March 06, 2014

Stuart Haygarth's Toy-Inspired High Design Will Melt Your Mind

race table


At the Carpenters Workshop Gallery branch in Paris, 13 pieces are on display by English artist/carpenter/scavenger Stuart Haygarth.  His show, titled “Play,” uses incredibly novel design techniques to create furniture out of what were, in a previous life, merely toys.  Haygarth turns ordinary found items extraordinary.

He explained the premise to the Carpenters Workshop Gallery:

"Starting in...

February 28, 2014

The EXPEDIT Is Dead! Long Live the EXPEDIT (Using PANYL!)

PANYL Expedit doors

By now you've heard the news: IKEA is discontinuing its wildly popular, seemingly untouchable EXPEDIT line.  Sigh if you haven't yet sighed.

NOW REJOICE! Because here at PANYL HQ we're seeing a Pinterest board worth of silver linings from this development.

Sure, collectors of 12" vinyl records are fuming because IKEA is killing off what they unknowingly made the most popular LP...

February 10, 2014

Must-See Children's Furniture from Spain: Anti-Aging Edition

BM Kids Bedrooms

This incredible set of children’s furniture (featured on Design Milk) really knocked our socks off this morning. Modern lines? Bright colors? Yes, puh-lease!

Space is at a premium and functionality is key these days, and Spanish Company BM has it right.  These items will not age as your child does.  

BM Kids Bedrooms


February 05, 2014

Instructions? Pfft. Parts of Various IKEA Items Recombined as Incredible, One-of-a-Kind Pieces

Teste de legno Lato B series

The Italian Design firm Teste de legno has released their Lato B series, a compilation of incredible IKEA hacks inspired by the concept of buying IKEA furniture and ignoring the assembly directions.  In combining various items, Teste de legno has created a mini-kitchen, cabinet, hanging plant/lamp combo and a shelving unit.

Featured on, Lato B should supply infinite inspiration for...

January 31, 2014

Slats the Ticket: Old MALM Bed Parts Become New Coffee Table

slats coffe tables hack

Winter -- and the many 'inside days' it brings -- can be the best time to get creative on new DIY projects.  With this in mind, Jacob from Minimal Nest posted a DIY Coffee Table made from reused pieces of his old IKEA Malm bed.  The end result: a versatile, inexpensive storage solution with a rustic look and less trash to take out in the...

January 28, 2014

Introducing the PANYL Radiant Orchid Collection

PANYL radiant orchid collection

In November, Pantone cast a perplexed spell on the design world when they announced Radiant Orchid as their 2014 Color of the Year.

The company sees in this austere purple something to push today's designers, a reason to take a chance. Radiant Orchid is "an invitation to innovation," one executive said. It "blooms with confidence."

And it's true. There is a delight in...

January 21, 2014

Billy, Malm, and a Man With a Plan: Baby Closet Hack Edition

Ciaran Mahoney's baby closet IKEA Hack sports great functionality, especially for something so 'from scratch.'  Mahoney could have taken one look at this project and thought, "call the contractor," but he instead dove in headfirst, sketching and drilling and nailing his way to completion. The addition of PANYL to the inside Billy surfaces or Malm drawer fronts would be a great option for sending it over the visual moon.

At a...

January 15, 2014

Take Your Nursery Design to a New Place for the New Year

The New Year season represents a fresh start and great opportunity. For us, this conjured images of PANYL in the nursery: a playful pattern; the awe of a bright color to a newborn eyes. So we scoured some of our favorite blogs to find nursery images we could digitally overlay with PANYL finishes. Cape 27 and The Brick House, and decorating dynamos Sissy & Marley, had just what we were looking for.


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