20 December 2010

17 December 2010

Helios Fireplace.




While I may not suggest placing a collection of rare books close to the flame, the 'Helios' Fireplace from CosiHome is very cool. Ignited with a remote control, the flame is protected by 8mm of safety glass. This book shelf would work well in a contemporary space where there is a good deal of ventilation, space and the understanding that it is probably best to keep books and objects far to the left side. This piece will certainly spark some interesting conversation.

14 December 2010

Vintage Steamer Trunks.



These steamer trunks can be used for a variety of purposes. They would look great as a lamp table, coffee table, lining trunk or stunning storage solution. The trunks are upholstered in calfskin with a leather top. The straps studding and leather edge protectors have been cut and skived to required width and thickness. The locks are vintage pieces from architectural salvage. There are a limited number available from Denro Home.



09 December 2010

Vintage Bookshelf.




Munki
i, a furniture company from Singapore has launched this Vintage bookshelf by Jaren Goh. Jaren explains, I designed Vintage with the purpose of blending the flamboyance of the baroque style with the simplicity of the contemporary approach. I hope the resulting product will be something our eyes can easily fall in love with.” The bookcase can be easily adapted to any contemporary interior settings and add some charm and warmth to them. It can also be a jewel piece used to house beloved literature or to simply display a trinket or two. This is a Vintage bookcase can easily unite the past and present.







08 December 2010

Charging Station.



I like this handsome charging station from Ralph Lauren. The rectangular box is elegantly rendered from smooth calfskin and finished with polished nickel detail for a modern look. The dual level box keeps belongings and electronics neatly in order. There is a base to charge a mobile phone with a back clip to conceal any cords. A handy drawer at the bottom can stow accessories and keys. This elegant charging station would look excellent on a gentleman's dresser... especially mine.

03 December 2010

Motif Tea Lights




I really like the images on these Motif Tea Light Holders from Cox & Cox. The three white glass tea light holders have vintage motifs of a crown, a heart and a hand. They would look brilliant set around a room during this festive time of year. They would also make a beautiful host or hostess gift.

01 December 2010

Making an Entrance.




I believe that even the actual entrance to a room should be beautiful. Lualdi, is know for creating sharp, attractive and sophisticated doors. Recently, they unveiled a collection of doors by renowned American Architects and Designers. The door pictured here is by David Rockwell. According to Lualdi, "David Rockwell uses sumptuous materials to form a door that is both highly crafted and entirely modern. Made of a rich walnut, either dark or bleached, with a brushed antique bronze frame, the significant feature of the door is the handle, a vertical bar wrapped in leather, which runs its entire length. Inspired by Rockwell’s design for the hand-carved entrance doors to the Chambers Hotel, the handle introduces guests to the sensory, tactile experience of the space. One version of the door features a thin metal frame along the edge that can be specified in a variety of metals to complement the veneer choice. A second version makes a bolder statement with a vibrant pop of color applied to a horizontal strip that divides the door in half."