Friday Finds 09.28.12

By Diana Budds / Published by Dwell
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Our favorite finds from the week include a Droog-designed hotel, a new use for pay phone booths, a spoof on Instagram photographers, and more.
Download the Vipp icon here.

Download the Vipp icon here.

Apparel options for a 56-degree day from

Apparel options for a 56-degree day from

Photo via Kingyobu

Photo via Kingyobu

Jaime: Hotel Droog

This multi-story concept shop, gallery, cafe, garden, and quasi-hotel opened recently in a 17th-century building in Amsterdam, and it looks pretty amazing. The mastermind behind it is Renny Ramakers, co-founder and director of the creative and unpredictable design firm Droog. Check it out for yourself:

Diana: Pedal Bin Icon by Vipp and Colette

If your cluttered desktop needs to be spruced up, consider downloading this icon for your toolbar—an adaptation of Vipp's classic Pedal bin designed in 1939 and still in production today.

Cortney: Wevther

For those who need or want a little help dressing according to local climates, Wevther is a great resource to discover carefully selected what-to-wear suggestions.

Anna: Instagram Photographer Demands Perfection

One of the best blog resources for everything photography related—especially for the editorial world—is A Photo Editor. Its founder, Rob Haggart, posted this fabulous Instagram photographer spoof this week.

Tammy: Calling All Fish

Aside from becoming canvases for seas of scribbled graffiti tags, pay phone booths have pretty much been abandoned due to the popularity of cell phones. With inspiration from a vibrant Japanese good luck charm, the artist collaborative Kingyobu has taken this problem under its wings. Kingyobu—roughly translated as "goldfish club"—is transforming old pay phone booths into vertical goldfish aquariums to serve as art installations around Osaka.

Diana Budds


A New York-based writer, Diana studied art history and environmental policy at UC Davis. Before rising to Senior Editor at Dwell—where she helped craft product coverage, features, and more—Diana worked in the Architecture and Design departments at MoMA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She counts finishing a 5K as one of her greatest accomplishments, gets excited about any travel involving trains, and her favorite magazine section is Rewind. Learn more about Diana at:

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