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December 11, 2009

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December 09, 2009

Nothing is better than a stunning, statement-making lighting fixture. Except when it's free!

YLighting Contest

YLighting.com is hosting an exciting giveaway of the Raimond Suspension Light by Moooi (a $1625 value) now through December 31st. Designed by a mathematics professor, the Raimond is a sphere created from a series of triangular shapes. Be the first to have it -- without spending a dime. Consider it YLighting’s décor offering for the New Year. Enter now!

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December 08, 2009

Simple chic Christmas

Bill 1 Finding yourself pressed for time (and cash) this holiday season? Award–winning interior designer, and host of the weekly lifestyle series Moment of Luxury, Bill Stubbs tells us how to have a simple and chic Christmas:

Once upon a cold, sad time some years ago, back in the 20th Century, I was not prepared for my first Christmas as a single father of two. Christmas Eve was upon me and I had no tree or decorations. I went to sleep asking God for help.

Christmas morning I awoke with the idea that someone would discard a tree before my children arrived. I went to the dumpster and waiting there was a beautiful 7-foot tree complete with a stand! It occurred to me I could create decorations with white printer paper, so I found the scissors and went to work. Paper snowflakes, paper chains and angels transformed the tree into a vision in white -- all done for a cost of $3.00.

My children remember that Christmas with great fondness and laughter the year Dad found a tree in the dumpster and decorated it with white paper!

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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

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Protruding Clocks from Leo Yiu Chin Pong

These Insert Clocks from designer Leo Yiu Chun Pong seemingly protrude from the wall. Mounted to look like they were embedded (or the result of someone with some anger issues) this 3D modern clock is fun and eyecatching. (Better mount high enough so it is not noggin-catching to.) From what we can tell, this is still in the concept stage and not yet in production. If anyone knows otherwise, please leave a comment here! -- --diane

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December 06, 2009

Waterfall Bathroom Fixtures

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A one-time social status in Asia, the fan's graceful lines and motion was elegantly transformed by SSi™ (Sustainable Solutons International) to be one of eight collections for the fluid line of bathroom fixtures. This Fan offers a completely flat spout, allowing a waterfall effect from either the tap or the tub fixture. Created in -- --diane

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Square & Chic Wreaths

"505 Mont Wreath w man Scale, shape and an element of surprise.

Three of the most important elements to keep in mind when designing or finding holiday ornamenture for modern homes, said Stephen Stefanou, owner of the Dallas-based firm Design Solutions.

We caught up with Stefanou, who is responsible for the monumental adornments at such majestic venues as Rockefeller Center, NY, and the Bellagio in Vegas, for some DIY holiday advice.

"Do something over the top and monochromatic such as a whole bed of red amaryllis -- and mulch with fake snow," he urged. "For the holidays, it's all about scale, and the element of surprise." Tree day Gaylords National Christmas 59 email

"If you have a beautiful urn or low dish, fill it with one element and float a little island of 20-30 roses." Or, do as Stefanou did,  and create a 60-foot Christmas tree of hand-sculpted 'synthetic glass' and adorned with overscale red, holly berries.

For more ideas, read "Secret to the Modern Wreath."

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December 03, 2009

Beautifully twisted

The Infinity table by Porada -- the glass top gives an unobstructive view of the exquisitely intricate wood design of the base that was inspired by the concept of infinity. Available in precious walnut canaletta wood and wenge, the Infinity table is available for order via Eurotrend for $4,400.

Infinity table

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December 02, 2009

Designer for a day!

Flor Wish you could custom create an area rug for your space?

Use FLOR’s design tool to mix-and-match styles to create just the look you’ve been dreaming of and email it to FLOR. Winners will receive their FLOR design complementary plus be featured on FLOR.com. Entries due December 7, 2009.

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