Archives: July 2012

The Acapulco chair: timeless inspiration

To me nothing evokes the lazy days of summer better than the Acapulco chair; the simply glorious midcentury chair of flexible vinyl cords woven around a metal base.  And as a testament to its timeless design, there have been numerous … Continue reading

Living in nature

Move over pergolas and terraces, the ultimate in outdoor living for any kid at heart is the charming made-to-order Tipi Harmonie from French landscape architect Alexis Tricoire. Covered in plants with proper insulation so you don’t get wet or dinged … Continue reading

Dedon: recyclable luxury

Recently I was poolside in the house of some very fancy friends and was taken back by their beautiful outside furniture.   Wowzer! Not only was it colorful but comfortable and in my book, that makes it a home-run! So I … Continue reading

stylish bedside glow

Just loving these stylish and contemporary bedside lights that are wall mounted, moveable and designed by Miquel Milà for Spanish lighting company Almerich. Its classic modern lines work well with contemporary interiors.  But equally as important, is its glare-free light, … Continue reading

silver of the 21st century

As a child I got a mecano set one Christmas, you know, the one with all the little metal pieces and screws that you use to build little cars and machines.  And this memory is exactly what came to mind … Continue reading

clé: a treasure trove of tiles

When doing blue-chip interiors, one seldom gets the bathroom tile from Home Depot.  Nothing wrong with the source, but its just not the special tile offering fastidious homeowners want, so when I was alerted about the 1 month old online … Continue reading

A cocktail puzzle

The Egg Collective, a Brooklyn-based design company builds American heirloom quality furniture of contemporary design. But don’t think that “collective” means a bunch of rough-hewn men working together.  Au contraire, the brains and brawn behind the company are three lovelies: … Continue reading