Monday, October 24, 2011

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Quirky interior

Talk about wall decor!
Love the whimsical details.  
 Katsuya Kamo's home as seen in The Selby.

Monday, October 17, 2011

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Poetic decay

People ususally rush to gloss over any imperfection on their walls.
I think a bit of [the right kind of decay] can be so picturesque.

Most of these pictures are by Shoot Factory, a location agency that
has one of the most amazing selections of interior spaces I've seen
anywhere on the Internet.

Shoot Factory

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Picture perfect: more on wall decor

Some eye candy for those who, like myself, have a thing for extensive art displays.

I've already decorated most of the walls in my apartment but the remaining
bare spaces haunt me. I keep thinking what I could put up there...It is so the 
easy to transform a room with the help of picture frames and art objects. And it's 
great fun (not so much for the man who has to hammer the nails though).
My living room wall now looks like this.

They look pretty good for magazine and book cutouts, don't you think?
There is only one authentic piece of art here, the large black&white photograph of a
naked young woman by a pioneer of Lithuanian erotic photography. I've borrowed it
from my father...long term. On a different wall how hangs another piece I love,
by up-and-coming fashion photographer Rokas Darulis.This charming man is like
the kind phantom of the apartment.


Monday, October 10, 2011

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Wall decor

Today I'm finally decorating my walls.
On the results later, for now here are some of the images that
inspired me.

Friday, October 7, 2011

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Project Light, or recycling Soviet heritage

Here are some inspiring (DIY) lighting projects I've come across during the last few months.  
To me, nothing really beats the beauty of a single lightbulb on a string, but it has to be the right
kind of lightbulb, you see.
I sure love the idea of vintage lampshades strung together;
if I had an apartment with such tall ceilings, I'd definitely considering making one.

A stylish lampshade made from a market basket?
Pourquoi pas! (Metal paper bins tend to look cool, too)
And then of course there's the classic bottle lampshade (you can actually order the
wiring bits needed to make it online)
Bathroom mirror remake - pretty convenient!

Love the simplicity of this solution.

I happened to stumble upon this piece of Soviet design heritage in a dusty corner
of my grandfather's factory warehouse.
 When I asked him if I could take it, he just shrugged his shoulders:
"What for, child?"
Well, I figured we could use some lamp shades in our living room.

The ingenuity of Mr. Man still amazes me. Where do men learn how to
fix those things... Wish I'd been taught that at school.

Monday, October 3, 2011

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Boxes and crates

So much can be done with an old wooden box.
Not only this humble object is great for storage, but it can look really
charming when put in the right space.

And here's what we did with a box found in the attic.
It says:
"British refined
Cube sugar
Tate and Lile
I believe it belonged to a famous Lithuanian architect and
should be about 80 years old. When discovered it was dark grey and the
letters could hardly be deciphered. Took us a while to get it to look like this!
There's plenty more to be discovered in that attic,
but more on that later...


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