Friday Favorites 4/22/2011

April 22, 2011

Erin Marvin, Managing Editor
Much to my mother’s chagrin, I did not inherit her green thumb. While she and most of my other female relatives can grow almost anything (and do) in their carefully tended gardens, I can kill a houseplant faster than you can say ficus.

Still, I love the idea of this terracotta Maternity planter by Jean-Francois d´Or for Ligne Roset, with its large pot for a full-grown plant and smaller, independent-but-connected container in which to cultivate a cutting. I’m sure it would look just beautiful in someone else’s garden.

Photo courtesy of Ligne Roset

Sorae Lee, Assistant Art Director
If ever you want to get away from everything and disappear (literally), consider a trip to a tree hotel in Sweden for your next vacation.

Photos courtesy of www.tvark.se

The Swedish architecture firm Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter used mirrors on the outside of the treehouse structure to reflect the surroundings, making the hotel practically invisible. The tree hotel is a 4x4x4-meter box that includes a double bed, a small bathroom, a living room and a roof terrace. You can enjoy a wonderful 360-degree view of your surroundings while being completely hidden from everything and everyone.

Click here to see more of this gorgeous hideaway.

Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor
Colorful, graphic and at times completely irreverent, I love the look of Gorham, Maine, textile designer Erin Flett’s pillows. Wavy stripes, organic-looking prints and forest animals are just a few of her themes that are hand-screened onto natural bark cloth.