Are You Sitting Down?

These chairs by Johan Lindstén make me go week at the knees. (Which is absolutely fine since they’re chairs, afterall.) Johan and his desgin firm, Lindstén Form are based in Stockholm.  Lucky Swedes.

His chairs artfully combine the best of modern shape with vintage needlepoint:

“This furniture’s destiny is to elevate and promote these neglected pieces of art, bring back a long lost sentimental value and mix it with contemporary ecstatic from Johan Lindstén.”

And in his own words:

“Design gives me the opportunity to influence people´s state of mind, by making our surrounding objects more beautiful and joyful.”

Boy, oh, boy….he’s my kinda guy.

I’m so  inspired now to take another look at my antiques and heirlooms to see how I might create something new and exciting with them?  Aren’t you?

Seen Around Town: Mini Mid-Century Console

Seen Around Town: Mini Mid-Century Console

Squeal! Isn’t this the most precious, perfect mid-century console in miniature? I would have loved the sleek retro styling of this piece no matter what, but having it scaled down to child size makes is almost irresistible. I spied this at the Collectors Market thrift store in Georgetown and I am just waiting for the [...]

Hot Potato

Hot Potato

One of my favorite shops online is Three Potato Four. Not only does it have amazing vintage finds and original art & home accessories, but the folks who run it are every bit as interesting and original as the items they sell. Stu and Janet travel and search the world over for their finds.  You [...]