10 Dec 2013 at 8:34am
This Tryptych Stacks light by Esther Patterson for Curiousa & Curiousa are an explosion of colored glass baubles that will light up your room! A 'triptych" is a work of art that is split into three pieces - usually panels but in this case, glass shapes. The designer's inspiration was Asian and Moroccan finials and spheres - and the chandeliers manage to look both Asian and Moroccan at the same time. But they are made in Derbyshire, England! Free-blown glass pieces mingle with dark walnut disks to give us different textures. And just imagine the muted colored light that these chandeliers will cast! And the beauty of the hand blown pieces is that no two will be exactly the same. Each lamp is made to order and you can get glass samples ahead of time to make your selection. And you'll be in good company. Patterson's glass chandeliers hang in such prestigious spots as Jamie Oliver restaurants and Harvey Nicols Fifth Floor Cafe in London.
10 Dec 2013 at 7:33am
The base of this 3-pod table is inspired by the tripod, having, of course, only three legs. Continuous sleek metal meets a lacquered glass top with minimalist flair. What wonderful lines this table has! Designed by Italian master Francesco Rota, it has a light and airy feel, doesn't it? It would look awesome in a high loft space -- or in a smaller living area. It's contemporary style and simplicity allows it to fit into any room and look like it belongs. Lema of Italy has been creating fine furniture for over 40 years and each piece follows their philosophy of slow living - and interior harmony. You can certainly see their fine craftsmanship at work in this table. Continuous metal pieces meet the (lacquered) glass top and that's all you need. No extraneous hinges or fasteners. Pure minimalist style. Now that's harmony.
9 Dec 2013 at 7:26pm
OMG - can you imagine a more romantic table than this? Loves me, loves me not... who didn't play that game with a daisy when you were a kid? And what a great table for a small space, you have 8 different petals that can be used as individual side tables. That's pretty efficient. Combine this table with eight stacking or folding chairs and you've got a dinner party in a small apartment. These "delicate" petals are also available in copper or bronze top but we like the wood. Vogel Designs of Capetown, South Africa believes in sustainable design and follows through on that belief. Tree planting is funded from products sold and they plant more than they use so that the end result is more trees not less. Made from ash, the tables are available in individual petals, or a set of eight. A touch of whimsy and memory, with the elegance of finely crafted wood. That's a table you'll love for a long time.
7 Dec 2013 at 12:00am
A new modular shelving unit aptly named "Present" has been launched at Kickstarter by our friends at Monoloco. These are shelves for today's lifestyles - small spaces with computers and skateboards and scooters to store. Each shelf element has multiple functions and modules can be added as needed, and as space allows. The box is a very cool add on for holding things from your pocket! The box can be positioned upright as a container, or sideways as a frame for those cherished mementos. This shelving is very carefully crafted -- right down to using hidden brass inserts to hold them in place. The modules have been designed to piece together easily and for optimum shipping. The wood grain on the solid walnut is beautifully enhanced with natural oils. All components in this shelving are top of the line and fit together seamlessly. How many places in your house could you use shelving like this? And if you'd like get in on this project from the ground floor, head over to Kickstarter to contribute.
7 Jun 2010 at 11:54pm
It?s a chair that brings ?creature comforts? back home. Dubbed the ?Origine Du Monde, Maybe!? chair, this unusual, ultra-modern chair was design by Italo Rota for Italian furniture house Meritalia. The soft hues complement the plush cushions perfectly, forming what the designed has described as ?uterine sensuality.? The cushions are made of memory foam which, in keeping with the obviously maternal theme of the design, reminds us of protection, rest and the future. The base is made from polished aluminum, irregular in shape, just like the chair concept as a whole, If you like unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, this is a must-see! Check it out at Meritalia.
14 May 2010 at 12:10pm
Is it a radiator, or is it artwork? These cool modern radiators by Caleido are both! The Therme home radiator is an masterful swirl of brilliant hues reminiscent of watercolor. For more-modern tastes, the Geiger radiator features a computer-generated design set on a sleek, black background. The elongated rectangular shape is easy to incorporate among your existing artwork, or let it steal the spotlight and feature it as an art piece all on its own. These cool radiators are by Karim Rashid, who stayed true to his signature funky style. These new radiators made their debut at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2010. Fore more info visit Caleido.
7 May 2010 at 12:03am
This new funky furniture by German company Bruehl is inspired by natural forms with an ultra-modern edge. Featuring the ups and downs of mountaintops with an abstract twist, the Coupole sofa and armchair (pictured above) by designer Kati Meyer-Bruhl feature a curved back and armrests and a delicate body clad in fabric that?s heaven to the touch, available in white and sky blue. The Morning Dew chairs (pictured below), also by designer Kati Meyer-Bruhl, are inspired by tulips, with their graceful petals forming the back and arm rests. A soft seat in an irregular shape beckons. This modern flower-inspired chair is featured in vibrant rose and white upholstery, as well as red-and-white plaid. Combine the Coupole and Morning Dew lines for a fun living room or a funky family room. Visit Bruehl for details.
29 Apr 2010 at 8:50pm
The grand finale to the epic Moroso M?Afrique collection sends it out with a bang! As the final pieces of the outdoor furniture line, the Ibiscus armchair and the Meridienne sofa by designer Dominique Petot make a style statement that screams: Big! Bold! Beautiful! The design consists of wild shapes and even wilder woven patterns if you can imagine that. These vibrant red, brown and white patio pieces echo the shape of a traditional British armchair and lounger, with armrests and a high back to recline into. Frames come in the choice of natural or lacquered steel. Check out this cool outdoor furniture line at Moroso.