Wednesday, June 30, 2010

rainbow bright

the voila accent tables by max piva for bonaldo will brighten up any room.  the colorful tables are made of heat bent acrylic and can also be ordered in painted sheet metal.

Monday, June 28, 2010

prickly pear

moroso's current webpage features "tumbleweed" artwork by francesco simeti and andrea sala.  i spy cactus and succulents as a huge home trend.  stay tuned for an upcoming cactus trend board from this girl.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

oh yeah

oh wow.  and they aren't  kidding.  ohwow is a more than appropriate name for the creative collective who's goal is to connect artists and their proposed ideas with a community of others who have the experience and resources to execute the given project.  ohwow hosts a variety of events across the world with roots at ohwow in miami and the ohwow book club in new york.  i am loving the book club's turquoise and metallic wallpaper and shelving inspired by navajo patterns.  both very cool venues are designed by architect rafael decardenas of architecture at large.
via the cool hunter and ohwow.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

we can see you

the "wood" LED table lamp by fredrik mattson for zero, a scandinavian lighting company, reminds me of pacman.  very fun.  via dailytonic

Thursday, June 24, 2010

drop the mixtape

looking for some new jams?  the mixtape club features 10 new mixtapes every month that are composed by a variety of music lovers.  "awake again" by buddhabong is my favorite this time around.  super chill and laid back.  perfect music to blog to.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

hello walls

dedon, an outdoor luxury furnishing company, has recently launched their "coming home" campaign.  the campaign was shot by fashion photographer bruce weber who used a wide variety of models and animals for the shoot.  the advertising is fresh, young and hip, as is the company who just celebrated their 20th anniversary.  the photography from the shoot has also been made into a book which you can purchase on the dedon website and while you are there be sure to check out the blogazine.  pictured above is my favorite piece from dedon, a room divider called "green" by jean marie massaud.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

chopped and screwed

the italian home decor brand seletti has some new collage style advertising that i am really digging.  check out their products from furniture to tableware here

Monday, June 21, 2010

pieces of what

uli budde showed his "reading table" at berlin's dmy international design festival.  the minimal side table features a wrap to hold all of your favorite magazines.  on uli's website he shows production photos of the self-manufactured tables.  via minimalissimo

Sunday, June 20, 2010

the next movement

roche bobois features a trendy "lived in" look in their current advertising for the verdana sofa by designer philippe bouix.  

Saturday, June 19, 2010

kick, push, kick

radical.  these laser etched acrylic "sheer ride skateboards" are by didi dunphy of modern convenience.  via mocoloco

Friday, June 18, 2010

hotel, motel, holiday inn

"come up to my room" is a rad project that the gladstone hotel in toronto hosts to coincide with toronto design week.  the hotel chooses artists and designers from a variety of backgrounds to create installations that are site specific within the rooms and public spaces of the hotel. the hotel also boasts 37 artist designed rooms, as well as, art galleries and art events.  the next annual show is in the end of january 2011.  hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

white flight

stefan diez has added a new member to his houdini collection.  the eugene lounge chair is made from oak-veneered lacquered plywood and made its debut at salone internazionale del mobile in milan.  other pieces in the collection include the jean barstool, bess sofa and bessy stool.
via stylepark

Monday, June 14, 2010

that was then

this is now.  interface flor was a hit at neocon 2010 promoting their "memphis under foot" collection, inspired by the 1980's art and design movement of the memphis group.  i have been seeing the trend creeping back into design style for awhile now but have been avoiding acknowledging it.  i have despised this style of design for years.  i hate primary colors and building block shapes.  credit is given to the memphis group's ettore sottsass for challenging traditional ideas of "good taste" by using bright colors and bold patterns.  interface flor created a blast from the past in their chicago showroom and even played music videos from la roux, including the very memphis "bulletproof."  interface flor and la roux are making memphis grow on me.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

orange you glad

i spy neon!  check out the neon orange door handles in the background of this set for the tom dixon by george smith, a british upholstery line.  via twentieth

Saturday, June 12, 2010

when life gives you lemons...

you paint that shit gold.  i'm feeling golden.  gold is so hot as an accent color right now.  would love to have "roller stop" by the very hip harry allen in my living room right now.  check out this and more of his other work at areaware.

Friday, June 11, 2010

on to the next one

i am looking forward to attending neocon next week where i hope to meet some of my favorite design bloggers!!  furniture company vitra, shown at milan design week above, will be hosting "bloggers jungle" at the chicago show next week. blogs contemporist, design milk and otto-otto are some of my favorites and i hope to meet them there!  you can also check out what else i and other designers are looking forward to at neocon here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

all that power

these solar powered pendant lamps from ikea would look so nice on a porch! the solig line runs on solar cells and uses LED lights. also available in table and floor models.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

fill 'er up

i have to admit that it was not love at first sight when i spotted the "industrial upholstery" chair by gilli kuchik of bakery design. the colors definitely caught my eye but something about how the legs attached to the seat drove me crazy. then i read the story behind the experimentation with the upholstery. gilli's research on upholstery showed that there has not been much innovation and decided to experiment with polyurethane foam. instead of using a mold to create a foam piece to cover with fabric, gilli uses the fabric as the actual mold. super clever. i like her style and can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

electric feel

patricia urquiola's net box furniture collection for molteni is so pretty. i love the mixed media. via stylepark

Monday, June 7, 2010

blowing up

architect oskar zieta has hit the jackpot with his plopp stool. the stool is created by using a new and innovative material: inflated metal. most said it couldn't be done but after years of experimentation zieta, along with materials scientist phillipp dohmen, have perfected the art of inflating metal. very impressive. fast company has put together a sweet slideshow of the story behind the plopp stool and it can be purchased from moss.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

show your stripes

fashion designer jean paul gaultier dressed this room for elle decor in london. i love the stretched fabric over furniture pieces and have been seeing this a lot. via trendland

Thursday, June 3, 2010

i inspire me

wallpaper magazine is the best. they have an online gallery space called wallspace that they invite designers to share what inspires their work. my favorite is tokujin yokiosha's. his inspiration is definitely in line with his work.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

front, back and side to side

can i just say how much i #1 love moroso and #2 admire the ladies of front design. they designed the "wood chair" by using the wood beaded seat covers taxi cab drivers use on their car seats as inspiration. the chair launched at milan design week 2010. so rad. i'm totally digging it. via designboom

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

doing it well

wallpaper magazine is letting their readers get hands on for the august issue. you can make your own custom cover and have it delivered right to your home. the magazine has created a special application with images, graphics and patterns from a variety of designers that you can manipulate to make your own. the last day for submissions is june 8th. get it while its hot!