Gray + wood + white + neon.
I promise I have a few snapshots I’ve taken during the last few days of moving into the new apartment, but I got sidetracked by some amazing photos of ceramicist Silje Aune Eriksen’s house while I was looking at Design For Mankind yesterday and couldn’t stop myself from putting together my own little post.
There is nothing here that I don’t love. I keep looking at this first photo and going from detail to detail and marveling over how well it’s all put together. There’s a lot more to this shoot, and you can see the whole thing on Silje’s blog.
The thing I keep getting stuck on the most is that hot pink and gray RUG, though. I seriously covet that rug. It’s the Dot Carpet from Hay, designed by Scholten & Baijings. I haven’t seen it in person, but according to the description, it’s actually made up of more than a thousand felted balls that are hand-stitched together. It’s not woven! Absolutely amazing.
I’d actually consider saving my pennies up to buy it if it weren’t for the fact that Bruno and Fritz basically see any rug as a giant wee-wee pad. Sigh. Thanks for saving me money, puppies. I guess.
Isn’t the balance of colors, textures and shapes perfect here? Nothing is too heavy, but it all feels grounded and purposeful. The dominant color is gray, but the little slivers of neon and the natural light make the overall feeling really joyful and happy. I just love it, all of it.
Yeah, this STOOL. I know. It deserves its own photo. Much like those neon table legs made me want to run home and spray paint every table leg hot pink, this stool makes me want to dip everything I own in a hot, hot fluoro shade of orange…while wearing this lipstick. [UPDATE: Thanks to Simone, I now know that this is Tom Dixon’s Offcut Stool. I need to start paying more attention to Tom Dixon’s work beyond his lighting!]