March 31, 2009
A modern salt/pepper mill evoking Sottsass's Memphis Movement, Plus by Muuto and Norway Says is a tribute to form and function. The differently sized stained and lacquered Beech wood disks that make the exterior reflect what's happening inside, from where the salt is stored to where it's ground. The result is a colorful tabletop sculpture that works and, unlike most modern art, comes with a 25 year guarantee.
Available through A+R for $90.
I love a good modern pendant light!
Check out the Supernova Pendant Light from Y Lighting. Available in other colors.
March 30, 2009
Twittering, Tweeting, TweetDeck, TweetLater. I have been on instantaneous overload for a week now. I won't lie -- I absolutely could not see the relevance to any of it. Who wants to know what some random person is doing at every minute of the day. Then I began to look a little closer...
While I still don't care if Alex is eating sushi or Rory is shopping in the village, I do care about new design trends, the hottest in green architecture, and if Karim Rashid is busy at work designing something new in neon.
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Cradle your fruit in the 169 silicon fingers that make up the Fruity Bowl. The silicon is food safe and protects sensitive fruit while still allowing air to circulate. Neat, and weird. Available for $34 CAD at Joy de Vivre.
Found on Design Spotter.
The “Goldilocks Collection” is a furniture series inspired by the tale of Goldilocks and the three bears. The story is about making choices and ones personal preference.
The chairs don’t have a fixed seat, so you have to create the seat you like by tying a pile of cushions to it. The number, the colour or the softness of the cushions is up to you. The table looks massive, but can be disassembled.
March 29, 2009
More modern outdoor
I liked the teared-swing effect, but not sure I love those cushions. Thoughts?
Rain down on me
On this drab and dreary Sunday, there is nothing I'd like to do more than soak up a little rain...
Check out more modern baths and showers from KOS.
March 27, 2009
Custom Wall Coverings
The Atlanta, Georgia based company provides custom lighting, wall coverings and pillows. How custom? custom enough that you can pick a color and a color wave, and if that isn't custom enough, submit an original design. We opted for Pure Contemporary's colors on this modern print.
According to the testimonials on the site, the colors on the screen are nearly dead matches for the final product. This is a bit surprising, given that screen colors are made up of Red, Green, Blue while printing colors are made up of Cyan, Yellow, Magenta. Color mapping software certainly exists, and kudos to the technical team if they have mapped the palettes so precisely.
March 26, 2009
Day-glo is back
Craving a little day-glo? Check out the layered neon tube lights from Roger Borg.
March 25, 2009
McNeill Art Group at MADE
McNeill Art Group will be exhibiting at MADE -- featured at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show
Pier 94, 12th Ave at 55th Street, NYC
MARCH 26- 29, 2009
paintings by PERRY BURNS
photography by TAPP FRANCKE
ceramic vessels by BILL SHILLALIES
mixed media work by BOB SCHWARZ
furniture, paintings and sculpture by JEFF MUHS
Open to Trade and VIP Only MARCH 26, 10AM-6PM ~~ Open to the Public MARCH 27-29th, 10AM-6PMMore info