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 

Designer Files: {The Well Travelled Apartment}

You may be sensing a theme around here and it has something to do with the fact that we’re addicted to the idea of traveling this year! It’s the one thing that will make you richer and fulfilled far beyond what any trip may have cost. The memories and self discovery will stay with you a life time. And one of the best ways to keep the experience alive is by collecting keepsakes from your travels in your home- one of the many reasons we’re obsessed with Naja Munthe’s Copenhagen flat!

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At first glance, the home is balanced and peaceful. The streamlined design and clean aesthetic capture you and the modern pieces make for beautiful statements throughout. But look a little deeper and you notice what really makes the space a home- objects and figurines, vases and baskets fill various corners and shelves, bringing life and history to an otherwise sparse space. Bet you won’t guess that the chandelier is actually a floor lamp that Naja decided to flip upside down and hang on the ceiling! No big deal.

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While the dining room with those bookshelves {holding over 500 books!} is utterly gorgeous, we can’t get enough of the bedroom! It’s a perfect example that you don’t need much more than a bed to make a space super luxe and relaxing. Naja’s room begs the question: who needs a headboard??

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And speaking of genius, we’re loving the little details in this bathroom. A lantern and tiny wooden stool in the shower do the trick. One or two thoughtlfully placed pieces can go such a long way- just take a look at that painted skull!

Now just because you haven’t taken a trip to North Africa or Eastern Europe doesn’t mean you can’t get a similar feel in your own home. Shopping vintage and antique stores allows you to get your hands on some one of a kind, well worn and well traveled pieces. But don’t forget that you need to mix in some modern pieces to keep your space from looking like a dusty old shop- think metallic accents, carved wooden pieces and dark, glamorous patterns!

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get your shop on: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 

What piece do you have to have?!

images via Mad & Bolig