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October 12, 2009

Shower Power

Less is definitely not always more! The Segni Collection Tondo Shower head from Gessi.



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Feng Shui your Entryway

Can you think of 9 feng shui tips to take away from this picture? We couldn't either, but luckily, we got the help of interior designer Patricia Gray, who shared her insights with us. Check out Pure Contemporary to see her tips for making your home a welcoming destination this fall.

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October 09, 2009

Alpine Series

New Alpine Bed from Modernica

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Pre-Fab Clubhouse


Fans of prefab design can now pass their affinity on to their children via Modern Cabana’s newest addition to their collection of modern living spaces — the KIDDO Cabana. Dubbed the “ultimate choose-your-own-adventure” dwelling space, kids will adore turning the blank canvas of the KIDDO into their own unique playhouse.

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October 07, 2009

Spooky Flor

Decorate for Halloween -- from ceiling to Flor!

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Modern Industrial Lamp

An industrial and modern design favorite, the The Lampe Gras is now available at Brook Farm General Store in Brooklyn, NY.  The store sent PC this background on the iconic piece, its history, and designer...

In 1921, a young engineer named Bernard-Albin Gras designed a series of lamps for use in offices and industrial environments. The Lampe Gras, as it came to be known, is the quintessential French architect lamp. Astounding in its simple yet beautiful design, which had neither screws nor welded joints in the basic form, it quickly gained a cult following in France.

The harbinger of an era, Lampes Gras were one of, if not the, first items created for industrial use to became desirable in interior decorating. The 1920s were a golden age of design in France, and the Lampe Gras epitomized the combination of form and function that has come to define the style of that period.

There are many lights that describe themselves as architects’ lamps, but only Lampe Gras can claim the distinction of being not only the original architect lamp, but the favorite of the godfather of modern architecture himself, Le Corbusier.

Le Corbusier was one of Bernard-Albin Gras’s most enthusiastic supporters. Championing the lamps as modern classics, he described them as a ‘type-objet’; an object reduced to its pure function. He used the lamps in his own offices, as well as in many of his most famous architectural projects all over the world.

Other well known avant-garde figures such as the designer and modernist architect, Robert Mallet-Stevens, the glamorous Art Deco furniture designer and interior decorator, Emile Jacques Ruhlmann, and the modernist artist and designer, Eileen Gray, adopted the Lampe Gras. Many important French artists, such as the cubists Sonia Delaunay, Georges Braque and Henri Matisse also used these lamps in their studios.

Production of the Gras Lamps stopped at the outbreak of the Second World War, and only now, finally, after over a year of experimentation and careful study, Lampes Gras are once again being made, by hand, in France.

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Varier Chair

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The Variér® Penguin is available in oak, walnut, ice blue, midnight black and icewhite. Combine any of these finishes with a chassis in either chrome or matt chrome and optional cushions in a variety of colors to create a unique Variér® Penguin.

With a wipe-clean lacquered surface and steel chassis the Variér® Penguin is robust enough to survive family meals in a busy kitchen, yet its tilting mechanism and cleverly positioned armrests deliver movement and support, encouraging your guests to linger in the dining room.

The transverse steel tubes that attach the chassis of the Variér® Penguin to the chair are not fixed in place. This allows the chair to roll gently forwards and backwards, a motion supported by the flexible angled legs. The armrests are positioned to support your forearms when you are in a reclining position. They’ve thought of everything, so sit back and relax.

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October 03, 2009

Halloween holiday table

Orange and black make a strong appearance this month! Check out this Halloween tabletop (thanks HWTM)!

Halloween table


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