Inspired by the London 2012 Olympics, UK designer James Henry Austin created Project Won.
Project Won is a furniture line that is handmade entirely of UK salvaged sports hall flooring. The individual salvaged planks are hand sanded (leaving the original sports lines) and then coated with a natural wax.
Are you a fan of this sustainable furniture design?
Here at HGTV, we spend a lot, I mean a lot, of time thinking, talking, and reading about design. Because of this, it takes something pretty special to capture our attention. So when I happened across the website for O’verlays and gasped at my desk, I knew I had stumbled upon something that I had to show you.
O’verlays are thin, lightweight pieces of fretwork that can be used to dress up plain Jane dressers, cabinets, even headboards. They are made to be painted and customized and come in a wide variety of patterns and sizes. The project gallery on the O’verlays website is chock full of ideas and inspiration and left me thinking of half a dozen different ways I could use this product in my own home. What do you think? Would you jazz up a piece of furniture with an O’verlay?
I loved reading all your guesses (especially Edwin’s toilet answer). Dianne and Beth A. are both right with their storage and chair answers. The HGTV editors ran across this exceptional piece by Al-Hamad Design at ICFF this year. The Little Oyster functions as a side table, chair and storage unit. Lifting the tabletop reveals a chair, while lifting the seat cushion opens up to a lighted storage unit — making it a perfect piece for you city dwellers.
Check back next Wednesday to guess a new mystery item.
These look like your average end tables, but they have another practical purpose. Can you guess what that is?
Give us your best guess, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow.
Did you know the top, flat surface of a skateboard is called a “deck?” Makes sense, but who knew? If you’re a skater, forgive my ignorance (I can hear the “Dude, come on!” as I type).
As I’ve learned today, broken skateboard decks are still useful (there is life after the wheels fall off). The people behind deckstool.com are busy building furniture out of the broken parts — and do you know what I call that?
Thousands of die-hard comic book fans will spend the next four days flooding the San Diego Convention Center for the 43rd annual Comic-Con International. They’ll do everything from attending movie screenings to waiting in long lines to snag autographs from their favorite artists, authors and actors.
I was inspired by Comic-Con and put together a shopping list of sorts that will help add a little comic book flair to your home. These pieces will give your space that perfect pow! bam! wham!
Comic Shelf by Oscar Nunez
Even if comic books aren’t your thing, you can’t resist this sleek but playful shelf by Oscar Nunez. The shelves are available in two sizes and come in either a beautiful walnut or clean white.
Lady Table by Ben Allen from Urbankind
Roy Lichtenstein would be proud of this colorful Pop Art coffee table by Ben Allen. What started as a simple Danish coffee table was brought to life with a vibrant comic book design.
Comic decoupage chair by Bombus
We haven’t forgotten you, superhero fans! This decoupage chair has been adorned with classic comic strips. Amelia over at Bombus will create a custom chair with your favorite characters.
Which comic-book inspired piece has you ready to leap a tall building in a single bound?
Donald Duck has been an American icon for generations, and today is his official birthday. He is one of my favorite Disney characters because of his mischievous ways, and I even adopted his phrase, “What’s the Big Idea?!,” as a kid. I thought I’d pay tribute to his 78th birthday with this cabinet by Judson Beaumont.
The cabinet captures his personality perfectly, with its signature Donald Duck outfit and whimsical shape. This would work well in a kid’s playroom (or in my cubicle at the office).
The main attraction of the Kartell Masters Chair is its curvaceous, sexy figure. Designers Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet fused three contemporary designs — the series 7 Chair by Arne Jacobsen, the Tulip Armchair by Eero Saarinen and the Eiffel Chair by Charles Eames to create an eye-catching chair. The best part? The comfy chair is lightweight and can be used indoors or out. Time to throw an outdoor soiree!
Everyone has been asking, “What did you like best from High Point Market?” I’ve been fumbling for an answer to that question since Wednesday. But as of today, I fumble no more! I have spent this Saturday afternoon going through our pictures from last week and have taken stock of what really inspired me. I’m excited to share my top 8 finds, so let’s just jump right in!
1. Look at this sofa!
Deep Leather Sofa
Yes, it’s as comfortable as it looks (I tried it out for all of you). This deep leather sofa from Regina Andrew makes you want to see how many people can comfortably sit on it. I would guess at least 10. It is massive, and I want it!
2. Neon Caesar
Come on! You know you want a bright yellow bust of Caesar in your living room! No? Well, it may not be for everyone, but I adore this thing from Phillips Collection. I think Augustus would approve, too.
Nice gams! That’s what I’d say if I ever came across a bed or sofa with colorful, customized legs. Like, say, the legs offered by prettypegs or the DIY version from French blogger Morning By Foley below.
If you speak French, once again, you’re in luck. If not, use a free web translator (your browser may have one) to see the DIY instructions in English. J’adore the combo of bright color and natural wood, and because these legs screw into the frame, you could even swap them out whenever your little heart desires. Despite the language barrier, I bet Amelie (aka Foley) and I have a lot in common. I think it’s all about the details in life, and unexpected accents like these furniture legs are what make design spotting so much fun for me.