The Dip Chair — a modernist statement on a traditional design


The Dip Chair is based on the Windsor Style Chair that originated in England in the early 1700s. This exact style was invented in New York, making a modernist statement on the traditional chair. It was produced in the mid-1950s. The chairs available at Folklore have been beautifully restored over the last year.

Purchase this chair and browse Folk Lore’s complete line of recycled furniture here.

Hues of Nature : Illustrations from Yeoh Gh


Yeoh Gh is an artist & designer that loves making art, drawing & finding great inspiration from nature! Yeoh is co-founder of Super Nature Design based out of Shanghai. China.

He’s also graduated with a Masters Degree in Computer Graphic Design at the Wanganui School of Design, New Zealand. As a co-founder of Hyperthesis Visual Lab in New Zealand, Yeoh works closely with his team, working on many innovative art projects, interactive installations, illustrations, graphics and animations. Many of these projects have been featured & recognised in international design events, exhibitions and awards.

Checkout some of these lovely nature inspired illustrations:

Dream Away in the Mood Rocking Bed by Joe Manu


Checkout this dreamy ‘The Mood Rocking Bed’ by Joe Manus for shinerinternational. Traditionally beds have always been thought of as indoor furnishings — but pieces like these really stretch our ideas of what’s appropriate. It can be left to rock or freeze it in any position with rubber stops. This is the ultimate bed for everything you do in bed. Dream your dreams, love your lover and rest your soul in the Mood Rocking Bed.

Learn more here:

High or Low. Get the look you want at the price you want


Magazines have been creating High / Low spreads for a long time now, showing you the looks you can achieve with dramatically different price tags. The problem is, it’s not always the look you are after. This prompted me to do a little experiment on Olioboard, to see if I could create a look that I actually want and replicate it at a significantly reduced cost.

On the right you have the original look. On the left you have a similar look at a fraction of the cost. What do you think? Worth the $1660.00 savings or not? I’d have to say YES!

Olioboard is the best resource for experimenting with something like this. You can drag multiple options on the board, view the similarities, check pricing and narrow down to your preferred options. In the very near future, this will be even easier with the launch of our new budget tool. Keep posted for more details. :)

From now on, this is exactly how I am going to approach any home purchases / design projects. It is amazing what you can achieve and (more importantly) what you can save, by taking a little extra time to browse your options – especially when all the browsing pricing, sourcing etc.. can happen in one, easy online location. Happy Olioboarding!

Color me happy!

We’ve added a new color filter to our homepage style wall to help you narrow your search and focus on a specific palette. Creating sets and collecting items for a particular board design has never been easier. Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think.

All the items above can be found in this set.

Great new table lamp finds from Olioboard

Looking for a great way to add a little sparkle to your space? Light it up with one of these beauties. Table lamps are a great way to add a touch of the unexpected or a burst of colour to any space. The above is a collection of my favourite lamp finds from Olioboard. You can click the image above to collect the set and test them out on your own Olioboard or view a particular lamp from the list below.

Is anyone else in love with the yellow Frida Lamp with the burlap shade? LOVE IT!

&Tradition – Trash Me Lamp – $145
Perch! – Frida Desk Lamp – $330
Gubi La Pedrera H2O Table Lamp – £119
Twiggy xl Table Lamp by Foscarini - $1,584
Chump Change in Green & Blue Table Lamp – $172
Diesel Graf Table Lamp – Techno- £255
Cage Mic Table Lamp by Foscarini/Diesel Home – $697
Pablo – Tube Top Color Lamp – $110
Design House Stockholm Block Lamp – $129
Arturo Alvarez – Shio Table Lamp – $1,885

Trend Alert: Industrial Style

Here are some fantastic new finds on Olioboard for anyone interested in adding a modern, industrial look to their home or moodboard designs. Just click the image above to collect the full set on Olioboard and start creating. If you are looking for a particular item you can link through to the item detail page on Olioboard using the list below. Enjoy!

Robot – $20
Firepot Candleholder – $6
Beta Table Lamp – $100
Archive Credenza – $899
Contact Stool – $129
Revolution Vase – $25
Victory Pendant Lamp – $149
Lyle Side Chair – $199
Short Industrial Metal Bath Cabinet – $249
Birds Set of Three – $40
Twiggy Side Table – $100

Cozy Up This Fall With Rich Deep Browns, Warm Reds & Creamy Coffee Tones

If you are looking for a little inspiration to welcome the new season, look no further. These gems will have your home feeling cozy and warm all season long. Collect the Set and try them out on Olioboard or view the individual items by clicking on the links below.

Don’t you love, love, love those chairs? I sure do.

Andrew Martin Cadillac Chair Brown Leather by Occa
Brian Cushion by Occa
Stamp Cushion by Occa
Ashbourne Bench by Oka
Wilhelm Cushion by Occa
Ludvika Cushion by Occa
Eichholtz Melrose Dining Table by Occa
lsa Orsini Tea Light Holder – Copper by Occa
Andrew Martin Hirshorn Spitfire Chair by Occa
lsa Ollie Cake Stand 31cm by Occa
Stained Bamboo Lantern by Oka
Everglade Vase- Lazy Susan by Burke Decor

Create Moody Interiors with Occa

We are very happy to announce the addition of the Occa Home product line to Olioboard. The items above are a small collection of my favourite pieces. Take some time to go through this amazing new brand on Olioboard. I think you’ll love creating boards with this collection. In fact, here’s a little challenge for you. Create a design using this Moooi Horse Floor Lamp from Occa. How would you make this piece work in a space? This should make for some interesting designs. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

Say Hello to 2Modern!!!

We’re very excited to announce the addition of 2Modern to the Olioboard product library. 2Modern modern furniture features some of the most talented and innovative international designers of contemporary furniture, modern lighting, art, & eco furniture for your home and office. Here are just a few of my favourites. Check out the full product line for yourself. Theres over 5000 2Modern products added to the Olioboard library to inspire new moodboard designs. Have fun and let us know what you think.

1. iglooplay – mod rocker – $285
2. blu dot – sprout cafe table – $849
3. gus* – upcycle ottoman – $425
4. iglooplay – tea pods – $385
5. vers alarm clock radio in natural walnut – $219
6. skram – lineground round dining table – $5,803
7. urbancase – subway cushion – $120
8. vessel – la gardo tackett - $98
9. blu dot – knicker chair – $279
10. iglooplay – throwing stones floor cushion- $175
11. judy ross textiles – clover 18×18 chain stitch pillow blue – $195
12. gandia blasco – big wool rug – $2,830