Archive for ‘Inspiration’

December 16th, 2014

Our Top Picks: Objet Noir

 

From vessels to interesting objects, accessories are what bring personal touches into a space. When looking to make a strong impact, less is more; choose a few items with bold color and interesting shape versus too many. In our years of practice, nothing cuts through a tablescape or bookcase like a stroke of black. Leave the tchotchkes at grandma’s house and let a dark silhouette make a strong statement with our top picks below:

 

Our Top Picks: Black Home Accessories - Rethink Design Studio Blog

 

 

Sources

1. 3-Piece Pyramid Object Set – Dwell Studio / 2. Horace – Made Goods / 3. Bitters Bottle – Michele Varian / 4. Branch Annona Vase – Barneys / 5. Smythson Panama Watch Box – Barneys / 6. 3-Piece Star Objet Set – Dwell Studio / 7. Iron Bird – Jonathan Adler

 

 

 

November 21st, 2014

#followfriday: 5 Creative Instagram Accounts to Follow

 

#followfriday: 5 Creative Instagram Accounts to Follow - Rethink Design Studio Blog

 

Instagram is one of our favorite ways to reach out to the creative community. Every day, independent studios, designers, and creative startups alike post photos of their process and it helps us keep an eye out for emerging talent and even possible collaborations. Whether you’re just getting started on the Instagram scene or are looking for a few fresh faces to follow, check out five accounts that have grabbed our attention recently:

 

1. Think and Ink Studio

@thinkandinkstudio | http://www.thinkandinkstudio.com

 

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2. The Coastal

@shopthecoastal | http://www.thecoastal.etsy.com

 

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3. Amy Walters

@amyalisha | http://amywalters.com

 

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4. Ida Laerke

@idalaerke | http://idalaerke.com

 

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5. Anewall

@anewalldecor | http://anewall.com

 

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Post below with some of your favorite accounts – or your own – and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!

October 27th, 2014

Living With The Butcher

 

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As our much-anticipated butcher shop project breaks ground this week, we were inspired to bring you the fundamental elements of our design in the form of a farm-fresh living space. In true Savannah style, kick back in those classic Hunter boots on an industrial coffee table while getting face to face with a longhorn – it’s what’s for dinner.

 

 

1. Set the tone more towards sophisticated than barnyard-chic with Cisco’s Spider Chandelier. Spanning an impressive 72″, the large fixture can fill a room without seeming too heavy.

2. Always have the fields on your mind even when inside with a geometric planter from Light & Ladder. Try filling with a low-maintenance variety like jade or a common succulent.

3. Take fancy farm living head on with this stunning photographic print from on of our favorite art sources, The Animal Print Shop. Use a minimal mat with a 1-inch frame for a contemporary look that maximizes impact.

4. Fourhands’ Shadow Box Coffee Table is the perfect mixture between open and closed storage. Keep clutter at bay within its two metal drawers and showcase your latest parsley collection underneath the solid glass top. For more info on how to purchase, contact us here.

5. Bring home the classic textiles of the wild West with the Jack Chair by Schoolhouse Electric Co. Its black and white buffalo check with splayed hardwood legs are a subtle nod to mid-century design with a scale appropriate for modern interiors.

6. Inspired by classic Scandinavian textiles, these woven baskets from Bo Concept remind us of the local arts and crafts movement surrounding rural areas. We picture a set of three huddled to hold spare throw blankets for when the nights get cool.

7.  What’s a posh pasture without leather? West Elm’s Hamilton Sofa sits atop solid poplar legs and is made of premium top-grain leather that only gets more comfortable over time.

8. Leah Singh’s Bar Colorado pillow is fitting for this room alone just by it’s name; but it’s not the play on words that sold us in to this living room essential. Made of 100% wool embroidery on a cotton base with canvas backing, this natural wonder is reminiscent of farmland topography from bird’s eye view and adds just the right amount of interest without being too busy.

9. Tie (or lasso) your living space together with a nice chunky neutral rug like this one from Anthropologie. The hand-knotted wool pays subtle tribute to a small herd of sheep and is likely to feel just as soft underfoot.

October 7th, 2014

Crocodile Kid

 

Growing from little to big is an adventure in itself, which is why it pays to be prepared for whatever monster may jump into your path. For creepy critters with sharp teeth and scaly tails, we’re going incognito with items for casa and kid that take the fright out of creatures in the night:

 

 

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Sources:

1. This Raindrops fabric by Donna Wilson guarantees no crocodile tears will be shed when used for a pair of shams or impromptu pillow forts. Made of lightweight cotton, this sold-by-the-yard fabric is printed in the historical silk town of Macclesfield in the UK. Click here for more mom-worthy finds.

2. Keep hidden from scales and tails until morning inside Land of Nod’s cargo tepee. Two large pockets are perfect for holding your field guide and extra pair of safari socks.

3. Fine Little Day’s new Gran pillow in indigo remind us of sharp pearly whites, great to lay on while chomping on your own late-night snack. More unique gifts for her found here.

4.  Have the jungle going bananas over your Wombles wind breaker from Indikidual. The full hood with fleece lining is sure to keep you dry during the temperamental Amazon weather.

5. Handmade gator booties from Uncommon Goods act as the perfect camouflage when spying on prey. Made in Kyrgyzstan from locally-sourced sheep’s wool assures you’ll feel just as good about your eco-friendly purchase as your little one will feel about their sense of style.

6. Problem solving in the wilderness could be a matter of life or death; luckily, School House Electric’s Figure It Out Banner gives just the pep talk you need to survive.

7. Don’t lose sight of home with this marine-grade brass compass from School House Electric. Each comes with a brass split ring for attaching to a pet collar or keychain.

8. Do the crocodile hop with Areaware’s Croc Pile wooden toys. Solid beech wood ensures this set of five reptiles are safe for kids both young and old.

 

 

This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods, a B Corporation that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Help support their non-profit organization American Forests by shopping online or donating here.

August 7th, 2014

Back To School

 

School's In Session: Contemporary Office Design - Rethink Design Studio Blog

 

If you follow us on Facebook, you heard some exciting news last week about our new office space; a renovated three-story school house on the Eastside (above). As renovation takes way to turn a single floor of individual classrooms into a collaborative studio, we can’t help but pull interior elements that evoke the back-to-school vibe. Because we move in this Fall, there couldn’t be better timing to think about notepads and freshly sharpened pencils to deck out the new studio. For a fresh schoolhouse look of your own, here are our top picks for an office space that’s sure to bring home straight-A’s.

 

School's In Session: Contemporary Office Design - Rethink Design Studio Blog

 

1. Sharpen those geography skills well before the first bell rings with the new Cities Wallpaper by Rifle Paper Co. Hand-illustrated skylines of famous cities are printed on a parchment background, perfect for a desk nook.

2. This olive green compartment tray from School House Electric is sure to bring you back to long lunch lines and chocolate milk straight from the carton. We love the idea of using it to hold desk accessories and knick knacks.

3. You won’t mind counting down the hour with this handsome wall clock from Lemnos. The molded plywood frame keeps it lightweight and reminiscent of old classroom desks.

4. Keep textbooks and references in order with Pigeon and Poodle’s set of three caged baskets. Metal handles allow for easy transport and integrated name plates are perfect for custom labeling.

5. The GI Joe lunchbox has been reincarnated into this smooth olive green desk chair byWhite on White. Added bonus? The molded fiberglass seat will make waiting for recess a little less painful.

6. Never forget an assignment with Sideshow Press’ desktop accessories, inspired by 1950s stationery. Check out their full array of colorful options to make your desk space truly your own.

7. West Elm’s Mid-Century Desk in white is a modern spin on the classic teacher’s desk. With tapered legs and three drawers, this piece is one apple away from being the perfect combination of form and function.

8. Shed light on your late-night studies with this school bus yellow table lamp from Caravan Pacific. All of their lighting is handmade in the USA and fully customizable.