Design*Sponge at Home

Last night, I was so happy to open my amazon.com order — my pre-ordered copy of Design*Sponge at Home had finally arrived! Grace and the team had been working on this book for the last two years and it really shows their hard work in every single page! Amazing!

Love these chapter opener pages — behind the scene post was very inspiring, too.

Congratulations, Grace and the team!!

I know what I’m going to be doing for the next few days… :) Happy Friday and weekend, everyone! xo Hijiri

p.s They are giving away the book!

LLOVE

LLOVE. The exhibition where you can stay for the night! It’s an exhibition in a hotel in Daikanyama, Tokyo and not only you can look around the exhibition, but also you can stay in it. How awesome! It’s going on until November 23rd, if you happen to visit Tokyo this month or if you live there, please go check it out for me. There are 14 different rooms all designed by different designers and here are some — they look all so amazing!

(found via veryverybeautiful)

Art Wall: Start with Art

Katie from Art Wall started a great blog post series, Start with Art — she will be putting elements of a room together in 2-D and design a room around an art piece. And I am so honored to be featured and to see her room design inspired by my Live What You Love print!

What a lovely room! Love the navy couch and the yellow patterned fabric, especially, so chic.

Check out the whole post from here.

Thanks, Katie! :)

BKLYN DESIGNS 2010

Hello, another week! Did you have a nice Mother’s day weekend? Are you ready for a new week? :)

I went to BKLYN DESIGNS on Saturday since it was happening right here in my neighborhood — it was great! I found lots of inspirations not only for interior designs and product designs, but also graphic designs + much more. Here are some photos from the show… hope it’ll give you some inspirations this morning… enjoy!

It had me at the entrance: awesome divider with lots of black chairs

Lovely wallpaper pattern from grow house grow:

Their logo was on the top of their booth in 3D format. Love.

This wardrobe from daniel moyer design with the typography caught my eye. “You look so beautiful today” — a nice piece!

and a cool skateboard mobile:

I also loved the logo design. Very cool.

and of course the pin badges. So fun :)

AndrĂ© Joyau booth had a nice collateral design going on — love the wood on wood and their CD/DVD jacket was made with wood and chipboard! Love.

and the stunning coffee table… would love to have that in my new loft, please.

Loved the logo design from THINK*fabricate/Doban Architecture, too. Colorful stickers caught my eye.

and this was one of the most interesting booths of the show for me; Hugh Hayden Design. It looks like a bunch of pretty frames on the wall…

but in each frame, there is an ant farm! A living work of art, FRAMEicarium:

The FRAMEicarium is constantly changing and active” — so very interesting and I’m sure it is beautiful to see…

Speaking of nature, I thought these honey comb chandeliers from furthurdesign are cool…

Another beautiful wood on wood presentation — love the wooden portfolio book. via City Joinery.

LOVE these coasters/trivets from Lamacek! So cute.

Flock of Birds from Colleen & Eric are made out of North American hardwood veneered panels — reusable! unlike those vinyl wall decals. It’s reversible, too, so you can enjoy darker wood or lighter wood or both. Very cool.

Would love to have this subway signage lamp bench…. (via 718 Made in Brooklyn) Great Helvetica usage in the house, too :)

uhuru‘s Coney Island Line definitely caught my eye.

“The reclaimed wood surface of our console echoes the inlaid pattern of the original boardwalk”

Love the lettering…

CYCLONE LOUNGER!

These tables are also inspired by Coney Island’s rides and landmarks. So whimsical and so Brooklyn, I love it!

and… couldn’t take any pictures, but if we ever have kids, I’d love to get some furniture from Argington

Thank you BKLYN DESIGNS for all the inspirations!!!