I know, I know. Cement and lace? These aren’t exactly materials you normally associate together, which makes this cool DIY project that much more intriguing (and a great jumping off point)!
Using lace-patterned tape, Liz from Say Yes to Hoboken created these fabulous candle holders. It’s an interesting study in contrasts, don’t you think? What other materials or patterns do you think would be fun to try?
Popular in the in the eighties (both the decade and the age-group) doilies don’t fit into most contemporary–or even traditional–homes these days. However, Janis over at Junk Market Style was inspired by something she saw in Country Living Magazine and decided to give it a go. The idea is to assemble a collection of doiles in an asymetrical way and then tack them together with a needle and thread to create a table runner.
A very cool idea for those of us with some of these babies tucked away. Continue Reading
This is a swooner! The Stella Rug, new from Hidden Art Shop, seems to have been inspired by lace, but it has been taken in a completely modern direction. Made of 5mm thick felted wool, the rug is 120 cm in diameter and will set you back a cool £350. (That’s about 47 inches and about $640 US.)
Consider Louise Hederstrom’s ‘Grace’ pendant light, available through Scandinavian Design Center ($129). Is just me, or does it look totally DIYable? The white lace pattern is constructed out of plastic. I’m thinking the inner ring of a large wooden embroidery hoop, one of those inexpensive paper lantern lamp kits, some wire…. Whaddaya think for the lace part? Fabric, plastic…paper??
I feel a kinship to Chris Kabel. We both have a weakness for lace. He’s taking his affection for the material to new heights, however, with the ShadyLace Parasol. Available through GreenerGrassDesigns for 300 bucks, it just might prove that sunshine is most interesting when dappled.