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Monthly Archives: February 2010

LD Desk by Jon Goulder

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
LD Desk by Jon Goulder

Okay, is there anyone who wouldn't enjoy answering emails at this desk??  Just a glance at those cheerful little cubbies is all I'd need to keep going.  One of my favorite design elements is the combination of solid color and walnut, which I think the LD Desk pulls off nicely.  — Continue reading

kenneth cobonpue’s bloom chair

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
kenneth cobonpue’s bloom chair

So the groundhog didn't see his shadow — six more weeks of winter, yuck! At least Kenneth Cobonpue's new "Bloom" chair can aide in our fantasies of warm weather, flower blossoms, and sunshine . . . Made from hand-stitched microfiber stretched over a resin frame, the gorgeous armchair can be — Continue reading

An American classic manufactured in the land of classics

Categories: Sustainability
An American classic manufactured in the land of classics

Dolomites photo by HdB1973 Merrell's Wilderness Hiking Boots are one of those items that were founded on such a sound and simple idea, the thought that form should follow function and that quality should transcend quantity, are still around after having existed in one form or another for almost a century. Made — Continue reading

Hong Kong Apartment Therapy

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Hong Kong Apartment Therapy

Architect and founder of Edge Design,  Gary Chang is truly a “domestic transformer”.   He moved into his 344 square foot apartment over 30 years ago with his parents and siblings.  Like most of the 370 units in the 17-story buildings in Hong Kong, space is at a premium and sharing — Continue reading

Sustainably Grown Bicycles

Categories: Sustainability
Sustainably Grown Bicycles

The Problem:  How to build bicycles cheaply, using sustainable materials. The Solution:  The Bamboo Bike Project. Grow the materials used to make the bike frame out of native bamboo and teach these skills to local communities. The Designers:  A collective of designers and engineers at Columbia University

Two a Tea

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Two a Tea

Of all the design trends in the world I could be watching, I seem to be involuntarily drawn to all things tea. Tea bags, tea cups, tea pots, tea cosies, tea parties – if it has to do with tea, I'm all over it.* Which probably goes a long way — Continue reading

Be My Valentine

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Be My Valentine

Need a little help? Everybody needs a little help now and again.    Superspace has created a series that help us through the challenges of everyday life with affection and humor.    www.superspace.dk

A Paper Forest

Categories: Art + Graphics, Sustainability
A Paper Forest

  I was amazed to learn that these organic forms are sculpted entirely out of trash.  The artist, Yuken Teruya, cuts and folds his medium of paper or cardboard without creating his own trash, or adding it back into the environment.  My favorite is this tree formed out of a McDonald's — Continue reading

New Bloom Furniture line!

Categories: Kids + Baby
New Bloom Furniture line!

Great new Products from Bloom! The Alma line is part of the Bloom Dreaming series that is directed towards babies and infants. The Alma Crib is the highlight of this line along with the organic Alma Coco Mat Mattress and Alma Bedding.

Calu Fontes

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Calu Fontes

These illustrations by Calu Fontes are just breath taking! So detailed, so colourful… amazing! These pieces are for me like works of art, not only simple tableware.                   

Great New 2Modern Kids Lamps

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Great New 2Modern Kids Lamps

Exclusive kids and baby lighting designs only found at 2Modern. We bring you bright and worldly patterns to brighten up a child’s room or nursery. We are pleased to present to you the Kids & Baby Lance 24″ Table Lamp, the Kids & Baby Thao Hanging Pendant Lamp, and the — Continue reading

Zebra tray Berenice

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Zebra tray Berenice

This is a fantastic tray but even more it’s art, put it on the wall or lean it against the kitchen wall. I just adore these two images on both of the trays. berenice by ibride el querido father by ibride They are designed by the French atelier ibirdie. I — Continue reading

Bisque Radiators

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bisque Radiators

Say goodbye to that sad, painted-a-million-times, flaky, peeling eyesore of a radiator.  Say hello to a new, any-color-of-the-rainbow, fancy pants radiator from Bisque.  Available in practically any color you can imagine, and nearly any shape and size, these radiators are just plain cool.  I'll take one in that pretty sea — Continue reading

swatch till you drop.

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
swatch till you drop.

The Swatch watch has recently made a comeback into my life via my husband and his friend. They search high and low for the coolest Swatch watches on the market and have amassed an impressive collection. So I'm sure they'll be happy to hear that Colette is feeding their obsession, — Continue reading

New Thomaspaul Lamps

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New Thomaspaul Lamps

Thomaspaul is known for his bold use of color and patterns that has sparked a major trend in home accessories design. Known primarily for his work in textiles, including pillows and rugs, Thomas finally brings his eye for pattern and color to an exclusive lighting collection.

Charming until the lights go out

Categories: Art + Graphics
Charming until the lights go out

Love the pen and brush work of London based artist Cornelia O'Donovan. The artwork is full of seemingly mischievous little creatures.  Don't let your feet hang from under the duvet at night, lest you find these little critters eyeing them lustfully.

Getting Into Gear

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Getting Into Gear

We know watches have moving mechanisms.  How about a ring?  Designer Glen Liberman of Kinekt designed the Gear Ring.  An inner and outer band, move in unison with the gears.  Brilliant.  It has an industrial stainless steel modern look and yet, reminiscent of an earlier time and the industrial revolution.    — Continue reading

MINIMALISM CONQUERS AGAIN

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
MINIMALISM CONQUERS AGAIN

Essay table by Cecilie Manz. Inspired by situations in her daily life – Cecilie has, by combining two trestles and a table top, designed a table for life. Simple lines and durability are only a few words describing the solid table.       

A Bridge Across the Landscape

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
A Bridge Across the Landscape

A house that fits the landscape like a glove
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Idea killers

Categories: Art + Graphics
Idea killers

I've had a pretty rough week at my 9 to 5 – but the highlight of my week has been these illustrations by Scott Campbell. Amazing work and great for a laugh… you guys know this is all quite accurate. My 9 to 5 situation keeps drawing me towards Jason — Continue reading