31 August 2009
27 August 2009
26 August 2009
In August 2008, J. Crew, the all-American brand established their first high-concept men's store in TriBeCa's old Liquor Store tavern. The original mahogany-and-brass bar now displays a mix of vintage cuff links, tie bars, and Rolex watches; ultrafine cashmere cardigans and Thomas Mason shirts set atop Globe-Trotter trunks; and navy double-breasted mackintosh jackets hang beside vinyl Smiths albums.
25 August 2009
Available this Autumn from Design House Stockholm are Lina Nordqvist's Family Chairs.
Not every chair is created equal. Especially not Family Chairs by Lina Nordqvist, a foursome of traditional Swedish stickback chairs. Separately they present themselves as individuals, unique chairs aspiring to be something more than just pieces of furniture. Together they form a boisterous family, with each one displaying a distinctive character. Even the horizontal spindles between the chair legs play their part in the game.
“I’m fascinated by objects, and I like it when they have their own special individuality, something beyond mere technical function. That’s why I decided on a graduation project at Beckmans College of Design in which I transformed something well-known and traditional into something unexpected.”
It’s no surprise that Lina Nordqvist’s Family Chairs seem to be made for the stage: she has already pursued a career as a professional set designer in the Swedish film industry for several years. Family Chairs will be available in natural wood and in a black-lacquered version.
24 August 2009
This black lacquered bathroom console vanity has sexy curves, tapered legs and a glossy black finish. It is an elegant mix of classic and contemporary elements. Italian company Devon & Devon produces this piece with a choice of Carrara, Nero Marcquinha or Afyon Bianco marble vanity tops. Pictured here is a beautiful, tuxedo-chic white porcelain basin sink (also available in black), which is perfectly complemented by clear-crystal drawer pulls and cast-aluminum legs in a polished chrome finish. The legs are also available in gold tone or nickel plate. I like the sophistication of this bathroom ensemble.
20 August 2009
19 August 2009
18 August 2009
Thomas Goode, recognized by connoisseurs as the best fine bone China producer in the world, brings us Paul Smith china, made to original Victorian values.
The multi stripes, which are a Paul Smith Signature, are achieved on the fine bone china by a way of slide lithographing, which is fired and fuses to the surface of the wares. The finer details are then expertly hand painted and glazed. The gold used on the detailing is a liquid gold leaf (28%), equivalent of 22 carat gold.
17 August 2009
12 August 2009
05 August 2009
I like Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams' Ming Console. The piece is ideally scaled for a modest entry or hallway. The Asian inspired console has a birch-veneer that is finished in a lightly distressed red lacquer. Round satin drawer pulls punctuate the console, while satin brass legs lend ample support and architectural interest.
04 August 2009
03 August 2009
The New York designer shower drain from BLÜCHER, Denmark, says "I Love Water" - a reminder to relax and enjoy your shower, especially on those days when you are rushing. The clever stainless steel drain is available in the square shape shown here, a long, skinny grate that goes wall to wall, a triangle that fits snug in the corner or a diamond to place where you please.