May 26, 2010
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Bruehl's Wave of Innovation
Dreaming of the beach and Bruehl's taking me there with Coupole Bleue, its new debut. A modern vision of waves done with Bruehl's signature quality and attention to detail, Couple Bleue as at once charming, whimsical and impossibly sophisticated. Also available in white...
Tip: If you're a Pisces, you're born to love this design - it's all here in Design By Your Sign: Pisces.
Mini Eames Lounge & Ottoman for Kids
A Mini-E for your mini-me, the iconic Eames chair for kids has all the bells and whistles of the adult version in a much smaller package. It's one of a host of mini icons available at www.littlenest.com, among them Yolk, a tot-sized Egg Chair and Bert, a tiny take on Bertoia's wire masterpiece. The Mini-E retails for $899.
More modern kids furniture.
May 24, 2010
Recent work from Italy's il labortorio dell'imperfetto - a perfect collection...
Green Kitchen Cabinets from Bazzeoby Cornelia Stumpf
The shift to green design has forced American companies to rethink their way of production and design and resulted in more attractive and energy friendly products on the market than ever before. Green products have taken the interior design industry, and especially kitchen design, by a storm.
One of the top trends in today’s eco-friendly kitchens are American-made cabinets featuring paper stone, recycled glass and recycled wood combined with the sleek looks of European-style cabinets. US-made Bazzèo kitchens fit the bill.
They’re made from 100% recycled and recovered wood fiber particleboard, a certified Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP), with a water-based, no-added urea-formaldehyde resin. The doors and drawer fronts as well as all paneling are created using a core material made from compressed wheatgrass. Like the box material, the wheatgrass doors are held together using a non-toxic water-based resin. The doors are then covered with reconstituted wood veneer in Oak, Rosewood, Teak, Walnut, Wenge or Zebra, and finished to the clients specs. using a water-based, non-toxic stain or sealer.
Cornelia Stumpf is the owner and principal of CSCP Consult LLC- a PR and Marketing consulting firm, that specializes their services for architects, designers, and design related companies in the green building field.www.cscpconsult.com
You're probably sitting down right now...
Office workers spend a third of the day sitting, whether in a heads-down mode or interacting with others. This is creating higher expectations for performance seating, and we've got a slew of ergonomic chairs that meet all your working needs, including Sava, the new launch from Stylex, and these modern desk, office and task chairs.
May 19, 2010
Recycled Cork Lamps
Another reason to drink wine...
Appropriately named Float, the light fixture is made from Portuguese agglomerated cork blocks. The blocks are made from recovered waste that is the result of wine cork manufacturer.
Read more: http://3rings.designerpages.com/2010/05/04/float-recycled-cork-lamps-by-benjamin-hubert/#iframe_height=300#ixzz0oQoGjUuK
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TROVE Debuts Marquee & Talks to PC
TROVE glammed up ICFF this weekend with the debut of Marquee, its glass bead embossed papers. The Marquee treatment is an option for any of TROVE's existing designs, and once you've seen it, you'll want it.
It's shiny, elegant and even tough. This wall covering is commercial-grade 2 ply, ready to stand up to just about anything.The designs TROVE comes up with continue to amaze us, so naturally, We had some questions for TROVE founders Jee Levin and Randall Buck. Here's what they had to say...
May 18, 2010
Modern wall coverings
Frost is Chilewich's latest, just unveiled at ICFF. It's shown here as a floor covering but it's also meant for walls. A great solution for stairwells, where paint and wallpaper are oft touched and dirtied. This is about as easy to clean as it gets.
See more of Chilewich's newest patterns.
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Loving this compilation - the top 6 rules for unimpeachable design this year.
See what the trend spotters swear by...