Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bohemian Rhapsody

I love the interesting combinations of texture and pattern going on in this picture.
Photo: Lonny Mag

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mid-Century Modern & Dutch Design

In this Amsterdam apartment of Texas-born Hunter Hindman and Shelby Carr the juxtaposition of the old 17th century beams and the 20th century furnishings come together nicely.

Photos: Dwell Magazine

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Industrial Elegance

This photo goes to show how even black paint can make for a beautiful, luminous room.
Photo: Made by Girl

Monday, October 25, 2010

Textural Ceramics

Sculptor Heather Knight produces porcelain wall hangings, bowls and vases that are three-dimensional takes on fungi, creatures, seedpods, fruit skin, succulents and more. She says everything in nature inspires her and that how she makes captivating creations that isolate textures and play with scale.
Available online: Heather Knight

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Shades of Grey

The owner of this residence in San Francisco had her children's black and white portraits printed on to white canvas, making a beautiful and personal work of art.

Photos: Finley Design

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Low Energy Bulbs With Style

The Plumen bulb uses 80% less energy and lasts 8 times longer than incandescent bulbs, giving you the opportunity to purchase an ecological product with style. "It's strange that the bulb, an object so synonymous with ideas, is almost entirely absent of imagination." The name Plumen comes from 'plume'- the bird's decorative feather, designed to attract attention to its' prowess and beauty.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

American Fashion Designers At Home

This Fall, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) will release the (soon to be coffee-table) book of American Fashion Designers at Home. This book features interior designs of homes of 115 members of the CFDA including fashion figures like Ralph Lauren, Donna Karen and Derek Lam.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Play Date

I love the swing, such a creative way to bring an aesthetically appealing playground inside.

Photo: Sophie-Demenge

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Public Domain

From the maker of documentaries Helvetica and Objectified, a third documentary in this trilogy is about the design of cities. Urbanized looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design, featuring some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders and thinkers.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Color Trends for 2011

Experts in color at the Color Marketing Group define and forecast color direction for all industries, manufactured products and services which is often why popular colors you see in fashion for a particular season carry over to interiors as well.
Boudreaux reds, rich plum & olive greens.
Celery greens, chartreuse, corals, blush & camels.
Olive, forest, army, & avocado green.
Indigos, icy grays & camel tones.
Bold, confident, roaring red.
Ivory, tan or oak with black & white.
Deep, dark rich tones of cobalt, navy & midnight black.
Fresh, clean & without and color at all.

Photos & Trends:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Anzfer Farms

"Anzfer Farms is a workshop located in the Outer Richmond of San Francisco. Started by Jonathan Anzalone & Joseph Ferriso in 2009 as a place to create unique objects and installations. Working primarily with reclaimed wood Anzfer Farms seeks to create strong elegant pieces exploring timeless ideas of color & form."

Photos: Anzfer Farms

Monday, October 11, 2010

1st Dibs

A new website I recently discovered called 1stdibs I just had to share. It is the cyber marketplace of some of the most beautiful antiques, mid-century modern furniture, estate jewelry, vintage watches, haute couture, and vintage fine art.
Charlotte Perriand & Jean Prouve, "Mexique Bookcase" France 1953
Pablo Picasso "Homme Assis"1933
Circular Mahogany Expanding "Jupe Table" 1845

Atelier Versace "Andy Warhol" Gown

Photos: 1stdibs

Friday, October 8, 2010