Most Influential 2011 - Part 3

Here's Part 3 of our Most Influential of 2011. Parts 1 and 2 can be found here and here. We're gathering up this past year's highlights about what we think was the most influential in the design/art/craft world. 

First Nations | Native American Motifs

Country Living Magazine - Photo by Christopher Baker.

Beautiful arrows and First Nations | Native American motifs continued through 2011 from wallpaper to letterpress coasters.


The Backyard Office

His and Her Sheds from Junkaholique
June made us think of the backyard and the backyard office was a huge lure this year.  Working from home has become more of a reality (for those of us online) and the need to step out of the home sometimes or all the time would be a nice alternative.  Check out His and Her Sheds from Junkaholique  and more backyard offices here and here.


Tiger in a Jar



We were all in awe with this beet cake recipe video from Tiger in a Jar. Beautiful work.



Summer Gingham


Produced by Michael Penny and photographed by Angus Fergusson.

We're usually game for gingham every summer but this year we were especially crazy.  House and Home's July issue had a fun "weekend decorating" article featuring those favourite checks of mine! Check out our post here.




You Sentimental Idiot

Rikianne Van Kirk - You Sentimental Idiot

We loved You Sentimental Idiot's originals that were launched in early May this year.  Artist Rikianne Van Kirk wowed us with her original paintings on salvaged wood and/or linoleum flooring scraps.


Gem Stones


Cori Kindred wowed us with her rock collections and her post on the mesmerizing gem stone.


Papi Luc


We loved Papi Luc's  branch coat hangers!


The Temporary Kitchen


We love the idea of a temporary kitchen reno, if you can't afford the really big one you're dreaming of.  Arren Williams blog contributor, Jenn Hannotte created it until they can build their dream kitchen which she hopes will last at least 5 years.  It got us thinking about this type of idea for our reno, and we see other's have done the same like that of Anna's of Door Sixteen


Firefly Jars
Lissy Laricchia

This firefly jar picture was probably the most popular post on our blog this year.  We reblogged it from Curbly, who got the image off the never finding image world of tumblr (sadly).  So no link to the owner (if anyone knows who it is - please please let us know)!  Thanks to reader Maize Hutton who linked us up to the firefly owner: Lissy Laricchia (Wow!) We need to credit them her in a big way.  (Hey, and she's Canadian)! 


Cool IKEA Hacks



We saw some cool IKEA hacks this year, with the coffee table above from Weekday Carnival topping the list and the SKURAR hanging planter turn light pendant by Kicsi Ház coming in at a close second.

Stay tuned for Part 4!

Jan Halvarson

6 comments:

Maize Hutton said...

Firefly jar photo owner :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lissyl/sets/72157623869024966/

Laura Trevey said...

Love the temporary kitchen!!

Saskia {SaskiaLikes} said...

I love the native American prints, and the branch coat hangers. WHat a lovely round up!
Saskia x

Carissa Clark said...

Too much fun inspiration to handle, I love it all.
Especially the branch coat hangers, how cool is that?

So excited for Part 4! :)

DAMASK et DENTELLE said...

Absolutely love all of the "must" you propose! Especially the backyard office! Happy New Year to all of you at Poppytalk!

Zane said...

beautiful, adore everything

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