March 06, 2012
Does that come in XXL?
I know the Alice in Wonderland thing has been done over, and over, and over again, but I still love it. The whimsy and fantasy mixed with solid design. And in this case, amazing colors.
The Altesse Oversized Patio Chairs are made from polyethylene, are weather resistant and completely recyclable. Altesse, which stands for “highness” should be perfect for outdoor use although they may also be considered for indoor use.
February 28, 2012
Color Your Life: Blue
From Aqua to Navy Blue and all the way back to Cerulean, blue is the color that we reach to time and time again for both design inspiration and spiritual and emotional healing. It’s the color of the ocean and the sky, making it a constant in our lives. It’s the color of peace and calm, and of royal authority. Egyptians used lapis lazuli to represent heaven. Artists often use blue in paintings to help illustrate perceptive, as blue can give a feeling of depth and distance. Turquoise represents youth and strength. While the deeper Indigo symbolizes a mystical sense of wisdom, self-mastery, and spiritual realization.
So, whether you’re trying to add depth into a small room, increase a sense of calm in your home, or even perhaps add a youthful cheer into an otherwise dark space, blue is your color. Below are some of our favorite ABC Home blue products. Click through below and tell us, what’s your favorite shade of blue and how do you incorporate the color into your life?
January 18, 2012
I've been quite obsessed with this idea of all white - white walls, white rug, white funiture. White, white, white.
Then I look at my almost 2 year old son. Obsession shattered.
Thank you Saba Italia for this beautiful visual indulgence.
August 31, 2011
Anti Stress Chair
The metal wire construction of the Anti Stress chair acts as a frame for creating patterns, expressing ideas, illustrating concepts and having fun with furniture ! Through an individual choice of ball colours and patterns, you are given the opportunity to participate and co-create the chair. The user gets emotionally involved, creating a chair of his/her ‘very own’.
July 06, 2011
A new use for plexiglass
About ten years ago, designer Manfred Kielnhofer jumped ahead of the sustainable curve with his Paper Tube Chair. Taking its cue, perhaps, from Frank Gehry’s iconic Wiggle Chair, Kielnhofer used the eminently-recyclable and oft-discarded form of newspapers—rolled into tight tubes, pressure-molded, and stacked just so. In addition to being a noteworthy shot across the bow of waste and energy-intensive manufacture, Paper Tube boasted a distinctive silhouette and compelling aesthetic. Now, Kielnhofer has parlayed that look into a decidedly different creature: the Interlux Plexiglas Chair.
Read more via 3rings.designerpages.com
May 26, 2011
Stunning Summer Steel
I have been scouring outdoor furniture websites for weeks, trying to find the perfect outdoor dining set. One that is fresh and chic, but doesn't stand out against the backdrop of my toddler's many outdoor toys.
Glass top is out (which eliminates most of the sets out there) because of said toddler's smudgy little hands. Wrought iron isn't my style (which eliminates the few other sets). While steel may not initially seem the best choice due to summer temps, the durability is a definite plus.
I believe I've found a little piece of spirited summer perfection with the EMU Pattern Table & Chairs from Coalesse. Bright and simplistic with a great pop of detail, this is the perfect set to mix and match.
Steal of the Week
May 25, 2011
Using 26 different colors, designer Sonya Winner has created the bold After Matisse rug. It's odd shape with saturated hues and blended sections was inspired by famed artist Henri Matisee (whose works were often made using paper cutouts). The result is a fantastic piece of useable art.
The collage of 26 colors “replicates the effect of transparent colors mixed together”, said the designer. Can you imagine how splendid this would be in an all white room, or perhaps a children's play area?
February 06, 2011
Too cool for stools
I want these for my kitchen! The Serous Stools from Michael Stolworthy
January 24, 2011
Oh, oh, oh it's Magis
Wallpaper Magazine's Designer of the Year 2011, Thomas Heatherwick created the SPUN chair for Magis in 2010. Recently selected for the permanent collection at MoMA, this sculptural is now available for the first time in blue.