Monday, 05 November 2007

Trendtjie - the little house

Inspired by Grace Bonney's Mini Trends on Design*Sponge , I'm going to do an occasional trendtjie feature here on the Deco blog. So whenever I notice a little trend rippling through the design world, I'll put it together for you. Maybe you'll be able to tip me off to trends you've noticed too?
First trendtjie - the little house:

A week or so ago at hopingforhappyaccidents, I saw these wooden houses made by Thomas Schutte.
They reminded me of the adorable little houses Lena Corwin's been making lately...

...and checking them out, I realised Lena had been inspired by Kelly's post about these house blocks!
Then, a bit of nosing around the Style-files found me these designs for Bookbinders Design by Swedish design duo Edhold Ullenius.

And I remembered Erika Wakerley makes a printed wallpaper called Houses...

...which made me recall that Australian designer Lara Cameron of Kirin & Co had made a fabric print she called Terraces.

And lastly, from Japan, the ever-adorable Shinzi Katoh have this little sweetheart.

Perhaps the little house isn't quite a fully fledged trend, and this is just a bit of a round-up, but I think there's enough here to call it a trendtjie at least!


Heloise Bottomley said...

I love the simplicity of the wooden block versions. Especially the 'skyline'created by the combination of books and book ends.

Spray Glue said...

Hey Heather!

I love your name for the mini trends! Trendtjie is awesome and so South African.

Speak to you later.

Emma ::emmas designblogg:: said...

Lovely trendspotting!

Just one small correction; the trays and notebooks by Edholm Ullenius are not for Ikea, but for Bookbinders Design.

irene said...

I like this new trend very much and I especially like the tray by Edholm Ullenius. Thanks for showing.

kat said...
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kat said...

Second attempt : )
Hi Heather - how great to see you've extended your blogging talent into bringing us cool stuff via Elle Decor. On your 'house post': I've recently heard of a great house-shaped bedside table/book shelf - the pitch of the roof a perfect place holder for a leaving your open book. Will send you an image if I can track one down.

angela liguori said...

I'm glad you like the image I have sent to you by Julia Rothman print. Maybe, you are familiar with her "Books by its Cover"? Love to see more on your
Trendtji, already looks so interesting.

Freshly Found said...

I have always loved a simple house shape. What a lovely article bringing these different designs together!