Friday, July 30, 2010

bend it

the pli chair by maurice marty for roche bobois comes in a lovely shade of pink glass.

heart of the city

gary hustwit has announced he will be creating a third film, urbanized, to add to his design documentary collection.  the film will focus on cities, architects and people who have made a difference in their urban community.  the film will launch in 2011.  in the meantime, if you haven't seen hustwit's first two films, helvetica and objectified, add them to your netflix list.  via fast company

Thursday, July 29, 2010

how sick is this?

minneapolis based furniture company blu dot doesn't beat around the bush.  they feature the felt upholstered dodu bed along with the statement "getting the flu sucks.  make it suck less." in their current print advertising.  just telling it like it is.  i dig it.  

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

bright ideas

sam grawe, dwell magazine's editor-in-chief, speaks with blog designboom on everything from the publication's history to how they have kept the magazine in print while maintaining a great online presence.  grawe states that a quote from eliel saarinen influences the way in which the magazine creates content:  "always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context, a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan."  the magazine celebrates its tenth anniversary this fall and plans for the future include broadening their scope to incorporate more about the neighborhoods the modern homes they feature are located in.  love it.

Monday, July 26, 2010


lighting company flos features the chasen s pendant lamp designed by the notorious patricia urquiola in their current advertising.  the amount of light the lamp gives off can be altered by mechanically moving the slats which also changes its shape.  available in black or white.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

sonic boom

partners & spade has the one of the coolest inspiration photo blogs around.  the marketing and branding company who also produces films, books, apparel and conceptual products has done work with some of the brightest and best including target and lighting company roll & hill.  based in manhattan, the front of their studio serves as an art gallery.  sounds like the best job ever.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

home grown

milwaukee based furniture design duo misewell showed pieces from their collection at design within reach last night.  the brothers, who won the best new designers award at the international contemporary furniture fair in 2009, showed some new additions to their collection including a bar stool and lamp.  also featured were some early cardboard prototypes to show the design process.  a job well done!

Friday, July 23, 2010

born free

here is a little color and pattern inspiration from this month's fader magazine.  artist mia looks amazing in a pink lace top against a natural green background.  check out the website featuring her new cd, maya.  i also love this marc by marc jacobs color loop sweater.  i would kill for one but can't find it in this color anywhere.  

Thursday, July 22, 2010

diamonds are forever

and crystals are for couches.  furniture company edra's diamond collection features some of their best pieces encrusted with swarovski crystals.  above are the flap sofa (a personal favorite), damier chaise lounge and on the rocks by francesco binfare.  last, but certainly not least, is the sushi chair by fernando and humberto campana.  so glamorous!    

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

laid back

check out the goldy chair by arik ben simhon.  the leather chair is inspired by sports padding and fashion.  love the twist on chesterfield upholstery and the pop of metallic gold.  looks so comfy.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

pixel by pixel

spanish designer cristian zuzunaga collaborated with wallpaper* magazine and bed manufacturer hastens to create this bed for wallpaper*'s "handmade" edition, available now.  zuzunaga loves pixels and has made his mark on a variety of products including ligne roset's togo sofa in shanghai fabric and a couch for christophe delcourt.  love it!

Monday, July 19, 2010

home life

according to the iphone app trendtracker by fashion forecasting company trendstoph&m home is finally ready to launch in the uk this fall.  the fashion house uses catwalk fashion inspiration to design a variety of soft goods for interiors.  the fall 2010 collection is inspired by 1920s Parisian glamour.
via retail week and stylelist uk

Saturday, July 17, 2010

free his mind


jesse furniture company has roots in milan and a store in chicago.  the company is based on a "total living" concept and categorizes their products by day and night.  above is some of their current advertising.

Friday, July 16, 2010

the life and times

if you live in the hood you should check out the super cool rummage sale the girls of 3000 pierce st are having this saturday!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

land of the free

textile company maharam's current print advertising features a digital project called "along banks of rivers high"by the brooklyn based artist brian alfred.  the piece can be installed as wallpaper but is meant to be seen as a piece of art.  i saw the piece in person at neocon and it was absolutely gorgeous, a mix of vivid greens in a geometric pattern inspired by the lay of the land.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

doing it so good

its not very often that i check out the blog design*sponge (clearly not my style) but i just happened to stumble upon some amazing services that the author, grace bonney, is beginning to offer other creative bloggers.  in a series of youtube videos, bonney describes the history of the blog and how she is making a living doing what she loves.  check out 1, 2, 3 and 4.  the design*sponge website also offers some great tips about blogging.  above is my favorite post featuring neon objects for under $100.  holler.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

meet me at the register

oh h&m how i adore you and how you have spiced up your shopping bags with a kaleidescope inspired logo pattern.  fall clothes are dropping now and you can preview them here.  get there before its gone!

Monday, July 12, 2010

what time is it

talk about a blast from the past!  swatch watch has pushed their way back into the limelight.  i'm feeling a bit nostalgic about this as i have fond memories of my very first swatch watch with its minty green band which was stolen by a fellow 3rd grader.  above is a photo i snapped of an inside cover ad from july's coilhouse magazine for swatch watch's colour codes collection.  swatch has been pushing the campaign hard and put out a challenge to some of the top fashion and design magazines out there including wallpaper, nylon, i-D and v magazine (photo from the spread shown above).  facebook fans were then asked to vote on their favorite campaign.  and the winner is...yoho magazine.  you can get your own colour code watch for $50.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

some like it hot

here are a few materials i picked up for an upcoming project.  in neon, of course.  any guesses for what i'll be making?

the grass is really greener

kartell's new advertising campaign follows the green outdoorsy advertising trend.  the ad features products in pinky orange, orange red and kartell red colorways that are set up in a collage to form the letter k.  i'm digging it.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

rose colored glasses

cb2 has just launched their fall 2010 catalog.  as always, the magazine features beautiful sets in modern loft spaces which you can see here.  featured above are some of my favorite new products.  i love the color fade in the rose colored lens print is by brooklyn based artist katherine duclos.  and i am a little bit obsessed with the art of caning right now as seen on the ketch pillow.  the caning craft is definitely having a revival right now and i see it being used in unconventional ways as a huge trend for home right now.

Friday, July 9, 2010

and ever

someday i am going to create a room inspired by my favorite poster of all time.  for like ever by tracy jenkins was featured on the cover domino magazine years ago and i get the same fuzzy feeling every time i see it.  you can get one too for $60.

catch you on the flipside

here is a little advertising from moroso featuring my beautiful backside by design duo doshi levien.  the cozy kitschy seating uses both wool and silk fabrics to create an ironic mix of texture and is available in a variety of sizes and colors.  not often is such emphasis put on the design aesthetic of the backside of a couch and doshi levien manages to give the same attention to detail to the front side creating a very dynamic piece. the designers create a seamless mix of cultural influences in their work, combining nipa doshi's indian inspiration and jonathan levien's european industrial background.  the seating is inspired by a painting of a princess surrounded by pebble shaped cushions in her palace seen here.  love it!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

do or die

i almost thought neon was dead.  
thank god for vivienne westwood and brazilian design group neon.  at the spring/summer 2011 fashion show westwood's models were made up with bright eyeshadows and neon presented a collection of head to toe neon pieces.  neon colors are still in full force but with a bit less fluorescence.  pastel neon is the new hotness.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

shop til ya drop


abc carpet & home has the cutest advertising right now.  and you can get some of the goods for bargain prices during their summer sale going on right now.  included are the louis ghost chair and stone stool both by kartell, as well as tom dixon's mirror ball pendants.  happy summer shopping!

Monday, July 5, 2010

expect the unexpected

how unexpected is this?  a faux rock with bright colored casters.  i love the quirkiness of the "sassi con ruote" stool by marama.

Friday, July 2, 2010

spin the wheel

the colored glass "xxx tables" by johanna grawunder were featured in t magazine, the new york times style magazine, last month.  grawunder has worked on a variety of projects including furniture for b&b italia, lighting for flos and mirrors for boffi.