Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Gypsy Chandelier

Simply adore this Gypsy Chandelier from Australian website Mini-Style.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Cool sleeves for your laptops

How cool is this? This laptop sleeve looks so much like a real envelope! You just have to make sure it doesn't go out in the OUT tray together with your laptop by mistake. Available here.

Above: Wonder Threads Laptop sleeve designed with velcro seals.

And if you are looking for a waterproof one, this one below from manilamac would be perfect.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


These gorgeous necklaces handmade from resin fabric and wood shapes from Melbourne-based jewellery designer Shona. Shona uses a blend of her original screen-printed fabrics, patchwork and vintage fabrics on each piece which is mounted on Tasmanian oak. To see more of her work, click here.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Bang-bags sale

The very talented Argentinian illustrator Ana Laura Perez, designer of bang-bags recently emailed me to let me know about a big sale she is currently having. Most of the art, accessories in her etsy shop are one of a kind item and all has to go to make way for a new line she is currently working on. Do check it out and don't miss this chance to get one of her incredibly beautiful artwork!

(above) collage on paper

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Retro interior fans should check this website out. It is called Eurobad74 and showcases some of Europe's "worst designs" from 1974. Some of it is not that bad, really. Would make a lovely backdrop for a fashion shoot today.

Bathroom picks from Anthropologie

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cassette Tape USB Hub

Now this will make a cool gift for a techno geek. Available here.

H for Hannah

UK born, LA based ceramic designer, Hannah recently emailed to let me know about her new collection, The Jewellery Collection. Inspired by all things fashion, all designs are handmade in the UK from beautiful English bone china. To see more of her work, click here.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

10 Most Influential Design Bloggers

The time has come to find out who are the current movers and shakers in the design blogsphere!!

After the smashing success they had with last year's inaugural poll, The Home Rejuvenation's poll on '10 Most Influential Design Bloggers' is now back again!

This year, The Home Rejuvenation has consolidated a long list of design blogs (see below) culled from votes received during last year's poll.

2Modern Design Talk
30 gms
Absolutely Beautiful Things
An Indian Summer
Another Shade Of Grey
Apartment Therapy
Beach Bungalow 8
Behind The Curtains
Better Living Through Design
Blue Ant Studio
Brilliant Asylum
Charles And Marie
Cool Hunting
Core 77
Cube Me
David Report
Design Boner
Design Boom
Design East
Design Milk
Design Observer
Design Spotter
Designers' Block UK
Designers Who Blog
Desire To Inspire
Fabulously Green
Happy Mundane
Home Rejuvenation
Ikea Hacker
It's (K) not Wood
Josh Spear
K-Fresh Designs
Karin's Style Blog
Lena Corwin
Made By Girl
Mod Mom
Modern Roost
Oh Joy!
Pan Dan
Patricia Gray
Poppy Talk
Print & Pattern
Product Dose
Sensory Impact
Style Court
The Cool Hunter
The Design Files
The Peak Of Chic
The Style Files
Trend Hunter
Yanko Design

Laissezfaire is honoured to make this list, together with many other worthy candidates!

To vote, simply send in a maximum of 5 choices from this list by 15th October 08 (click here to vote; you may need to disable your pop-up blocker for the voting form to show). Though not compulsory, it would be great if you would also briefly mention why you think the blogs which you've voted for are influential.

And to make things slightly more rewarding and exciting for voters this time, The Home Rejuvenation has also teamed up with international design purveyor Wallpaper* to reward 3 lucky voters (picked from random) each with a free 1-year subscription to the print magazine. The results of the poll and the winners will be announced in mid-October. I am so excited to see if this year's results will differ from last year.

For more details on the poll, click here! Thanks THR for organising this.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another Aesop Interior

I had blogged about Aésop previously here and here. What I like about Aésop is that every store is different, each conceived and designed individually so as that every store is a reflection and celebration of its location.

Here are more pictures of another unique store Flinders Lane, Melbourne. This store is designed by local interior architects Rodney Eggleston and Anne-Laure Cavigneaux of March Studios. The entire store interior, from the display shelving, to the façade and counter tops is made entirely of industrial-grade cardboard.(via the cool hunter)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Plush Pod

Now this will make a lovely home for all you cat lovers out there. There is something very appealing to me about curling up in a cocoon like this and perhaps even rolling around in it. These pods are constructed out of 83 layers of laser-cut double wall corrugated cardboard and include bored holes for your kitties to stick their little paws into and do their scratching thing.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Thuss Farrell

Literally eye-candy project that photographer Thuss Farrell did for his book 'Lines and Shapes - vol2'.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bringing play into the public realm

This is a brilliant project by Bruno Taylor entitled "Playful Spaces". It is a study into different ways of bringing play back into public space and asks us to question the current framework for public space. (via woostercollective)