Thursday, May 31, 2007


No longer will your overnight guests have to sleep on the floor or sofa. A clever fold up bed made from 7mm cardboard, itbed is the ultimate in compactability and functionality. This bed can be assembled in one simple step and takes up minimal storage space when you fold it away!

Chairfix by Ben Wilson

Inspired by self-assembly model airplane kits, Ben Wilson's Chairfix rethinks the conventional mode of producing, packaging, transporting and assembling a chair. The chair is produced by a straightforward application of cutting into a flat plywood sheet. The chair is delivered flat and easily assembled on location. The parts snap out and slot into a rigid structure without the need for glue or screws.

{images above from Ben Wilson's 2003 Chairfix exhibition at The Aram Gallery. For this exhibition Ben Wilson approached ten artists to work directly onto the flat plywood panels. This process transforms the flat panels into unexpected 3 dimensional pieces of art when the parts are assembled.}

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Inspirational bedrooms

Some interesting ideas and colour schemes for bedrooms. xx Domino.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Fairground Studio

Check out these patchwork-inspired lampstades and gorgeous fabric-covered journals from local designer Karen Huang of Fairground Studio. Karen gets her inspiration from colours, music and childhood memories. Her beautiful handmade journals can even be personalised with a name or message. Lovely!

Bluebird Studios

Beautiful, fresh and unique fonts by Rebecca Trawick of Bluebird Studios. Wonderful for weddings if you are looking for some fresh calligraphy for invitations. Rebecca is also an illustrator, collagist and painter who uses found materials, paper ephemera and other vintage items in her work.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Bedtime Stories

I got to know about this project through The Style Files. Entitled "Bedtime Stories", this project is part of a collaboration between The Great Eastern Hotel and fourteen students from the Royal College of Art. Designed by Tiago da Fonseca, Bedtime stories is made up of several sheets containing a traditional bedtime story. Each “page” adds a layer of linen making you warmer (or cooler). Click here to see the other projects.

Growing Business

How do you make your business card stands out from the crowd? Make it grow! Jamie Wieck breathes new life into business cards with his Growing Business Card. Add a little water and this transforms from a regular business card to a miniature house plant. Who wouldn’t want this little piece of greenery on their desk?

Click here for other similar botanical business cards.

Good on paper

The paper addict in me is back! Check out these beautiful designs by self-taught graphic designer Lisa Wong. Some of my favourites here...just love the beautiful graphics and colour combination of the cards and envelopes she chooses for her stationary.

Lisa also does custom wedding invitations and designs. The wedding collaterals she did for Lisa and Nick's wedding are gorgeous! Must check up her website for more eye candy!

The Ornamented Life

Really pretty creations of ordinary objects like drain catchers and screws by Dutch designer Joana Meroz. Really like her lace plate which comes complete with 3 drainers to make sure your salads and fruits are drip-free! Check out her website for more!

{images from The Ornamented Life}

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Petite Espaces

It is amazing how creative you can get when you need more space at home but don't have it! Check out how these folks manage to create small and interesting spaces at the "petite espaces" section of the Marie Claire Maison website. Some inspiring and lovely ones extracted below... Most of them are less than 40sqm!

{images from Marie Claire Maison}

Friday, May 25, 2007

Jill Blissen

Some of the many things I like from Jill Bliss's website. An illustator, crafter, web designer and more, it is no wonder Jill calls herself a "Jill of all trades"! Love the colours and the way she combines fabric, paper, and other found materials in her limited edition handmade pieces and artwork. Extremely inspiring portfolio.

{all images from Jill Blissen's website and blog}

Clare Nicolson

Whimsical cushions made from textiles designed by Scotland-based Clare Nicolson. Clare's textiles are taken from paper collages which she creates using decorative papers and packaging. She draws her inspiration from almost anything; vintage fabrics, an old teapot, a walk in the country, even the birds in her garden...

{images from Clare Nicolson's website}