Paper lanterns have been a go-to decoration for parties for years, but lately people have been incorporating them in their everyday decor. Etsy shop owner Zippy8Lighting made this quirky artichoke paper lantern using pages from old paperback books, which would be so fitting in a home office or library. I wonder if these lights have that old book page smell that I love so much!
How would you tie in paper lanterns into your home’s decor? Tell us in the comments below.
I had one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments when I stumbled across these algues. What are algues, you ask? Well, it’s a room divider/wall decor/light curtain combination designed by Vitra. You can choose what to do with it, how much to use of it and where to put it — all you have to do is link the pieces together to create the design you want. And with all the pretty colors to choose from, you can incorporate it in any room. Officially adding this to my wish list.
The Kentucky Derby is just days away, and this year it falls on Cinco de Mayo. I had the chance to go to the Derby on Cinco de Mayo five years ago, and it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. My favorite part was seeing a mix of the traditional hats with festive sombreros. This lamp by Folly does a good job of mixing traditional with whimsical, with its colorful miniature jockeys. Now all I need is a mint julep and a winning ticket!
If you were going to the Kentucky Derby this year, would you go with a traditional hat or a sombrero? Tell us in the comments below.
This stainless steel object looks like it belongs in a modern bowling alley, but its purpose isn’t meant to be knocked down.
Give us your best guess in the comments below, and check back tomorrow to see if you’re right.
Even though this object looks like a golf ball, it’s actually a robotic vacuum cleaner. This innovative vacuum, the Dust Ball, uses two axes to move and the holes suck up dust. Designer Dave Hakkens mainly designed this vacuum for public buildings because there are less walls. The coolest part? When the dust bin is full, Dust Ball returns to its point of origin and glows.
Watch the Dust Ball in action! Check back next week to guess at a new item!
You might have gotten a glimpse into the future when you first set eyes on this object. It looks like it belongs on a space shuttle or maybe it’s a perfect accessory for your kid’s playroom.
Give us your best guess and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. Hint: Its rolling motion isn’t just for fun.
We enjoyed reading everybody’s guesses; the most popular being a cobbler’s tool and fireplace tool. Tina was the first to get it correct: a floor lamp. Many HGTV Facebook fans also got it correct, including fan Jes Dixon who thought it resembled a “new age leg lamp”. I definitely see the resemblance.
Even though this 1950s 1stdibs floor lamp has a futuristic look, its combination of wood and copper gives it a true French antique finish. The wood stand resembles a tree trunk, and the two lights in the almost 5-foot tall lamp reflect off the copper plates to create a soft light.
We’ll have a brand new item next week, so check back to give us your best guess!
At first glance, this object seems to be some sort of scoop — could you eat with it or use it as a shovel?
Give us your best guess about this sturdy, copper object and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow!
As the New Year calls, this is a time to reflect upon the past and dream for the future. From past to present, Louis Vuitton seems to transcend through time effortlessly. Dating back to the 1920s, this Louis Vuitton top hat box is from Paris.
Whether by digging through your closet or searching the local thrift store, it’s time to find those top hats and celebrate the New Year!
With its leather and gold plates, is this a typical find in the local antique store or is this the case of treasure? The story of this antique object is sure for embarking inquiry.
What is the function of this find? X marks the spot…