Tuesday, July 26, 2016

urban design, in metal

i like this metal seating and table line offered up by the french company tf urban...
commercial spaces, cafes, art museum outdoor seating areas, urban park areas, open college or school campus areas, there are so many gathering spaces where this line would be eye catching, colorful and just fun. just saying...enjoy!

Monday, July 25, 2016

monday & lcd

i hope that you had an amazing weekend friends! i wanted to share a few fun items that i'm currently wishing for from venice california-based lcd...
lcd was founded in 2012 by former music exec geraldine chung and supports finding an eclectic mix of independent designers from around the globe with what she calls "likeminded attitude, a unique point of view and quality craftsmanship."

i really like lcd, it's a little bit punk, a little bit funk, with a polished high end finish. pieces are unique, unusual and slightly edgy. you would feel like a rockstar in any of lcd's clothing choices. and i WANT that today! enjoy!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

sunday & wastin' time

i'm lately really loving the solo work by peter wolf (remember j geils band?). he began his artistic career as a painter (admitted to the boston musuem school of fine arts) then jumped on stage one day at a loft party to sing, and says he was "transfixed", that it was a "born-again type of experience." those moments in life are what we all wait for right?

oh, and he's currently touring, if you are liking this as much as i am. enjoy!

Friday, July 22, 2016

have a sweet weekend!

yeah for the weekend! do you have fun plans?
i've been slowing it down this week, reading, sewing, getting outside, ALOT. trying to suck up these summer days/moments in every way imaginable. sometimes you have to force yourself to live slowly, to look around you, to smell the outdoors, to feel things that you sometimes take for granted. that's been my goal this week. yeah!

i'm almost finished with this book, so good! this intrigues me too and might be my next summer read. what are you reading these days? i'd love to hear! in between sipping rosé wine this weekend, i might check out some of these podcasts. have you become a podcast junkie? i bet it's easy to once you find some gems?

and it's friday! hooray! so some fun finds from around the world wide web?

did you see my post on this cause
? for 30 days there is a discount!

this shark phone case is a riot.

a cheeky shirt.

etsy loving this ring!

would totally wear it with this navy summer jumper!

loving the simplicity of this bracelet.

you can make your own clouds?

man, this commercial space got down right creative with their wall treatments. love this!

a cute gif.

vintage indian headdress bookends. i seriously need these.

sensational "sensible" heels. (especially loving this one!)

"it's beautiful here" coat rack (see it displayed here too).

creative spaces

these gold shoes are on sale. my finger is on the purchase button.

a fun bookmark.

pretty embroidery patterns

loving the way he shapes color with glass.

on the topic of aging and how beauty can be fleeting, i thought that this was kind of beautiful, in many ways.

this madrid bakery ceiling treatment
is so simple and yet so amazing. look at how the lighting is incorporated flawlessly too!

this "bubble queen ring", be still my heart.

liking this long leather plant hanger.

michelle obama does carpool karaoke...yeah!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

let's talk tampons. no, really.

when molly hayward approached me about cora,her product, (and yes they are indeed tampons), i thought...hmmm, seems strange right? why on earth would i feature tampons on a design blog? but there's (obviously) more to the story, (though tampons ARE a definite design in a sense). so yes, molly's product line, cora, is about tampons, but it's also about helping to bring about "a better future for all women in every part of the world." but i'm getting to that, the AMAZING cause behind cora soon...
cora tampons are 100% certified organic (read more about why that is SO important here). women purchase and use over 10,000 tampons in their lifetime. wow. so there's that. and because of that giant number we should want the best for our bodies right? and yes, as you can see from the images above, cora's branding is fabulous, they come to your door looking like this, beautifully packaged in clean, modern ways to carry (aka, very creatively hide) and use your tampons. so that's pretty cool.

BUT, why i took on this post is because of THE CAUSE. molly has traveled extensively, and through her research concludes that approximately 100 million girls/women lack access to adequate menstrual products around the globe. um, 100 million woman. wow. products that you and i reach for in a split second, without thought. we can do better than that right? well molly is.

read more about molly's cause, through her cora product line here, it's about the every day struggle of women from different cultures, religions & countries and about why this is so important. for every month's supply of cora tampons that you purchase, AND LISTEN UP, this is the amazing part, cora donates one month's supply to women in need. women in countries where just talking about a period is embarrassing or unheard of. so they don't. and then in turn, they are not taking care of themselves. so tell your friends, your co-workers, your family! guys, tell your wives, your sisters, your mothers! women and men reading this blog, help cora support all the women they can.

BONUS!: for the next 30 days, cora is offering avant garde design readers $5.00 of your first purchase. simply enter the code CORA5ROBIN at checkout!

in full disclosure, i received product for this post but all opinions are my own.

mirrors & burke decor

i'm lately loving some of the new mirrors offered up by burke decor. for different reasons, in different spaces, mirrors are or can be, a statement piece. they are going to take up precious space in your home, you want to not only like looking into it each day, but looking at it each day...
if i could run in to burke decor today and grab a handful of favorite mirrors, these would be my first grabs. super versatile for a variety of tastes and styles. see waaaaaay more of what burke decor offers up here, it was hard to choose! enjoy!

p.s. and speaking of mirrors, how about this mirror? if anyone knows where to get this one let me know!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

oyoy: pure pillow love

the danish company oyoy is offering up some fun pillows/cushions incorporating fun ways to use line in design...
graphic in their design, clean lines, easy shapes and patterns, pillows/cushions like these offer you chances to mix it up, to give spaces, furniture, beds, an easy face lift, a quick change, whether it be for a change of season, or just a simple change of scene. i love that! enjoy...