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Archive for March, 2010

Lee spotted this place in a realtor’s window.

It’s a very impressive and pretty Georgian house from the front, and then so surprising and unique in the back.

It’s like a mullet in house form: business in the front, party in the back.

Via Chesterton Humberts.

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Finnish illustrator Klaus Haapaniemi has designed covers for the re-issue of Patrick Süskind‘s classic novels, Perfume and The Pigeon.  If any of you haven’t read Perfume, you should – you won’t regret it.

I haven’t read The Pigeon – and now I have every reason to.

Via Creative Review.

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Sweat Shop

Sweat Shop is a new Parisian cafe with a large communal table and 10 workstations equiped with Singer sewing machines.  €6  an hour for a machine.

I see this idea taking off.  So simple, yet so smart.

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‘The Marigolds’ – a lovely new(ish) book by illustrator/artist Merijn Hos available here and here.

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Via AnOther Loves.

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This project by Dutch design studio Ina & Matt for atelier René Knip is stunning.

That kitchen is k-k-k-k-iller.

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Shona Heath’s Rabbit Ears

The Shona Heath-designed rabbit ears (that I posted about here) are available for purchase at SHOWstudio if you’ve got a spare £1,000.

I’d imagine they’d be useful for a lifetime – so money well spent.

Portrait by Tim Walker.

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1930′s German Ship Model

Why are ships so satisfying to look at?  It’s helps when they’re 1930′s German ones.

Basically an expensive toy for adults.

Available at Factory 20.

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1938 WPA poster.

Say it simple, eh?

Via Shorpy.

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An ingenious desk design by Julio Radesca de Carvalho, a recent graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven.

I think its brilliance speaks for itself.

Via Contemporist.

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