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things I love – math and science

April 27, 2012

It just takes 5 words …  according to the prescriptive recipe for interior style from Room Service.  Simply choose 5 descriptive words that resonate with you.  Let them become themes for the furnishings and accessories your select.

The first two in my list were romance and seashore.  The third is math & science.


umm, maybe so.  That’s so who we are.   I only wish I had more furnishings that celebrate the beauty of science and mathematics.  But let’s begin here — with this wonderful surveyor’s tool in the study.

or the vintage yardsticks in the crafting room.

Then there’s the artful abacus pair in the front hallway

and this totally awesome clock that makes me wish I had studied more….

Other kinds of technical items that tug at my heart include satellite imagery, technical blueprints and math, drafting and measurement tools. 

So these are the kind of interior images that capture my imagination and give me an inspiration boost — they’re uncommon to be sure, but contain so many layers of beauty.

First, an astronomy map as a focal point —

Forest Manor Model Home contemporary kids
contemporary kids design by dc metro interior designer Laura Manning Bendik
next up, vintage arithmetic flash cards, how sweet they are —

from erin lang norris at Operation Paper Cuts

this blackboard full of geometry and calculus equations captivates me —

image from dust jacket attic

 the deep indigo of an architectural blueprint bowls me over —

image from Southernliving via Emily A. Clark

 and this clever combination of symbols from the periodic table of the elements is beyond wonderful —

Source: via Mel on Pinterest


hope you enjoyed the images and wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for dropping by ~

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 27, 2012 8:29 pm

    Diane, what an utterly fascinating post in design!

    And I actually went over to Room Service and checked out her post – it makes total sense! Also, I liked how she suggested “How do you want the space to FEEL?” because that’s really what it comes down to, how you want it to FELL in the room/space.

    I love the images you selected that capture your imagination and give you inspiration. For some reason, I was very drawn to the photo with the architectural bluepring on the wall. That whole space is very clean and simple yet, at the same time, very interesting and inviting!

    As I’ve shared with you in the past, I adore your sense of style yet, never noticed your infusion of Math and Science within your home.

    It’s so COOL!

    Thanks for sharing this post, my friend. REALLY enjoyed it!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    X to you and C!

  2. April 28, 2012 1:28 pm

    Is that your wall with the abacus? I love it!!! That wall is the wall I aspire to 🙂

  3. April 29, 2012 7:15 am

    So……..what are the other two? LOL And how clever of you to use ‘math and science’ as one. *laughing*
    See, I’m nosy and I’m askin’!

    Actually, I’m in love with the flashcards and how they’re quietly used and infused into the birdie houses and bugs.
    And I’ve been fond of those abacuses on the wall since I snooped here. LOL How’s that for a confession.

    I don’t know what my five would be–but I’m thinking I wanna narrow it down.
    Our rooms can be mightily busy, I tell ya.

  4. May 1, 2012 7:00 pm

    I have a thing for yardsticks too! Hmmm, wonder if it’s because I was swatted on the knuckles by the nuns in school?!

    Those shelves are fabulous!

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