IKEA 2016: highlights

SINNERLIG collection (daybed, coffee table, cushion cover, rug)

The new IKEA 2016 catalogs are on the way. I've already read through the digital version as well as the press materials for the upcoming collections. I've included some of my favorites below, but first and foremost are the Daybed  and Dining Table from the SINNERLIG collaboration collection with Ilse Crawford and that RÅSKOG barstool below. See below for a few highlights from the 2016 collections and there's much more coming to an IKEA near you starting in August with the SINNERLIG collection following in October. 

RÅSKOG bar stool, $29 

NORRÅKER work bench, $159

NORRÅKER chair, $69 ea.

FESTMALTID lunch box, $3.99

SITTNING chopping board, salad, dessert fork, bowl and plate - Limited Edition

SITTNING plate, bowls, salad servers - Limited Edition

HEMSMAK Collection - Limited Edition

HEMSMAK Collection  - Limited Edition

SINNERLIG cushion covers, $4-6

SINNERLIG dining table, bench, stool, pendant lamp, pitcher, plant pot and serving plate

SINNERLIG dining table detail (sling for under-table storage), $349

SINNERLIG day-bed, $350

The catalog is now available for download or visit the website to request one by mail. 

 

All images courtesy of IKEA

one thing: fredricks & mae

fredricks & mae bocce, Materials: wood, pigment, cotton, paper, and silver.

fredricks & mae bocce, Materials: wood, pigment, cotton, paper, and silver.

Brooklyn based Fredericks & Mae (Jolie Mae Signorile & Gabriel Fredericks Cohen) turn games into art. You'll find everything from Bocce and Darts to Kites, and Checkers. See more at the Fredricks & Mae website.

flag dominos, Materials: baltic birch, ink, paper.

flag dominos, Materials: baltic birch, ink, paper.

Floralia - Rose Window kite, Materials: bamboo, rice paper, pressed flowers, waxed cord, and gold thread.

Floralia - Rose Window kite, Materials: bamboo, rice paper, pressed flowers, waxed cord, and gold thread.

fredricks & mae dartboard (Materials: baltic birch, cork, ink) & darts (Materials: maple, thread, feathers, lead and steal)

fredricks & mae dartboard (Materials: baltic birch, cork, ink) & darts (Materials: maple, thread, feathers, lead and steal)

The Doctor, Part 46

You are the
very
least useful
person
on the team,

the go-to,
the
RN
for my oncologist,

our first meeting
you asked
where I work
and you said you lived
there
and had I heard about
that homeless guy
who’s always around
Broadway and Houston,

he stabbed someone
you said
and you ran off
to print out a copy
of an article
for me,

I mentioned
pain,
fireballs of
pain
and your dull smile
said

I need to call you
when I am
in dolor,
that
you,
Tiffany,
will
help,
you said call,
you’d call right back to
help

and then you broke the rule,
the dating a high-school girl rule:
don’t say you’re going to call if you’re not
going to call,

I called,
I trusted you
with my pain,
you never
called

and this week
I left a message
with
pain
details

and when you call
there is
dim
on the
other end,
blank,
nothing,
you haven’t the
slightest
fucking idea
what I
need.

See you
Tuesday.

 

The entire The Doctor series can be found here.

things we're looking at: painted doors

All of the doors in our house are 1950's unpainted wood slab doors. Though I feel a bit guilty about it, I really want to paint them all. The obvious choice is white. Though it might be an option we go with in the end, there are so many other possibilities. I was originally thinking black, then a color, then colored edges or 2 colors. So many options and only so many doors. 

house tour, modern in brooklyn, sketch42

house tour, modern in brooklyn, sketch42

artfully accented from bright bazar

artfully accented from bright bazar

Jen & Nate's Upcycled Mix, apartment therapy

Jen & Nate's Upcycled Mix, apartment therapy

young house love

young house love

design sponge

design sponge

one thing: parrot minidrone rolling spider

parrot minidrone rolling spider

parrot minidrone rolling spider

One of my son's birthday presents was a Kickstarter donation to Tynker which included a minidrone. A drone was actually on his list, but seemed way too complicated to consider as a real possibility. A minidrone however seemed a bit more manageable, especially since it was just going to show up at the door. Turns out, it's pretty cool. The minidrone that arrived is a Parrot Rolling Spider which is controlled by an app from my iPhone or from the iPad. He's mastered flying it around the living room very quickly. I'd not recommend it for younger children and I wouldn't let him fly it without adult supervision, but it's been really fun so far. It can bite just a bit, so be sure to shut it off if you need to say, rescue it from tangling itself up in some blanket fringe before you get all of the controls straight.

parrot minidrone rolling spider

parrot minidrone rolling spider

one thing: watermark indigo

deborah osborn for clé, indigo series

deborah osborn for clé, indigo series

I love clé tile and this is no exception. The Indigo Series from Deborah Osburn  is gorgeous. These hand-formed tiles are dipped, washed, stroked and stained with indigo. The results are stunning.

deborah osborn for clé, indigo series

deborah osborn for clé, indigo series

deborah osborn for clé, indigo series

deborah osborn for clé, indigo series

deborah osborn for clé, indigo series

deborah osborn for clé, indigo series