Monday, May 31, 2010

loving your style

i have to say i am really into beanbags lately. i love the pattern on this one from muovo, a textiles company run by two young ladies in finland.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

pump up the jam

idea international, a japanese company, showed some really cute stuff at icff during new york design week. i especially loved the yu'ento speaker for iPhone and the mini icon clock.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

don't stop til you get enough

elodie blanchard presented some new works for her company elasticCo at icff this year. i have blogged about her awesome google pillows before and now she has added hand screened google posters of the top ten google searches of 2009 to her list of products. based out of brooklyn, elasticCo also makes some beautiful custom window coverings. it was a pleasure to meet her and hear her story. check out her etsy shop here.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

switch it up

wow. i was definitely taken aback when i learned who the designer of the careem chair for council is. freaking karim rashid. unbelievable. i would have never thought that the man who thinks in pastel, candy colored blobjects could produce something like this. very interesting. i think its great and shows a bit of diversity in the designer. council is a california based design and manufacturing company and has worked with some really big names. i love the work shown this year at icff.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


blu dot, a midwestern company, won best body of work this year at the international contemporary furniture fair. they introduced a sweet new table lamp called rook. you can get it for $199 from the blu dot catalog.

its only a test

i love the child like simplicity of the mozia wall clock by diamantini and domeniconi. the hands look just like popsicle sticks. clock available through the conran shop.

Monday, May 24, 2010

over the rainbow

here are a few more shots from the kartell showroom party during new york design week 2010. the space is tall and they have made great use of it, showing color merchandised furniture from floor to ceiling.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

let me work it

look what i found at a rummage sale over the weekend! a boby trolley by mid century designer joe colombo for a mere $15! i have been lusting over the trolley and its versatility for some time now. the hard part is deciding what room to utilize it in: office, bathroom or kitchen?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

enjoy it

whatswhat collective from stockholm showed some rad mixed media lighting at new york design week 2010. the pendant lighting's shape could be adjusted by pulling on its drawstring. this is the group's first project together and i'm sure we are about to see more. check out their very cool website here.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

up in here

bernhardt design, a furniture company with american roots, presented some fantastic work at icff 2010 and they just all happened to be in my favorite colors. the swiveling pillar chair by brad ascalon was my favorite. also shown were curio table and corvo chair. the booth was spacious and allowed attendees a spot to rest and take it all in.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

lean with it

icff studio and bernhardt design choose up and coming designers to present prototypes at icff in hopes of finding a potential manufacturer. one of my favorites this year was montgomery design's floor lamp. i love the extreme clean look with a hidden lighting element.

Monday, May 17, 2010

men in black

black is back. kartell threw a "welcome black" party on monday night during new york design week. featured was philippe starck's newest for kartell, the ghost buster chest of drawers, as well as his mr impossible chairs and bloom lighting by ferruccio laviani. watch out for the black trend. its in full force!

all lit up

spanish company lzf showed off some really nice handmade lighting at icff 2010. i especially loved the tilt floor lamp and the air table lamp.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

concrete jungle

on saturday night during new york design week 2010, i checked out areaware's store for their 5th anniversary. the new york based manufacturer is one of the biggest young american designer cheerleaders out there. confetti system provided some cool decorations and areaware gave out canvas bags stuffed with info and a silicone key keychain by harry allen

she's got it going on

patricia urquiola is the number one designer at icff 2010. here she views the booth for her collection with hansgrohe. urquiola showed work with a variety of companies and sat down for discussion with linda tischler of fast company. she discussed interior work with car manufacturer bmw and store design for h&m. the designer left us with a little inspiration stating she doesn't believe in advice and when someone gives it to you, do the contrary. nice. check out the interview below.

eye of the tiger

patricia urquiola, dressed in a trendy sheer blazer, discusses her work for hansgrohe's axor with linda tischler of fast company at icff 2010.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

work it

tom dixon has his factory workers at it again. the designer's exhibit at icff 2010 includes a table of workers constructing pendant lamps and votive candle holders on site that could be purchased at a reasonable price. dixon's signature mirror ball pendants were on display, as well as his new stacking peg chairs which you can get in an amazing saturated neon orange.

Friday, May 14, 2010

look at you

new york city!!! its so great to be back! i have had the opportunity to stay at the hudson hotel while in town for my first and long awaited visit to the international contemporary furniture fair. the hotel accomplishes mixing a variety of styles without feeling disconnected with its acid yellow glass accents and mod meets traditional interior. love it!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

you're my obsession

i have a confession. i know why you can't find any wedges by cynthia vincent for target in the milwaukee area. i bought them all. the designer collaboration shoes have been selling like hotcakes and have become so difficult to find that they are currently selling on ebay for more than twice what they originally sold at target for. fashion bloggers have been going nuts over the target launch which seemed to cause a bigger storm than expected. get it while its hot!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

trust me

this is the hotness. the marc side tables by marc thorpe for moroso come in one of my favorite color combos. i love the animated look, its almost like they are ready to jump.

Monday, May 10, 2010

new york state of mind

this girl is totally jacked up for her first visit to the international contemporary furniture fair in new york city this friday!!! so much to do and so little time. quite overwhelming actually. here are some links to icff 2010 guides to help us all out: events leading up to icff 2010 & the ultimate party guide from metropolis magazine and a nice line up by core77. where's the app for that?