Happy Christmas December 21, 2012


Merry Christmas from everyone at Evolvex! Hope it’s a beautiful one.

 

(image via vintageluxe)

  

enlightened September 12, 2012

These wooden light bulbs are a fascinating mix of modern design and traditional crafting. Using the Japanese ‘rokuro’ technique, the wood is whittled to maximum thinness and a LED light is inserted into the ‘bulb’. Created by Ryosuke Fukusada this project was recently awarded at the Kyoto Renaissance Design Competition. While still only a concept at this stage we hope they will be in production soon.

- Juliette

[source- Design Milk]

  

back to nature September 11, 2012

This fascinating Quarry Garden recently won the American Society of Landscape Architecture 2012 Honor Award. Located in the Shanghai Botanical Garden in China, this previously abandoned quarry took six years of restoration to create an ecologically and culturally sensitive space. This garden is an amazing example of blending an aesthetically dramatic design with the naturally beautiful environment.

- Juliette

[source- The Cool Hunter]

 

  

office space September 10, 2012

My office currently consists of me surrounded by paper on the lounge and my laptop competing with my dog for lap space. If like myself, your office space leaves a bit to be desired then check out these gorgeous, organised and cheerful work stations. I am certainly feeling inspired!

 

 

- Juliette

[source- Belle Maison]

  

dip dyed September 9, 2012

Spied at Frankie these dip dyed branches are a novel way to brighten up a room without the depressing and inevitable wilting that comes with flowers. These pink and brown wooden branches started out life as beautiful trees before a drought devastated the Austin, Texas area. Their creator Kristen has sanded them back, painted and sealed them, giving them a new lease on life.

- Juliette

[source- Frankie]

 

 

  

hush September 8, 2012

Ever want to just curl up in a little cocoon? Introducing the Hush Sleeping Chair. This 100% wool felt chair has been created by designer Freyja Sewell and allows people to rest, sleep and hide away from the world. It even comes with a unique button close for extra ‘snug as a bug-ness’.

- Juliette

[source- Toxel]

  

prefab is fab September 7, 2012

Ah, the Swedes. Experts in affordable furniture, massage, meatballs and now prefab. Over at Design Milk we have discovered the Mini House 2.0, a modern marvel of prefab housing. Creator, Swedish architect Jonas Wagell, has collaborated with Sommarnöjen to bring us these cute, fully customisable little homes.

- Juliette

[source- Design Milk]

  

salty goodness September 6, 2012

Here at Evolvex we adore all things that celebrate nature. While scouring the inter webs we discovered these amazing salt lamps by Daniel MacDonald at Design Milk. These Shio Otherwordly Lights (shio being Japanese for salt) were inspired by a childhood trip to Yellowstone National Park. They are gorgeous feature pieces that double as sculptures. When illuminated they are mesmerising, very beautiful and each piece is completely unique.

- Juliette

[source- Design Milk]

  

room to play September 5, 2012

Sometimes things can get a little crowded especially with a new baby, toddlers, tweens, toys and no backyard. Luckily the folks at Apartment Therapy have come up with some rather novel creative solutions for small space play. All you need is some tape, some toys and a lot of imagination.

 

- Juliette

[source- Apartment Therapy]

  

connect the dots August 30, 2012

Ever feel like you might be going a little dotty? Well, it may not be your imagination. Polka dots are popping up everywhere on clothes, shoes, wallpaper, linen and crockery. Dots definitely make a statement and some call the pattern a timeless classic. Commonly used since the late nineteenth century, polka dots are playful with a hint of vintage making this latest design trend spot on.

- Juliette

[images- Sprinkle by Maxwell & Williams/ Coquette/ Ann Kelle/ HouzzHome Beautiful]