Art + Design

Collect/Cabinet.

Lest I be accused of only liking black and white (which definitely is not the case!), I must share this piece of furniture with you that I came across on Purple Area earlier today:

It’s the Collect/Cabinet, designed by Sara Larsson for Swedish design studio A2. This is the kind of color I like! This is color that really means it.

The first thing I thought of when I saw this cabinet (right after, “I WANT THAT IN MY HOUSE”) was this painting by Ellsworth Kelly from 1951, Colors for a Large Wall:

Uncanny, no? And just in case anyone wants to buy me a present, I think either the painting or the cabinet would tie in very nicely with the colors in my front hallway:

(Yes, I’m still alive—I’m just that kind of busy where the days all run together and the next thing I know, it’s a week later and I can’t remember what I was so busy doing.)

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18 Comments

  • Reply read me... May 6, 2009 at 4:53 am

    Great painting, and love the cabinet! Missing my daily Dorset Steam fix — was talking to a friend about your wonderful blog, and she thought I was saying that as opposed to Door Sixteen. Sorry, it’s kind of stuck now.

  • Reply Klara May 6, 2009 at 6:24 am

    I love the cabinet you have in the hallway, (I have a similar one but since the top is damaged maybe a marble-plate could do the trick..) The cabinet from A2 is very cool.

    I just started following this blog, its a great source of inspiration, keep up the good work!

    Klara

  • Reply Karrey May 6, 2009 at 11:24 am

    The cabinet is lovely, and would DEFINITELY tie in nicely with your front entry. I can’t wait to get to your level of “doneness” where everything is a work in progress, but to outside spectators it actually looks done. Sigh.

  • Reply Live a Colorful Life May 6, 2009 at 11:55 am

    The cabinet and painting–very cool. But what I REALLY want is the coat hook on your wall. Love.It. Did you already post where you got it? Probably so…

  • Reply Anna at D16 May 6, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Klara: The top on my credenza was damaged, too, so I had that slab of marble cut to fit. It’s not attached at all, the weight just holds it in place.

    LaCL: The coat rack is an Eames Hang-it-All (google it, there are a bunch of retailers). I blogged about it here, but that was over a year ago!

  • Reply kelly w May 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    @ read me: ‘Dorset Steam’– hilarious!

    @ Anna: love, love, love, and once again, lucky for you I live in SF, because otherwise I would probably keep turning up on your porch asking to come in and see your rad entryway.

  • Reply reva May 6, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    love the cabinet!

  • Reply joanne May 6, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    look at that credenza love it love it love it!! lovely style.

  • Reply from the right bank May 6, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Oh how much do I love Ellsworth Kelly? You get the cabinet, I’ll take the painting.

  • Reply Dewi May 7, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Not that you need another project.
    But you can easily paint this yourself.
    The back of your door would be a natural for a color block painting.

  • Reply Down Comforter May 8, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I really like both pieces – the pop of colors would be a nice addition 🙂

  • Reply Emma May 9, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Oh that cabinet is great! Makes me think of an old television in a way, not sure exactly why.

  • Reply Klara May 12, 2009 at 3:07 am

    I saw in a second hand one where they put glass on top, I think one day Id like to try with milky white glass, I should give it a go in photoshop at least.. Nice to see a good solution for it!

  • Reply Kristy May 14, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    I saw this today and thought immediately of you. I think you might like this item.

    http://www.aplaceforeverything.co.uk/shop/index.php?page=128&ret=41&searched=coat+hook

  • Reply Erin June 23, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Look what I found while searching for ikea rugs on ebay. This person is using your photo to sell the striped rug you have in your entryway!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Ikea-UNNI-Multicolour-STRIPED-HANDWOVEN-Area-RUG-Runner_W0QQitemZ310147157795QQcmdZViewItemQQptZRugs?hash=item4836360f23&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A30

    By the way, thank you for your awesome blog. I will be checking in regularly to see what you have up your sleeve next – so inspiring!

  • Reply Angie July 2, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Where is that cool print from–the one with the colorful flags/triangles? Love it!

  • Reply Anna at D16 July 2, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Angie: The print is by one of my favorite illustrators, Elisabeth Dunker. She has a great blog here: http://finelittleday.blogspot.com/
    I don’t know if she has any more of this poster left, sadly, but if you check her shop links in her right-hand column, you’ll find some other lovely creations. 🙂

  • Reply Angie July 7, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks for the quick reply! I actually came across her blog a while ago and did not think to connect the two. I appreciate your help 🙂

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