Ferm Living Wall Stickers
Want to add a little something extra to your walls without investing the time, energy and money into wallpapering the whole room, or even one wall?
The tile files
I am a tile enthusiast, one who absolutely adores tiles. I love them enough to have carried a big bag full home from a trip to Spain for my then mosaic habit… those were the days!
Stardust Glass Tile has some of the most beautiful hand made inventory that I have seen in a long time. This Portland, Oregon based company is also green; making all of their tiles from recycled glass that would have otherwise ended up in landfills.
Writing on the walls: Chalk art
Chalk is one of those materials that draws you into it’s smooth texture and bright color palette. I love to see kids coloring gleefully on sidewalks or marvel over the works of skilled street artists who work exclusively in chalk.
Wall candy: French vinyl wall stickers
Streetscapes: Big blue sea box…
The Mediterranean Sea run aground, as seen here on Yigal Alon Street. The current trend in building renovation is to allow a sponsor to advertise on the buildings exterior as seen in the photo here. The advertiser pays for part of the renovation in exchange for the privilege. Renovations seem to be taking a long time these days… now I know why.
Building Facade on Ben Yehuda
Apartment building or bunker? This was my first thought when I saw this building facade on Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv. On one hand it is kind of quirky and creatively cool, and on the other hand it is extremely confining… I did see a woman looking out from behind one of the”jail like” lattice squares when I took this photo.
Around town: Color coded parking
Parking in the Gan Haear, Tel Aviv
There’s something going on with the public parking in Tel Aviv…
The new color coded public parking garage in the Gan haear is a welcomed site. What was once a drab, dark, uninteresting parking garage has become a bright, artistic site.
Wallpaper that looks like…
Here we are again on the subject of wallpaper, not my favorite thing but it seems to be around these days so I am going to address it. This time I have found paper with an interesting twist, wallpaper that looks like wood, stone and brick. I can almost envision hanging this stuff somewhere…but where?!
Here’s a wood patterned paper also know as “Faux Bois” which is fake wood in French. I think this effect would work well as an accent in a larger design situation, maybe inside a niche or on just one section of a wall.