Archive for August, 2006
For all of us who are constantly searching for the latest trends in interior design the coming days will be one of this years highlights: The Maison et Objet fall show is starting tomorrow and will present the highlights for the coming season. Be sure to check back often as we will bring you the updates straight from the floor of the fair so you know what next springs decoration trends will be!
Nothing sets the mood like a lovely candle. And nothing destroys the mood like an unattractive candleholder. Geraldine Gonzalez has crafted these striking Parisian creations (tea light included) to suit our discerning “girlie-girl” tastes. Talk about a meticulous craft: Layer upon layer of cut paper is melded over glass in order to bring these beauties to life.
Decals for walls have been around for quite a while now, but in preparation to our trip to Paris we have just seen the new collection of Les Louisettes – a french company that has been creating some really nice decals over the past years. Have a look for yourself and see whether you like their refreshingly different style…
Readers have been expecting us to one day turn our attention to Baby Suri, child of Hollywood odd couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Well, seeing as she has yet to make her official journey out into the world, today is not that day (stay tuned, though). It’s Rosemary Hallgarten’s Suri Alpaca collection that’s turning our heads right this moment. Your options include white suri with camel suede, or chocolate suri with chocolate suede. They’re also available in custom colors.
Laura Zindel’s charming beetle, tarantula and moth vases add a dash of style to a room without channeling our fear of Silence of the Lambs (oh come now, certainly you remember those creepy-looking moths). The earthenware collection is glazed and decorated with silkscreen prints of original drawings by the artist. They’re sold separately and signed by the Zindel herself.
For obvious reasons, this rocker rekindles our healthy Belgian waffle obsession (syrup, anyone?). Creator Michael Farruggia pays careful attention to details and fine materials, and notes that some of his best projects “have come when people approached me with pieces they want commissioned.” The cab driver-cum-furniture designer makes his home in New York where he makes custom pieces from recycled wood and unexpected objects.
If you’re looking to add a little Zen to your environment, the Tokyo Table is the sole piece of furniture you’ll need. Based on traditional Japanese design, this little gem looks like it could be found in a stupa. Flared legs, a generous table top, and solid walnut add some flair to the meditative plank.
This lovely enigma of a table isn’t constructed of iron, as much as minds might be tempted to make the leap. The base is an elegant gnarl of woven stainless-steel, supporting a simple silver-plated top. And the irony of the whole thing? Well, we haven’t quite figured that one out, but we do love the table.
Jan Jander’s long oval lamp is meant to draw more than just moths to its distinctive glow. A weighty device constructed of metal, sanded acrylic and concrete—it’s a gorgeous slab that furthers Jander’s mission of finding beautiful, organic forms in blobs of concrete. It’s a must for amping up a house designed on industrial chic.
While millions of men gazed at their Farrah Fawcett posters in the 1970s, pubescent designers were busy lusting after higher forms of art. We love a tasteful-yet-sexy piece, so we’ve added SF designer Eric Bailey to our far-reaching rolodex. He creates pretty pin-up posters with oil and canvas. His artwork runs at $2,000 a piece—a small price for those with good taste.