sometimes you just want to have a little fun and these candy wall decals are just the way to do it. as part of fred flares "the next big thing!" - these removable decals will brighten up even the most glum decors. get them here.
The Niekee Centre in the Netherlands is a beautiful example of modern European architecture. The space is intended to be an educational and cultural center for local youth. Another winner for architectural firm LIAG.
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see her work and learn more at: Sienna Gallery- quite possibly my favorite place to see studio jewelry online. hopefully, one day i'll visit in person (Lennox, Mass.)
from July 20th to September 30th at Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery in the exhibition "Wood You?" (UK)
until next week! Annie
Urban and edgy, Parvez Taj expresses his environment with vibrant colors, reflecting himself and the city around him. Parvez utilizes film, ultaviolet ink, software and canvas for each piece of art. His stunning, stretched canvas pieces are available here. His affordable pieces allow you to bring the hip, modern art world into your home.
Ted Muehling's pieces are marvelous!. The summer colors and super shapes are perfectly simple and modern.
I also think a morning tea service couldn't get any better than with this porcelain pretty, Designed by Jasper Morrison. These playful pods of light, retro inspired, would look phenomenal in a grouping with a splash of bold color pillows.
This London schooled designer knows a little sumpin' about furniture design. He's designing award winning pieces and creating modern masterpieces for companies such as Magis, Cappellini and Vitra.
This Orly sofa with graphic pillow are exactly what I am dreaming to go with the "glo-bal's" pictured above.
You could design the next classic lounge chair! Dwell Magazine and Blu Dot are teaming up for a Lounge Chair Design Competition! Three finalists will be chosen by a Dwell/Blue Dot jury and their designs will be previewed in August at Dwell.com, the winning design will go into production and join the Blu Dot collection at ICFF in 2008. THe winner will also receive a $5,000 cash reward, the three finalists will receive $1,000 cash reward or credit at bludot.com. The deadline for entries is July 2, 2007. Official rules for entry are here, and a downloadable entry form is here. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I love mobiles. I've got a classic Flensted swallow mobile up in our family room.
And one up in my baby's room above her changing table made from sweet vintage wallpaper:
But I am just gaga for Adrift Mobiles. Designed and made by Brian Schmitt in San Franscisco with sustainable materials like bamboo, these mobiles are graceful, modern and captivating. The perfect balance of fluid motion and a grounding calmness.
An entire floor-to-ceiling kitchen remodel can only be complete when you get crisp, new dish towels. Okay, even if you're not remodeling, add a splash of color with these bright patterns at Tikoli. Their towels have a modern flare, and are of course 100% cotton, machine washable.
Hierve-Diseñería is a relatively young architectural firm in Mexico City. Created in 1999 by Alejandro Villarreal, "with the purpose of serving society carrying out architectural, industrial design, art and published art projects". Hierve means boiling and Diseñería is a neologism that likens design to a craft as in panetteria (bakery) or carpenteria (carpentry). They translate it as boiling designery, which describes their work concept:the fermentation of ideas, concepts and creativity into realized projects!
The building that got my attention is a small apartment building in a quiet residential road of the Polando district of Mexico City. The main structure is of reinforced concrete, but what makes it unique is the use of 7,900 blown green glass spheres on the façade and inside the building.
They devised an ingenuous system of hanging the balls on rubber and steel cables from concrete juts on the building. The balls were handcrafted in a Guadalajara workshop. Each cable holds 27 balls, fastened by a discin EPDM, a rubber used in the car industry that has excellent weather resistance. The effect is stunning. The project is called Hesiodo (maybe from the ancient Greek myth teller?) and was finished in 2005.
It is a five storey building with 13 appartments in two blocks connected by an atrium on each floor, and a garage underneath. Using the green spheres in the interior as well as the exterior, gives the building a sense of bringing the outside in. I like the colour too! Notice how the use of the spheres gets creative in other parts of the building
One thing is certain: the building's inhabitants do not have a "normal" view of their surrounding area!
2Modern Design Talk is going to take you on a little tour across the United States, looking for the best in modern lifestyle resources by major metropolitan city. We are starting with Seattle and zig-zagging our way to New York. If you have any suggestions for our directory, which we will be constantly improving and adding, please let us know by providing comments to the posts.
New York City really needs no introduction. It has been famous throughout the world since its founding in the 17th century, and today is one of the most popular tourist spots on Earth. This vibrant city is both historic and very hip, with its gleaming skyscrapers, incredible arts, and awesome stores. Don't believe me? Just take a look at some of the modern stores, museums, arts, and more you can find in NY below!