Archive | September, 2011

Keybag by João Sabino

29 Sep

The story of João Sabino is truly inspirational, specially for someone who’s starting their own career path. Even before finishing he’s industrial design degree, João was sure that he wanted to do something different. After years of work, he developed the keybag, a handbag with computer keys! After being reject from several companies to fund his work, João started a blog to publicize it. It took a lot of work, but now you can find the keybag on the MoMA store and it even was the star of a Blackberry commercial!

 

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The Done Manifesto

27 Sep

If you suffer from chronic procrastination like me you often see yourself not doing half the things you wanted and planned to. In my case it’s even worse than that, because if there’s a slightly chance it won’t turn out perfect (as in everything) my motivation drops drastically. So manifestos like these help me accept that errors will be made and encourage me to move forward, always. Plus, it is beautifully designed! Try to figure out what each one means and confirm it, after the jump.

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The House of the Future

26 Sep

Via ArchDaily.

Sodade

23 Sep

Cesária Évora, the barefoot diva, announced her retirement today. If you don’t know who I am talking about, she’s is one of the greatest morna singers, a Cape Verdean musical genre. “Sodade” (meaning the feeling when your longing for someone/somewhere/something) is probably her most famous song.

 

Observation Tower

22 Sep

Can you imagine the view from up there? It’s something like this.

 

Via ArchDaily.

Online Magazine: Heart Home

21 Sep

There’s a new online magazine out there and  it promises to be a great one! Launched last week, the first issue features 6 house tours including Zoe Murphy‘s colorful home and a Berry Tartlets recipe that I’m dying to try!!

Visit Heart Home Mag here.

DIY round-up: Coloring fabrics

21 Sep

 

My favorite thing about blogs is the DIY tutorials that I came across. Very fun ideas with extraordinary results and sometimes you can do it with things you can find at home. So I decided that, each week, I’ll resume some of the best tutorials I come across and maybe even come up with my own how-to projects.

So this week it’s all about fabrics and three projects that will make you swoon.

 

1. Chevron Fabric – Jaime from Prudent Baby shared her inexpensive and simple block-printing method that she used for the chevron fabric on her backyard bench. I love the chevron pattern but I wonder what other patterns can be done.

2. Natural Dye – Blackberries, beets and yellow onions are only a few of the things that the girls from the Free People blog used in their natural dye experiment. It’s a bit tricky but I find the results really worth it!

3. Bleach Tie DyeThis tutorial from Honestly…WTF is probably the quickest of all although it must be done outside (which is a bit hard if you live in an apartment like me), but the result is amazing!

 

 

Succulents

20 Sep

via tumblr.

Fusion

19 Sep

 

Video from el.roy with Supakitch and Koralie. Via Honestly… WTF.

Antonio Ballatore’s Downtown Loft

16 Sep

I’ve heard about HGTV Design Star before but I never got the chance to see it since I don’t live nor ever been in the USA. A few days ago I saw season 4 winner‘s home in LA and it got me hypnotized. It’s a manly version of what my dream house would look like.

My favorite thing is probably the variety of art, that in theory it would be too much but it works perfectly!

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