Archive for May, 2010

Refinery29 offers some top tips to get yourself onto The Selby.  My favourite: ‘Would you consider painting your apartment all one color and dressing to match?’

Via Madame Lamb.

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An amazing garden-centric house designed by Swedish architects Tham & Videgård.

It’s all about the trellis (and quite a lovely kitchen too)!

Via Contemporist.

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Oh, so clever, so clever.   ‘POP-UP’ (designed by Rogier Martens and Carmela Bogman) is a set of street furniture that can be pumped up or down to various heights.  What a brilliant concept for building flexibility into public spaces.

Imagine a whole town square full of these?

Via The Future Laboratory.

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The Working Proof has a new Rich Gemmell print available here.

AND percentage of profits go to the non-profit Transportation Alternatives.

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Ooh – love this lamp from the folks at Hindsvik.

Apparently it will go on sale any minute now.

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Uh huh – here it comes!  A sneak peek at the  Pendleton Meets Opening Ceremony 2010 Fall/Winter collection.

Get ready to mix and match.

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Italian upholsterer Rodolfo Rocchetti’s ‘Tiger’ sofa.


Happy Monday.

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Fortnum & Mason are hosting a British Craft Exhibition featuring Eleanor Pritchard, Helen Beard, Donna Wilson, Hitomi Hosono (image below) and many others.

Get your handmade on!

Update: Yes, the Hitomi Hosono sculpture below is porcelain!

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Check out this fantastic new collection of tables from Established & Sons with mismatched ‘Frankenstein feet’.


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I’m completely fascinated by these images of the legendary designer Irving Harper’s farmhouse in upstate New York.  (Harper created many of the now iconic modernist designs for Herman Miller and George Nelson.)

His sculptures – made from scraps of paper, carboard, matchsticks and secured with glue – are scattered throughout the house.  Harper’s been tinkering about with these remarkable masks, shapes and formations for decades – there are literally hundreds of them.

What an extraordinary life.

Via New York Times.

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