Ikea Catalog Circa 1965

Just as the 2010 IKEA catalog comes out, I came across a few photos of a catalog from 1965. It’s funny, the layout and fonts still manage to  give off that “ikea” feeling. I think the images really speak for themselves and honestly I wish they still made some of the pieces that are shown in these pages.

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Yarn Bombing

Remember when you were younger, watching your granparents, aunts and others, knitting and crocheting various items. Well it seems the art of crocheting and knitting is back. I’m really loving these designs by KTBdesigns on Etsy. They’re too adorable for words. See below. As for knitting, i’ve spotted some city buses covered up in it and then did a google search and discovered the term for this is called “knit bombing” or “yarn bombing.”  This means that people knit large amounts in various colours and then place it on a random object as public art. It makes quite an impact!

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Clutter Bug Be Gone

My plan in the next month or so, is to turn my storage room into a functioning craft/storage space. Right now it’s just filled with random  boxes and it’s totally not an enjoyable space. It’s REALLY tiny, but i’m hoping I can create a fun place to sew, craft and keep all my odds and ends in. I found a few ideas of what I’m hoping to do, visual inspiration is always helpful. Looks like a trip to Ikea is definitely needed sometime soon. These cute white boxes will probably help with the visual clutter, I’m hoping to keep everything […]

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The Cedar Bench

A few weeks ago my boyfriend and I built a large bench for my patio. I decided I wanted to sell my plastic andarondac chairs and have something that I could actually lounge on. What’s amazing is that I now have twice as much seating as well as storage. This bench ended up costing half of what i’d pay for one in a store and the benefit is that I could customize the length to fit my patio perfectly. Most quality wood benches in the store are anywhere from $100 – $300 and my bench was about $50. All the […]

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