This week’s White Crush Wednesday is all about bathrooms. I love, love, love an all white bathroom, but sometimes all white can feel very cold. So, to warm up your bathroom, try these tricks that were used in the inspiration image below. Trick #1 Invest in good lighting. Lighting can be both decorative and functional. Allow the color temperature of your light source to add warmth to your space by layering the lighting. Trick #2 Add an accent wall. This will help add […]
Wow, I wish I had known how amazingly incredible and overwhelming NeoCon is. My maiden adventure navigating these 5 miles of crowded corridors was such a sensory overload. With every step I was met with people wanting me to look at their ‘new‘ and ‘game changing‘ products, stop and get manicures, eat chocolates, drink wine and of course talk with vendors about why this years products are the best. The parties, the cocktails, the products, the people…..What a great time! […]
I come from a line of women who always have their manis and pedis on point. Shiny, freshly lacquered nails are simply beautiful. Whether you do it yourself or at a salon, it’s doesn’t really matter, just as long as it gets done. But this post is for the ladies that are doing their nails at home, so if that’s you, pay attention! Don’t you hate when your fingernails are did (manicured), but your toenails need some love? Inadvertently, you’ll ruin […]
Chumby is dead. After years of having my Chumby on my night stand, looking at everything from whales swimming half way across the world to checking local weather, I noticed that the widgets no longer worked. I checked out the website to find the sad note below. Hope this cool company returns with new inventions. Hey! What happened to my widgets? Chumby Industries closed its doors in December 2011, and laid off all of its employees. Since then, the service has […]
I had a great time at the West Elm, Etsy & Patch NYC event in the Brookline store last week. It was a great mix of talented artisans, fabulous West Elm staff, designers, bloggers, decor enthusiasts and curious shoppers. The DJ and booze only added to the night. The pop up shop was a great idea and was a great opportunity to shop and catch up with my talented friend all night long. Thanks West Elm.
Below is a letter I recently came across, thanks to the people at Arch Daily. Charles Holland, the director of UK firm, FAT Architecture wrote this interesting open letter. I found it to be quite amusing, and accurate, and it left me pondering; What an odd profession we’re in. Please stop entering design competitions. It’s sheer folly. Here’s why: 1. It’s massively wasteful of your time and resources. Can you think of another comparable industry, or, more pertinently, profession, that […]
Thomas Heatherwick has done it again…. This time with his Spun chairs. Resembling a spinning top, these fabulous chairs are truly, rotating art that will steal the show in any environment. Made of moulded polyethylene, these seating objects are suitable both indoors and out. The Spun chairs were presented earlier this year at the the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, in Milan. Since that fair, the tops have gotten a lot of attention, especially recently! Check out the video below to […]
What a better way to relax than in a hammock… in the middle of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, in downtown Boston. Sounds crazy right?! Well not everyone thinks so. Seeking to bring people together through public art and objects, local architect Hansy Better Barraza along with The Awesome Foundation have created the hippest gathering spot in Boston. Barraza and her team created an 8′ x 38′ enormous hammock, which can hold up to 15 people at the same time! […]
A week ago today, the design world suffered a huge loss. Tobias Wong passed away. Although he was well known as a rockstar industrial designer, many non designers may not be familiar with his name. However, surely they are familiar with his innovative, often tongue and cheek work. Below are some of his more popular designs.
In an email to shoppers, Vessel recently announced that they will be closing their retail store in Chinatown. Although this is unfortunate, and it’s not clear how long we’ll have to wait to see the new & exciting transformation, the good news here is; Vessel‘s having a sale! The sale starts today, so be sure to check them out.
Good things tend to happen in February. Be it Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day or Mardi Gras. But, this year, instead of these usual events, I’m looking forward to the XXI Olympic Winter Games. That’s right, only 33 days to go until Vancouver and Whistler roll out the red carpet for star athletes from over 80 countries. Ever since Canada’s western most province won the bid to host, they’ve been busy planning, designing and constructing. Vancouver is a beatnik community (of […]
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