patricia urquiola crinoline chairs

patricia urquiola can do no wrong! patricia urquiola can do no wrong! (i apologize if you hear this too much around here but i think it’s the truth.) i love the rustically styled weaving and inspired crewel work on the chair with the high backrest on these crinoline chairs.

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distributed, natch, through b + b italia.


artistry in wood by palo samko

I think I like the beautiful photography of Brooklyn designer Palo Samko’s wood lighting, sculpture and furniture as much as the magnificent collection itself. Everything is so minimally clean, yet rich and substantial.

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Yep, I like it all.

See more gorgeousness right here.

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dexter chairs and collection by amy lau

I think I have Halloween spirit right now. It is rather unnerving because I am afraid of ghouls and hobgoblins most of the time. This year, though, I seem to be unafraid of the macabre. I watch my spooky television shows with relish and feel bad when they are over, because I want more. Weird but true. Speaking of macabre, have a look at these great chairs from Amy Lau for the special Dexter collection she put together for the Met Home Showtime House event. Select pieces are now available at Spring in Brooklyn. They are made of ultraleather, with hand-embroidered blood stain detailing. A few have even been signed by the television serial killer himself.

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Awesome.

I am also wild (wild) about these hand-thrown porcelain fingerprint plates that are from KleinReid for the same collection. Beautifully designed, they definitely do not give off a creepy feel like those chairs do. Even if you don’t watch the show, you still get the point.

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Purchase these pieces and much more at Spring, and discover more about Amy Lau on her website.


un bon weekend

I feel like it has been a while since I said “so long, I am off to Michigan for the weekend” because of all the health issues with the animals in my house this summer. I’m saying it now though. We are sneaking off for a long rejuvenating weekend, one that consists of not staring at computers till we go cross-eyed, trying to focus on the tiny screens of our cell phones or having to stop some fun or creative activity so we can hurry off to go do some errand thing that needs to get done right away. Sick of that.

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I hope your weekend is a happy and relaxing one as well!


elegant furniture from turkey’s autoban

I love how substantial this beautiful wood furniture collection is from Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer ÇaÄŸlar for Istanbul’s Autoban Design. I especially like their Starfish table. It’s mid-century hip and modern-day organic, taking inspiration from the gentle sea creature that is its namesake.

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It isn’t inexpensive, but if you want furniture that will keep in your home for years and years, it’s worth it.

You can find the table at RAY20, and you can see more design excellence at the Autoban website.

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john houshmand furniture

look here at this beautiful collection of contemporary furniture from multitalented new york designer john houshmand. his goal is to show what wood really looks like in a style he calls urban organic, which draws from eastern and western cultures for its aesthetic.

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aptly put. and the restrained use of metal and glass only serves to expose the beauty of the wood, natural imperfections included, don’t you think?

see many more cool designs here.

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cloud chair by lisa widén

i think i need this puffy cloud chair by lisa widén for opportunistic cat naps. i love the sculpted sides and funky metal feet.

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i haven’t been able to sleep for several weeks now, and despite this the blog is still running pretty smoothly. maybe it is more efficient than usual because i am a shut in, rehabbing my dog, who is almost able to stand up and walk by himself, and not able to leave my house because of it?

i don’t know, but i’m thinking if this came with a cumulus ottoman i would be all set.

see more work from lisa on her website and find the chair at design house stockholm.

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permafrost design studio

let’s have a look at some of the terrific designs from norway’s permafrost design studio. i like the retro freshness and playfulness of the whole collection, which to me looks sturdy and substantial as well.

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i am especially enjoying the fun and aptly named john deere and silence rugs.

see much more on the permafrost website, and find the rugs at generate.


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