Thursday, May 14, 2009

Inspriation and Influence--1st Dibs

I really like 1st Dibs. I don't visit it every day, or even every week, but when I do it sucks me in and when I'm done I've spent more time than I had planned.

1st Dibs is a huge on-line marketplace for antiques and mid-century modern furniture and accessories--Portobello Road or the Paris Flea Market on steroids. 1st Dibs also has a beautifully designed and edited section on people, places and ideas. There are great garden elements to be found--bought or used as inspiration.

The profiles in Style Compass or books in Required Reading get me every time.


rochelle said...

love that gate! I was recently at Ikea and they had a thing...(i am not exactly sure what its actual intent was -- perhaps head board?) that was very very similar, though I am sure much more on the budget end...anyway, my immediate thought was how it would be a great gate with a little modification

Susan aka Miss. R said...

Thanks for the comment Rochelle! Headboards as gates, gates as headboards it's all in the inspiration and interpretation.