Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gilles Eichenbaum Garbage Lamps

Gilles Eichenbaum is a French Designer who makes amazing lamps from old cookware and other thing that definetely was not designed to be lamps.For example this lamp has name "Domestic Affairs" and it is made from iron and cake pan:ase 8.5 x 18cm.
My favorite lamp has name "Aubade". Gilles used kettle to create it. I really love this metal lacework. It looks so fragile and elegant
"Blanquette de Veau" is night-light made from aluminum pot. Gorgeous!
More of these cookware lamps and other lamps made from most unexpected things you can find on Gilles Eichenbaum personal webpage

Friday, July 8, 2011

New art deco look of an old table

Great idea if you have some old table and a lot of old magazines or advertising in your mail-box. This "how-to" and table itself was created by my namesake Iryna. There are almost no explanations how to do some steps but a lot of pictures are really helpful.
First step for every renovation project is cleaning up and removing old finish using sand paper.

Next - take your magazines and tear pictures you like.
Using glue attach them to the table

Blot table with black acrylic paint:
Cover your table with couple layers of finish. Of course you should let each layer to dry before to put new one
Your table is ready

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Knitted Furniture from Patricia Graf

Looks like knitting is an inexhaustible source for inspiration for designers and furniture makers. Earlier I have posted knitted chairs and knitted wallpaper. Today I found couple more unbelievable pieces of furniture related to knitting. These two amazing things were created by Patricia Yasmine Graf - young German designer. 
This crocheted stool has warm cozy looks and moreover it has integrated footwarmer. Great idea for cold winter evenings.
This crocheted easy chair is comfortable, beautiful and functional as well. It's tentacles can hold remote control, magazine or anything else you need to relax.
More cool furniture and creative accessories can be found on Patricia web-page

Friday, July 1, 2011

Table and maps... if you like to travel

I don't know about you but I always bring from all my trips pack of maps. So here is a great idea to get rid of them and decorate some old table.
First take the table and sand it. Then clean up all dust.
 Take maps you like and cut them to the pieces. Cover table with glue and put pieces of map like it shown on the picture.
If your table is not square cut paper a little bit like it shown on picture above. Try to avoid bubbles and wrinkles when attaching paper to the table.
Let table dry and cover it using finish. Better to use water based finish because oil based makes spots of grease on your maps.
Let first layer of finish dry, sand it with finest sand paper and cover it with finish one more time. That's all. Now you have perfect table that saves your memories about wonderful trips you had for long-long years.
I found this table here, but I believe it's not original source, so if you recognize your idea - let me know, I'll be glad to put your name as author name of this travel table.