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Daily Archives: February 4, 2013

Three Dimensions

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Three Dimensions

Optical illusions were invented, one presumes, to toy with our perceptions; but when they occur beneath our feet, they’re that much more discomfiting. Flooring comprised of tiles that produce the illusion of three dimensions—like those found at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome or the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas—are — Continue reading

Color Coated

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Color Coated

If you’re looking for inspiration, you might as well start at the loftiest place, as Ikea no doubt did when designing their playfully pleasing Krokig child’s coat stand.  Cleverly taking a cue from Fritz Hansen’s richly lacquered (and luxuriously priced) Coat Tree, they seem to have hit all the right notes — Continue reading

Artek at the New York International Gift Fair

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Artek at the New York International Gift Fair

Among the more familiar brands showing off their new collections last week at the New York International Gift Fair, was Artek, the venerable Finnish furniture company, which has, for the first time, entered the home accessories market. Called abc Collection (“the alphabet of living),” this new product line features textiles and everyday — Continue reading