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23.4.15

1 Happy Friday + The Macchina Mobile Cafe


Such a fun week we've had this week ever since we posted our Cutest Little Camper post.  We've been getting a few emails from readers about links to cute little campers (and food trucks) galore!  And we just couldn't resist posting this little vespacar via Debra Norton of the Paper Parade Co. Imagine this scooting by?

Debra tells us this was a photoshoot she styled with her photographer brother Jim Norton photographed (and art directed by Colleen Nicholson) last fall for Macchina Mobile Cafe, an espresso bar on wheels owned and operated by Ana Diez and her husband Jeff Douglas (of CBC - As It Happens) in Toronto. 

Cuteness overload! Check it out!











Macchina Mobile Cafe

Colleen Nicholson, Art Direction
 
Jim Norton Photography
 
Debra Norton, Paper Parade Co. - Prop Styling
 
 

1 Weekend Project | 9 DIY Spring Planters + Ideas



Spring always sparks creativity for planting. Whether it's outdoors or bringing spring into the home in a beautiful planter, the annual ritual is here, and we've found some rad planter DIYs and planting ideas to be inspired by.

1. Mudcloth Inspired Planter
Make this African Mudcloth-inspired planter using chalkboard paint and an acrylic paint pen!
by Francois et Moi


2.  Three Tiered Acacia Plant Stand IKEA Hack
We love what Ashley did with the IKEA PS plant stand by super-glueing some wooden plates to it.
By Sugar and Cloth


3. DIY Woven Planter
Weave it round with this simple planter idea using copper wire as the base and super thick wool
by The Lovely Drawer


4. Shy Face Plant Pot
Decoupaging these pretty eyelashes onto a plain pot makes it super-cute!
by The Design Wonder Woman


5. Upcycled Retro Leg Planter
A clever idea to make a one-of-a-kind planter.
by Upstyler


6. DIY Tripod Planter
An excerpt from Justina Blakeney's new book The New Bohemians
Via The House That Lars Built


7. Succulent Propagation
Mini succulents, propegated, planted and potted
by The Jungalow




8. A Vintage Planter Cacti Garden
Be inspired by the colourful cacti and succulents in this gorgeous planter to create your own.
by A Beautiful Mess


9. Tropical Pallet Living Wall
Make this cool living wall for your outdoor space using an old pallet and if interest, a post on the facts on using pallets can be found here.
by A Piece of Rainbow


Happy Thursday!

0 Office Boler Room


Speaking of cute campers, Vancouver ad agency, St. Bernadine has a rather slick Boler trailer parked inside their East Georgia office that's been converted to a boardroom and private—call space.  Fashion-photographer-come-designer, Robert Kenney, converted the vintage gem and now has decided to make a business of converting/restoring trailers. Yes please!  Check it out!




21.4.15

1 The Cutest Little Camper in Town


It's that time of year again where we start hunting down the cutest campers of the season, and we really hit upon a jackpot when we came across Dub Box USA out of Portland via the latest issue of Sunset Magazine.  These adorable VW Van-inspired campers can be custom made from a full size camper with pop-up roofs and full facilities (sink, stove, toilet) to a more compact Dinky Dub (above) as well as custom made food trucks or retail outfits.  Aren't they adorable? Let's take a look!

Above, the Dinky Dub resembles the original VW Westfalia and makes for a perfect 2-person stylish camper. We're already imagining Liberty print curtains!  Price point ranges between $8k – $15k. Below, the full camper version has a pop up roof, and includes such options as sink/stove combo, outdoor shower, toilet, bluetooth and berth bed for 1 child.  Starting at $22k U.S.




They also can customize the most adorable food trucks or retail trucks.  Check out the Picnic truck from USF.  Gingham graphics complete with ants!




The Portland Cider Company has a pretty cute one also. Perfect for the micro-brewery set!



And check out Mercantile! Launched on the Yahoo campus as a Farmer’s Market Mercantile Cart. It travels around the Bay Area to Bon Appetit accounts.  It’s a unique walk-in/walk out design with French doors, reclaimed wood shelving, vintage fruit crates filled with organic fruits and vegetables, a deli case and a glass front wine and beverage refrigerator, pre-packaged gourmet foods to cook at home or take on a picnic, locally made products (jams, sauces, chocolates, etc). Super sweet!





Don't they make you want to quit your day job and become a truck merchant? More info on Dub Box USA at dub-box-usa.com.

1 FLYTE | A Levitating Light


Check out this handy dandy new handcrafted invention. FLYTE is a levitating light design for your home or office. The creator and artist behind the product, Simon Morris (previously known for levitating anything from skateboards to Nike shoes) has used magnetic levitation to allow a light bulb to hover in the air while simultaneously being powered through wireless induction.

The magical creation is set to launch on Kickstarter today, check it out here!