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Author: danielle colosimo

luxe living::outdoors

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
luxe living::outdoors

i can’t say that i spend all that much time outside here in dubai in july/august – lounging by the pool for all of 15 minutes would require SPF 500, an umbrella, 3 fans, a case of 1 ltr. water bottles and fog-free sunglasses, being that humidity hit 66% yesterday…but — Continue reading

art – it’s in our genes

Categories: Art + Graphics
art – it’s in our genes

we bought a wonderful piece of art a few months back, one of our first big purchases during our travels here to dubai – an untitled piece by an artist from beirut by the name of george bassil…i adore him and his pieces (we are in the market for a — Continue reading

a bunch of design goodies….

Categories: Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
a bunch of design goodies….

minus much rhyme or reason for this post (other than things swirling around the dubai design world), i am feeling excited about a bunch of great little tidbits, so i am posting them all here – whether a place for your behind or something blingy for the babes (that’s babes — Continue reading

Jot this down…

Jot this down…

…and if you don’t have a pencil to use, just grab one from this quirky (and I mean QUIRKY!) bench by Boex 3D Creative Solutions (www.boex.co.uk).  The design from this bench stems from a challenge to transform an everyday office object into a piece of furniture – and it seems — Continue reading

Go Green…

Categories: Sustainability
Go Green…

Starting at the beginning of this year, Dubai instated green building standards and concepts without exception, following in the footsteps of Abu Dhabi which began looking at such initiatives in 2006. Here are a few buildings that are making the mark in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi…and a great POSIT — Continue reading

The art of seating…Roche Bobois & Missoni::

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The art of seating…Roche Bobois & Missoni::

Can we just say the French & the Italians rule?!?!?! Roche-Bobois Paris and Missoni Home Fabrics have teamed up to provide this explosion of color: It is the Mah-Jong sofa covered in the bright & patterned colors of Missoni! Genius! First I love the fact that it is floor seating — Continue reading

Traffic flows into Dubai

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Traffic flows into Dubai

The Dubai design scene is booming, much like everything else here, and with the new opening of Traffic Gallery in the Al Barsha area of Dubai, the buzz from all the excitement is deafening. Not only are they having a FAB sale during May (first come first serve basis), with — Continue reading

NORMANN Copenhagen

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
NORMANN Copenhagen

Souk al Bahar (the new souk open at The Palace Hotel in Downtown Burj, Dubai, where we live) has opened some great little places since it’s grand opening a few months ago – shopping, cafes, restaurants, furniture…and as in most of the souks in the city, some great one-of-a-kind boutiques. — Continue reading

rex ray to the rescue

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
rex ray to the rescue

if your walls are yearning for something new, or your frames are dying for a replacement image – or you just want to buy an awesome design book to put on your coffee table (rex ray art & design by chronicle books) check out rex ray. he is an amazing — Continue reading

Ants Invade Dubai

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Ants Invade Dubai

American sculptor, Susan P. Cochran, has stirred up some interesting response here in Dubai with her giant ant colony that is digging around DIFC…and when I say giant, I mean some stand at 8 meters!!! The bronze sculptures have been carefully placed around the grounds between the Emirates Towers and — Continue reading

Art Dubai: 2008

Categories: Art + Graphics
Art Dubai: 2008

Dubai is celebrating their annual March art fair, Art Dubai, at Madinat Jumeirah. As the first and only contemporary art fair in Dubai, the fair hosts 70 different galleries from around the world, from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, North and South America, North Africa and Australia. Check out some — Continue reading

Power of Pattern

Categories: Art + Graphics
Power of Pattern

Long gone are the days of painted dining room walls and bathroom surfaces…let’s all give a warm “welcome back” to wallpaper! It is being predicted in Dubai/UAE as well as various other places on the design scene that wallpaper is making a comeback and we are happy to hear it! — Continue reading

Zoolights

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Zoolights

Yet another fantastic find while wandering the Venice streets… Zoolight Animal Lamps are the most adorable lit-tle creatures, made of bent tyvek, and although the ones I have seen have been clear/white/translucent material, I bet a cool colored bulb inside would be just the thing to make the kids go — Continue reading

Tord Boontje

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Tord Boontje

Walking the streets of Venice & Florence – as I so luckily spent some time doing recently – the neatest and most unexpected little design displays catch the corner of your eye…modern, old, historical, playful, artistic. Those cities are just bleeding with inspiration, it is hard to miss anything, all — Continue reading

designboom: dining in 2015

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
designboom: dining in 2015

designboom‘s ‘dining in 2015‘ competition results are in and i am just floored. the competition rules (i should know, i entered and then faltered to find time with travel, work, etc. to actually send in my entry) were to re-think and re-design the way we [will] dine: how we go — Continue reading

Eye on Dubai: Artists, Part i

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
Eye on Dubai: Artists, Part i

Dubai is known for many things and yet one thing alone: new. New anything and everything. From the plastic left on car seats, foam covers on bicycle bodies and the new handbag of the month (never mind the season), Dubai puts a special emphasis on the new rather than the — Continue reading

ooooooooi, moooi!!!!

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
ooooooooi, moooi!!!!

Glossies are a favorite in Dubai, with magazines from all over the world finding themselves tucked away on all the racks and shelves, laid out on tables for free, exposing really great global information: lifestyle to art, interiors and architecture, cars, money, news, property, fashion, make-up, nightlife, it never stops. — Continue reading

i29 interior architects: amsterdam, netherlands

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
i29 interior architects: amsterdam, netherlands

in the spirit of just returning back from a quick stint in amsterdam, i thought i would post on this really cool design studio, i29 interior architects, a collaboration between jaspar jansen and jeroen dellensen. they create these amazing, simple and balanced spaces and also create furniture, called “leifmachines” which — Continue reading

Have a modern 2008

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Have a modern 2008

What better way to start 2008 than with a cool, modern artsy calendar for your wall, desk or shelf?! Modern Art Everyday has these chic desk calendars with refreshing and bright original artwork for you to display in your office or at home… The MoMa Perpetual Calendar designed by Gideon — Continue reading

PLAYSAM: for the young & young at heart

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
PLAYSAM: for the young & young at heart

                                        A top Scandinavian design company specializing in executive wooden toys, PLAYSAM creates toys for the designer – and kid -  in all of us.  Streamlined, creative and sophisticated, PLAYSAM was a prominent part of our holiday — Continue reading