February 10, 2010
Carved Area Rugs in Blues & Greens
Nothing says modern area rug more than bold shapes, bold hues and luscious textures. We've chosen this palette of blues and greens to show off Foreign Accents carved and pile rugs, including one designed by Michael Payne (2nd from left). Available in a variety of sizes starting at $200 for a 4 x 6.
December 08, 2009
Innermost Mantel Dome Clock
If you are looking for a unique modern gift -- check out these mantel clocks designed by France's Cédric Ragot of the 'designedbyitem' firm for London-based Innermost. I found these little "time capsules" striking and adorable.
With a Seiko mechanism, mouth blown glass covers the power-coated time piece. Available in black or white (other colors are planned) the clock stands 6" high. -- --diane
Protruding Clocks from Leo Yiu Chin Pong
December 06, 2009
Waterfall Bathroom Fixtures
November 21, 2009
Pop Quiz Math Clock
If military time is a breeze for you, then you'll love this clock that offers equations instead of numerals. These problems on a chalkboard hopefully will just evoke a chuckle and not post traumatic math class. Personally I think it's cute and clever -- and would be fairly appreciated by some engineer friends. But I have no doubt my middle school sons would not be amused.
Meeting at square root of 4? diane
Raindrop Chandelier by Jean-Pierre Canlis
Seattle glass artist, Jean-Pierre Canlis, designed this blown-glass chandelier. The eight 'organic raindrops' hang from a 36" round metal base and are designed to be lit from the exterior, causing the drops to illuminate for a dramatic look.
November 20, 2009
Eco – Twinkle Light by Kenan Wang
October 29, 2009
Hmmm, according to our Brit friends at MyDeco the skull motif is skulking its way to become a fashion icon. Check out the wallpaper from Beyond the Moon -- bronze flocked on bronze velvet pile -- available in black/gunmetal and gold -- in case you were wondering.
So while boho chic is out, death is very much in, and with Halloween looming at the end of the week we need to start embracing the darker side!
September 27, 2009
Portable Herb Garden
Pure Contemporary recently featured great ways to bring the outdoors in -- and our friend Anne Robert provided this gem by French firm Les Ateliers Ouvert. Made of eco-friendly material (aside from the herbs), la table-potagère (the kitchen garden table) -- is by all accounts "Green Design": A portable herb garden, that allows modern cooks the joy and essence of fresh herbs. Importing from France will be about $1600 with duty and shipping, so it is not an impulse buy. We're waiting word from the company to see if plans for distribution in the US is imminent.--diane
September 19, 2009
Patio Heater: Lights, Music, Heat
Chilling with friends outdoors shouldn't mean shivering.
So we have our eye on patio heaters. Here's one from Grand Hall, the Taiwan-headquartered grill company. Grand Hall has taken the gas-fed heating elements and turned them on their side -- to make this free standing patio heater. The 6' high heater also includes sound system and LED lights. iPod® and refreshments not included.