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May 26, 2009

Pitt in NOLA


Brad Pitt's success in NOLA. An update and profile from W mag...

Check it out here.

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May 22, 2009

Marimekko on IKEA

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Kirsikka_Falsterbo_35b-20090519-093350 Two iconic Scandinavian interior design trailblazers have put their heads together, and come up with a new, colorful line.

Bemz, the place for slipcovers that breathe new life into IKEA sofas and chairs, has partnered with Marimekko, the Finnish company renowned for its bold, bright and distinctive fabric designs. Check out these new machine-washable slipcovers, which transform an IKEA sofa or chair into a something much more interesting.

It goes live on May 27 but you can read all about it here.

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Adler Offers Relief

Newrelief09_07 Relief at Jonathan Adler.

This collection of vases started off at Adler's SoHo studio, where he hand threw the prototypes and taped off sections to create his designs. The clay left exposed was wiped away with a little sponge and voila, a relief was formed. Our guess is that the prototypes were then whisked away to a far less craftsman-like factory where hundreds and hundreds were massed produced. Nevertheless, they are tactile and organic and available in a selection of muted shades.  Prices start at $28 through Jonathan Adler.

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Modern Bird Feeders


DWR has a great collection of bird feeders, all 15% off now, for its Memorial Day sale.

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May 21, 2009

Miss K

Miss K table lamp Lighting, lighting, lighting! I can't say it enough -- lighting makes the space.

I would personally like to invite the Miss K table lamp from Flos to brighten my living room.

Save 35% on select Flos lighting at Y Lighting!

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May 20, 2009

Sorry Dad

A very accommodating press rep sent me an email highlighting a few Father's Day gift suggestions from Zwello. Is it bad of me to want to get these for myself? I'm sure Dad will forgive me.


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May 19, 2009

Narrowly Modern Bathroom

This long narrow bathroom space gets modern treatment from traditional materials care of Marsh & Clark. In its 2009 San Fransisco Decorator Showhouse space, the designers used sustainably harvested wood, a stained glass window made of handblown glass by a local craftsman and a floor spiral of handcut marble and limestone.

 “This room embodies the Marsh & Clark philosophy of uniting traditional craftsmanship and innovative design to make good on the promise of elegant, timeless, sustainable spaces,” said Stephanie Marsh Fillbrandt, principal Marsh & Clark.

It's hard to work with such a narrow room, and the designers approached it by using a clever combination of color and floor detail to make the room appear more spacious than it actually is. We love these tricks of the eye, and can teach you how to do it, too. Just check out our Five Easy Steps for Choosing Perfect Paint Colors.

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May 18, 2009

Bouroullec Bros Step Outside


Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec could send a giant tin foil ball to ICFF and walk away with a prize, but that's not to say they don't deserve it.  The top design team's ingenuity and fresh perspective continues to inspire and impress. This time, they took home the prize for Outdoor Furniture with their Vegetal Chair. We love it too. The organic, plant-like structure of the chair mimics the outdoors in a modern sihouhette that stands up to elements. And, unlike a lot of ICFF favorites, it's widely available now. About $550 at Unica Home.

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Modern Baccarat


Designer Jaime Hayon set his modern design sights and sensibilities on the venerable crystal company Baccarat with colorful, whimsical results. He created the Crystal Candy Set, a collection of deep gem tones, topped with exquisite domes. The whole thing looks as if board game Candy Land came to life and were covered in crystal. Take a look at the details...

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Duravit Modern Bathrooms


Duravit earned top honors at ICFF this weekend with the award for best Body of Work. This high-end bath manufacturer sure knows what it's doing, and keeps everyone else up to date on the newest styles as well. Just check out the company's compilation of the top 10 trends in bathrooms today...

Bathrooms are currently in a period of transition. Today people expect more from them than the traditional bathing, washing, showering or cleaning their teeth. The bathroom is becoming a living-room space that offers a refuge from the complex world that we live in today.

The overview of the 10 trends

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