June 30, 2009
Top Ten Modern Beach Houses
Looking out the window onto a gray rainy day and dreaming of these modern getaways - they're the top ten coolest beach houses. Each one features a modern layout, plenty of windows and is sitting on an ocean. The prices start at $12,000,000 and they're worth it.
Check them out here: Top 10 Luxury Beach Homes
June 29, 2009
The Tandem Collection EM3 from Ego Paris is made up of 15 pieces that can be arranged in a variety of ways to suit your needs. A chaise can be strung together with an ottoman, corner table, and sunlounger to create a long, undulating seating zone. There's an adjustable leaf-shaped sunshade sun and two styles of dining tables and chairs. The only caveat for this collection is for people with an insatiable need to rearrange furniture - with this many pieces available to switch and shape, you'll never have a moment to actually sit.
Available to the trade.
June 27, 2009
Tulip Table & Stools
This may be the only flower I cannot kill.
The wicker Tulip Table & Stool sits at bar height in a clean bronze finish. The table is topped with glass, and white cushions are available for the seats.
Worried about wear & tear? The frame is constructed of rust proof aluminum, has a baked on finish, and rests on a stainless steel base. The optional cushions are made with quick drying exterior foam and covered with an outdoor acrylic fabric resistant to moisture and colorfast against sunlight.
A little Vitamin C for the home
The Orange Circles Table from Etsy -- as seen on CBS News Sunday Morning.
June 26, 2009
Turn on the fun
Some of the best designs don't take themselves too seriously...
Introducing Jalama -- a playful faucet inspired by simplicity
Welcome to NY, Richard Hutton.
Droog is now representing Richard Hutten in New York, becoming the exclusive dealer for the NgispeN line. A collaborator of Droog since its beginnings in 1993, Richard has become one of the most internationally successful Dutch designers. He is known for what he refers to as ‘No sign of design’ furniture: functional pieces that are conceptual and humorous.
Pictured above: the CM chair, Rhino chair, Zzzidt, and Bronto children’s chair.
Pictured below: wooden items available on order, price on request, including NSOD (No sign of design) and the Berlage chair.
Modern Tree House
(image courtesy of: theblog.modamuse.com.)
It's July and we're celebrating by bringing you the stars of tomorrow: the independent designers building the underground design revolution.
Today's revolutionary is Tracey Collins, a New Zealand architect who created a chrysalis-inspired tree house that's open for business.
Watch the video of this ingenious creation here.
Ready, set, grill
New from Atlantis Outdoor Kitchens -- bamboo doors and drawer heads for exterior kitchens!
"Bamboo is the perfect selection for outdoor living, due to its density and remarkable strength," says Patrick Byrne, Executive Vice President of Atlantis Outdoor Kitchens. "And even more importantly, as a rapidly renewable resource," he adds.
Atlantis chose bamboo as a high quality, socially responsible product for their designs. The bamboo used for Atlantis doors and drawer heads is selected at the peak of maturity and strength for ultimate longevity and trouble-free maintenance.
Available in nine styles and 10 colors.
June 25, 2009
The Alessi toothpick holder by Andrea Branzi is totally unneccesary, art-for-art's-sake genius. I love such things, but wonder how they're selling these days.
$175 through Fitzu.
The sound of running water, river rocks, and split granite boulders for sink basins are all elements that bring tranquility to the bathroom. When paired with simple lines, balance and harmony, an Asian-inspired sanctuary is born. For those looking to create the Zen bath suite there are a few design tips to keep in mind. First, blend plenty of natural woods, stone and metal to bring nature inside and abound. Secondly, look for bamboo bathroom furnishings such as shelves or storage boxes for added serenity.More from Stone Forest