Archive for the ‘vendors’ Category

bocci love

November 14, 2012

Who said you always have to re-invent the wheel?! Sometimes a little glowing sphere is all you need. These Bocci globes always make me happy… like chicken soup for your soul, you know.

watch beautiful story behind them here

<images via www.bocci.ca>

in the eyes of the beholder

June 6, 2011

One of today’s vendor presentations reminded me of a certain beauty I can’t get enough of …

you say “art”, I say “wallcovering by Fromental

it’s an etsy world: ellemoss

May 5, 2011

I’ve been an awful blogger lately. With a completely unbalanced April schedule I barely could find time for sleep let aside writing and inspiring you guys. I’ll try to improve as getting back on tracks.

For now I’m leaving you with fantastic art photography by ellemoss. Soft color palettes with a healthy dose of weird curiosity. Got me thinking that I need to freshen up my art collection…

<images via www.etsy.com/shop/ellemoss>

ann gardner

April 6, 2011

I looove my profession. Not only my day is filled with color palettes and design puzzles, but I get to discover something new and lovely every day. Today I was I came across an incredible award-winning artist and sculptor Ann Gardner. Working with glass and crystal mosaics, Ann creates truly breathtaking pieces, whether wall panels or 3D floating sculptures, they make me want to get every one of them in every color way.

 

<images via www.anngardner.net>

ecooler chill

March 23, 2011

Living in LA one has to use AC on the regular basis, there’s just no way around it. Period. But am I the only one who hates the stream of dry air pouring straight in you face (not even talking about all the dust and allergens it brings with it)?

Well, apparently I’m not alone in the AC-loath. A product design company Studio Kahn developed a new cooling system called Ecooler, which not only looks great but works without any energy.

How do they do it? The Ecooler system is constructed of interconnecting modular three-dimensional tile made of hollow, twisting ceramic piping that can hold water. The system combines two traditional elements – the jara and the mashrabiya. The mashrabiya is a characteristic element of Islamic architecture, found mostly in Arab countries, including in many of the traditional homes of Cairo.  It serves as a breathing screen between the street and the inner courtyard or home and enables the passage of air and light.  The jara serves to cool the water in clay containers by water seepage and evaporation from the outer surface, as with the human body’s perspiration system. By integrating both of these systems, increasing the inner surface and use of traditional materials, they have created a screen that serves as a natural, ecological cooling system.

Sounds great to me. Wonder if it would work for crazy hot summers in LA.

 

<images via www.ecooler.yolasite.com>

black crow studios

March 5, 2011

What can be better than a wallpaper? A custom wallpaper made especially for you! Black Crow Studios offer just that. No same pattern repeat, just pure art mural that exactly fits your needs. Isn’t it just dreamy, or am I too crazy in love with wallpapers?!

All the designs above are hand drawn, photographed or painted by Tracy Hinter herself. But also features works of other incredibly talented artist. Don’t you just love the nostalgic European photocards wallpaper! Just want to wrap myself in it.

Keep dancing to the Roisin Murphy’s Ruby blue, the soundtrack on their website.

<images via www.blackcrowstudios.com>

new turkish kilims by gypsy/maturin

February 20, 2011

I love the technique of traditional Turkish Kilims, as flat woven rugs they look very clean and substantial. But, to be honest, the traditional rug patterns are not my cup of tea. So I was uber-excited to come across Gypsy/Maturin rug collection. Created from all natural materials, the rugs are either made of vintage Turkish kilim and adorned with hand embroidery, or loomed out of plush mohair and textured hem. I’m just in love with the monochrome palette, how perfect they would look in a beach house…

<images via www.kathleenclementsdesign.com>

color obsession: coral and turquoise

February 6, 2011

I know that some smart professionals out there are busy predicting new color trends for the next seasons, but I’ve already selected my new color combo to obsess over. Pale coral and turquoise palette is so fresh and fun for spring/summer time. And both of the colors look fabulous against a bronze sun-kissed skin. Ladies and gentlemen, put your shades on, we are heading towards the summer time!

1. Lenox Chirp Collection; 2. Essie Nail Polish in California Coral; 3. Stephen Dweck Coral and Turquoise Ring; 4. Dwell Studio Decorative Pillow; 5. Trina Turk Turquoise/White Diamond Pillow; 6. Tibi One-Shoulder Printed Dress; 7. Hinged Jewelry Box; 8. Charles Schneider Art Glass Vase; 9. Ceramic Melon Doorknob.

<images via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7>


 

nikolas weinstein studios

January 25, 2011

File cleaning isn’t always a bad thing…it’s an opportunity to re-discover long forgotten or dig up something new. And my latest find absolutely brightened my otherwise dusty filing day. Prepare, what you are about to see is a space transforming amaziness. A San Francisco based Nikolas Weinstein Studios take the design possibilities to the next level of imaginable. Good to know that now your imagination REALLY is your limit. Speechless…

check their website here to find out how they do what they do.

<images via www.nikolas.net>

herringbone love

January 22, 2011

I’ve been in love with herringbone pattern for quite a while now. I feel like it brings just the right note of masculinity and sophistication to any space.  I even acquired this lovely wool coat in subtle herringbone to keep me warm thought out this rainy winter. And as the days get warmer and warmer I already start missing my coat. Good thing I found this herringbone throws and blanket from Serena and Lily, great substitute for the coat to cuddle in on summer nights.

<images via here and here>