March 25, 2010

The Window Seat has moved!

Hi friends. It's been weeks in the making, but I've made some changes to this blog so that it's better for everyone. Bigger photos. Less scrolling. YouTube videos where you can actually see the whole screen. And my personal favorite, a minimalist design. Check out the new and improved Window Seat and please set a new bookmark or RSS feed.


March 24, 2010

Wall Mirrors + Frames

I'm always looking for different things to put on the wall that add some character and interest to my home. I was on the hunt for wall mirrors just like this about 3 years ago and was able to find one at an antique market, but they are hard to come by. Urban Outfitters makes it easy now with their awesome selection of wall decor. I love the Hand Mirror Frames... it has a great throw back feel yet keeps it fresh at the same time.

March 23, 2010

June and a snowman

June found a snowman that's just her size.

Wine Glass Candles

Here's an elegant and simple table decoration for any beautiful event. All you need are some sheets of vellum paper, scissors, glue and a battery-operated tea light candle. And of course, the wine glasses. CasaSugar gives you free downloadable templates and step-by-step instructions on how to create these wonderful treats.

Puzzle Laptop Stand

Looking down at your laptop can be a huge pain in the neck. This eco-friendly laptop stand works with any size laptop, allows the heat to escape and can easily be taken apart and laid flat for traveling. I love the little holes for your mouse cord.

Favorite Quote

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

— Abe Lincoln

March 22, 2010

iPhone Font

iPhone font. The font was created from 540 iPhone Apps. I want to know what happened to the W?

A big thanks to Mike Laskonis for sharing this.

March 19, 2010

Lego Island

I'm seeing a ton of things being done with legos lately... here's another example of one - a lego island. Pretty cool.

Dutch Eco Architecture

If you thought the Chicago Spire was a disruption to the skyline, check out this thing. The Dutch have designed a solar-powered high-rise tower for Rotterdam. The ambitious plan will minimize wind, keep the carbon footprint of the architecture to a minimum and make use of a network of walkways to connect the tower to the land. This design will have the elevators and stairs on the outside of the tower... in the last photo you can see the floating walkways leading to the elevators. Wild.

March 18, 2010

New Jewelry Ideas!

I'm so excited to announce that I'll be making jewelry again. The new line is going to focus on chain with hints of found objects or stones. I love the idea of mixing different metals through color, shape and size. For now, it all lives in my head and my sketches. I just bought all this vintage chain and can't wait to get started! I'll post the first piece here once it's finished. Just for you.

Solar Powered Stadium

Holy solar panels. This solar powered stadium, designed by Japanese-based architects Toyo Ito, has 8,844 solar panels in the roof. The structure is shaped like a dragon for good luck and seats 50,000 people. The stadium will hold the record for largest solar-powered stadium in Asia.

Burial Ceiling

I saw this a few years ago and found it in my inspiration folder yesterday. It was a Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) anti-smoking campaign from India... images were adhered to ceilings in smoking rooms, giving the impression that you're inside a grave and seeing the burial from a dead man's perspective. Brilliant.

Has anyone else noticed that there are far less smokers these days compared to 10 years ago? I wonder if the ban in public places had a lot to do with it.

March 17, 2010

Vintage Beauties

Pharmaceutical Company, 1960s-80s, Via Lovely Package

Year Unknown, Via Lovely Package

Year Unknown, Via Lovely Package

Year Unknown, Via ffffound

Metal Sign, Year Unknown, Source Forgotten

Metal Sign, Year Unknown, Source Forgotten

Old Poster, Year Unknown, Source Forgotten

Beer Cans, Year Unknown, Via Hello Again

Baby Products, 1974, Via So Much Pileup

Model Airplane News, 1946, Source Forgotten

Vintage Posters, Year Unknown, Source Forgotten

Obama Seeks Graphic Designer

This is for real. Love it.

Gold Record Wall Clock

One of the best wall clocks I've seen.