Joyous Spring Wishes! The whimsical Rabbit Lamp from Moooi.
20 March 2013
I love furniture with personality. This storage console, which may be used as a dining room sideboard, buffet or as additional storage in a den or has quite a strong personality. I refer to a piece of furniture such as this as a "jewel piece". Used minimally, a "jewel piece" brings that special dash of spice to a room. It is a piece of furniture that punctuates the design of a room rather than defines it. This lovely "Smoke and Mirrors" console has four mirrored door fronts from Italy and bronze finished metal on the base and door grille. Drawers and adjustable shelves are located inside the cabinet. Caracole Furniture manufactures this closed storage console in a dry walnut Amaretto finish. Delicious!
05 March 2013
Sometimes a picture is worth one thousand words. This picture of this stunning terrace in New York City is worth two thousand words. The bright white, pale blue and electric green furniture and accessories by Dedon "Pop" with excitement as set with the New York City skyline behind. Having an outdoor space in any city, especially Manhattan, is almost essential. I like to think of a space like this as a sanctuary. Free from the hustle and bustle, noise, crowds and distractions. I was immediately drawn to this photo because I would love to use this space as a place to lounge, relax, entertain, read the morning newspaper or just be.
15 February 2013
I love when artists use found objects to create pieces of art. This interesting and very textural light fixture is from Stuart Haygarth, a lighting designer in London. At first glance you may not be able to tell what the unique fixture is made of. However, when you look closely, you discover that the ceiling mounted piece is actually created from thousands of spectacle arms that are linked together. This is not just lighting, it is art! The flush mount light fixture comes in three different forms and houses strings of LED lights. The illumination from the fixture is smooth and refined. It is definitely worth a visit to Stuart's website. His light fixtures, such as the "Urchin" shown here, are all made from a variety of found objects, etc. My recommendation is to look very closely and enjoy.
Spectacle arms are linked together to create the "Urchin" light fixture.
Another variation in size.