Co-working, being spaces, third place works spaces—all names for a trend that has its roots in the 80’s and has really started to pick up in recent years. As more and more people leave traditional jobs and offices to ignite start-ups or freelance, these laptop nomads, as they’re called, need — Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2008
Since writing about the new record breaking Speedo LZR Racer swimsuit (below), Team USA’s customized suit by Comme desGarcon’s famed designer Rei Kawakubo is now unveiled. From About.com. Not only fast, but lookin’ good!
The Procter:Rihl studio, formado by architects Fernando Rihl and Christopher Procter – Brazilian and English – was created in 1995. Christopher studied at Architectural Association-London andCarnegie Mellon University in USA. Fernando graduated at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil. In comoon, they have a measure concern about — Continue reading
All eyes this summer will be on the Olympics this August in Beijing, China. My daughter, who just got back from spending a semester of study in Beijing, wonders if the city will really be prepared for all the people who will be coming….actually she doesn’t just wonder, she doesn’t — Continue reading
Koko has beautiful new floor mats now on 2Modern: Classic Plastic Floormat, Trees Plastic Floormat, and Leaves Runner Floormat.
…and if you don’t have a pencil to use, just grab one from this quirky (and I mean QUIRKY!) bench by Boex 3D Creative Solutions (www.boex.co.uk). The design from this bench stems from a challenge to transform an everyday office object into a piece of furniture – and it seems — Continue reading
It seems fabric-covered buildings are popping up one after the other everywhere in the world. And why not? It is a relatively affordable and technically easier way to make possible otherwise improbable forms and textures in architecture. Just look at Allianz Arena or the Water Cube. Now comes Zenith by — Continue reading
Peleg Design is the brand of the designer Shahar Peleg. You can find his products in several countries at design stores or museum gift shops. I made a selection of three products to show you here. At the top, the popular game tic-tac-toe, now with glass pieces over a mirror — Continue reading
Dubai is no stranger to fanciful design projects, over-the-top skyscrapers, and gigantic artificial islands. It’s home to the Emirates Towers, the soon-to-be-completed and absolutely breathtaking spire of Burj Dubai, the man-made Palm Islands and the tallest (and presumably most expensive) hotel in the world, the Burji Al Arab. The Burj — Continue reading
The question I get asked the most when I am giving an interview is, what is the biggest mistake people make when painting rooms. My answer never changes, taking time to do the prep work. Lets face it room prep is a pain the butt and take a lot of — Continue reading
Have you ever dreamed of living in a mid-century modern home? Let us say that your dream does not include paying a mint for it and still having to invest more money into the house to re-fashion it back to the original floor plan and design after an absolutely hideous — Continue reading
Blu Dot has introduced some amazing new items for 2008! Subtle, clean lines make these pieces drop-dead-gorgeous in their simplicity. Check out such pieces as the Lumbar Pillow, Dwell Lounge Chair, Son of a Bench, or the One Night Stand Sleeper Sofa.
Outside Atlanta, in Marietta GA, a lovely French cafe sits unassumingly in a strip mall. If you find yourself at 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd, make sure to stop in, and while you are at it, check out the lamps. They are hand-blown and Italian, and give the cafe a delightfully — Continue reading
Some of my freelance clients are really starting to rattle my nerves today. They made us promise them the moon and are now deferring to the teacups at the local strip mall. Obviously I pushed all the blame on them, until I saw this today… now I’m really confused and — Continue reading
Move over mobile homes, container living is here to stay. Once confined to scrap metal yards or landfills shipping containers are quickly becoming the darlings of the modern architectural world. Easily transportable, widely available and practically indestructible, these metal boxes just may be an answer to — Continue reading
Long known for its motto and pension for housing hippies, one doesn’t immediately associate the idea of downtown Austin with a skyline full of skyscrapers. Despite how you may or may not feel about the phenomenon of condos (a very heated topic here in Austin), the skyline is changing rapidly. — Continue reading
Just got a sweet email from dear Shane at Art House Co-op [which I swore was pronounced ‘Coop’ until I was reprimanded recently by an art dealer on 29th street] announcing a VERY exciting collaboration for artists in the U.S. You’ll have to visit here for the details, but — Continue reading
It’s hard to find a Brazilian girl who doesn’t own a Melissa pair of shoes. Along this decade, Melissa reinvented itself, and renewed the label with beautiful pieces, making partnerships with famous designers or using icons as The Little Prince or Wonder Woman. I’ve recently got a new one as — Continue reading
Famous for his Geodesic Dome Houses and Bucky Balls, Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), was an architect, inventor and early proponent of green technology. A celebration of his life and legacy will be held at various venues around New York City starting tomorrow, June 23 2008, with the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Conferring — Continue reading
Bill Keaggy, the author, is a collector, photographer, visual artist, and today, as the St. Louis’ Riverfront Times Chad Garrison writes, "his fascination with collectibles is equal parts anthropology and fantasy." HOW Books published “Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found,” in 2007 after Keaggy’s website, www.grocerylists.org became — Continue reading