May 31, 2010
One of my super duper always-makes-me-happy colors. Very serene and joyful… and offers so many color matching options when you design with it. Mix it with browns, blacks, whites, yellows, pinks, oranges…. goes well with so many colors and looks good on anything: a dress, a bed, a cake, a door, a sofa, a rug…….. seriously, everything I can think of right now!
May 30, 2010
Designed by Russian award winning designer Vadim Kibardin, this neat clock is exactly what a clock should be: Current Time! no casing no nothing but the time right now. It’s black in day time and automatically turns white when it’s dark.
May 30, 2010
Jullianne Moore – not only a talented actress but also, going by the images of her self-decorated 5-story west village townhouse in NY, a great decorator. The house was designed in a very comfy and chic way while still preserving its original architectural beauty. I love the neutral color tones and the mixed style furniture and accents. Last I checked this house was up for sale if you’re interested!
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May 29, 2010
I wasn’t so sure I liked bone inlay furniture before I found these stunning beautifully handcrafted colorful cow and camel bone inlays by Graham & Green. I think they’re the perfect bold statement addition to any eclectic design. I’m so getting one!
May 29, 2010
on some of the world’s most luxurious custom rugs designed and manufactured by Tai Ping – the very same rug designer for some of the world’s most expensive residences, palaces, private jets, hotels….. and the list goes on!
May 26, 2010
a modern lavish masterpiece by Marc Canadell sitting above Sunset Strip in Hollywood. I LUV how secluded it feels with the gorgeous views of the flawless outdoors and the city from every window….
Indeed, urban life with its hustle and bustle is always fun but when it’s bedtime, my dear city I’d rather kiss you goodnight from the hilltop!
May 26, 2010
Tired of looking around for that perfect lamp shade color to match your new sofa? You found the color your like but can’t stand the ugly pattern? Or you love everything about your lamp but if only that trim color was different?? We’ve all been there…
Here is something for you.. I stumbled upon this little lamp shade heaven while searching for new lighting ideas: CUSTOM design your own shades!
Lamps Plus is one of my favorite lighting stores.. I’ve browsed their website so many times before but never quite paid attention to the personalized lamp shades section. Apparently Lamps Plus offers this option where you can choose your shade’s shape, pattern, and color combination for pendants, to ceiling lights, wall sconces, table lamps, floor lamps.. you name it!
Some of the shade designs I played with:
May 25, 2010
Black walls can create elegance in any room. No, let me rephrases that: Black walls can create elegance in any room when done right. First of all do it tastefully… unless it’s wall tiles in the bathroom do not use black on all the walls! Make sure you choose the right walls in the right well-lit rooms of the house.. trust me lighting makes the biggest difference. Choose the rooms with the most sunlight and paint the walls you first see when you walk through the door. This should add the illusion of distance and make the room feel larger that it really is.. so yeah don’t worry about it if you have a small room, it can still look gorgeous. Set the black off with some contrast… I’d go for white.. add it in the upholstery, the trims, wall hangings, or all of them! .. And lastly go for the matt finish, the gloss will only highlight the imperfections in your walls.
I say get your renovation projects rockin and go with the black cuz no other color can make a better bolder statement of daring, drama, glam, mellow, sophistication, and comfort.
Here are a few of my favorite picks..
May 25, 2010
Design by some very creative minds:
It wakes you up without any sound. Just wear the wireless rubber ring with an integrated vibration device that generates a tactile alarm. The snooze function is engaged by shaking your hand. However, each successive time you want to snooze, more movement is required, making sure you get to work on time. [Yanko Design]
Made out of parallel bars of metal and over 300 newspapers folded and stacked next to each other [designed by Oscar Lhermitte]
[via unica HOME]
[via design milk]
It’s made of foam and becomes an armchair when you sit down. Designed by Taiwanese designer Yu-Ying Wu. [image via design milk]
Designed by Décadrages, this bed can be slid up when not in use saving up to 30 square feet… totally rocks for small places! [image via: GIZMODO]
This wall clock harkens back to traditional mechanical clocks. The copper digits are mounted onto a bicycle chain to place emphasis on the cyclical nature of time… [via unica HOME]
Looking great when not in use but after showering for a long time, they will rise to force you stop showering and save water!
Designed by Lila Jang.. I heart!
Designed by Florence Architect Guido Ciomp…
[image via: Contemporist]
May 24, 2010
May 24, 2010
Joseph Stabilito is one of New York’s top interior designers/artists. He has a unique taste and a great eye for design and color. His style in a nutshell is a combination of – and I quote his philosophy – classic lines and bold strokes! Joseph exhibited his work over the years throughout the United States and Europe and his design projects were featured in several publications including Architectural Digest and Country Living Magazine.
I had the honor to work with Joseph for a while during my time in New York and it was such a delight! I was fascinated by his artistic attention to every detail and how he brought out the beauty of the otherwise ordinary elements in a room. Joseph Stabilito is a design encyclopedia. He is very resourceful, inspiring, and can always so effortlessly bring his clients to envisage his vision for their spaces and work with them towards creating spaces that are strikingly classy and personal.
May 22, 2010
This compact steel-wood house was designed by Utz-Sanby. I find it, like most of their designs, very simple and minimal yet, despite its compact size, feels very spacious and inviting. The house (and I quote Utz-Sanby) is steel framed with a combination of stained eco-ply and colorbond cladding. The floors are mixed hardwoods, the decks are Tallowood and the window and door frames are made from western red cedar. The combination of materials has created a warm and inviting interior, which blends in with the natural vegetation on site. This wedge-shaped house affords the inhabitants privacy whilst making the most of the aspect and views from every room.
You see the thing about the Utz-Sanby folks is that they rock with nature! They create spaces that so effortlessly bring the outdoors in they’re mesmerizing…
May 20, 2010
May 18, 2010
My style usually falls more on the neutral colors side with a punch of a loud color here or there. A space generally feels more comfortable to me when it comes in 4 or max 5 different colors in the palette.. once it goes over that board then it’s just an out of control hodgepodge of colors desperately fighting for attention. BUT of course every rule has an exception and the house below is one perfect example to mine. The rooms in this house have a very vibrant color/pattern combination. Although they’re still a bit too Barbie & Ken for my personal taste I find them very refreshing and fun!
[images via: freshome.com]