Sunday, September 12, 2010

bottoms up

friday night design showroom cite threw an opening party for dutch designer lucas maassen.  maassen's work challenges the concept of a chair by using technology and materials not typically used in furniture design. the collection can be seen in soho through october.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

back to the future

i'm back!  and so is the interiors trend book from imm cologne's panel of trend forecasting experts including designer patricia urquiola.  above is a taste of the 4 trend categories they are seeing;  re-balancing, emotional austerity, surprising empathy and transforming perspectives. the full book will be launching soon!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

if you do nothing else

for the love of design, check out tom dixon's website.  he has the cooooolest new product videos on his homepage!  hit refresh to see them all....there's at least 4 different ones and my favorite features his peg chairs.  above are 2 products dixon is set to launch at the london design festival in september, the peg coat stand and scoop chair.

Monday, August 23, 2010

the realness

please tell me you've seen the realest home magazine around.  apartamento magazine is "an everyday life interiors magazine" with contributors from around the globe.  the magazine, with roots in spain, is smaller in size than your average publication (reader's digest size) which makes it endearing from the start.  the photography and stories are done in a very "selby" way, unstyled interiors with charming stories about the people that live within them.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

flight school

so i have been doing a bit of shopping for some new luggage.  i ran across the salsa air cabin trolley in violet at the travel store flight 001.  the carry on bag is super innovative in its use of materials;  it has a polycarbonate shell which offers the protection of a hard shell combined with the flexibility of a soft bag.  if only i had $450 to drop on a carry on.  you can find flight 001 online and in cities worldwide.  check out their very cool blog here.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

stop and smell the roses

british fashion designer paul smith brings his talents to mahram's digital project.  "hand tinted rose" is a large scale digital wall print inspired by vintage postcards.  so very pretty.  the advertisement was spotted on the back of august's interior design magazine.