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July 08, 2010

Bouroullec's in the Bathroom - New from Axor

AXOR BOUROULLEC from Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec on Vimeo.

A few years ago, Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe, asked the Bouroullec brothers to work on a collection for the bathroom. Their project was to create solutions for a large variety of situations, spaces and habitats. The result is a comprehensive collection of 85 items including different sorts of basins, mixers and solutions for the bathtub and the shower areas that can be arranged freely according to one’s needs. It debuted last month in Paris.

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July 02, 2010

The Color Green- When, How & Why to Use it

Remember when green was just a color? Those days are back.  With fashion designers reveling in green-based colors, it was only a matter of time before top home design shops followed suit. Now, we're seeing this hue of the moment pop up in everything from large, luxury, limited edition pieces to artisan glass door knobs. See them all at Pure Contemporary.


Every color has a feeling associated with it. Here's how the color green can effect your mood

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June 22, 2010

Modern Art Deco Table Lamp from Kartell


A new art deco style table lamp from Kartell, Tati has a warm familiar but modern look. Available in opaline and black methacrylate or pleated fabric.  $698

More from Kartell...

Dr No Chair
Bubble Club Sofa
Starck Eros Chair

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June 18, 2010

Modern Design for your Car

A cute bag that hangs over your stick shift will keep the clutter of receipts and wrappers from trashing your ride. The Auto Trash by Allyson Hill comes in a carload of prints and features an adjustable strap for added hanging options.

$19 at Allyson Hill's Shop.

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June 16, 2010

Naturally Modern Seating


Crazy imaginative modern seating takes cues from nature. This one is Lava by Karim Rashid and the Kika, Spring and Moon seats are just as organically inspired. See them all at PURE CONTEMPORARY.

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June 15, 2010

Modern Gift Ideas for Dad!

Nix the necktie and the new tool. What Dad really wants for Father's Day is to feel cool. If the guy you're shopping for is anything like every other guy we know, on an average weekday he gets up, hits the bathroom, gathers what he needs for the day and heads out to work. Help him out with these fresh, modern finds he'll actually use...

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June 08, 2010

Living Walls - Green Gardening Indoors

Living-walls-indoor-wall-planterWe loved the recent NY Times piece on garden walls. It showed over-the-top indoor plantings from experienced green-thumbs with money to spend on their indoor wall gardens. Check out the slideshow on garden walls here.

But to see indoor wall plantings anyone with minimal gardening experience and minimal discretionary cash can create, go no further than Pure Contemporary's recent piece on living, green, planted walls

And, check out these mod and modern planters...

  Vintage-modern-planter-stand-mid-modern    Karim-rashid-plomb-modern-planter


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June 07, 2010

WellWell, a New Modern Outdor Shower


Introducing WellWell by TradeWinds, a modern outdoor shower inspired by wells, WellWell features water that shoots upward from ground level.

WellWell is made out of robinia wood and aluminium, a minimalist design piece with a small footprint.

A tap that can be operated with bare feet regulates the height of the water jets and the shower easily connects to the garden hose using a supplied connector. It requires minimum water pressure (2kg) for use.

It's good looking and easy to use, but minus the foot operated water jets, much like the average sprinkler, don't you think?

More modern outdoor showers and spas...

  Outdoor-shower-pad-viteo   Dutch-tub-moder-outdoor-portable-spa-jacuzzi

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June 01, 2010

Spun Chair by Magis

Spun-chair-magis Spun: the rotating chair born from Thomas Heatherwick's genius. Heatherwick created a functional chair formed from a single profile that rotated through 360 degrees, thus producing a startling twist on conventional furniture design. Spun has enjoyed a great success since its launch during the last Salone del Mobile of Milan and is now available in stock at Magis.

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May 26, 2010

Mini Eames Lounge & Ottoman for Kids

Mini-e-purecontemporaryA Mini-E for your mini-me, the iconic Eames chair for kids has all the bells and whistles of the adult version in a much smaller package. It's one of a host of mini icons available at, among them Yolk, a tot-sized Egg Chair and Bert, a tiny take on Bertoia's wire masterpiece. The Mini-E retails for $899.

More modern kids furniture.

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