Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Zaha Hadid...

...Never fails to amaze me. She inspired a lot of my work as an architecture student at Kent State. I am completely in love with this table! It's made out of glass but it really does look like floating water. It's so pretty I feel it needs a room to itself....with nothing sitting on it :)   I'm curious to know how YOU would style it, if at all?

You can read more about this new work of hers here.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home outside of Cincinnati

 This home caught my attention while browsing HomeTrend's magazine online the other day.

The original article on it can be read here. 

I love the exterior of this home but the interior definitely left me feeling a little disappointed. The homeowner also owns a commercial interior design firm and this home's interior has commercial written all over it. I guess it's a matter of personal preference but I would love to see this home warmed up with some color, various textures and overall.....personality. What do you guys think?

dining room?........or conference room?

 This pool is a keeper for sure!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Vintage Cameras Galore

I added some new items to my etsy store over the weekend. My store is still kinda pathetic in the amount of things I have for sale but it will get there one of these days!

Agfa D-6 Cadet Box Camera, Circa 1935

Argus Model 814 Super Eight Video Camera

Bell & Howell 134-G Vintage USA Video Camera 2x8mm

Clix Deluxe Bakelite Camera with original box, circa 1930's
Keystone 1934 8mm Model K-8 Video Camera with stand and stand case

Minaki vintage camera

Vintage Sekonic 53EE 8MM Video Camera with Micro Eye, circa 1960's

1960's Zenith Portable Radio, Deluxe Royal 500
For more photos or information on any of these cameras, please click the "shop" button at the top of the page. Feel free to email me with any questions! Laura@happyroost.com

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Real Cost of Knock-Offs

I read this article in my latest Dwell Magazine last night before bed and I must say, it's the best article I've read in a long time. In our culture of cheap goods and furnishings, I think this article is a great reminder of "you get what you pay for." There are more and more knock-offs popping up everywhere and I think it's important, as a designer knowing how much time goes into things, to support the trade and not give in to a knock-off just because it's cheaper. This goes for fashion as well!

Please take the time to check this article out and let me know what you think!


Recognize these chairs? Well, they LOOK like Eames' molded chairs but these are actually from Overstock.com and are $189.99 for two. The real thing retails for $499 each. Is $500 really too much for a chair? I don't think so (think about Arhaus, ethan allen, or any other furniture store for that matter! nothing is under $500 in there!) Is it more than I can afford? Yes. So now go read the article for some good ideas about how you can score the real thing for less and stop supporting these Chinese knock-offs!