Adam Wallacavage’s high drama light fixtures with Hello Kitty, octopus, and deer

You’ve probably seen Adam Wallacavage’s octopus chandeliers floating around the ‘net before — photos of them have made the rounds for a while now. I was happy to stumble over his other sculptures this week — and I kind of love them even more.

Battle of the blands: making the most of boring spaces

There are elaborate romanticized dreams about how young and creative people live — but very few of us are in gorgeous abandoned industrial spaces. We can’t all afford the luxuries of gentrified quirky spaces, and most of us have to make the most of what we’ve got.

Australian anti-minimalist 1970s house that will bring you to colorgasm

These folks have curated their vintage object collection, and their house is filled with so much cool stuff from the ’70s that you’ll give the decade of bell bottoms a second chance.

A potter/truck driver’s deep-heartland, renovated retro geodesic dome

Ever driven past a geodesic dome house and wondered what it’s like to live there? Becky can tell you: it’s hard to figure out where to put the furniture.

A bookshelf made of books

Jim Rosenau uses books to construct chairs, shelves and other furniture. We highlighted his cheeky book shelves for Library Week, April 10 – 16, 2011.

The Royal Tenenbaums meet Amelie in a colorful, book-filled New York apartment

Summer, Graham, Gus and Kingsley all live together in a brightly-colored Brooklyn apartment filled with art, ephemera and intriguing artifacts.