I love these Book Illustration Cubbies. They are inexpensive IKEA cubbies that have been covered with illustrations from an old copy of Blueberries for Sal, thanks to the help of Modge Podge. A great design detail, and good organization too.
I’m going to take the rest of the week off, so I’m going to leave you with this round-up of pumpkin carving inspiration. Blogging will resume on Monday, November 5.
If, like me, you have a lot of jewelry, check out this Full-Length Mirror Jewelry Cabinet. It’s an attractive, space-saving device that doubles as a jewelry box and a mirror. And it even locks.
The only downside is there doesn’t seem to be room for ring boxes and the like, but otherwise, this is a great way to organize your jewelry.
The mirror–which is actually 3/4 length, not full-length–comes in cherry, distressed oak, and white. $249.
Check out these adorable Halloween Party additions: Milk Ghosts made from Zephyrhills Aquapod water bottles. From the site:
I was literally staring at my Zephyrhills Aquapod water bottle, lightbulb! I ripped the bottle wrap and cap plastic and voila, the shape of a ghost somewhat. I cut out pieces of black cardstock to make the eyes and mouth, filled them with milk and displayed a black and white straw!
And these ghosts don’t have to just hold milk. You can paint the outside with white paint and fill with any kind of delicious beverage you like.
Here’s a neat gadget–Drawer Dividers. They are spring-loaded wooden dividers that you can insert into most drawers and create compartmentalized storage.
$18 for a set of 2.
I could use a few of these.
I love this Swing Table! Such a cool idea. I could see this making mealtime or the boardroom meeting a heck of a lot more fun.
If you had some carpentry skills, you could build your own, too. [Design Milk]
Make Magazine pointed me to this Toy Capsule Lamp from Design Systems, a design firm in Hong Kong. Small toys, like the kind you see in $.25 vending machines, have been inserted in plastic capsules on the end of each light.
Great for a kid’s room, don’t you think?
If, like me, you are tired of fishing around in your jewelry box to find matching earrings, here’s a clever solution from The Travel Writer’s Life: Use Buttons as Earring Holders. You simply push the earrings through the button holes, like so:
This is great for organizing your earrings and a way to keep your earrings together during travel too. Plus it’s a good use for spare buttons!
The site has been down for two days because of server problems, but things are back up and running now. I’m sorry for the inconvenience.
In other news, check this out: Donkey Kong Shelving.
While I don’t think I would want to look at a Donkey Kong replica every day in my home, it’s pretty funny nevertheless.