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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Ruin Academy

Categories: Uncategorized
Ruin Academy

I love the concept of taking something ugly and breathing new life into it, and Ruin Academy does just that. Literally.  As quoted from the blog, “The Ruin Academy occupies an abandoned 5-story apartment building in central Taipei. All the interior walls of the building and all the windows are — Continue reading

Mind Bending Sculptures

Categories: Art + Graphics
Mind Bending Sculptures

Can you believe these sculptures? Made by Polish artist Jerzy Kediora, they were recently displayed at this year’s Kinetica Art Fair in the UK. “Balancing Sculptures by JOTKA amuse and attract, but above all, they balance,” says Kinetica Art Fair. “Balancing between horizontal and vertical lines, they blend in with — Continue reading

Karim Rashid and Troika

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Karim Rashid and Troika

There was a time in my life where keychains were very important to me. Vital to my personality, even. In high school it was a way to showcase your likes, your loves, your style–who you were. I nearly broke my car under the heft of my hanging set of keychains. — Continue reading

Nanimarquina and Bouroullec

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Nanimarquina and Bouroullec

Two words that are hard to spell and fun to say, this combination, this collaboration, boy it’s making us melt and hurt and laugh and smile. “The Bouroullec brothers continue their study of simplicity and elegance with their new Losanges collection. It’s about reinterpreting the traditional Persian rug using the ancient — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Erin Curtis

Categories: Art + Graphics
Featured Artist: Erin Curtis

We had the great pleasure of attending the most amazing event this weekend in Austin called Art Night Austin. Thrown by the Austin Art Alliance, these sassy art lovers know how to throw a good party, but more importantly, they know good art. Featuring several galleries around town, we pretty — Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: P’Kolino

Categories: Exclusive Interviews
Exclusive Interview: P’Kolino

Kids need a lot of things to grow into the healthy and happy adults they were meant to be. And while food, clothes and a roof over their head is important, there’s one thing they need a lot of that’s tons of fun: play. The children’s furniture and toy company — Continue reading

Blue Monday: Blue Bikes

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Blue Monday: Blue Bikes

Whatever the size of your home city, chances are there’s a way to get out of the habit of always taking a car, and that’s the wonderful invention of the bicycle. Perfect for ages, perfect for enjoying the weather on a nice day, and practically incapable of polluting the earth, — Continue reading

How to: Find Your Style

Categories: DIY + How To
How to: Find Your Style

Confession: working in the interior design industry doesn’t automatically mean you are in tune with your own tastes when it comes to interiors. If you ever struggle with figuring out what it is that you even like or ever find yourself purchasing items and then getting home and wondering “why — Continue reading

Shaft House, Toronto, Canada, by Urbanscape Group

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Shaft House, Toronto, Canada, by Urbanscape Group

Urbanscape Group, based in Toronto, Canada, is a young, multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm which focuses largely on contemporary design for multi-unit residential, private residential projects, commercial buildings, and corporate interiors. One of their most characteristic and recent projects is the Shaft House, built in 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Designed — Continue reading

Rebecca Wilson

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Rebecca Wilson

Cute, cute, cute. That`s what I have to say about these ceramic wall lamps by designer Rebecca Wilson. First of all, I like the idea of hanging wall lamps: mix of functionalities always interest me. Other than that, the fact that the lamps are made from a hard material but — Continue reading

Pattern: Karen Margolis’ Mind Meanings

Categories: Uncategorized
Pattern: Karen Margolis’ Mind Meanings

Karen Margolis’ work, if we were trying to categorize it, should probably fall under the ‘featured artist’ category, considering she happens to be a darn fine one. But it’s the pattern that her art creates, and the conscious patterns that she is invoking through her concept, that has us pushing — Continue reading

Pet Project at Jonathan Adler NYC stores

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Pet Project at Jonathan Adler NYC stores

What’s cute today: Charity de Meer’s “Pet Project” portrait photography. The style: your favorite shoes and your favorite pet photographed from the waist down. Featured photographs are available for purchase at Jonathan Adler New York City and Miami retail locations. For store information. For images or information, Charity de Meer. — Continue reading

Modern Etsy: Retroburgh

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Modern Etsy: Retroburgh

We usually stay away from Etsy stores that only sell tchotchkes–just little items that are retro yes, but stylish no. Today’s Modern Etsy focus, Retroburgh, is a bit of an exception. Besides sounding like a really cool vintage-focused town in Ohio, they sell a lot of fun and kitschy tchotchkes that — Continue reading

£50 prize for the best blog post

Categories: News + Events + Contests
£50 prize for the best blog post

Yesterday, mydeco launched new exciting project called Pass-it-on . The competition is aiming to attract as much as possible bloggers.The idea is to collect thoughtsof the most respected and trusted bloggers regarding to key topics of mydeco. This is a funny competition, which gathers personal experience rather than knowledge of — Continue reading

Food/Design: Longman & Eagle

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Food/Design: Longman & Eagle

We’re coming to a close the covering of the interiors of restaurants that were recently named among the best of 2010 in GQ Magazine. We’ve covered a lot of great restaurants, like Grüner, Flour + Water, Avec and others. We learned a lot of things in this little experiment, like — Continue reading

Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch :: Illustration

Categories: Art + Graphics
Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch :: Illustration

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed looking through the portfolio of illustrator Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch and thought it would just be a shame not to share it with you!  Judging from his impressive client list, chances are you’ve seen his work before, though (GQ, The New York Times, Fantagraphics, Real Simple, etc. etc.).  If — Continue reading

The Houl

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
The Houl

We’re absolutely melting for the gorgeous modern simplicity of this residential project by award-winning Scottish firm Simon Winstanley Architects. One of those energy efficient, zero carbon houses, we appreciate all the passive energy elements, but also really adore the way it’s nestled into that landscape. From the website: “The house — Continue reading

Emerging Designer: Framework Design Collective

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Emerging Designer: Framework Design Collective

We got a friendly little email from a swanky furniture designer from Portland last week named Ben Allee; he’s a part of a fancy group of creative folks called the Framework Design Collective. Young, bold, brash, fun and willing to take on many different types of creative projects. We’re of — Continue reading

Bent on Design

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bent on Design

Are you looking for that unique piece of furniture that nobody else has. Aidan Morris from Bent Creations has what you need. He makes one-off bespoke pieces of contemporary fine furniture to suit your specific requirements. Specialising in solid timber construction, he designs and makes each individual piece with a — Continue reading

Fashion/Interiors: Bold and Outlined

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion/Interiors: Bold and Outlined

Wow, two posts that have vague references to the movie “Tron” in one week? Sorry, but we swear it’s been a coincidence. No, really. We’re just really digging the look of electric/futuristic details. Rag & Bone’s 2011 Fall line is pretty sexy. Thick, textured grays, blacks, browns and neutrals mingle — Continue reading