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Open design

I wish I were more of a do-it-myselfer. I really do. If I were an extremely capable one, I just might take advantage of Ronen Kadushin’s open design concept. 

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The German designer has published designs for pieces like this on his site.

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You can download his designs and, if you like, modify them.

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It’s all in the name of sharing creativity. (Thank you, Melissa, for sharing yours.)

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Two of my favourite things

Design*Sponge (one of the best interior design blogs out there) + The Cross (hands down my favourite decor store in Vancouver, which is also where I found my beautiful mirror) = a very interesting interview.

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Photo by Kim Christie for Canadian House and Home.

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I couldn’t talk about custom-made goodies

without including my two favourite rings (k, fine: my two only rings). The band was designed with the help of my talented designer friend (you’re the best, Ben).

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And the ruby was inspired by these earrings from Vogue.

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Which one day maybe, hopefully will one day be mine.

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Who’s as addicted as I am?

I could spend forever on the selby, which features the out-of-this-world homes, studios and workspaces of some very interesting people.

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With photos, paintings and videos by the remarkable Todd Selby.

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I can’t get enough. Can you?

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It got me thinking about my creative space, which consists of my couch and my PowerBook (with Bernie on my lap and Leroy at my feet). What’s yours?

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Two tickets to Turkey please

I’m going in June and the wait is killing me (patience isn’t one of my virtues).

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My friend Mike sent me a note about wittistanbul (thanks Mike), which, as Apartment Therapy points out, is done up in loads of patterns but few colours.

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With a rather stunning mix of modern and midcentury modern inspiration.

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Have you been to Turkey? Where should I go? What should I do?

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Next, I need to start on my collection of dining room chairs

Love the character that mismatched chairs add to a dining room. 

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Like these ones from Design*Sponge.

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If and when I need glasses

I’d like a pair like Deiter Rams’ (photo by Abisag Tüllmann).

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If and when I need a new piece of furniture, I’d like the chair he designed in 1962 (photos from Vitsoe).

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Read an interesting feature on Rams’ influence on Apple here. (Thanks Terry.)

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