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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Stylish Fireplaces by Safretti

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Stylish Fireplaces by Safretti

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

Go! Pet Design eiCrate.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Go! Pet Design eiCrate.

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

Olympic Stadium in Russia

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Olympic Stadium in Russia

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.

Cloud Gate

Categories: Art + Graphics
Cloud Gate

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

’04 Lofts

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
’04 Lofts

  Austin's unique '04 Lofts, by local architecture firm Dick Clark Architecture.

Sustainable trophy

Categories: News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Sustainable trophy

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

New from Spot on Square!

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
New from Spot on Square!

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

Mutina Dechirer

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends
Mutina Dechirer

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

New Materials & Products…

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
New Materials & Products…

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.
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Ningbo Historic Museum By Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio, China

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Ningbo Historic Museum By Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio, China

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

Ecouterre

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
Ecouterre

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

magnetic candle holders.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
magnetic candle holders.

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

Jewelry For The Wall

Categories: Art + Graphics
Jewelry For The Wall

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

Organic Pillows

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Organic Pillows

Jaya Loves Tekeko carries a cute line of pillows, blankets and onsies for little ones. Click here to see more.

Library in Kazakhstan by BIG Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Library in Kazakhstan by BIG Architects

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

Rethink the Stationery

Categories: Art + Graphics
Rethink the Stationery

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

New BAM Collection from Argington

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
New BAM Collection from Argington

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

Paper cuts

Categories: Art + Graphics
Paper cuts

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

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Redeploy Rug

"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

Cushions with personality

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Cushions with personality

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