29 March 2011

Wasp Pillow.

I'm quite fond of Jonathan Adler's Wasp Pillow. This whimsical creation is handmade 100% wool needlepoint. It has a lovely velvet back and comes complete with a down stuffer. It measures 12" x 16". I think it would be a nice unexpected detail anywhere a dash of color and sting is desired.

25 March 2011

Plume Chandelier.

It's certainly not the traditional style chandelier one would expect from Baccarat, however, this Plume Chandelier, caught my interest. Designed by Savinel & Roze, this contemporary crystal creation might look quite smashing in just the right dining room. The detail that I like the most is the single red crystal that hangs from the very base of the fixture.

23 March 2011

Sabina Lantern.

This playful and cheery Sabina Lantern is designed by Amanda Nisbit for the Urban Electric Co. There are various finishes for the body and for the accents. The version here is shown in polished nickel with Forest Moss circles. Forest Moss is a color taken from the Benjamin Moore paint collection. I would love to see this lantern hanging in a Hollywood Regency inspired interior design.

22 March 2011

Forget the Cushions.

The Emu Heaven Seating Collection by Coalesse is so comfortable you may forget you even need cushions. The materials in this refined collection designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, are composed of metal mesh pieces woven like a fabric. The chairs are sophisticated, sensual and elegant not to mention 100% recyclable. The chairs are available in gray, white, black and multiple powder coat colors. If you insist, there are even optional indoor and outdoor cushions. Prices start at $535.00 each.

18 March 2011

Always in Fashion.

I was recently watching something on television and saw this Shell Chair. The chair was designed in 1963 by Danish design legend Hans Wegner. This chair looks as cool today as it did in 1963. It can instantly add a retro 1960s flair to any office, lounge, or home. The Shell chair is made from bent plywood, with a wide, wing-like seat, tapered legs - of which there are only three. This chair is all about reclining back and relaxing. It is also great looking.

14 March 2011

Tripod Four-Poster.

I am not a huge fan of Four-poster beds. That is until I ran across Ted Boerner's Totem Four-Poster Bed. It is a fantastic combination of both traditional and contemporary styling. Something I am drawn to and employ in my own work. Each of the posts have a very cool groove like design which resembles the end of a screw. The headboard also has this detailing. It's sort of industrial in a way. The bed is available in white oak, cherry and maple wood. There are several finishes to choose from. It is shown here in walnut with a dark finish. This finish gives the piece a delightful richness while the groove detailing provides texture and that contemporary detail.

"Groove" detailing on post

08 March 2011

Chair? Nightstand?

For a unique contemporary twist, I like the idea of eliminating a bedside table and placing one of these cool chairs. Helios is a modern chair designed by Spigoli Vivi. It's possible to use this chair as a nightstand because the chair’s seat is flat and there is a light in the chair’s back. The chair is made entirely of wood and is an uncomplicated and very simple and modern design. This is a piece of furniture that serves several purposes at once. It would also work well in a small living space where space is at a premium.

01 March 2011

Dmitriy Daybed.

This beautiful Dmitriy Daybed from Dmitriy & Co. is shown here fully upholstered with French mattress stitch in Belgian linen. Hand tied springs, horse hair construction. Walnut wood base. This is a wonderful seating alternative to a sofa or chair in the living room or family room.