Tag Archives for furniture
Superfront10. December 2013
How super clever is this idea from a company called Superfront in Sweden (obviously). Instead of throwing out old cabinets or cupboards in your house, why not give them a facelift? These guys have designed super cool exteriors and accessories that click over your old ones. All their fronts, handles and legs fit onto Ikea’s existing cabinet bases, which are the same cabinets that are used by just about every interior designer today, as well as those who hire carpenters to build expensive tailor-made accessories. Unfortunately we don’t have Ikea here, but I still think this idea is worth sharing, I think it’s super smart and so well designed.
- In short, we design furniture based on a well-established foundation, a concept that allows our furniture to fall into a completely different price category compared to any equivalent found on the High Street. Renew your existing Ikea kitchen or an old wall lined with Ikea closets. Tweak a sideboard or even a bathroom cabinet from our line.
Old-new cabinet18. November 2013
I have been looking for a pigeon-hole cabinet for our dining room, I haven’t really come across any in a while, so when I saw this guy the other day in Newlands I decided that I would strap it to the roof of Shane’s car and bring it home. Apparently it came from an old government office. It wasn’t exactly the one I was picturing for our house, but I still liked it a lot.
I have only just started filling it up with stuff, but I’m amped that I finally have a nice spot for all my chain animals and horse heads and the wood goes so nicely against our light pink walls.
Thanks Rog for coming shopping with me, I love you my little housewife.
Thank you Pedersen + Lennard for the lovely cabinet07. October 2013
How lucky are we? Our friends from Pedersen + Lennard sent us this amazing piece from their collection called the Stockholm Cabinet as a present for our new home. We went to go pick it up last week and today it’s sitting pretty in the middle of our new bookshelf, which we are still in the process of unpacking all our stuff into (we’re getting there).
For those of you who don’t know, Pedersen + Lennard are 2 talented young lads from Cape Town who run a local furniture design house that makes very cool products including lighting, furniture, storage and special commissions. The made our tables for The Good Luck Club.
Pedersen + Lennard, have just recently started an online store, their idea is to try make the process of buying locally as easy and as customisable as possible, so instead of having very few options with regards to custom colours, materials etc and instead of buying stuff from retail giants, you can order custom made, locally designed and produced items from them that are way more awesome and can be delivered to your front door.
They also have a Wishlist feature where you can create your own wish list for birthdays, weddings, anniversary etc and then you can share the link via FB, twitter etc
They ship anyway in South Africa, and shipping is free for orders over R1000. International orders can be placed for smaller items and they accept credit cards & EFT. They even have an integrated shipping (and currency) calculator all optimised for mobile browsing, so happy shopping….
Hello cupboards, I like you a lot.04. September 2013
Shane and I decided to take the cupboards out of new bedroom and instead have open rail wardrobes. We also used the existing cupboard space to extend our bathroom, which turned out super cool. Yesterday, our Dokter and Misses wardrobes arrived and I set about the daunting task of packing my side, Ill give you one guess as to which one that is. I went through my whole wardrobe and hung things that I like and things that I have bought and I haven’t worn much, probably because I have forgotten about them.
So it took me a couple of hours, but I got through it. I must be honest and admit that I have taken up a whole other cupboard in one of the spare rooms for the rest of my clothes, hee.
But anyway, we are super chuffed with our new purchases and the flat is coming along nicely. Just can’t wait for everything to be in a and finished. We’re still waiting for a few pieces here and there, but it’s nearly nearly done. I’m going to drink sweet sweet pink champagne out the bottle and sock dance in our living room when it is.
Douglas and Bec04. August 2013
Oooooohweeeee this shop called Douglas and Bec is a family run business and it has such cool things in it. They have awesome lighting, jewellery, art, objects, linens, cushions, furniture, ceramics, stationary, accessories, kitchen stuff etc etc
I would visit this shop every second day if it lived in Joburg. The owners would think I was a crazy person who likes talking to innate objects like they’re long lost friends.
I picked out all my most favourite things, but there is lots more, you can check out the site by clicking here.
- In 2006 Dad and I started making furniture in a small workshop in rural Auckland under the brand ‘Workroom’. We specialised in lighting and the use of solid timbers, letting our fondness for materials lead the design process. We worked together, he would contribute to the designs and I would always roll my sleeves up and help him with the making. We continue to hand make all our work with the help from some very talented local artisans. Our collection has grown to include other materials such as spun metals, copper, brass, linen, leather and blown glass. In 2010 we progressed to opening a retail store called Douglas and Bec, which not only houses our handmade pieces but other like-minded practitioners from both here and around the world. We have now moved from the our small former-motor-garage-workshop to a new purpose build, and have timely decided that ‘Workroom’ should be called ‘Made by Douglas and Bec’.
Made by Douglas and Bec: A father and daughter project.
Cool spaces: Instant Grass21. May 2013
Nick and I designed Instant Grass’s new space in Braamfontein a few months ago and now we finally have a decent collection of photos that we can share. It was so much fun coming up with ideas and sourcing things, we had some stuff custom made for the space and then other things were sourced from here there and everywhere.
We made the 14-seater table, the bike chandelier, the honeycomb stools, the crate bookshelf and the painting of the team that work there. We were so happy with how everything came out. Yay us. Hee.