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April 03, 2012

Mid-Century Modern Still Hanging Around

Rattan chairDesigned by Exporium, the Nautica Rattan Hanging chair evokes a mid-century feel that isn't always easy to create.

I just need to figure out where to hang it...


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April 02, 2012

Modern door mats

Door mat 1 Door mat 3 I love Spring. I hate the mud that my dog tracks into my home after the Spring thaw...

Shop Chiasso's door mat collection.

-- allie


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April 01, 2012

Spira Mailbox

Once again, my love for a good mailbox has rear it's fashionable head. Simply put, the mailbox is jewelry for your home.

Check out the Spira Mailbox -- priced at $247-288. 

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March 31, 2012


My mind is on Spring. Fresh air, open windows, bright flowers, and finally enjoying the outdoors without a parka on -- preferably with these lining my deck.


The Glowing Gregg from Foscarini. Made from free-blown glass and available in 3 sizes, Foscarini describes Gregg with the loving language of a parent: “An organic, elegant and familiar shape that does not use pure geometry as its point of reference.”

Maybe the Easter bunny will drop a few in my basket.

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March 22, 2012

Two-Year Renovation of Mies van der Rohe’s Villa Tugendhat is Complete Read more: Two-Year Renovation of Mies van der Rohe's Villa Tugendhat Is Complete


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Time to rejoice: a two-year reconstruction of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's iconic Villa Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic was recently completed - and it looks spectacular. The modern masterpiece is one of the most famous houses in the Czech Republic, and after a restoration and reconstruction project that included everything from the structure of the building down to the door hinges and furniture, the historic home has been reopened and is ready for its close-up.

See the amazing photos

The Scandalour Starchitects from Harvard

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March 08, 2012

May the Luck of the Irish be with you!

The “FOR2″ by After 6 Design Studio (A6DS) is a multifunctional chair designed by Sia Zanjani for two with storage space for up to 15 wine bottles and 8 wine glasses. Moreover, there is additional space in the center for books, magazines and other accessories, which makes the FOR2 a perfect product for small living spaces. The main materials used are birch plywood and 100 percent wool felt. All finishes and colors can be customized upon request. The FOR2 chair, which is sure to impress both the wine lovers, book lovers and the lovers of fine design, sells for CAD $3,500.


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March 06, 2012

Does that come in XXL?


I know the Alice in Wonderland thing has been done over, and over, and over again, but I still love it.  The whimsy and fantasy mixed with solid design. And in this case, amazing colors.

The Altesse Oversized Patio Chairs are made from polyethylene, are weather resistant and completely recyclable. Altesse, which stands for “highness” should be perfect for outdoor use although they may also be considered for indoor use.


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March 01, 2012

Color your kitchen

I LOVE this!

Bored with stainless steel and lack of color in your space? Steel S.p.A. and designer Alcide Po must have understood what that felt like before they designed and introduced a range of cookers and hoods that features the contemporarydesign of the Genesi refrigerator.






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February 28, 2012

Color Your Life: Blue

From Aqua to Navy Blue and all the way back to Cerulean, blue is the color that we reach to time and time again for both design inspiration and spiritual and emotional healing. It’s the color of the ocean and the sky, making it a constant in our lives. It’s the color of peace and calm, and of royal authority. Egyptians used lapis lazuli to represent heaven. Artists often use blue in paintings to help illustrate perceptive, as blue can give a feeling of depth and distance. Turquoise represents youth and strength. While the deeper Indigo symbolizes a mystical sense of wisdom, self-mastery, and spiritual realization.

So, whether you’re trying to add depth into a small room, increase a sense of calm in your home, or even perhaps add a youthful cheer into an otherwise dark space, blue is your color. Below are some of our favorite ABC Home blue products. Click through below and tell us, what’s your favorite shade of blue and how do you incorporate the color into your life?

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February 15, 2012

Dono Lamps

Crystal light

I usually cringe at the word "crystal," but these are stunning. Maybe it's because I'm reading an Elizabeth Taylor, but I am desparate for them.

Dono Crystal Lamps by Fabbian

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