{stumped}

I just love when I come across something completely new and unique. There’s obviously a TON of creative stuff out there and we all pull inspiration from everywhere and add our spin to it but it’s refreshing when you come across something that’s not really like anything you’ve seen before. 

That’s how I felt when I saw these amazing log bowls by Loyal Loot Collective (via Scrap Hacker.com). Doha Chebib is the specific designer behind these beauties which she designed for CABIN, a design exhibition by Canadian creative studio Motherbrand that explored Canadian symbols and myths.

There really isn’t anything about them that I don’t love. I think contrast just works so well in any kind of design. Here the glossy, colourful and smooth bowl interior pops so much in contrast to the earthy, rough and brown exterior.  I think anyone of these would stand out on it’s own but the impact of having a grouping of them is just that much more impactful. Of course I would definitely gravitate towards the bright colours if buying these for my own space. 

http://motherbrand.com/cabin.htmlhttp://motherbrand.com/

{escape}

To say my head is in the clouds would be an understatement. It’s basically anywhere but here these days. And as of this morning it’s here, in this glass room in the middle of a forest. Doesn’t this just look like the most peaceful place on earth? All I need is some good music and a good book…oh and maybe some good male company wouldn’t hurt either 😉

This is actually a pre-fab house (well more of a garden shed) designed by Jens Risom and featured in Life magazine in 1967. I found it while browsing Anthology this morning and was immediately transported. 

{bottle me up}

What, you ask is stunning enough to get me back on the blog horse after a lonnnggg break? How about these stunning photos from Johnny Miller. I can’t stop staring at them. What a beautiful way to bring some sunshine & colour into your life at such a gloomy and cold time of year. I just love photography or design with transparent elements and I’m a sucker for any kind of colour gradient (minus the cheesy Illustrator version). I can picture having one of these framed in a white bathroom or kitchen and letting the sun shine in all year long!