29.11.11

Paris, I miss you

Sometimes, I really miss it. I wonder if we could make it happen in New York. A pre-war apartment, or a downtown loft with high ceiling that we re-interpret as a "un appartment Haussmanien". With a twist, of course. A few moulure, painted plaster, white preferred, reclaimed herringbone oak floor, double doors, ultra design kitchen,  long curtains, a few antiques and very up to date whimsical design pieces.
I would love the challenge. (All images from Elle Deco, France. A must!)











28.11.11

I am love - Dimorestudio

I loved the movie, its italian esthetic. Not really modern, very deeply crafty with a rich material palette. The bronze, the dark and the authenticity creates shape of form that seems old while they are very much contemporary.
Go to Nulifar if interested.









25.11.11

Emmanuel Babled continues to Bubble

When I like more than one design from a young designer, he belongs to my very  private Hall of Fame, next to Marten Baas, Christopher Come and Arik Levy.
So welcome Emmanuel, and continue to surprise us.

(Limited edition of 7, issued in 2010)








24.11.11

Emiliano Salci

Based in Milan, Emiliano Salci creates spaces, furniture and lighting that are strongly referring the not so far past, yet add this "je ne sais quoi" that I admire.

I will keep you posted if I find more from him but right now, he is still quiet a mystery on the web.







23.11.11

A bathroom can be a living room

I have been trying to convince our clients that natural wood in a bathroom is a wonderful material. Warm to the feet, easy to maintain (Just wipe it of, wax it yearly) and give that room the spa feel we all come to love. We have it in our country side house for 5 years, after millions of guest, kids and other not very careful people and the wood floor is impecable!


Rees Robert

Elle deco

Vincent Van Duysen

Vincent Van Duysen

22.11.11

How to dress a bed???

Simple answer: White sheet, White pillow, White duvet cover, white white.... (OK, maybe a pair of natural linen, if you must...)

Flickr

Elle Decor

La reserve, Paris

W. Fora

Yabu Pushelberg

20.11.11

Stone age

More sink in stone. I can see them as a stunning element in a powder room. Precious, grounded and luxury.
All from Neutra Design.







18.11.11

cosmic vision

These are the top minimalism sink/faucet/bathtub/showertray. All in corian.
Their line is expending, there prices are reasonable and the design impeccable.

We like it






17.11.11

Emmanuel Babled plays with Bubbles

 Emmanuel Babled’s designs encompass tradition, modernity, sacredness, consumption, artisanal production and sustainability. This unique mix gives his work a contemporary, poetic and transcultural character.

Originally from France, Babled’s design attitude has been influenced by 15 years of experience with Venetian glass blowers on the island of Murano. Today,  he has been constantly involved in the design scene with his Milan office.


His lightings are whimsical, sometimes overwhelming yet they looks like they always existed.
More on his tables later this month....


(Stephen Volpe)







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