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Building Style

March 24, 2011

When I found these amazing Diane Von Furstenburg wedges, Oslo’s opera house immediately came to mind. Three summers ago I visited family in Norway on a backpacking trip to Europe, and loved the architectural interest of this modern building’s design. The visually distorted yet clean lines of the structure have a similar feel to the heel of these shoes—almost as if you (or the building) could lose balance at any moment. Since pairing these two images together, great pieces of industrial and architectural inspired design keep coming out of the woodwork (no pun intended!). I’m especially smitten with the pearl-esque cement studs that deepen in colour over time. Loving the unexpected use of materials—it’s a complete update on a classic.

I’d also like to try a DIY version of the silver log side table. Spray paint and a dried up old tree stump? I think yes!

  1. My photograph of the Opera House in Oslo, Norway
  2. Dirty Bils Pipe Sconce Bookshelves with Oil Candles via Etsy $139.00 for pair
  3. Metsa Cement Pearls via Walrus $35.00 for pair
  4. Chain Link Art Print from an Affordable Art Online Store*
  5. Jason Phillips Log Side Table in Silver via Duval $972.00
  6. Kenneth Jay Lane Gunmetal Plated Pyramid Ring via Net-A-Porter $50.00
  7. Diane Von Furstenburg Opal Shoes in Camel leather $295.00
  8. mxyplyzyk Woven Bamboo Lamp $235.00

(*I can’t seem to find the link to this store/artist anywhere, so if you find it, please let me know, I’d love to give credit to the artist and website!)


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  1. March 25, 2011 2:11 pm

    The Opera House in Oslo is definitely a unique building. You should check out more buildings by the same architects, I like your DIY-style and the inspirational pictures, not to mention the recipes 🙂

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