Most Influtential 2011 - Part 4

Continuing on our search for the Most Influential of 2011, here's Part 4! And in case you missed the others, you can check Parts 1, 2 and 3 here (just after Part 4).

Wide Format Prints


Back in August Little Paper Planes launched their wide format print collection which totally had us excited!  We were so happy to see these (especially the black and white photography)!  More please!

Falcon Enamelware

Falcon Enamelware  revitalized the Falcon range – creating new sets and colours with the classic cookware and extending the collection into new areas beyond the kitchen. Click here to see.

Giant Washi Tape

Ours eyes popped out of our heads when we first saw this giant washi tape coming out of Japan this year. Japanese wallpaper and flooring company, Sincol and Japanese washi masking tape company mt have joined forces to release a collection of giant masking tapes for interior use! Thanks Hello Sandwich!

Washi Tape DIYs

Inspirational mood board by A Creative Mint

Fun washi tape keyboard from Minifanfan Eng

It seemed there were a tremendous amount of washi tape crafts happening this year, enough so we actually did a round-up! Check it out here!

Mood Boards

We also loved seeing all the amazing mood boards. Check out a post on some of them here.

Cut Out Art

oh my leftovers

Cut out art is pretty rad. A post on it here.

Big Designers on the Cheap

The new Missoni for Target collection was pretty crazy earlier this fall and following a close second Versace for H&M.


Luminology wowed everyone with their beautifully handcrafted soy candles in vessels that become homemade art for your home - also cool the natural wooden wicks.

Plants in Things Other Than Planters

Vintage beakers – photo + styling by Kirin Notebook

We found plants in vessels other than planters are kinda cool.

The Tutorial

Photo by Ruth Bleakley

Like the DIY, tutorials has been a big part of our blog this year.  We thank all of those who contributed and taught us.  Check them out here.

Over-dyed Rugs


Beautiful over-dyed rugs have been popping up for a while now here and there, but this year it seemed we saw a bit more like this one from Moonish and even IKEA is planning a run on them.

Holiday Decor Inspiration

Pinecone snowflake wreath in December's House and Home magazine (Styled by Morgan Michener and Sarah Hartil, and photographed by John Cullen)

This year seemed to be especially inspirational in the holiday decor department. We collected heaps. Check them out here.

Things Piled Un-Neatly

Club Monaco, Toronto - Photo: Margot Austin

There's something refreshing to see things piled un-neatly.  See our post about it here.

Wall of Doors by Piet Hein Eek

Piet Hein Eek

This wall of recycled doors by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek for an Amsterdam residential project is simply jaw-dropping.

Vintage Camera Night Lights

These vintage camera night lights by Jason Hull are nothing other than brilliant!  Learn how to make them here.

Stacking Vessels by Pia Wustenberg

Stacking Vessels is a series of functional sculptures for the home. Each Vessel consists of three individual containers. One from glass, one wood and one ceramic. By Pia Wustenberg.

Mr. Yen

We love Mr. Yen's custom work.  Check him out here.

Food Spray Paint

Edible food spray paint out of Germany called Food Finish kind of made us do a double take.

Seriously Cute Fox Stuff

Seriously cute fox stuff. Image: Bike Fox Handwarmer Gloves from warmYourself

There was a heap of seriously cute fox stuff this year.

Enjoy Cupcakes


A vintage trailer + cupcakes! Bring a cupcake vintage trailer to your party!  Enjoy cupcakes brings the bakery to your party! Guests enjoy treats served out of an adorable restored vintage Shasta trailer, twinkling lights, a festive canopy and a wafting sweet smell of cupcakes!

Camp Wandawega

(Photo by Aimee Herring)

Who can't love Camp Wandawega.

Stay tuned for maybe more!

Jan Halvarson


Mr Yen said...

Thank you so much for including me here - I'm so honoured! I hope you've had a great Christmas ^_^

Jan Halvarson said...

mrYen - Thank YOU for the inspiration!

Annika said...

I got a set of Falcon enamel pie dishes for Christmas! They are a thing of beauty!