If you love the ambiance of a fireplace but aren't lucky enough to have one in your home, you can still enjoy the benefits with these modern alternatives. They run on bio-alchohol eliminating the need for a flue, so you can place them just about anywhere from your living room — Continue reading
Monthly Archives: September 2009
We recently adopted a puppy, and despite the fact that he has a little crate to sleep in (we like to call it his den), we'd still like to get him a more elaborate cage to transition into. So naturally, I've been on the hunt for the perfect (nice design, — Continue reading
Populous, are the designers for the 2014 Winter Olympic Stadium in Russia. The stadium which can accommodate upto 40,000 people and features a crystallized translucent skin that will envelop it when full. Read more about the stadium here.
The “Cloud Gate” sculpture referred to as The Bean in Chicago’s Milliennium Park is a wonderful contrast to the dramatic skyline that surrounds it and is reflected on its surface. Inspired by a drop of mercury liquid, the 110-ton Cloud Gate sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly-polished — Continue reading
I`m so proud of my friend Danilo Conti. Not only he`s an excellent designer, but also he firmly supports sustainable living, and that`s why he only works with the right materials and the good producers. Danilo`s last work was a range of trophys for a very popular sports event in — Continue reading
Two new collections from Spot on Square! From the minimalist Eicho collection–which features the Eicho Crib and the Eicho Changing Station–to the elegantly modern Roh Collection–featuring the Roh Dresser and Roh Crib–Spot on Square has upped the ante on quality and design, while keeping an eye focused squarely on eco-friendly, — Continue reading
While I can always find something lovely from the Mutina collection, I have fallen in love with this series in particular. Designed by Patricia Urquiola in 2008, the Dechirer line is subtle beauty at its best. Hardly noticable unless the light hits it just right or you look closely, each texture is — Continue reading
One of the really interesting things for me has come from the green materials and products developed in response to sustainable design and the effect these have had on our developing design aesthetic.
The Ningbo Historic Museum sit on a massive unpopulated plaza in Yinzhou, a district in the city of Ningbo that has a 5000-year history but looks like it was established last year. The building was designed by Wang Shu, an architect from the Amateur Architecture Studio, a practice that has — Continue reading
Jill from Inhabitat just dropped me line regarding her new site: ecouterre …she has done a great job with Inhabitat and looks like she is working her magic again with this eco fashion site. Good work! G
Here's an impressive element to add to your home decor — magnetic candle holders. In its second collaboration with Item, UK-based Innermost breaks the mold with its "Dervish" design. The new take on the traditional candelabra made its debut at Mason et Objet earlier this month. Composed of metal and — Continue reading
I love the use of metal and how the surface can reflect light and also absorb patinas. Metal’s surface change through applying heat and scratching the surface. Rebecca Gouldson uses etching techniques more traditionally used by printmakers, of the UK creating Metal Wall Pieces with richly decorated surfaces; ‘drawing’ into — Continue reading
Jaya Loves Tekeko carries a cute line of pillows, blankets and onsies for little ones. Click here to see more.
BIG Architects are designing a new library in Astana, Kazakhstan that will house not just books but space and time as well. Even more interesting is the building's design. Its disk-like structure comprises four archetypes – the circle, the rotunda, the arch and the yurt, each of which merge to — Continue reading
As designers, all we want to do is create fun, exciting and effective products. Also, all we need is a client who will trust us to do so with an open mind. La Charcuterie Deli did just that and the awesome folks at Rethink Communications totally hit a home run — Continue reading
All new infant and toddler furniture from Argington! These new eco-friendly pieces from Argington’s BAM collection are their most affordable, sustainable, stylish and convertible nursery items. The Bam Crib allows you to extend the life of your Bam Bassinet by converting into a full-sized crib, while the Bam Toddler Conversion — Continue reading
Once I tried my hand at paper cutting art, in a cereal box, and failed miserably. Which is why I’m so in awe of artists like Anastassia Elias and her toilet paper tubes! Via
"The Redeploy Rug combines the necessary durability of military surplus blankets with the organic fluidity of a topographic-esque pattern. With a stitch and a stuff they come together to transform your floor into an inviting landscape." The Redeploy Rug has more information about it on Apartment Therapy as well as — Continue reading
It`s so nice to receive good news from Brazilian designers, and that happened this week. I know, being a Brazilian myself I`m biased, but I`m sure you`ll all agree: funny things make our lives better! So, Gustavo Piqueira and Samia Jacintho, partners from REX design studio released a series of concept — Continue reading