1. Loving Cassandra Smith’s hand-painted knots. (remodelista.com)

2. Need a good cry? Check out this dog’s last day on earth. (buzzfeed.com)

3. I scream, you scream. We all scream for ice cream. (nationalgeographic.com)

4. Stylish flat-pack furniture, now a reality. (core77.com)

5. Charles and Ray Eames do modern materials. (fastcodesign.com)

6. A year of photos from outside one woman’s window. (medium.com)

7. DIY bug bite balm. (henryhappened.com)

8. Making friends at #ICSF! (instagram.com)

9. Let Jenny Lewis take you into the weekend! (youtube.com)

Our new summer crush? This playful, geometric debut from home accessories company Arro Home.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, the new label is currently accepting preorders on their diverse range of home goods, including bedding, ceramics, and quilts. (We want them all.)

Images: Arro Home

Source: CoolHunting

 

Imagine if you could harness all the artwork the Internet has to offer. Now imaging that you can access all of those digital creations for display in your own home.

Electric Objects, a collective based in New York, is aiming to deliver a uniquely digital art experience with their EO1 computer. A high-definition screen and integrated computer, EO1 either hangs on your wall or sits on a shelf with a unique stand—projecting various digital works.

The team is even working with major art museums, libraries, and online communities (including Giphy and Behance) to bring a variety of visuals into your home. Check out their successful Kickstarter campaign here.

Images: Electronic Objects

Sometimes it’s hard to incorporate greenery into a space. That’s why we’re always impressed to find unusual gardens.

Vogue Living put together this group of nine vertical gardens that take green thumbs to new heights.

Images: Vogue Living

 

One of our favorite blogs and creative minds, Tina Roth Eisenberg from Swiss Miss, posted this adorable video for Tattly. (Another one of her inspiring side projects.)

Summer is our favorite season. Hiking, camping, surfing, or just bopping around town, we love packing up a few things and taking off.

We spotted these rugged, retro backpacks from YKRA over at Cool Hunting. YKRA is based in Budapest, run out of the basement of the town’s only surf bar. Each sack is built by hand and made to last. (Now, if only summer would last as long.)

Images: YKRA

Since Househappy is based in the Pacific Northwest, we’re well aware of the wonders of Douglas fir.

So we were happy to see Dwell’s roundup of decorating ideas that prominently display this natural wonder. Rugged, rustic, and often reclaimed, it’s one of our favorite materials.

Source: Dwell