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.

Friday, August 20, 2010

this is the way i live

i love the spread "theory of evolution" in september's elle decoration.  this is the way i and so many others that i know live:  by the idea of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.  over the years people tend to acquire things that they love, whether it be a brand new trendy product or a vintage piece from an antique store.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

nobody does it better

bernhardt design advertises the bardot sofa by jamie hayon in the september issue of wallpaper magazine.  loving the rough abandoned spot its shot in.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

up all night

check out the brand new aka chair by jean marie massaud for skitsch.  the chair has solid oak legs connected to a plexiglass seat and is available in a variety of colors.  skitsch works with both emerging and established designers to bring you considered contemporary design for your home via catalogue, web and 2 stores located in milan and london.  they believe "we are where we live."  true dat.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

do or die

best quote ever.  inspiration at its finest.  film maker jim jarmusch says it best.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

somewhere over the rainbow

american furniture company dune features a rainbow palette of products in their advertising for surface magazine.  the very cool company does not mass produce their products and works closely with emerging and established designers.

Friday, August 13, 2010

fancy huh

moooi, you are sooo coool.  loving your paper doll style advertising featuring some of your coolest pieces including work by marcel wanders, jamie hayon and studio job.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

better late than never

maison martin margiela has designed the interior of a wine country hotel in bordeaux, france.  les sources de caudalie features 49 rooms and 9 suites.  margiela does an amazing job of mixing pieces from a variety of decades including the heller marilyn bocca lip sofa by studio 65 along with vintage mirrors and claw foot tubs.  and to top it all off, margiela's own signature trompe l'oeil surfaces.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

the light

miyake lamp by arihiro miyake for moooi has a base made of concrete.  the angle of the lamp can be adjusted by positioning the base on its multiple faceted edges.  genius.  available in floor or table style at moooi.
image via stylepark

Sunday, August 8, 2010

you got spark

design textile company kvadrat's current advertising features upholstered forms in a variety of bold colors and shapes.  it has a 1980s memphis feel to it which is very trendy right now.  the company has worked with a variety of big name designers including patricia urquiola, tord boontje and olafur eliasson.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

next movement

patricia urquiola's work for the w hotel on vieques island in the caribbean is beautiful.  the hotel features many of urquiola's designer pieces including the chasen modern pendant lamp for flos and the tropicalia cocoon for moroso. via contemporist

Friday, August 6, 2010

something you've been waiting for

love the elegant simplicity of the f/k/a table lamp by jonah takagi for mattermade.   the shade is inspired by a simple saucepan.  via new york shopping

theme music

kanye has done it again.  his latest and greatest is the video for the new jam "power" which debuted last evening on mtv.  he has collaborated with video collage artist marco brambilla.  kanye saw his work in the standard hotel's elevator in new york where a video collage depicts heavenly images as you go up and hell inspired video as you go down.  via fast company design

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

so into you

another month, another mixtape.  check out new jams from the mixtape club.  my favorite this time around is the after school getdown by siik.  rock on.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

grape drink

loving the colors of the vogue italia fall forecast issue.  absolutely gorgeous natural green accented with a rich grape.  great color inspiration for an upcoming project!

Monday, August 2, 2010

light it up

the 001 led lamp by naama hofman is made of acrylic tube and bent metal rod.  check out photos of the design process on designboom.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

monochromatic madness

oooo i love unexpected things in monochrome.  i spotted this bike on the south side of milwaukee and was schooled by friends on facebook that it is a hauntingly beautiful ghost bike.  the blue boat by the very cool french artist xavier veilhan was auctioned off in monte carlo.  and last, nike's macaroon line of shoes in ripe raspberry.  delicious.