NOW: Summer Lovin’, NYC Farming + Timeless Objects

1. Okay so browsing through my bookmarks of favorite blogs I came across thismodernromance and was reminded of how stunning and truly romantic is the work of this husband + wife team of photographers. I insist, you must browse their portfolio of latest work for a dose of this sweetness! 2. Last month Hospitality Design Magazine released their 2011 Design Awards and this laid-back industrial-cool New York spot stole a Best Green/Sustainable Project Award. Bell Book & Candle, designed by Grade Architecture & Interior Design, has an aeroponic roof-top tower garden where they grow 60% of the fresh produce that goes into…

MILAN: Salone del Mobile 2011

EVERY YEAR IN MILAN THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND INFLUENTIAL PERSONALITIES of the design world gather for a week to contemplate the newest creations, trends and technologies. This year the event hosted by Baccarat and Veuve Cliquot was held April 12-17th. Baccarat displayed their new collection of crystal chandeliers amongst whimsical cloud installations (as seen above). So what did all the big names in Italian design bring to the table this year? Moroso displayed the Biknit Seating collection by Patricia Urquiola: “an exaggerated stitch pattern, an expanded, intense aesthetic transforms a weave into a visible, dramatic design.” They also showed her…

GET THE LOOK: Sarah Jessica Parker’s House in Bridgehampton

The bright, cheery and casual attitude of this house struck a cord in me. Maybe it’s because I’ve been seeing so much beige or maybe it’s the extreme minimalist interiors that just aren’t calling my name at the moment. Either way I came across this project and found it charming and appropriate that SJP and Ferris, I mean, Matthew Broderick would share this lovely abode. If you feel a tingly sensation and would like to emulate some of this colorful casual elegance below the photos of the rooms from Elle Decor are some key elements to help you get the…

1ST DIBS ON VINTAGE FINDS

1ST DIBS is a website that consolidates the listings of the best antique dealers all around the States. I don’t mean just the Baroque or Neo-classical pieces that come straight to mind when hearing “antiques”. Though 1st dibs does carry beautiful pre-20th Century designs, I’m mostly excited by the Art Deco, Hollywood Glam, and Mid century – Modern finds. Each object on 1st dibs is a design relic – they’re the real deal. I love to browse through the listings simply to observe the beauty of the details and finishes of each piece. This has brought me better familiarization with…

HD Boutique Miami

September 14 – 15th, 2010 This Tuesday and Wednesday, September 14th and 15th the Miami Beach Convention Center will be hosting the HD Boutique tradeshow. Here the best, newest and most innovative products of hospitality design will be showcased to those in the “biz”. The exhibitors range from the largest manufacturers to the most individual and unique fabricators. The point is to get those designers’ juices flowing and bursting with inspiration to fill our restaurants, lounges, hotels, and spas with the best and most captivating designs. I can’t wait! SHOW HIGHLIGHTS : NOT TO BE MISSED tuesday, 1:00 -2:00 pm…

DESIGN TREND: Out with the Old, In with the Neo

Philippe Starck & Marcel Wanders Some designers are stemming away from stark-ultra-modernism by bringing new life in to traditional forms. The tension between these reincarnated pieces with the modern spaces they adorn creates a multi-layering effect. Two major players of this approach are super-star designers Marcel Wanders and Philippe Starck. Miami’s air of glossy modern glam has been a great canvas for these two. Projects such as the Delano Hotel in South Beach, the Icon Brickell and the Mondrian Hotel showcase this playful take on luxury and the new Baroque. Along with their interiors, Starck and Wanders are most well known for their…

BOUROULLEC BROTHERS

RONAN & ERWAN BOUROULLEC   “(b. 1971 and 1976) are a design team formed by brothers from Brittany. In 2007 the firm’s “North Tiles” design for Kvadrat in Denmark won the D – Design Forum AID Award and has been included in Cappellini’s design collection. Their work has included a tree-house bedroom and a “table sprouting a bowl molded from a single piece of heat-welded Corian”. The designs have been described as representing poetic practicality.”We don’t want to make only functional pieces,” Erwan Bouroullec noted. The Bouroullecs work in Paris for clients including Cappellini, Ligne Roset, Habitat, Domeau & Peres,…