design-Crush

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All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.

Aug
20

12 August DIYs

Batik-Dye-Wall-Hanging-Kelli-Murray-Design-Crush

 

Colorful-Dip-Dyed-Wooden-Vases-Curbly-Design-Crush

 

Dip-Dyed-Rope-Dog-Leash-Curbly-Design-Crush

 

Geometric-Party-Installation-Oh-Happy-Day-Design-Crush

 

Liquid-Gold-Ombre-Pillowcases-Sugar&Cloth-Design-Crush

 

Metal-Base-Coffee-Table-Almost-Makes-Perfect-Design-Crush

 

Neon-Macrame-Jars-Sugar&Cloth-Design-Crush

 

Outdoor-Concrete-Stool-Table-The-Paper-Mama-Design-Crush

 

Sea-Salt-Soap-Hello-Home-Shoppe-Design-Crush

 

Shelf-System-Scandi-Home-Design-Crush

 

Three-Finger-Rings-Inspire-Me-Design-Crush

 

Wood-iPad-Stand-Bob-Vila-Design-Crush

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All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.

Aug
01

Soapbox

Soapbox-1-Design Crush

 

Soapbox is a versatile line of furniture that’s available in a range of woods, colored hardware, and leg lengths that I’m currently drooling over. Each piece is designed to be what you need, where you need it. Quality furniture that you put together without tools that is going to last. In a big box world that’s rather refreshing.

 

Soapbox-2-Design Crush

 

Soapbox-3-Design Crush

 

Soapbox-4-Design Crush

Jul
15

July DIYs

alphabet-containers-willowday-Design-Crush

 

american-flag-picnic-blanket-The-House-That-Lars-Built-Design-Crush

 

constellation-coasters-almost-makes-perfect-Design-Crush

 

modern-brass-chandelier-Little-Green-Notebook-Design-Crush

 

ombre-wall-Front&Main-Design-Crush

 

painted-chargers-Julep-Design-Crush

 

painted-floral-tablecloth-Oh-Happy-Day-Design-Crush

 

painted-paper-floral-wreath-A-Subtle-Revelry-Design-Crush

 

patterned-plates-bloesom-kids-Design-Crush

 

photo-transfer-Poppytalk-Design-Crush

 

suede-and-stripes-bunny-and-bells-Design-Crush

 

two-tone-sail-rope-hammock-Design-Milk-Design-Crush

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All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.

Jun
28

Happy Weekend

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01/ How amazing is this reflective optical illusion house?!
02/ A sandcastle art installation showing the starkness of suburbia.
03/ This is not Photoshopped.
04/ 3D printed hands to hold your artwork!
05/ The Grapple Coat Hanger is a little black-room-butcher-shop, but I love it.
06/ Make a set of DIY toy animal corn cob holders, because why not.
07/ The Sandwich Book. ‘Nuf said.
08/ Tiny paint swatch paintings!
09/ Furniture made using the power of the wind.
10/ New electronic baggage tags that save time + paper.

This week on Design Crush:
Tips&Tricks: Photography
Periodic TableWare
Strawberry Galette with Sugared Crust
unihook
The Present Company Project
Hello, San Diego
Ikebana Bowls + Soe Cups
Andrew Lyons
InstaJune