May 31, 2009
I wanna rock with you
The G-Spot Rocker from Gregory Clark. Handmade limited edition. Only 6 of 9 remain! Call to inquire about purchasing 203.834.7757.
May 28, 2009
Bath in black
TREND ALERT! Little black dress, little black bathroom.
At the recent K/BIS show in Atlanta a new trend emerged: the black bathroom. Be it black fixtures, a black bathtub or just black as an accent color– black is both sophisticated and glamorous when used in the bathroom.
Vintage Modern Oil Painting
Vintage and Modern Inc has an oil painting by Guy Charon available, but probably not for long. $3,600. View it in person at Center44 at 222 East 44th in NYC. View it online here.
Modern Accessories for Entertaining
New in Wannekes' assortment are these fruit bowls from the ...Issima! series by designer Sam Baron for Bosa. Born of a quest to marry glamor, function, culture and contemporary appeal, these are equally at home at a casual party or high tea.
May 27, 2009
Modern Kitchen Accessories
The age old problem of how to boil an egg with cracking the shell has found a solution. It's the Mosquito Egg Piercer, a modern contraption of stainless steel and whimsy.
The Mosquito Egg Piercer, now offers the remedy for these nuisance eggs. Made of everlasting steel, the Mosquito operates on egg-headed spoilsports by immunizing them with a tiny prick.
The procedure goes as follows. Place the raw egg - blunt head down - into the annular hole of the Mosquito. Apply the tight but gentle grip of your hand around the egg top, some reasonable pressure and a bit of first-try courage. Then push down and pierce. Your egg is now relieved of any more cracking ideas the tiny puncture at the egg's bottom will allow internal gas to escape lowering the pressure build up during the boiling process.
Available through Mocha.
LED? Try OLED
Just as LED lighting is hitting its stride, a new version is catching up. Check out OLED, from WAC lighting. Used here in its OLED Chandelier, WAC 's design uses eight colorful, transparent, one-inch OLEDs, including a panel that depicted the WAC Lighting logo. (We forgive the logo stunt only because this version was used as a tradeshow display.)
But what is OLED?
An OLED (Organic Light Emitting Device or Organic Light Emitting Diode) features a thin film display technology that began to appear in cell phones and other small-screen applications in early 2000. OLED screens consist of a series of organic layers between two electrical contacts (electrodes). OLEDs are monolithic, with each layer deposited on the other, creating a single unit. Commonly constructed on glass, OLEDs can also be fabricated on plastic and other flexible films.
They offer bright, colorful images with a wide viewing angle, low power, and high contrast ratio. They can also be made transparent, enabling them to function in heads-up displays and even as window shades that react to sunlight. OLEDs do not need backlights, and screens can be made ultra thin. OLED's color, speed, thinness, transparency and flexibility make it a very versatile display technology.
We must mentio too, that the power consumption is only 0.18-watt for each OLED. Not bad. Now if they could just drop the logo from the chandelier display.
Big Modern Architectural Fans
The folks at Big Ass Fans keep things simple. They focus on nature, straightforward design and making really big ass fans for industrial and architectural use.
Here's our favorite, Isis.
Like all the company's fans, Isis features silent operation, remote control, and the assurance that all of your wi-fi and cordless signals won't get crossed - this thing's on another plane altogether. Find out more at BigAssFans.com.
May 26, 2009
Lightly toasted, please!
Now all I need is a bag of marshmallows.
The FirePlate by RADIUS DESIGN has an aesthetically pleasing circular plate of black painted steel and an attachable grill.
We're all busting at the seams, clawing our way to the sliding glass doors and frozen margaritas. It's summer (almost), and it's time for outdoor festivities. At 21 I would have been happy with a few folding chairs or even a cozy blanket on the grass. At 27, I want a table with REAL chairs. I want a dining set that will last for more than one season. I want one of these!
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Sway by Thelermont Hupton. Made of Polyethylene and Polyurethane, these swaying perches can withstand the weather and are durable enough for public spaces. They don't tip over, but do require a little balance from the sitter. Kids would love these anywhere, I would love them in a modern garden setting. Place an order right from the designer's site.