Saturday, September 25, 2010

Plotting Carpets

Arial photography has inspired Florian Pucher to create carpet in the likes of the landscapes of the US, Europe and Africa as seen from above. Thanks to my friend Bill Rugen for pointing these out.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Style of Nathan Egan

New York based interior designer, Nathan Egan does not stop short with artwork. His design portfolio has incredible variety when it comes to the art of display. I've gathered some of my favorites.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Artist, Pae White

Artist Pae White of L.A. is preparing for a new exhibition for the Power Plant in Toronto. The exhibition, which opens on Oct. 9, will feature a number of her recent tapestry works as well as a new commissioned tapestry called “Sea Beast.” Her tapestries of smoke have gotten her lots of deserved attention. At this size, the pieces are stunning.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Taj Garage

If all of our garages were clean and organized, we'd all enjoy working in them much more. Here are some great shots for inspiration in organization.
Photos: Sunset, Simply Seleta and Martha Stewart

Love It or Hate It?

I never thought I'd type these words, "gold zebra cowhide" rug. I think you will either love this or hate this specialty rug, but no matter what it's a lot of fun and what a statement! It's in this month's issue or Rue Magazine.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Scout Books

Portland's Scout Books sell handy little pocket notebooks in basic and custom colors. Who doesn't love the idea of custom designed desk candy? They use recycled paper and soy ink. Go Scout!

Cake Bunting from Kiki La Rue

This is about the cutest thing I've ever seen. Kiki La Ru creates custom miniature bunting to decorate cakes. These sweet pieces aren't just for kids.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Great Outdoors in Photographs

PDN just conducted a photo contest with the theme of The Great Outdoors. These images are all stunning and appear to be unreal, but they truly are images of the nature around us. I could have posted them all, but here is just a selection of some of the winning shots.
Photo by Glenn Oakley of a woolly monkey in the Amazon rainforest, Peru.
Photo by Ben Moon of a surfer off of the Queensland coast
Photo by Bob Stefko of Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.
Photo by Benji Wagner of bathers at Hot Water Beach, New Zealand. One of the few places you can enjoy geothermal pools while taking in an ocean view.
Photo by Chris McLennan of Newton Marshall, first Jamaican dog sledder to complete the Iditarod.
Photo by Chris Sisarich of the White Desert, Egypt.
Photo by Dominic Barrington of a jellyfish in Jervis Bay, Australia.
Photo by Linda M. Chick of a brown pelican in Key Largo, Florida.
Photo by Lacey Ann Johnson while touring the Arctic Circle in Lapland, Sweden.
Photo by Mike Greener of a fly fisherman caught in a storm on the North Umpqua River in Oregon.

Manila Envelope??

Nope, laptop case! Shuky is a Melbourne based design company, specializing in leather laptop accessories. This piece, known as the Par Avion, is available in other colors and is made of leather. It's beautiful and would be so cool on your desk.

Fun in the Kitchen with MyDeco

UK based company, MyDeco has some fun items including these tabletop accessories called "Egg & Soldiers" designed by Takae. Want to make meal time more fun for the kids? You must visit their site.

Monday, September 13, 2010

JamesPlumb Does Hostem

Design lovers revel in the material from Dezeen and I'm no different. They recently showcased this retail space for Hostem in London designed by JamesPlumb. The tented treatment really works with the masculine product line. It's as if you entered a rations tent for the young, rugged Englishman. Most of the materials are salvaged, including the church pew for check out.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

You CAN Have a Fireplace

Small apartment dwellers rejoice! Designer Ilkka Suppanen created this neat and modern fireplace meant to be used inside your home in normal temperature. It's 380 x 430 mm and available at Iittala.