do you prefer ancient architecture like cathedrals and islamic mosques, or more contemporary, modern styles
um this is a pretty broad topic because “classic architecture” could refer to Art Deco, neoclassical, gothic, Victorian, art nouveau, gothic revival, renaissance, beaux arts, and on and on. there are many elements of “classic architecture” I love and find so fascinating and just something so romantic about it but I also love industrial, modern, mid century, contemporary going all the way into today’s architecture. there are things I love about both, and it really depends. the clean, almost stoic lines of architects like mies van der rohe or le corbusier or zaha hadid are things that are more up my design alley but I do love the ornate detail and dimension of “classic architecture”
this is a huge topic I can go into. tldr; I love both
Dream job: working at Herman Miller as a graphic designer
What are you talented at: art shit, i guess music stuff too
What is a big goal you’re working toward: getting to visit my bf for a weekend while im in london this summer, uhhh graduating school in 2 years I Guess???
What’s your aesthetic: ‘80s/’90s technology stuff, synths, casio shit, TRABANTS, ‘80s contemporary art, mid-century modern architecture and furniture, ‘90s graphic design, adam clayton’s entire existence
Do you collect anything: u2 shit, records, basically anything music related
What is a topic you always bring up in conversation: i dunno, i am usually one of those people that lets others dictate the conversation because i never know what to talk about…
What’s a pet peeve of yours: grumpy people i have to check out at work, people chewing with their mouth open
Good advice to give: don’t feel sorry for loving what you love, even if other people think it’s lame, if it matters to you then it’s important
Recommend three songs: the voyeur of utter destruction (as beauty) by david bowie, theme from let’s go native by passengers, and transistor by kraftwerk
I tag whoever wants to do this because, yet again, i am too lazy to tag anyone :)
Lawyers’ Bookcase: This antique cabinet serves as a handy nightstand with its ample storage, wide counter space and tons of character.
Wood Soda Crates: Four old soda crates make a combination coffee table and shadow box. The crates were attached to an old table base, then a piece of tempered glass is laid over top.
Mid-Century Makeover: Two-tiered end tables and nightstands were all the rage back in the 50s. The design is very practical. With a new coat of paint or finish, an old relic like this can become an indispensible piece of furniture.
Pinball Wizard: An old pachinko game was repurposed into a conversation-piece table. To make the transformation, ornate legs were simply fastened to the bottom of the game.
Reverse Stencil: There’s almost nothing paint can’t fix. Floral patterns were blocked out over the original wood finish while the whole table was painted white. The results are earthy-looking flowers on a crisp white palette.
Dewey Decimal Table: This side table brings together many elements and styles. Retro metal legs were attached to an old library card catalog cabinet, then a mirror was placed on top for a little glamorous flair.
Outdoor Table: Old coffee tables are a perfect addition to a front porch. Look for a flea-market special and use a high-gloss, exterior paint that will stand up to the outdoors.
Poultry Crate: Farmers used to use these old wood crates to carry chicks and hens to market. This one found new life as a coffee table with plenty of storage for board games and books.
Trunk Space: Steamer trunks come in many sizes, shapes and colors to match almost any decor. And the best part: they’re great for additional storage.
Front Door: An old door finds new life as a coffee table. The rustic finish is perfect for a family room – you can put your feet up, spill soda on it, not use your coaster – it doesn’t matter – it’ll all add to the natural, rich patina.
From the Typing Pool: Old metal typewriter tables can often be found at flea markets and antique shops. These sturdy structures are a perfect height for a bedside table.
Checkers or Chess, Anyone?: A salvaged-lumber table is made to multi-task when simple red squares are painted on top to make a checkerboard.
Log Slice: With the natural-wood top and retro legs, this table combines earthy-contemporary design with a mid-century modern aesthetic.
A Coffee Table That Grows: On a warm summer’s evening, an outdoor coffee table filled with sod is the perfect place to put your feet up and feel the grass between your toes.
Timber Table: The hardest part of making this table is lifting the heavy timbers. The easy construction requires no miter cuts, no trim pieces, no dovetails, just a few rustic timbers fastened together.
A Trio Makes One: If you can’t find just the right coffee table, group two or three smaller tables together. It’ll give you flexibility and allow you to mix different styles.
Barn Wood: Weathered timbers make a solid table and can go with many styles – rustic, old world, contemporary, eclectic and more. The angle cuts on the legs of this table give it an Asian flair.
Pink Spool: A little pink paint helps turn an industrial wire spindle into a combination coffee table and book rack.
Factory Cart: Industrial-cart coffee tables have been in vogue for some time now, this butcher-block style cart makes a wonderful contrast to its modern surroundings.
Wood Crates: Two old crates stacked on an industrial cart make a portable shelf. The hinged openings make it easy to hide away clutter.
Table Over Ottomans: This coffee table was made specifically to fit over top storage ottomans, thus providing a soft place to put up your feet as well as a hard surface to put down your drink.
From Music To Cocktails: An old 1950s stereo cabinet was gutted to transform it into a bar table.
As you might have guessed, I enjoy making and styling miniatures from all eras. While I prefer contemporary and mid century modern, anything with a vintage or retro vibe goes! The more “granny” the merrier!
The wallpaper is vintage dollhouse paper from an estate. The print is a copy of wallpaper in President Roosevelt’s estate. The rug, bed and bedding are modern, sewn by me….including the embroidered pillow. The rest is vintage!