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Miranda Watkins

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Miranda Watkins

Seeing the beautifully designed pewter and cork ‘Martini’ cocktail set by Miranda Watkins is really getting in the mood for our quiet, at home New Years celebration of shrimp and vodka cocktails. The cocktail set commissioned by Wallpaper* also got me in the mood to see what else she has — Continue reading

Aurinko Tea-Light Holders

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Aurinko Tea-Light Holders

Oh, how I love the folklore-inspired illustrations from Sanna Annukka.   I just spotted these oak Aurinko Tea-Light Holders.  They are a really cool addition to screen prints, greeting cards and other wooden products offered on the online shop. ~via style-files

ColorWare

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
ColorWare

ColorWare high-gloss, scratch-resistant polymer-based coatings alter the color of existing electronic products, making them distinctly individual. Find out more here. ~thanks HM lifework.

The Real Concrete Tube

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
The Real Concrete Tube

A pendant lamp made of pure concrete. Concrete as a supposedly, rough, dure and seemingly archaic material is cast in a strictly cylindrical shape and is illuminated.  The strength of the concrete  remains perceptible. The feel of the concrete surface is soft, the light is warm. The changeableness of this — Continue reading

Peter Dayton

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Peter Dayton

I like the graphic POP of Peter Dayton’s surfboard inspired painted glossy panels.  Looks cool in the room, right?

Gimme Shelter….

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Gimme Shelter….

Spotted in T Magazine the lovely home of Merrill Wright, located in the Pacific Northwest’s San Juan Islands.   Designed by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects. Is it man vs. nature or nature vs. man? ~Photographs by Dwight Eschliman

Color Inspiration….

Categories: Art + Graphics, Uncategorized
Color Inspiration….

by artist Dale Frank.  WOW! ~thanx joy

Luohkka Headstone

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Uncategorized
Luohkka Headstone

When I spotted this new headstone design from Johan Kaupi and Göteborg of We Think, I felt compelled to share. Maybe it’s because I’ve had to design a headstone for a loved one or maybe it’s because I’m looking forward to celebrating Dia de Los Muertos, here in Hollywood this — Continue reading

MUJI-No Brand Quality Goods

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
MUJI-No Brand Quality Goods

To mark its 30th anniversary, Muji (roughly translated = “no brand”) is commemorating its history with a monograph titled simply “Muji” …of course.  Muji products aspire to anonymity yet are created by some of the world’s foremost industrial designers.  Muji’s designs, as described by Kenya Hara of Muji, “is design — Continue reading

Maison Martin Margiela

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Maison Martin Margiela

   Not only does the MMM design clothing, shoes and accessories for both men and women, there is also fragrance, a fine jewelry line and objects for the home. Now you can even stay "Avante-Garde" in the L‚Äô√éle aux Oiseaux by Maison Martin Margiela. A suite designed by the Belgium — Continue reading

pattern – orla kiely

Categories: Art + Graphics
pattern – orla kiely

Pattern looks to be a lovely coffee table book from London-based designer Orla Kiely.  The 304 pages include her bold, colorful graphics and her own personal account and inspirational images that have shaped her style.  The book explores the use of pattern in design and how they have shaped her — Continue reading

“Good Design”

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“Good Design”

  German Industrial designer, Dieter Rams‚Äô ten principles to ‚Äúgood design‚Äù- Good design is innovative. Good design makes a product useful. Good design is aesthetic. Good design makes a product understandable. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is honest. Good design is long-lasting. Good design is thorough down to the — Continue reading

Tokujin Yoshioka

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Tokujin Yoshioka

  The complete work of Tokujin Yoshioka, one of the most innovative designers working today. Based in Tokyo, Tokujin Yoshioka has built a career using unconventional materials to create objects and spaces. Often employing paper and glass, as well as unusual elements, such as plastic drinking straws, his studio‚Äôs work — Continue reading

Concrete Wall

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Concrete Wall

Talk about transforming a space.  Try using these realistic wallpapers from Concretewall, developed by Moment Kommunikasjon. See more here. So cool.

AirCraft: The Jet as Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
AirCraft: The Jet as Art

I love this photo series by Jeffrey Milstein! AirCraft: The Jet as Art, features large-scale images of airliners in flight, shot at the precise moment when the aircraft is overhead. This work combines passions for form, symmetry, color, and flight. As a typology of aircraft, these photographs open up conversations — Continue reading

Ladies and Gentleman

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ladies and Gentleman

Ladies and Gentleman present Superior Server family, a set of stainless steel utensils with handles that are "crisply coated in a vibrant set of colors allowing the set to be fitting in contemporary and traditional settings alike." ~via mocoloco

032c

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
032c

I've just recently caught onto 032c Magazine after reading an in-depth interview with one of my fave designers, Rick Owens. Published bi-yearly out of Berlin, 032c "is a contemporary culture magazine that fiercely believes in the intelligence of its readers and rises to the challenge of surprising them….it is both — Continue reading

Moshi Moshi

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Moshi Moshi

My friends Andy and Rose over at the A+R Store introduced me to the Moshi Moshi MM03 from Native Union and David Turpin.  It's a Bluetooth handset with weighted recharging base that connects to your PDA and allows you to keep talking while checking out your PDA's email, internet or — Continue reading

The Future Will be Chrome

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
The Future Will be Chrome

I loved it when I first saw it online last year, but now this limited edition, mirrored polished stainless steel ping pong table is now on display at Blum and Poe Gallery in Los Angeles. Designed by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija for Cumulus Studios. "Cumulus Studios was founded in 2008 by — Continue reading

Pressed Chair

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Pressed Chair

  Designed by Harry Thaler the "Pressed chair is a light, stackable metal chair stamped out of a 2.5 mm aluminium sheet. The value of the design excels in the intent of creating a piece out of one single material without any joints or connectors. Furthermore the manufacturing produces no — Continue reading