Maybe it’s because I have kids, and my two sons spent a better part of their lives creating, obsessing and building LEGOS but I have a super fascination with these plastic blocs.
Tobias Tostesen is the industrial designer (and creative wiz!) behind this LEGO chandelier. It all started for an exhibition called The Tube by the Kolding School of Design where each designer got paired with a manufacturer. Lucky Tobias got The LEGO Group! His second exhibition was at the Il Salone in Milan for design week 2013 where he made quite an impression.
Although it might be hard to tell from the picture it’s size is huge (floor to ceiling). According his web site the fixture is supposed to capture “and reflecting the dynamic lumiosity and colors of the day“.
“LEGO is something that really takes you back in time, but somehow still allures you as an adult. Its essentiality is timeless because of its simple building principle and the human urge to create. How do you add new feelings to a brand as strong as LEGO?“ via Tobia Tostesen’s web site
Yeah. True that.
I personally have added him to my list of designer’s I’d love to have a drink with -or maybe in this case, drag out the four huge storage bins of LEGO’s I have stored in the basement and have an all out building competition! ;-)
*all photo’s were taken by Photographer: Gert Skærlund Andersen via inthralld.com and tobiastostesen.com
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Maybe because graffiti inspired home decor is so over-the-top original, unexpected and fun that I haven’t yet become tired of it.
Ikea / 2014 Catalogue
I’ve been itching to try this somewhere in my home -but where? And how do u integrate graffiti walls or furniture without looking like your home was vandalized while you were on vacation?! Well, I think I figured it out. Last week I was pretty busy… stay tuned for my latest DIY!
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YUP. Did you know that there are actual legitimate websites where you can download out-of-copyright art, for free?
SO. Assuming you have access to a color printer, a sheet of quality printer paper/cardstock and an un-used frame tucked away in the back of your closet -then yes, say it with me “FREE ART”.
THE FINE PRINT. Some of these online free printable sites have one specific rule. The lingo goes something like this: “private non-commercial use of individuals… anyone selling, distributing or recreating these images can be prosecuted…”. Basically, use them for your own personal use for a happy, guilt free, home decor option!!
P.S. Bookmark or Pin this blog-post now and on that next rainy Sunday afternoon you can take your time perusing these websites and whip up some art for your home with the click of a mouse! You’re welcome.
Click on the links or art samples below to be taken right to the source!
WANT MORE? Head over to EverythingEtsy.com where Kim has a great list of 101 Pretty Printables which includes printables for your canned preserves, gift tags, labels, cards and decor for your next party!
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Sure. You could simply have your photo enlarged. But it’s when you lack the time or patience that you sometimes come up with a creative, original and more personal idea!
I got the vintage off-white (trimmed in gold) porcelain picture frame for $2 at NOVA a couple of months back. I had it hiding in the “when I finally do a mini-makeover to my bedroom” pile in my closet!
I chose the photo I wanted to use (photo of the hubs on our honeymoon), but when I put it in the frame I realized the photo needed to be 5×7, not 4×6. I remembered I had kept the unused pieces of an art project and figured it would be perfect to experiment with (for more on that click HERE).
I cut out a rectangle slightly larger than 5×7 and using white photo corners which I already had (purchased for a different project!) I centered the photo on the art scrap. I wasn’t sure about it until I slipped it back into the picture frame. But I love the little bit of the pale aqua art peaking out from behind! I think it helps to further enforce the room’s new color accent and I prefer my night table’s softer vignette.
Don’t have any art scraps hanging around? Try newspaper, wrapping or craft paper!
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