I know you do it. During your evening strolls, you glance over at the neighbors’ homes whenever their curtains are open. While you may not press your face against their window, it’s fun to see how others are living. Especially everyday, “normal” people. That’s why Normal Room is a fun surf. It’s a website that reader Anssi recently told me about that takes you into the rooms of those living all over – from Finland to Russia, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Argentina, and beyond. It’s fun to see what decorative styles we share (or not) with other cultures. Even though the community is still growing, it’s worth checking out and better yet, contributing your own images. Help Normal Room grow – it’s a great concept.
While I do not suggest clicking on “browse all” because you fall into a virtual rabbit hole, I think “search” is the way to go, and then search by country. I selected Germany, Finland, Australia, the Netherlands, and Japan. Here are some of the results, see what you think.
I discovered POAA last night (great store based in the Netherlands that ships worldwide) and found myself drawn in by the Solas Lights from UK designer CJ O’Neill. I’d not seen these before, so now I have yet another obsession. Gorgeous patterns on hemispherical forms, some with piercing details, all translucent bone china, all so striking and unique. No two are alike, you can even select the decoration you’d like and whether or not you’d like the lights pierced. How great is that?
Psst: CJ O’Neill also creates amazing tableware and bowls, not to miss on her website.
(images from poaa and cj o’neill)
Look what Joy found: The Independent London: Store Guide. This is perfect, I can’t wait to see it. I purchased it online, they ship worldwide, and you can pay via Paypal. I’ll be in London later this year, so I plan to put it to good use. Anyone else planning on visiting London this year? Isn’t this cat the cutest?