While the wonderful fall weather is giving me great joy, Schoolhouse Electric’s photos of their new fall campaign are making it even better. They’re crisp and bright and a little unexpected with polka dots and graphic art. It’s refreshing to see how they’ve easily infused a little more life in a season that, let’s face it, can recede into dark tones after a long run of summer’s bright and airy aesthetic.
What makes me most happy about these images is that I can see the spaces coasting through winter and into spring. Schoolhouse still manages to produce classics (mostly made in the USA and by artisans, which I love) that can carry not only through seasons, but through different functions and spaces. Take their Wire Framed Trash Bin – I would totally make this a planter. Here are some more favorites:
(Clockwise from top left: LET IT GO Wall Banner by Ashley Brown Durand, National Parks Print by Ello There, Black Dot Teapot, Miles Desk Lamp, Herringbone Rug (a collaboration with Tess Darrow of Egg Press), and Wire Frames Trash Bin)
CASTOR IS FRENCH FOR BEAVER from Castor Design on Vimeo.
Take 6 minutes and 42 seconds out of your day to be inspired by these industrial artists / restauranteurs / punk rockers whose high-low design innovations are inciting greatness and mayhem all at once.
This image greeted my this morning in my mailbox from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co., making me wish for sunshine, fresh flowers, and brunch with friends and family. Despite springtime palettes on my Pinterest boards, this shiny black is doing the trick. All handmade in the US of A, too? Bruce would be proud.
Make your own pendant kit! Pinha by Raw Edges for Materia is a 2-part cork pendant base that lets you cut and pin your own shade at different diameters. My husband would totally approve of this in our home with my ever-changing style. One day I’m all, “I want this REAL baaaad.” I finally get it and then my 2-week timer goes off and then I’m all, “I sort of hate it. We should sell it.” I do this with furniture, paint, carpet, etc. Being a designer just makes you want the newest, coolest stuff ALL the time. But this pendant I could always revamp with pretty papers or fabrics! Too bad I can’t find it for sale – sad.