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May 18, 2010

Get in the Ring


This is the Pod by La-Fete Design, an insta-personal space anywhere you place it. Outdoor ready, the Pod is made of polymeric structural foam and layers of cushioning foam that are covered in a waterproof membrane made of marine grade vinyl. I'd love to lounge here as a light rain falls.

See more luxury, modern outdoor furniture from La-Fete at Pure Contemporary.

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May 13, 2010

Concrete Kitchen design


Concrete Kitchen from Steininger Designs. No fuss, no muss. I love, love, love!

-- allie


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May 10, 2010

Outdoor Rooms Get Personal


Be it pillows, carpets, lighting, fountains or ways to shade, personalization is the key theme for today’s modern outdoor rooms. As our guest write Mike Voyles says, "It’s not about matching, but making it yours, combining what you have with what you want," that is essential!

Find out how to create your own, personalized modern outdoor room!

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May 07, 2010

Back in Black


Black is making a splash in modern bathrooms. Shown: Vero Black from Duravit.

-- allie


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May 06, 2010

Inspiration from a Mother of Modern

This 103-year-old mother of modern manages to tap into her creative spirit everyday...we find out how!

Getting control of our creative selves, and channeling that creativity into worthwhile projects takes time and stamina. That's assuming you have the inspiration to begin with. With everything we have to do in a day, creative expression barely stands a chance. But maybe we should move expressing ourselves closer to the top of the list.

Looking at 103 year-old Eva Zeisel, I  see a slew of benefits to creativity, though reaping them takes effort. Zeisel survived 12 months of solitary confinement under Josef Stalin and moved from country to country in Europe before finally settling in New York, where she became the first female to ever have a solo show at the NY MoMA.

In this interview, Zeisel reveals the secrets to her success...

See how Eva survived life in a Soviet prison camp to become a major force in modern design.


Two Female Designers to Admire

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May 05, 2010

Gold Lighting

Gold and glamorous....

via Oh Joy!

to getting the glamour of gold all over your home...

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Eco-friendly Wooden bookshelves


For Amy Hunting, over 20 different varieties of wood presented a solution, not a collection for the trash bin. She strung them together using a rope and a classic sailor's not to create the plank shelf. Great for the green-conscious and nomads - just unslip the knot to disassemble. 

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And independent modern designers...


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May 04, 2010

Seeing Light Bulbs

A new study found that seeing light bulbs actually spurs bright ideas. It immediately made me think of the now iconic 1993 Droog design, 85 Lamps, by Dutchman Rody Graumans. Its 85 bulbs could incite a veritable mind riot. Pick one up at Unica Home for $3,796.

Or, go the $299 route, with the still inspiring 10 bulb version from Z Gallerie, the Loft Chandelier. Less pricey, less energy. Less enlightenment? You decide.


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Oras Gele Clock

Laser-cut natural walnut clock from Oras designer Vilija Marshall. Finished with a soft lustre clear coat, the clock is 18" in diameter and comes  ready to hang. Clock hands available in four colors (shown in pear green). About $165 from designpublic.

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May 03, 2010

Chiasso's Summer Catalog

Chiasso catalog Chiasso's new online catalog

-- allie


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