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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Think Inside the Box

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Think Inside the Box

This inverted construction, by the name of Fractal 23, was designed by Japanese designer Takeshi Miyakawa.  My assumption is that the number 23, within the title, stands for 23 various-sized compartments.   Such smart use of space is really useful in urban living quarters,  I wish it was available back when — Continue reading

4th of July Traditions Contest!

Categories: News + Events + Contests
4th of July Traditions Contest!

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Pontifical Lateran University Library Extension by King Roselli

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Pontifical Lateran University Library Extension by King Roselli

One would be very surprised to find that the go-ahead for this modern extension of the Vatican University Library was given by none other than the very conservative late Pope John Paul II. There are almost a dozen ecclesiastical Universities in Rome (of course) and there are so many priests — Continue reading

Today Art: Objects of Desire, by Carlos Katastrofsky

Categories: Art + Graphics
Today Art: Objects of Desire, by Carlos Katastrofsky

When I  saw this, I found it interesting, let me tell you why.  This is a machine, a computer redesigned by the artist Carlos Katastrofsky (Austria) with one purpose:  make you think about how technology and their new products, always make you desire it.  In other words, hi-tech bite your — Continue reading

Small Paul on sale

Categories: Kids + Baby
Small Paul on sale

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ORANGE CRUSH

Categories: DIY + How To, Fashion + Trends
ORANGE CRUSH

Orange is a vibrant color that brings out energy, stimulates emotion, conversation and even hunger.  When I visualize orange I see nature; the sunset, flowers in bloom and turning leaves. When I taste orange, it tastes like sweet citrus or spices.  It is a color that is alive, fun loving — Continue reading

His Shapes in Motion

His Shapes in Motion

For years, I have been intrigued by the work of Saul Bass and his title sequences for the movies. Having always been a fan of his images for Vertigo and Anatomy of a Murder, it was fascinating to explore his other title sequences, poster images, and designs for record albums. — Continue reading

Anka

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

From Svan and Cariboo, now comes Anka > The new Anka Chair and Mini Furniture Set. Both made from sustainable hard wood and environmentally friendly.  

Practical Expansion

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Practical Expansion

If I were as fond of sit ups and leg lounges as I am of opening and closing these SleekStor™ Collapsible Cups, I’d have rock hard abs and buns of steel. As things stand, I’m a long way away from a perfect body, but storage is a cinch with these — Continue reading

Australian Lighting Designer Volker Haug

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Australian Lighting Designer Volker Haug

Volker Haug’s 4-arm Antler pendant Volker Haug is one Australian designer to watch – and if you haven’t heard his name yet, get ready to be hearing a lot more of it! After starting his professional life in landscape gardening and then hairdressing, (all the while tinkering with lighting design — Continue reading

A_B_Peace & Terror

Categories: Art + Graphics
A_B_Peace & Terror

I’ve been drooling over this poster since last week as it has me all tingly. I know I called the best design of the year back in January… but I might have found a strong challenger. The A_B_Peace & Terror print by Peter Crnokrak ± is a kick-ass print that — Continue reading

what the world eats.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel
what the world eats.

I’m heading out to commence the Memorial Day festivities, but I can’t quite shake this project. What a compelling, thought-provoking photo essay examining what different families eat throughout the world and their average weekly grocery bill. Thank you, Time.

Southwestern modern decor, Austin-style

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Southwestern modern decor, Austin-style

Forget what you thought you knew about Southwestern décor. Here in Austin, designers and homeowners are taking old ideas and giving it a spin that’s not only one-of-a-kind, but addictive. Here are some tips on how to bring a little bit of Austin’s modern Southwestern décor into your own home. — Continue reading

Warp and Weft

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Warp and Weft

Brand new rugs from a brand new designer! 2Modern introduces Warp and Weft, with their luxurious Tibetan wool rugs. These rugs come in 7 different patterns with 3 different sizes, and are all eco-friendly, hand-woven with organic wool and Indian mulberry silk. Check out their cool Scoops Slate Wool Rug, — Continue reading

Beach Ready.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Beach Ready.

My favorite pastime is looking for the years perfect swimming suit.  The one that will turn heads but in a good way.  I confess I am not always successful in finding one, but alas, this year, I think I have.  Whether I actually wear it or not isn’t the point; — Continue reading

Wall Stickers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Wall Stickers

Sometimes we just want to make some changes at home, but have no good ideas or money to do so. A simple and very nice solution is covering that white wall of yours with some stickers. Here in Brazil they’re a trend, and are so easy to find, in any — Continue reading

Urban Taxidermy

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Urban Taxidermy

These animal Trophy Hangers are made by Phil Cuttance, a very talented designer from New Zealand.  A year in the making since the original prototype, they are now available for $ 50 in the US. Hang your coat on the behind of an animal of your choice.  Packaged always in — Continue reading

Sit on the milk

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Sit on the milk

Well please don’t take this literally.  Look the Splash lounge Chair, a creation of the designer Michael L. Wendel.  Captures the little moment when something impact a bowl of milk.  I remember a collection of ceramics pots that use the same idea,  but I guess it will be more interesting — Continue reading

Packing Heat

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Packing Heat

Paddywax scented travel tins are the perfect take alongs. The go-worthy candles, in tempting containers with lids, are way easy to pack unpack and enjoy. Check out all the Paddywax scent-sation travel tin candle options at paddywax.com.

Spaceless

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Spaceless

Sandy Lam, a designer from BC, has come up with an awesome design solution for tight, urban balconies that need to be multi-purpose spaces. “Spaceless is a furniture system that can maximize living space and improve the overall building environment by allowing more functionality on the balcony.” Update: Learn more — Continue reading