gay blades

Kitchen countertop Artist Max Patte home New Zealand Urbis magazine

because even your knives deserve a little bit of color.

{from the home of artist max patte for urbis magazine. photographer: jeff brass.}

{via fancy.}

 
size matters: jacob hashimoto's gas giant

Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant MoCA Los Angeles

it is amazing what paper, thread, wood, and a whole lot of patience and creativity can do.

this week , steve and i boogied on down to jacob hashimoto's breathtaking exhibition "gas giant" at the MoCA at the pacific design center. comprised of 30,000+ kite-like, paper sculptures, hashimoto's  installation is so sweeping and magnificent, you may curl up on the floor and cry, kittens.

just warning you.

behold the 50-foot strands of papery, gravity-defying grandeur...

Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant paper installation MoCA at Pacific Design Center

Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant paper and wood installation MoCA at Pacific Design Center

 

Jacob Hashimoto paper and wood Gas Giant MoCA Los Angeles

Jacob Hashimoto paper and wood Gas Giant MoCA

Exploring Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant MoCA at Pacific Design Center

"gas giant" runs until june 8th, so shimmy on down now!

more info at moca.org.

 
turn IKEA into I-CANDY: pendant lamp

DIY IKEA hack pendant saucer lamp by a beautiful mess

IKEA hack pendant saucer DIY lamp by a beautiful mess

the ladies at a beautiful mess turned an IKEA angenam bowl into a fancy pants pendant lamp.

oh, the glorious power of imagination and an electric drill!

 
Office Space

1960s space age command central

here is to hoping the next generation of macbook looks a little something like this.

white gloves optional. white beanie a must.

{image via sandi vincent.}

 
MAD MEN MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Mothers of Mad Men

with mother's day just around the corner, i thought i'd shine a spotlight on a trio of moms who work tirelessly hard to achieve their dreams while navigating the complex social and political changes of the 1960s.

fuel up your lighters, kittens. mama wants a cigarette and a glass of OJ -- heavy on the vodka.

we are gifting the mothers of mad men.

Gifting Betty Draper Francis

we have BETTY DRAPER FRANCIS - former model, divorcee, mother of three, grace kelly look-a-like, chain smoking hair hopperlitter bug, and suburban ice princess. she once punished her son for trading her sandwich for a bag of gumdrops and sees her daughter as the mini-me thorn in her side.

nonetheless, mama betty will most definitely expect a swell gift this mother's day. best break open your piggy banks now, sally, bobby, and baby gene.

Betty Draper Francis smoking picnic with Bobby Mad Men

Betty Draper Francis smoking picnic Mad Men

Betty Draper Francis Francine lunch Mad Men

Betty and Sally Draper smoking in car

Mad Men Sally and Betty sleeping

  Betty Draper Francis Mad Men Mothers Day Gift guide 2014

above: 1). gorham cocktail jigger 20th century; 2). keychain to the mansion; 3). love sandwich recipe book; 4). picnic egg caddy; 5). smoke & kisses bobbi set; 6). the row cat-eye acetate and leather sunglasses; 7). bow-embellished metallic lace pumps; 8). "embrace reality, even if it burns you" catchall; 9). compostable plates, bowls & trays.

Gifting Joan Harris Mothers Day

next up is JOAN HARRIS -- whip smart secretary turned ambitious executive who struggles to prove her mind is just as powerful as her bombshell bod. 

separated from her much-loathed husband, she's a single mom in the late '60s, raising a son whose biological father is one of the founding partners of her firm.

joan is a WHORANGE hero and has been lovingly gifted in the past.

Christina Hendricks as Joan Mad Men Season 7

Joan Holloway Harris rose dress Bert Cooper Mad Men

Mad Men Joan Harris green dress

Joan Bob Benson and Roger Sterling triangle copy

Mad Men Joan Roger and Baby Kevin

Joan Holloway Harris Mad Men Mothers Day Gift guide 2014

 

above: 1). ruffian x izola lady 3 oz. flask; 2). art of war by sun tzu; 3). tiger necklace by kenzo; 4). onward & upward water bottle; 5). art deco set of four tumblers by dorothy thorpe; 6). anna-karin karlsson rose rouge cat eye acetate sunglasses; 7). back me up mobile charger; 8. thea leather chelsea boots; 9). vestige lipstick holder; 10). brass pencil sharpener; 11). rosa iphone case.

Peggy Olson office smoking Mad Men

 "what?" you say, "PEGGY OLSON is a mother?"

why, yes! if we reach back into the archives of season 1 and 2, we are reminded that secretary-turned-copy-chief-badass, peggy, was indeed impregnated by her married colleague, pete. their illegitimate son is (supposedly) being raised by peggy's mother or sister.

a strange storyline that seems to have been relegated to the circular file.

can we petition AMC for closure? perhaps a mother's day gift guide to help ignite momentum?

fingers crossed. here we go...

Peggy Olsen Mad Men airport enamel flower brooch

Peggy Olsen knit beret office Mad Men

Peggy Olsen and Ted Mad Men

Peggy Olsen office Mad Men

Peggy Olson office flowers Mad Men copy

Peggy Olson red plaid

Pete Campbell and Peggy Olson sofa

Peggy Olsen Mad Men Mothers Day Gift guides 2014

 above: 1). may you never shot glass set; 2). scarf in mustard dots; 3). white knit beret; 4). gold tone knot earrings; 5). thomaspaul tablet/ iPad case; 6). chemex coffee maker; 7). vintage yellow and white enamel flower brooch; 8). crinkle bag vase; 9). clare vivier foldover clutch; 10). villa flats; 11). switch bluetooth speaker conference call speaker; 12). city clips - new york page markers.

happy mother's day to all of the mamas around the world! xoxo

 
A-OK

Allandale House A frame Cabin by William O’Brien Jr

Interior Allandale House A frame Cabin house by William O’Brien Jr

not your grandma's A-frame house.

(god, i wish my grandma had an A-frame house.)

{allandale house: a cabin of curiosities by william o’brien jr.} {via this is paper and blood & champagne.}

 
a mondrian john

Mosaic Mondrian-inspired bathroom

kittens, lately, i've been knee deep in bathroom tiles, bathroom faucets, and stone flooring options. designing a client's home from the ground up forces you to learn more about grout colors and stair treads than you probably care to know.

last night, i actually dreamt about unpolished brass knobs and pulls. they looked like this. i woke up not knowing whether to cry or log onto pinterest to find a kindred spirit.

one day, i hope to design a mondrian-inspired bathroom like the photo above. isn't it keen? i love small mosaic tile. and red, white and blue is one of my favorite color combos. however, i would probably select a bathtub faucet with a less game of thrones dragon profile -- but maybe not!

in the meantime, i guess i will just keep dreaming of ogee sticking, gimp braids, and flying ribs. all terms that sound like S&M, but really just refer to cabinets, beams, and upholstery detail. put away your latex catsuits, darlings (at least for now).

{image via bright.bizarre.}

 
colorific

Prism by Lilly Piri rainbow deer

DipDye Brushtail Lilly Piri

magical rainbow wonderlands -- they are all around you. and in some cases they are on you!

you just need to know where to look, darlings. no LSD required!

{prism deer and dipdye brushtail by lilly piri.}

 
body electric: janine rewell for minna parikka

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes body painting 2014

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes pattern body painting on models 2014

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes pattern body paint on model 2014

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes 2014 photographer Jonas Lundqvist

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes photographer Jonas Lundqvist

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes black and white pattern body paint

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes art body painting photographer Jonas Lundqvist

artist janine rewell and shoe designer minna parikka collaborated on this head-to-toe bit of body painting fabulousness for minna's 2014 scandinavian spring collection of colorful kicks. body painting was applied by the skilled hands of saara sarvas & riina laine.

photographed by jonas lundqvist, the result is a wonderland of psychedelic splendor. check out the video and see how they did it...

{via grain edit.}

 
whoranging for coral & tusk

Coral and Tusk animal dolls

Coral and Tusk embroidered fox postcard

Coral and Tusk double cross arrows pillow

Coral and Tusk pillows

Coral and Tusk animal portrait embroidered badges

just when i thought coral & tusk couldn't get any more amazingly awesome with their clever, nostalgic, magical, gorgeous, and snuggly embroidered goods, they reveal something that truly steals my heart:

a fox pillow with a fox hidey-hole.

i repeat, a fox hidey-hole...

Coral-and-tusk-fox-pocket-pillow

stop the internets now. we found the winner.

{all photography courtesy of coral & tusk.} {animated gif by whorange.}

 
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