Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gulf Island Cabin ~ Olson Kundig

wood, metal, concrete & glass = the perfect little cabin in the woods.

"Set on an island north of the San Juans, the exterior metal skin of this single room cabin will be allowed to weather naturally. Inside, wood-finished surfaces create a cozy refuge. A large, weathered steel panel slides across a window wall, securing the space when the owner is away."

    via ~ Olson Kundig Architects

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DIY your Thanksgiving couture

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your loved ones

                   ~ xoxo fine little home





Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Island House ~ WRB

a relaxing waterfront retreat on an island in the archipelago of Stockholm, designed by WRB.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pantone Twin Markers

Ohhhh....how I want the Pantone twin marker set in my stocking this holiday season! The big set of 150 markers will do.... oh and I'll take the pencil set too ; )


via handmade charlotte

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I am really digging  these walls decals designed by Rex Ray for Blik. The colors in Spontaneous Horizon (top pics) would work well in my home. I also threw one in by another designer that I thought was kind of fun for a play-room ; )

spotted on Fab.com 
photos via Blik

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sitka Clothes

Sitka 2012 Spring Collection • Vision Quest from Sitka on Vimeo.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sitka is a local shop out of British Columbia that produces surfboards, skateboards & clothing for the refined NW hipster 'woodsman'. After watching their casually sexy Spring 2012 Collection video I found myself longing for NW summers over on the Washington coast in lush woods of LaPush.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

meghan paterson "safe in camp"

i'm feeling sick this morning but i really wanted to share my favorite new to me artist... Meghan Paterson from Vancouver Canada.
Her "safe in camp" collection is my obsession today and i love what she has to say about her stay there ......

“They say the best things come out of the blue. Last summer I found myself in a place called Refuge Cove, in Desolation Sound on the BC coast. Boat and floatplane access only, sleeping above the water in a stilted house, relearning the simplicity and beauty of coastal life after living in the city for 15 years. This was a return to my roots, having grown up the child of caretaker parents on a tiny island called Gooch in the Gulf Islands.
In the early 1970′s a group of educated ‘back to the land’ 30-somethings, purchased this parcel on West Redonda Island from Norman and Doris Hope. Therein was founded the Refuge Cove Land and Housing Co-op project of 18 member shares. Uncle Norman passed on, and Auntie Doris continued to live in their old cabin in the cove until the mid 1980′s as an active member of the co-op. This became a vibrant community consisting of a gas dock, general store/postoffice (both predating the co-op), laundry and showers, a cafe bakery, and a burger stand famous for miles around. Refuge Cove was the hub of Desolation Sound.
I was immersed in the culture of this tiny coastal village and the daily life of it’s residents and transients, along the boardwalks and around the cove. This community is in decline, it’s buildings in a state of beautiful decay. There’s a colourful cast of characters that live there and the way they live their lives is almost as apparent in their faces as their eccentricities. When these people, now in their 60′s, move on from here, Refuge Cove as it has existed for the last 35+ years will change. In this series of paintings I wanted to document this moment in time, while Refuge Cove is still under the watchful eye of it’s co-op keepers.
Staying on into October, tourist traffic had all but ceased and the generator had been turned off, the General Store closed. After endless days of sun and bleached wood, the greens and grays started to creep in with the damp. Preparing for the cold months, the remaining residents helped each other saw up escaped mill logs, fresh cedar and woodsmoke mingling on the crisp air. It takes a certain kind of person to exist there year round and few actually do. From what I gather it’s pretty bleak in the winters, pretty dark. To survive up there they have to help each other. And in that community lies the basic humanness that rarely exists in the city. Safe in Camp is a saying often used by Don Wicks, a longtime, year round resident.
One version is that it comes from hunting trips, when everyone’s accounted for, all machines are in working order, and food is being made, everyone has a bunk. Don says it’s about memory and it’s about friendship.
Welcome to Refuge Cove- you’re Safe in Camp.” – Meghan Paterson

above words via catalog gallery
photos via meghans site

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

DIY ~ plastic toys

if you have kids (or you're a kid at heart)you most likely have a few million of those cute little plastic animals roaming around. you know the ones you step on in the middle of the night right after the lego minefield. well here is one diy and then a few inspirations that might help you get them off the floor.... hopefully ; )

spotted on pinterest

party animal candle, diy via seesaw

awesome color block elephant by the good machinery

pack rack by Steph Mantis via here