Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Matte Stephens new work!

In case you missed the d*s post...
"matte stephens has some great new, affordable, pieces up at etsy today. there are prints for $35 and $60 and some gorgeous original gauche paintings for $350. click here to check them out."

Accessory: Felt pillows from Made Design

While I was at IIDEX last week I took pictures of a few of my favorite finds. Made Design has a line of layered felt pillows that are beautiful. I love the egg shaped and round cut outs and the little embroidered ants crawling on the pillows. So sweet!

Interior: Villa in Positano

I so love this villa renovated by Roman architects Claudio Lazzarini and Carl Pickering. The stark white mixed with the wonderful patterns really add fun and dimension. To find out more info on this villa in Postiano go to Yatzer and read more about the architects here.
(via apartmenttherapy)
All Photos: Matteo Piazza via Yatzer

Monday, September 29, 2008

Lighting: Kurage 3 by schemata

"Kurage is composed of optical fiber. By bending the optical fiber, the whole area is illuminated outside of the immediate area of the light, and together, they can make very soft light. The brightness can be adjusted by the size of the curve." Can you say awesome?!
(by schemata via yatzer)

Etsy Lunch Hour: Canada

Photographic Print by DesireLines

Silver Autumn Maple Leaf Earrings by ANORIGINALJEWELRY

Toronto Classifieds Coasters - by avrilloreti by TransCanadaTeam

Toronto Transit Map TTC cuff by bettydeath

Furniture: Inscape

Inscape is a wonderful company and after spending 3 days in Toronto with them I love them even more. They have launched new product that was on display at IIDEX/Neocon. Their lines are clean, modern, and storage and functionality are the main factors that make this line superior. They also have a filing line and modular wall system that I will use on soon to come projects.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Finish: Dwell Studio Drapery Fabrics

Dwell Studio has a new line of fabrics that are amazing window treatments. They seem to be targeting kids with some of the fabrics, but I feel these would be equally as cute anywhere in my house. They are fun, bold, interesting patterns and I love them.

Interior: Hotel Le Germain, Toronto

I am staying at the Hotel Le Germain while in Toronto this week. In doing my research into this hotel I realized how cool it actually is going to be. First, it is located in the middle of downtown, walking distance if we decide to go out after dinner. Second, the decor is absolutely gorgeous. I actually want to live in the library. Really. Third, there is a roof top putting green?! Plus, they have a spa and an awesome restaurant/bar located inside the hotel. Do I have to leave?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Toronto Bound!

I'm off to Toronto for IIDEX where I will do a few furniture showroom tours, see what's new and fun in the world of design and visit a city I have always wanted to. I have some posts lined up while I am out so keep stopping by. I hope to have lots of pictures upon my return.

Accessory: Octahedron Bud Vases

I love these Japanese Octahedron Vases from Canoe. Their interesting shape, fun finishes and scale make them so appealing. I feel like I need a few of these around with a cool fall branch or bloom in each.

Architecture: Summerhouse

UK architects Ullmayer Sylvester designed the plywood-and-pine Summerhouse at the rear of an elongated Victorian garden in North London; the budget was £35,000. The light-filled structure functions as an artist studio, garden shed, table tennis venue, and kids’ hangout; an 8-meter-long swath of mirror foil installed along the doglegged north side elevation reflects the foliage and helps the structure disappear into the landscape; the polycarbonate ceiling panels filter light from above.
(via remodelista)

(Photos by Kilian O’Sullivan; via The Slow Home)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Lighting: Evolute Pendant

The Evolute pendant lamp was designed by Metali Crasset for Danese Milano, Italy. It is made from maple wood and is 22" in diameter. I heart it so! (via nova68)

Etsy Lunch Hour: Nests

A Bird In Hand- Archival Fine Art Print by JustinRichel

un nid du moineau...a sparrow's nest...necklace...14k goldfill, 3 pearl eggs by PreciousMeshes

Organic Nesting Bracelet by eva666

Love Nest (sterling) by luxedeluxe

Sweet Little Nests (antique brass) by lizix26

Furniture: Record Cabinet from Atocha Design

I love records and if you have a collection of your own you will understand the hardships of finding good storage for records. Atocha Design has put out this amazing record cabinet. Each cabinet is custom built and is available in a number of woods. It can also be built to accomodate singles, CD's, DVD's, or components.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Finish: Snowscape by Ulrika Bygge

holy cow this wall covering is cool. this is snowscape by ulrika bygge and was originally desiged by working garden twine into handmade silk paper. it looks like charcoal and pencil drawings to me....so perfect.