April 30, 2008
Glam rocking chair
We love modern rocking chairs here at Pure Contemporary!
Never mind that you might slip off the Emeco Hudson Rocking Chair from Philippe Starck -- it's just pretty!
Named for Ian Schrager's Hudson Hotel in New York, the chair's simple, clean lines and brushed, powder-coated or polished aluminum finish will add some glam to your home.
April 29, 2008
Modern Mother's Day
For the memory maker...
Come on, what's better than a beautifully framed picture of your loved ones? We all have plenty of "stuff." Mom doesn't want another bathrobe. She's good on slippers. And regardless of what dad says, she doesn't want a turbo-charged weed-wacker.
You have the pictures (or you can raid hers -- maybe a collage of baby pics). Have them professionally resized and apply a black and white finish. Slip them into a clean, modern frame, and voila!
My pick -- Aluma Designs.
Modern Mother's Day
I know I've blogged this before, but I just love it.
It's nothing fancy, but it's whimsical and functional -- I think. I've never actually seen a cake plated on a cake plate, but I love the idea of it. And if the lady in your life loves to bake and entertain, I'm pretty sure she'd appreciate it.
The Spin Cake Plate from Chiasso.
Modern Design Docks in Italy
Pershing, the famous Ferretti Group shipyard and leading luxury motor-yacht manufacturer, introduces its latest creation, the new PERSHING 64'.
The Italian boat was admired by a mix of guests from all over the world this week as it was visited in its home waters of the Naviglio Grande during Milan's design week. The Pershing is the first yacht to moor in the center of Milan.
Find out more at Pershing S.p.A.
April 28, 2008
Upscale Modern Kitchen Manufacturer
The neglected drawer bottom becomes an attractive and safe surface with GripDeck design: it's modeled after a yacht deck to keep objects in place.
Minimalist treatment of drawers makes knob-free faces a must, but that doesn't mean hands must search for easy ways to open drawers and cupboards. SieMatic uses "MaticMotion," a fun way to say that the drawers open themselves with the push of a button.
Check out the rest at SieMatic.
Green Building Tips
Danny Forster, the host of Discovery Channel's 2007 show, Build It Bigger, walks us through his first solo architectural project—an exciting, innovative green home in Omena, on the shores of Lake Michigan.
April 27, 2008
Eco-friendly room divider
Regardless of the size of your living space, privacy and separation can be hard to come by. Most of us need to utilize every inch of our home, but dividing it into workable rooms without adding walls can be overwhelming.
I've always had this thing for room dividers. Maybe it is from all of those years watching Disney movies -- you know, the ones where the beautiful maiden or princess dress behind a screen. I haven't had any luck finding simple, modern screens -- until now.
The Bamboo Screen is an eco-friendly wooden room divider -- and molds to take the shape you want!.
Check it out at Gaiam.
Going Green seems to be on everyone's mind. From TV networks to car manufacturers to retailers, everyone is becoming more and more conscious of eco-friendly products.
So what's on your Green List?
Pictured: Stray Dog Lamp
April 25, 2008
Zephyr Range Hood Fu-Tung Cheng
Padova Floral range hood by Fu-Tung Cheng for Zephyr...
April 24, 2008
Witches Kitchen cooking utensils by Tord Boontje.
See more, here, courtesy of The New York Times.