Monday, January 31, 2011

25,000 Ping Pong Balls

Daniel Arshams's apartment in Brooklyn is a mere 90 square feet attached to the offices of Snarkitecture, the cool-kid architecture firm where Arsham is a partner. Basically it's just a room that serves two functions: sleeping and dressing. The walls look like great big, pixelated screens that fade from gray to white as your approach the ceiling. On closer inspection, the pixels are actually ping-pong balls-a whopping 25,000 of them. The rest of the place is a study in simplicity. Arsham's apartment contains a bed with built-in shelves, and a dresser. To enter the loft he climbs a ladder through the office's employee bathroom.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Unusual Color Combinations

I did a little experiment by picking out the colors that pop in each room and displaying them like paint chips to the side of some of the photos. These are all photos from a Swedish apartment that besides being really wonderful & inspiring spaces, have great, unusual color combinations.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Outfit to room posts featuring women's fashion are great but wouldn't it be interesting to see it done for men? Popeye, the Japanese fashion magazine detailed these preppy looks with fuchsia pink, aqua blue and kelly green and seeing those colors carried over to interiors makes for fun and bold spaces.

Photos: Rue Mag

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lauren Santo Domingo's Apartment: New York

Vogue takes us inside one of its contributing editors Lauren Santo Domingo. "If there's one thing you can say about my apartments it's that it's constantly evolving, constantly changing," says Santo Domingo of the Flatiron loft she shares with her husband. "I think that is the mark of a good apartment; you can never really be done- It's like a proper wardrobe. At my house, it might be a small tweak, but you're never going to see the same thing twice." Some great pieces of vintage modernism furnish the space, including a Willy Rizzo brass and lacquer coffee table, a rare hippo bar by Francois Xavier and Claude Lalanne, an Ero Saarinen dinette flanked by vintage 70's pod chairs, a collection of Blenko and Onesto glass. Her art collection includes works by Salvador Dali, Hans Bellmer, Aaron Young, Max Ernest, Andy Warhol, and a lego dog by Nathan Sawaya.

Photos: Vogue

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pops of Color

This Swedish apartment isn't afraid of using color and has such fun little details in every photo.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Style Swatch

American fashion house Rodarte for luxury brand Knoll Luxe has yielded an exclusive line of inspriing fabrics the Knoll Luxe Roadarte Collection. No stranger to collaborating on a grand scale (Target & Gap) Rodarte designer's Kate and Laura Mulleavy have an eye for fashionable fusion. Featuring five upholstery and three drapery patterns, the collection has definite runway influences. The textiles range in many shades, including ice blue, plum, wheat, fawn, and royal navy, and are uniquely named after the sisters' favorite poets. Prices are available upon request.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Hygge House

This home is Alex Beauchamp's of Hygge House The Danish word hygge (hu-gah) is a feeling or mood that comes from taking genuine pleasure in making everyday things simply extraordinary, and I think Alex does that quite beautifully in her sunny restored 1920's Santa Barbara cottage.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Downtown L.A. Loft

This downtown loft belongs to Dabito from Old Brand New, an etsy store full of vintage finds. I love the open plan kitchen-living space that is refreshingly modern with it's brick wall preventing the look from being too stark.

Photos: Bright Bazaar

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

LED Eco Wool Carpet Lights the Way

On Inhabitat's website they featured eco and health friendly wool carpet with a twist- embedded LED lights. The cool new carpeting from Dutch design studio Lama Concept comes in a whole slew of bright colors and can be tailored to fit your exact need, mood or interior.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Just as Pantone predicted, this bright hue is starting to pop up everywhere.
Photos: Free People & DLF