July 29, 2009
Run for shelter
Looking for protection from harsh summer rays? Or, if you live in my neck of the woods, summer showers?
The architecture studio Bestetti Associati teamed up with furniture manufacturer Paola Lenti to create “a contemporary architectural structure, designed to be the ultimate protection from the elements.” “Cabanne is a modular system, allowing for endless possible architectural solutions tailored to the spaces, the situations, the requirements,” according to Paola Lenti.
July 28, 2009
Take the art of Tepanyaki out of the restaurant and into the home with the TepanGrill Table by Troy Adams Design.
This unique outdoor dining table with built-in stainless steel cooktop is shown in honed absolute black granite, but it can be custom built in any material or size. The infrared heat from the grill has a similar effect to that of traditional coal charcoal, eliminating the smoky effect. The grill has a downdraft ventilator to eliminate smoke, grease and other cooking odors. Dual heating from the direct heat of natural charcoal and the radiant heat also adds to the remarkable flavor of the food. Suitable not only for Yakiniku and steak, but also for seafood. Dimensions shown are 30” tall and 4’ x 4’ wide. Retails for $14,500.
July 27, 2009
A beautiful, interactive, pendant lampshade, designed by Monica Singer and perfected by you. Included with the Cut Light are a pair of scissors, inviting you to add your own personal touch to the layered, feather-light strips of fabric. Short or long, even or irregular, your customized design has the potential to match any room and adapt to any mood. It's affordable to boot: $69 at generate.
Modern Outdoor Lanterns
Not Neutral's Moroccan- and Mexican-inspired lanterns illuminate paths through small pinholes arranged in exotic patterns. They come in three colors, three sizes and a candle is included. Plus, they're on sale now for $45 -$162 at AllModern.com.
July 23, 2009
Kanutos Lounge Chair
Kanutos -- taking lounging to the next level.
DWR Catches On
Thanks for letting us know about your latest "innovation." We understand your excitement and wish you the best, but really, custom fabrics? Isn't it about time? The biggest impact this announcement made was surprise that these options weren't already available.
Partnering with Maharam and Spinnybeck is a great idea. They're both leaders in the industry and have a bevy of modern and contemporary fabrics and leathers. Over 800 fabric choices! Over 900 leather choices! Almost 100 options in Ultrasuede! How could you have left these design choices out of reach for so long?
Well thank goodness the dark ages have passed, because we've been saying it for years: Modern style is all about customization!
Kudos to you, even if it's a little late.
July 21, 2009
Save at Flor
July 20, 2009
Not just for chocolate
In a world where consumer goods are produced with such haste that they lose their quality, the label “Made in Switzerland” becomes more convincing. Laufen, the first manufacturer of ceramic bath furnishings in Switzerland, introduces a new timeless design with dual functionality.
Anyone living with a mate know that the bathroom can often be a battleground. The Double Countertop Washbasin, as part of the Vienna Collection, hopes to lessen quarrels and amp up style.
Hang it up
Don't let the sunny, carefree days of summer fool you. Fall is right around the corner, along with fall coats. And unless you live in a frat house, it is not acceptable to dump them over the arm of a chair. You're a grown-up now. Time for a coat rack.
Inspired by a ribbon blowing in the wind, the Ribbon wall-mounted coat rack bridges the gap between function and art. It is a practical, everyday storage solution when in use, and sculptural wall art when free from coats. It can hold 5 coats, plus scares, umbrellas, etc. and comes with color-matching screws for a seamless finish. Handmade by craftsmen, no two units are identical.