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February 25, 2010

Modern Outdoor Chaise

Modern lounging...Jena.JPG_595

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February 24, 2010

New Weather System: Dew and Cloud

Coming to Moroso’s main stage this March 2010 are two debuts by way of Japan, both originally previewed at last year’s I Saloni.

Dew and cloud The first is Dew by Nendo, a new Moroso collaborator, and the second is Paper Cloud by Tokujin Yoshioka, a long time Moroso partner. They share a fluid water theme and play with the idea of dimensions and nature.

Dew is a round ottoman with the plump fullness of a drop of water, and Paper Cloud is a seating system (the prototype was made in paper in order to synthesize the texture and look of clouds).

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February 23, 2010

What a nice concept

Nothing is more disappointing than coming across a stylish and stunning piece of furniture, only to discover that it's a concept...

La Roche

The alluring, and a tad dangerous, La Roche Concept Chair from Milla Rezanova.


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Spring Design Trends Revealed -- from Las Vegas Market

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February 22, 2010

Restoring a Mid-Century Modern House

Mid-modern house When the 1965 home of the late modern architect David Condon went on the market a few years ago, new owner Susan Toffler brought in designer Susan Vallon, who knew updating the home would require considerable restraint.

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February 20, 2010

Alexander Purcell's Spiro chairs wins 2010 CH+D New Product Design

With a slight lean to it's back, the Spiro chair exudes the laid-back style that Purcell's new designs seem to reflect. The chair also features a raised, heat-formed pattern on its seat, which is fully customizable.



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February 16, 2010

Hotel gets Green Design

-1 A lesson in good hotel design from Massimo Iosa Ghini in his own words...

Hotels become more and more places of dwelling, they are spaces in strong bond with a culture of sustainable living, always looking for a new aesthetic identity still suffering from inadequate and obsolete models.

The hall 'Sustainable but beautiful' is a piece of architecture, opening to visitors with a portal emphasized by two large installations.

The entrance welcomes and green invites the clients into a new dimension. The space is enclosed by thick vegetation and spectacular walls telling quality and comfort. 

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MugStir is Quirky


New York, NY, February 16, 2010 -- Today marks the official release of MugStir -- a community-designed portable spoon that hangs onto the side of a coffee mug or cup of tea. Bring your MugStir to work to replace those communal spoons, or to avoid wasting a new plastic spoon every time you need to stir a hot beverage.

MugStir has a handle that clips to the side of your mug that is rubber-coated to protect the mug from scratches and your fingers from burns. It holds about 1/2 a teaspoon of liquid and acts as an ideal stirrer for your hot (or cold) beverage. MugStir's dimensions are approximately 3" tall x 1.25" wide x 1" deep. The product comes in packs of three, so feel free to keep one at work, one at home, and one with you when you're on the go.

MugStir is the 28th product designed and developed by the Quirky community since Quirky’s launch on June 2, 2009. Quirky gives everyone the chance to get product ideas out of their heads and onto shelves. Each week, Quirky’s community collaborates to select and produce one new product idea. This week ends the development phase of MugStir, and it is now available for pre-sale in Quirky’s online store for $7.50 (for a set of three).


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February 11, 2010

Retractable screens from Centor Architectural

Spring is right around the corner, or so we've been told. Time to let the sunshine in!

Centor Architectural has launched the S1E Eco-Screen™, the first large horizontal (combined span of up to 24ft) retractable screen and blind system made to maximize a room’s views while potentially minimizing the energy bills.


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.

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