Archive for March, 2011

DIY childrens furniture

For all of you parents out there, here is a great project for you and your kids to do together!  It will also give them some super fun furniture for their playrooms

I love DIY especially when it’s great, green design made available to us and our families for FREE! Swiss architect Nicola Enrico Stäubli’s FoldSchool furniture does just this, bringing downloadable cardboard plans to your computer, so that you and your tots can build your own eco chairs! The downloadable FREE patterns from his website are the embodiment of great green design- all you need is a printer, some cardboard, a pair of scissors, and some childlike creativity, and you’re on your way to sitting pretty. Patterns come in three options- a stool, rocker, or chair.

Concrete wallpaper

I’ve always loved the look of raw concrete walls — and now the industrial and unfinished look of concrete walls can be yours no matter where you live. New custom trompe l’œil wallpaper from Concrete Walls uses photographs by Norwegian photographer Tom Haga to simulate the look of poured concrete, raw cinder block and even graffiti.