Let's face it, lugging that $2K Mac around is f-ing exhausting. Thankfully, crafty Icelandic designer Hafsteinn Juliusson answers this elitist conundrum by adding straps to recycled pillows, calling them Napbooks and taking arty photos by the docks. Cute. Next up: bedtime stories by Steve Jobs.
Oh, if only we could all be Audrey Hepburn for a day! At $3500 a pop, maybe this recycled bathtub sofa isn't the cheapest way to live out my Breakfast at Tiffany's fantasy but a girl can dream, right? I love the all-white feel and the obvious re-purposing of a junkyard object. Once I win the lottery you can bet this will be jazzing up my living room covered in funky, colorful and totally organic pillows from 2modern. But for now, I'll take away the green lesson that it's a great idea to purchase things in a color you can live with for awhile and then spice it up with accessories as your mood changes. I think Audrey would be proud!
Every once in awhile I'll run across designers whose work jumps out from the computer screen and makes me smile. English designers masseyandrogers gorgeous textile items do just that. All hand-printed and hand-made, their range is whimsical, eco-friendly and nature-inspired. Even their line of greeting cards would look perfectly at home framed beautifully. Go on, I dare you not to smile!
It's awfully easy to while away a lazy Sunday cuddling on the couch when you're surrounded by these one-of-a-kind pillows. Amsterdam based designers katrinakaye take vintage European fabrics and recycle them into these totally unique and artsy cushions. Affordably priced at just $25 bucks a pop - the combo of handmade and recycled-vintage is a win-win for design^sprout fans!
German designer Enna is inspired by the images of nature in the everyday. The hand-painted "wallpaper" office (above) is a great inspiration for those of us daring to experiment - I think design^sprout kids would really love to tackle a project like this! Her hand-stitched pillows would add the lovely element of craft to a modern couch or bed - plus they are Oh-so-affordable! Check out all her goodies on Etsy.
If you're looking for a piece that adds style, color and texture to your place look no further then both textile construction. Their 100% wool felted rugs are so comfy to walk on and super delicious to look at. Of course they are muy $$$ but don't fret - you can still jazz up your space with one of their much more wallet-friendly pillows.