Entries in 21st century/now (31)

Wednesday
Jun202012

work lamp by DESIGN HOUSE STOCKHOLM

Simple, self-referential, and so stunning.

Visit Design House Stockholm for details.

Wednesday
Nov242010

crash pad expand sofa bed @ ABC

I love how this sofa is barely recognizable as a sleeper, which unfolds to a queen sized bed with a head and foot board on either end (albight a little off-center).  Just shy of 2K, this has got to be one of the most attainable seating pieces for sale at ABC.  It's doubtful that I'm alone in feeling shamefully uncomfortable offering overnight guests the same old air mattress time and again...

Visit ABC for more info.

Wednesday
Nov172010

Wooly Pockets

I have developed this fantasy/plan of turning my living room into a jungle. When I mentioned this to my very design-savvy Mother, she immediately suggested Wooly Pockets. I am just astounded by this very simple product, that you can configure and adapt to create any whimsical plant-based art that you can imagine.

The most popular container seems to be the Wally pocket, which measures 15" high by 24" wide and can be multiplied to form blocks or rows of wall-mounted greenery both indoors and outdoors. The company boasts of a design that keeps interior walls safe and dry...I have my doubts but dreams of an oxygenated space may trump my fears of apartment eviction due to water damage.

Wooly Pockets also makes a curious product called Meadow, which is literally a large flat container that can be used to plant a garden literally anywhere.  Again, I fantasize about having an indoor garden party where guests mill about a grassy noll, perhaps furnished with a picnic blanket and lawn chair. So odd and marvelous at the same time!

Sunday
Oct242010

Trunk and Dizanier by JEAN PAUL GAULTIER for ROCHE BOBOIS

image from roche-bobois.comFrom Jean Paul Gaultier's collection with Roche Bobois. I love the humor and modern glamour of these dressing room pieces. I am also seeing a possible DIY project...with interesting results if you find some great vintage suitcases.

Wednesday
Oct062010

Corallo Chair from MOSS

If the Re-Trove Chair had a nervous breakdown or an identity make-over, I believe this Corallo Chair would be the result.

Designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana

Visit MOSS for details.

Wednesday
Oct062010

Re-Trouve Chair from EMO on GILT HOME

The convenience of online shopping. The hysteria of a sample sale. The people who thought to marry these two delights of modern consumption are brilliant.

Gilt Groupe is a little like One Kings Lane, but their product range is a lot broader and they evoke a well-maintained aura of luxury and exclusivity on the site. Currently on offer in the home section are an assortment of products meant for the bedroom. Included is the fabulous Re-Trouve Chair from Emu, designed by Patricia Urquiola. I've seen this piece equally at home in outdoor patio settees and as indoor seating in a dressing room.

Retails for $925, but on Gilt for $415.

Wednesday
Jul282010

Pitch Black by DAVID ADJAYE

 

Architect, David Adjaye designed this studio of visual artists Lorna Simpson and James Casebere in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn. Proof that contemporary architecture can coexist with neighboring historic homes without being too imposing, harsh, or visually condescending. Up close, the outer walls have the look of a woven textile and the more tactile among us can barely resist touching the surface.

More information and images of the building can be found here

Friday
Jul162010

Ribbon Table Lamp from HABITAT

image from habitat.co.uk

Couldn't you see this in a room with a mirrored wall and white leather sofa?  It is a bit eighties looking.

Why are people making these objects at this time?

There has been some serious nostalgia for the decade taking place in our culture.  It may be more obvious in the worlds of fashion or music, but I wouldn't exclude the home market from the trend.

Made from polished steel and available in other powder coated colors from Habitat UK.

Tuesday
Jul132010

Satsuma Lamp by JONAS DAMON for AREAWARE

image from areaware.com

More wooden lighting. This one is a table lamp and it's not made from veneer but plywood.
Designed by Jonas Damon, also responsible for the brilliant Numbers LED Alarm Clock.

Satsuma Lamp is $225 retail. I have a feeling that products like these by young talent and in lower distribution, are the collector's items of tomorrow.

Saturday
Jul102010

Angle Shelf by ALS DESIGNS

What a great take on a functional wall shelf.  Made from bamboo.  More info at alsdesigns.

Friday
Jun262009

Confluences Sofa System by PHILIPPE NEGRO for LIGNE ROSET

this designer was inspired by families of people of different heights, shapes, and sizes.

i love the humanism in furniture design.

more photos of the Confluences sofa system here...

an interview with Philippe Negro here...

Saturday
Jun062009

Son of a Bench by BLUDOT

photo from bludot.com

the metal dipped in rubber feels cushiony, warm, and nostalgically familiar. like the tip of a bobby pin maybe? or some childhood toy?

$1299

bludot.com

Friday
Jun052009

Lamp No 1 by NICOLO TALIANI

the cord retracts to the desired length.

nicolotaliani.com

Friday
Jun052009

Cortica chaise longue by DMFD

"This chaise longue (along with the other work in this series) is made completely from cork that originates as the waste material from the bottle stopper industry."

$4,800, 25"h x 20"w x 70"d 

more about the designer DMFD here...

Tuesday
Jun022009

Repurposed Bottles by JOHNNY SWING

Ceiling Light and Side Table made from mason jars.

johnnyswing.com 

Tuesday
Jun022009

Unified Dining Table by MINHOO PARK

"has its own detachable dining tray with a set of tableware attached and positioned as a a part of the table."

inspired by the designer's own small space dwelling, this table seemed to have about 50 different configurations.

Tuesday
Jun022009

Lighting by jGoodDesign

pearl chandelier

"Greenwich Village, New York City-based designer, Jeffrey Goodman, combines an urban aesthetic with the wonder and amusement of his childhood, growing up in Wildwood, New Jersey, a beach and boardwalk town."

click here to see a video of the designer working in the studio

jGoodDesign.com

Sunday
May312009

Pillows by MISS PRINT

"MissPrint Products are all designed and hand-printed in a small East London studio by Yvonne and Rebecca Drury."

They also make lampshades, wallpaper and wall vinyls.

missprint.co.uk

Sunday
May312009

Baguettes floor lamp by MANJACA

Manjaca is the work of designer, Josephine Repetto, based in Paris.  The high gloss black paint on this metal frame is what caught my eye.

manjaca.com

Sunday
May312009

Lazy Girt table by JACK LARIMORE

 

image from jacklarimore.comclick to see largermaterials reclaimed from demolished buildings in Philadelphia.  a piece with this kind of rugged chic would look great in a casual winebar or one of those concept restaurants with BBQ and comfort foods on the menu.

jacklarimore.com