Archive for the ‘German Design’ Category

5 Creative Coat Hook Designs

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

With a little bit of creativity and effort, everything functional can be made into a unique design feature (as we have seen before in the Warming metal wall decor, Wooden shelves and Wall lamp posts for example) – even something as utilitarian as coat hooks. Here are some favorite finds: Knives What looks like the […]

Retro Wallpaper – 1920s To 1980s

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Today’s post is all about retro wallpaper. But what is retro? What era can be considered retro? What’s the difference between retro and vintage? The Oxford English dictionary defines retro as “characterized by imitation or revival of a style from the (relatively recent) past; (more generally) backward-looking, nostalgic, esp. affectedly so“. As for an era, […]

Interesting Wall Lamp Designs

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Wall lamps definitely fall under the category “functional wall decor”, but that doesn’t mean they have to be plain and boring (as we saw in my wall sconces post). Thanks to creative designers all over the world, there are tons of fun, unique, innovative and gorgeous lamps to choose from. Here are some of my […]

5 Unusual Wallpaper Designs

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Wallpaper is making a huge comeback and no wonder – it’s an easy way to dress up a room, a focal wall, or even just a wall panel. And the leftovers can be used as framed art, wall decor collages, wrapping paper, greeting cards – any creative paper craft you can think of. In any […]

Green Wallpaper

Monday, October 25th, 2010

These days, when you see the word “green” in combination with anything, you immediately think environmentally friendly and eco-conscious. I’m sure I’ll write a post about those kinds of wallpapers too eventually, but this one is all about the color green. Green is a color with both positive and negative connotations (green thumb, greenback, green […]

Fabulous And Functional Vinyl Wall Art

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

When vinyl wall art decals first appeared on the market, they were an instant hit, and the popularity just continues to grow. New designs are popping up on a regular basis, and you can find everything from cute to very clever to rather disturbing – how about a huge sticker from the Shining, or a […]

10 Gorgeous Nature Wallpaper Designs

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Wallpaper, invented by the Chinese around 2,000 years ago and popular for centuries all over the world, sadly fell out of favor in the 80s and 90s, but is finally making a big comeback. My earliest memory of wallpaper is these murky brown grasscloth ones my parents had all over our house in the 70s […]

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