Posts tagged ‘organization’

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.

July 26th, 2013

Project Breakdown: High-Style Kitchen

When a New York-native family moved into an 1850s row house right in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, they imagined a space that reflected both the relaxed atmosphere of Southern spaces and the high-style interiors found throughout “the big apple.” The result is a sophisticated, contemporary home that places an emphasis on functionality while pushing the limits of design.

project breakdown - perry

1. A custom brass light fixture sits above the island to center the room and bring a warmer feel to an otherwise utilitarian space.

2. Use every inch of vertical space by placing back-lit storage above existing cabinetry. We recommend using push-touch cabinet fasteners to avoid having to use typical knob hardware for a streamlined facade.

3. Having built-in adjustable shelves at counter height allow for easy access of kitchen items used most often such as spices and coffee. This kitchen features a motorized backsplash that conceals shelf clutter with a push of a button.

4. Gain access to uncharted kitchen territory with the help of a sliding ladder. This custom design allows for the ladder to be removed from the current track and placed elsewhere through the kitchen and dining room as you see fit.

5. A prep sink on an adjacent surface is a great way to free up the space for entertaining. Place items nearby that are also used in cooking prep like cutting boards, knives, and basic ingredients.

Sources

Floor: Marble Systems – Skyline Polished Marble (Honed locally and waterjet into a custom herringbone pattern).

Counter: Richlite Paper Surface –  Northwest Collection (Chocolate Glacier)

Faucet: Waterstone 3900 Parche Prep Faucet

Spice Jars: IKEA DOPPAR Jar with Lid (Various sizes. Labels were made locally).

Hardware: Lewis Dolin 5″ Bar Series – Oil Rubbed Bronze

Cabinet Veneer: Tree Frog Veneer – Grey Oak Lati Groove.

January 17th, 2013

Rethinking the Home: Smart Spaces

 

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The New Year is full of new hopes and fresh beginnings that will affect both your life and your home. Today we’re breaking down a few of our spaces to show you how to “rethink”  bedroom and living room design. From organization tips to a little DIY, let these images act as inspiration for a smarter home and a smarter you.

 

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Have an area of your home that could use a “smart space” makeover? Visit our contact page.

April 19th, 2011

Chalkboards aren’t just for children

There is just something about chalkboards that bring you back to childhood. It is sad to think with so many new products available, such as dry erase boards, kids today may not get to experience the “click”, “click”, and “SCREECH” associated with chalk. Or, witness the pounding of erasers and the clouds of dust left behind. But who’s to say all the fun is gone? There are many ways to keep chalk alive in your everyday life. Check out some of the ideas below for incorporating blackboards into your home, office and garden. Whether you like the look of white on a crisp black or if you find something nostalgic in the ghostly white wash left over after a cleaning – there is no doubt you’ll find an idea that suits your needs.

If using labels – remember the more you have the higher the impact and the more organized you look =)

High impact doesn’t need to mean high dollar - with a little patience you can create a wall that serves as both function and art.

Get creative – the placemats were drawn simply on black craft paper (tip: use an existing placemat and trace around it for consistency) OR get the family together to create your next birthday invite or Happy New Year’s card

1.  Chalkboard Labels

2.  Magnetic Chalkboard Spice Organization

3.  DIY Chalkboard Calender

4.  Blackboard Garden Labels

5.  DIY Chalkboard Placemat Tablecloth

6.  Chalkboard Globe

7.  DIY Magazine Organizers

8.  DIY Save the Date Invite

April 13th, 2011

Love it! John Corcoran Designs

We came across this designer on Etsy the other day and although he’s only got a few items available- we are LOVING them!

This little lightbulb bud vase is the product of ingenuity and simplicity at its best.  I also love reading the story of the inspiration behind the design.

Also, check out his fabulous closet shelf/hanging system.  I want one immediately (okay, make it 4).  I love the Scandinavian sort of vibe of the delicate metal framework and bleached wood.  Go check it out!