Saturday, April 30, 2011

Do You Like To Mix

Living Room console traditional living room

“An abstract by Hyunmee Lee hangs above a museum quality Italian console in the Living Room of this 1929 Tudor Revival home in Mountain Brook, Alabama.”

Do you like to mix styles ? What different styles do you think would look good together ?

Look (HERE) & (HERE) for more mixing

Thursday, April 28, 2011

What Could Have Been The Inspiration ? Again

GrinzaGrinza by The Campana brothers for Edra 

Wrinkled Dog 

I still insist that I love the brothers’ work, but maybe you would like to read this?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Beautiful Balls

Saw these beautiful pendant lights on California Home Design, by Corbett Lighting. Loved the shape, texture, material and color. Perfect ball I would say. I am sure the shadows it throws can be really “sexy”

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Pendant in room The room is not so bad either

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Me And Klara Are Not Getting Along !


Designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso and presented at Milan this year.

Me and Klara will not be friends, she has a big head and I don't like her clothes.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

God’s Waiting Room

To introduce his new Moon chair, Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka filled Moroso’s showroom with mist and light. I love the chair and I love the idea of the backlit mist in the presentation, like a 4D movie theatre. Some might think it is eerie, I think it looks surreal, and will definitely create an “experience”. Now, whether people will enjoy it or not, I don't know.




Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What Could Have Been The Inspiration ?


The Crystal Blanco Chair by Aqua Creations. According to the company the inspiration was the lines of a finger print ! Crystal ?

Do you like ? Dislike ?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Silence Of The Stools

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Normally I love the brothers’ designs. They are out of the box, progressive and unusual. I would like to know what happened here.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Interior Design & The Law Of Attraction

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I am blessed that most of my projects are fun with nice happy home owners as clients. I am proud of all of them and the end result is always a good one where both the client and I are happy.

Recently I did a project that is not residential, the person responsible for the project I discovered day one is a neurotic man, obsessive, and a pessimist. You know the type that keeps asking you the same question over and over again, thinking that you will slip and change what you said before, interrogation style.

After the first meeting I asked him nicely to just let go and have trust especially that whoever is approving the project already saw all the 3D renderings and things are ok, they will get exactly what was approved in the pictures. I reminded him of all the other very successful projects we executed for them (with him not there thank God). To no avail.

Risking sounding like the crazy person designers are thought to be, I told him how we can affect things with our negativity and that he should only look forward to the beautiful end result, basically in “baby” talk I asked him to only have positive thoughts about the whole thing, again, to no avail

Fair enough, LED lights delivery was delayed for 2 weeks (a first I might add), custom wood work was delayed (again a rare occurrence), fabric I chose earlier and reserved was sold by a great salesman and I had to choose new fabrics, shall I go on ? Do you get my point ?

Has this ever happened to you ? Do you believe in this ? Or is this too crazy ?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Timeless Gray

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The Brick Screen by Eileen Gray, re-released by Classicon at this years Milan Fair. Gray's Brick Screen was originally designed in 1922-1925. Proof that good design cannot be just a fad.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rabih Hage

The work of Rabih Hage has always intrigued me. He has a beautiful unexpected way of combining modern with classical without looking cliche.





Saturday, April 9, 2011

“Signature” Style

I am a big fan of Kelly, Hoppen that is, always have, probably always will be. We both share a deep passion (she does not know) which is an obsessive fascination with Taupe. The “King Of Taupe” title most probably would never be bestowed upon me, for even though I do love it and use it in abundance, I always get the urge to infuse the room with a tiniest bit of color. Unlike Ms. Hoppen, I can never exert enough self restraint to keep it at Taupe. Oh yes and I tend to change my designs a bit from one project to another, but that is a minor detail. So, as much as we are twin souls, we do have our individual  slightly different characters.

I own all her books.

I follow her news.

I subscribe to her blog, which brings me to why I am posting about her. While enjoying reading all about her trip to the Far East and Russia, and her visit to the huge furniture store that carries her line, I learned that she was pushed into signing a few leather trunks from her new line. I felt envious of the “few lucky” people who would own one of those precious little trunks. WOW, a piece signed by Ms. Hoppen with what appears to be a gold marker pen. What I would do to have one of those.


By the way, she actually said “few lucky” about those eventually buying the trunks, and I quote “In the end I gave in so a few lucky people will have these “one time only” signed trunks”.


Just wondering, who is the lucky one in this instance, the owner of the precious little trunk, or the person who has people actually willing to pay money to own a piece of furniture with his/her marker scribblings on the leather ?

Just asking.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Seriously ?

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New from Anthropologie. What do these chairs remind you of ? If you knew that they were for $1898 would you still remember the same thing ?

Monday, April 4, 2011

Walker Paints For His Brother


Today I could not help but wonder what could a 3 year old be thinking when he paints to help his baby brother. I am sure this young boy will grow into a great loving man. I was so touched and felt small by this young boy. But this is not his story.

Charlie the baby brother needs surgery.

Visit (HERE) to know more about the condition and how to help.

And visit (HERE) to buy Walkers paintings to help his little brother Charlie.

Visit La Maison Boheme, Charlie’s mom write that wonderful blog for more information.


A 100 Year Old Gets A Facelift

The beautiful blog, Material Girls, pointed me today in the direction of an article in the latest issue of Chicago Home & Garden. A century old house was made into a beautiful, elegant and modern home that is soothing and comfortable, I can only imagine what being inside would be like.




Saturday, April 2, 2011

Concrete Made Soft ?

I could not stop looking at the seating Foster & Partners created for a bank lobby in Morocco.

The seat connects all the way to the dome above. So dramatic, so inventive and who would think that you can make concrete look so malleable.

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