Archive for the ‘Italian Design’ Category

Italian Glass Shelves

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Glassmaking has a long history and it is thought that the earliest man-made glass objects were made as far back as 3500 BC. The art of glass blowing is estimated to have been discovered over 2000 years ago, and the ancient Romans started using molds, which took the art of glass making to a whole […]

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 […]

Warming Metal Wall Decor

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Winter is in full swing and it’s starting to get pretty chilly around here. No more shorts and flip flops for a while. The heat is on day and night, and that got me thinking: must radiators be so bland-looking? We have the old classic water radiators, and they’re not hideously ugly, but not very […]

Unusual Wall Tiles

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Wall tiles is a pretty broad category – they come in all shapes, sizes, materials and colors, and can take a room from blah to wow in an afternoon (especially if you’re using the small tiles that come in big sheets). I have written about them before on this blog in my Kitchen Tiles and […]

Mosaic Tiles

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Mosaic – images or patterns created with small shards of stone, glass and other materials – has been popular “forever”. Remnants have been found that date back to the Third Millennium BC (you can see a brilliant example of this at the British Museum in London – the Standard of Ur, a mosaic of shell, […]

Unique Wall Sconces

Friday, July 9th, 2010
Tulip wall sconce

Wall lights have been popular for centuries, and they have certainly come a long way from the wall candle holders of the middle ages. Today you can find pretty much any design you can think of to illuminate your walls (although candles are still a very popular choice). As you know by now (if you […]

Wall Clocks – My Favorite Finds

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
Karlsson Big Swing Time Pendulum Clock

Functional and decorative, wall clocks come in all shapes, materials and sizes these days. Regardless of if you’re looking for a classic pendulum model or an ultra-modern wall sticker kind, there are tons of options available. And many are so fun, inventive and chic that they can double as wall decor. Here are some favorite […]

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