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Monthly Archives: August 2007

Silk Bubbles

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Silk Bubbles

Margo Selby designed these luxurious cushions with such great eye for detail and quality. Margo started her own business some years ago after having spent many years working as a textile designer. She initially launched her own label in 2003 and not without success! The use of special colors together — Continue reading

Jailhouse Rocks

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Jailhouse Rocks

Once the Charles Street Jail, in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, is now The Liberty Hotel. Richard L. Friedman is the Boston developer resposnsible for the jails reinvention. He worked on the $150 million project with Kennedy Associates of Seattle. There are iron bars on the first two floors — Continue reading

Simple Beauty

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Simple Beauty

Founded in 2003 by Swedish designer Lotta Helleberg, Inleaf brings the simple beauty of nature into your everyday life. Natural fabrics and eco-friendly dyes are used to create linens, bags and pillows inspired by the intricate patterns of a leaf. Lotta is currently working on several one-of-a-kind products, including wall — Continue reading

Shaken Not Stirred

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Shaken Not Stirred

Non-cooks are under pressure, not only from entire networks of cooking shows that turn the heated, ingredient-laden ordeal into fodder, but from shiny kitchen gadgets that tug hard at your ‘eating at home is healthier’ sensibilities. As your resistance weakens and you warm up to possibly someday maybe trying to — Continue reading

Koda

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Koda

Koda Lighting brings us one of the most beautiful pendant lamps I’ve seen. I think the best part about Mary is that it showcases the strongest part of light design, the fine details in the construction which is usually hidden behind a shade. The lamp can be dropped down to — Continue reading

Thomaspaul

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Thomaspaul

Thomaspaul has a great new Lighting Collection! Beautiful finch pattern on the Goldfinch Orange Pendant or the Louis Table Lamp. Classic flock pattern on the Flock Brown Pendant or the Marie Aqua Table Lamp. And lovely floral patterns on the Marie Brown and Kelly Table Lamps. Great for any room — Continue reading

Amenity Nursery

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Amenity Nursery

Amenity has expanded it’s collection to the Nursery. Cuddle up with the soft Woods and Meadow Blankets. Nap or watch a movie on the floor with your little ones with comfy Floor Pillows. Or add some style to the nursery, or any room, with a Meadow Wall Print or a — Continue reading

Fancy This

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Fancy This

I don’t usually blog about jewelry here, I leave that to my esteemed sunday co-blogger, Annie. But I am totally digging the modern styles of Sally Brock and her jewelry line Fancy. Here are some of my favorites: The Grid Cuff The Bad Song Collection Ring The Cloud Earrings All — Continue reading

Melanie Bilenker

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Melanie Bilenker

Oh, how I would love a Melanie Bilenker piece in my collection.  Soft moments captured perfectly. ring available at Sienna Gallery. Until next week, annie

Karlsruhe Mensa Hall by Juergen Mayer H.

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Karlsruhe Mensa Hall by Juergen Mayer H.

Founded in 1996 in Berlin, Germany, J. MAYER H. focuses on works at the intersection of architecture, communication and new technology. From urban planning schemes and buildings to installation work and objects with new materials, the relationship between the human body, technology and nature form the background for a new — Continue reading

Swizz Style

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Swizz Style

Making life colorful and enjoyable is the goal and endeavor of designers Scarlett Dubois and Matti Walker at Swizz Style.     "A lot of household appliances are important and useful occupants of our homes, however often the ugly ducklings of the family. That‘s why we came up with the — Continue reading

Scholten&Baijings

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Scholten&Baijings

When I was a student I always threw blankets over my couch to cover the ugly patterns from the second hand sofa my grandfather had given me for budget reasons. In an attempt to give it some grandeur we called it a ‘Grand foulard’. But these magnificent Colour Plaids by — Continue reading

DutchTub: Hot Tubs Go Camping

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
DutchTub: Hot Tubs Go Camping

To keep with my Dutch centric theme, I bring back one of my favorite products from the DesignCrack.com archives called the DutchTub. The Dutch Tub is one of those ingenious ideas where you wonder, ” Why has no-one thought of this before?” It’s a bit like an old-fashioned wood fired — Continue reading

Stig Lindberg

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Stig Lindberg

Textile Arts has just released five classic patterns from famed Swedish ceramist Stig Lindberg.  Created in the 1940′s and 1950′s while Lindberg was lead designer for Gustavberg, the Porcelain Museum of Gustavberg Sweden has reissued these patterns to US buyers.

NettoCollection

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
NettoCollection

Two great lines, one new vendor: NettoCollection! Both NettoCollection and CUB by NettoCollection offer stylish and modern furniture for children. Cribs like the Case Group Crib and Loft Crib can outlast most with the Nautical Conversion Kit. And the CUB Sleeper can do the same with it’s Toddler Bed and — Continue reading

le beanock

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
le beanock

it seems like a lot of people toy with the idea of having an indoor hammock. there’s recently been a surge of designers releasing their variations of the hammock/bed/couch – most of which just look like a hammock that’s been brought indoors. luckily designer tracie herrtage designed a hammock that — Continue reading

Fragrant By Design

Categories: Sustainability
Fragrant By Design

Think you know what a rose smells like? Not if you haven’t gotten a whiff of Vitality, the world’s first commercially distributed certified-organic rose. Even though the first thing most recipients of roses do is bury their noses in them, volume growers continue to genetically juice the universally popular flower — Continue reading

Flosion

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Flosion

Flosion is a multifunctional object that can be used as a stool, table or put together as a bench. You can set it up to your needs by linking them together in various arrangements or removing the cushion for a sturdier table top. Flosion is designed by Sydney designer Amy — Continue reading

Nectar Jewelry

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Nectar Jewelry

I came across Nectar Jewelry the other night while I was doing some shopping for myself.  These simple and clean lines come from a self-taught jeweler in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  The pieces highlighted here are all sterling silver with touches of polymer clay (for color).  until next week! annie

Light My Fire

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Light My Fire

There are still a few weekends of summer left for camping, grilling and enjoying the outdoors before school starts. The innovative Swedish outdoor accesories company Light My Fire has designed items that prove that you can still be stylish while camping. Practical items like the Swedish Fire Steel has found — Continue reading