Knit It Or Quit It!

Ever since we witnessed this amazing crazy-bananas, off the charts art installation in Australia, to say we’ve been obsessed with jumbo knits would be a slight understatement. We’re mind-blown by the different wools, textures and weaves artists and new designers are using to make these works of art. So obsessed, we’ve looked into classes to learn this once embarrassing, ‘old woman’s hobby.’ Knitting is SO back and it’s better than eva!

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How epic are these pieces?! That stool made by Claire Anne O’Brien is everything. Everything, we tell ‘ya. And we nearly shed a tear over our first image- that dress/throw/wearing of art/whatever it is {world’s greatest Snuggy?!} makes us want to quit our day jobs, rent a cabin for three months and sit there until we’ve completed a uber-jumbo knit throw. We can see it now…

But until that day {never!} comes, we’ll have to shop these designers’ incredible knitted pieces!

 

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get your shop on: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 

 

So has becoming an extreme knitter just moved to the top of your dream professions list?? Us too! It’s stupid how good these pieces are. Any knitters out there willing to teach us your ways? We see a knitting sabbatical in our futures!

Curious to see whatelse we’re obsessing over these days? Consider this!

 

image 1 via Johan Ku // 2 via Claire Anne O’Brien // 3 via Christien Meindertsma // 4 via Nanna Van Blaaderen // 5 via Remodelista

Retail Therapy: {The Line, New York City}

Hold onto your your design-loving britches, friends. We have the most gorgeous Retail Therapy of all time for you today!

You may remember us talking about The Line a couple of weeks ago; its online shop is gorgre, gorge, gorge, but its physical retail space is a concept that we’re quite confident is going to completely change the shopping experience for us all. Their “store” is styled {down to the soap in the bathroom!} like an actual lived-in apartment in NYC. And it’s actually IN an apartment in NYC. When we found out that you can walk through each room and shop straight from the comforts of that insanely gorgeous navy tufted suede sofa, or pull things directly out of their beautifully stocked closet, we had to see it for ourselves! Thankfully, our fab photographer Aubrie was headed to New York so we got her in there, pronto!

Be mindful: this isn’t any ole’ apartment, it’s crowned “THE Apartment”of our dreams. We’ll leave you two alone for a minute…

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Isn’t this space un-be-lievable?!

We could have filled this post with effusive descriptions of every detail, but really the images speak for themselves. From the jaw dropping massive Moroccan rug in the living room, to the provocative art in the bedroom and the ceiling-high tree branch in the bathroom, this “store” is truly a game changer. The idea of what shopping should look like will never be the same.

And you won’t believe that this is not everything!

That’s right. This Retail Therapy is so mind-blowing that we decided to break it up into three posts! The details in The Apartment are not to be missed and just WAIT until you see the closet! More to come my friends. More.to.come.

original photography for apartment 34 by Aubrie Pick 

Idea to Steal {23}: Bedside Table Alternatives

Sidetables may not seem like the most exciting decor detail in the world, but I’m here to attest that you can pack a ton of personality into your bedroom with a well-styled sidetable! I’ve been particularly smitten with the non-traditional variety lately – aka different furniture repurposed for sidetable use!

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Apparently, I really like ladders. Every time I spy one used as furniture I just love it. I realize we already showcased a ladder here, but it wasn’t the actual focus of that steal-worthy idea. And I know we’re all well aware of the utility of the leaning ladder as a great space saver. But today, the old school ladder is taking center stage! I’m loving the look of it as a bedside table – there’s a spot for your book, a glass of water and best yet, it creates the perfect perch for a lamp. It’s a lovely way to add a little rustic chic to your boudoir.

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Then there’s the chair-as-sidetable option. I’m a sucker for a great character-filled chair. Something sleek like the Danish mid-century modern option above adds clean lines without feeling cold. A chair like that is a quick way to make a bedroom feel extra homey. And while I’ve never seen the vintage cart as sidetable before, I’m kinda into it! It adds a chic metallic accent and certainly provides plenty of surface area.

How about you? Do you have a favorite sidetable style? If you’re still looking for steal-worthy ideas you’d like to…ahem…borrow, click right here!

 

image 1: Stylist Pella Hedeby | Photographer Sara Danielsson via stil inspiration | image 2: debbie carlos for sight unseen | image 3: by unknown via pinterest