A modernist nursery is no longer an impossible look to achieve. Great new furniture companies are popping up all the time.
This nursery rocking chair by Canadian company Monte has a chunky wood base which I find really evocative of children’s design but a refined, clean-lined seat. I think it would work just as well in any room as in a baby’s room.
Episode three was a total blast (watch it here). Excitement just oozed out of Micah and Evelyn. I promise never to say ‘oozed out of them’ again. Gross. But it did. They were desperate for help and all they wanted was fun, color and some function. They already had a TV room (that you didn’t see.) They also wanted a place to play with their friends—they love themselves some board games. They also needed a dining room. The loft was pretty daunting actually; it was massive and dark and totally vacuous. Frankly, it was very cold, and these people are not.
I know. Empty. Dead. Boring.
But It Gets Better
So many great guesses. The correct answer for this week’s “What the…?” is a Walter Wayle 11 clock by French designer Philippe Starck. Chelsea M. was the first to get it right. Congrats!
Simplicity in design drives the form of this ultra modern clock that can be found at nestliving.com. (Although, if I used a clock like this without numbers, I’d be late everywhere.)
If you come across mysterious decor you think would make an excellent puzzler, email me at email@example.com.
I’m proud to admit — I have Bieber Fever! (When Justin Bieber whips his bangs away from his face…I feel a little lightheaded.) So you know where to find me this Friday when his new movie Never Say Never opens in theaters. And like any devoted fan, I’m mildly…OK majorly obsessed with every aspect of his life. What better work assignment than this blog post…daydream for hours about his bachelor pad. (It’s a grueling job, I know.) I’m picturing MTV-style house parties, ultra-modern furnishings, resort-style pools and, of course, lots of girls. Check out these five designer spaces fit for Biebs, his entourage and moi.
I just know Biebs would love this swank space with its state-of-the-art recording studio, mounted guitars, flat screen TV and relaxed modern appeal. Can’t you just picture him brainstorming his next big hit single with me gazing on adoringly from the comfort of the sectional? Design by Nicole Sassaman
This renovation was a study in contrasts.
Photo: Jean-Luc Laloux
A fieldstone outbuilding in Belgium was transformed into a bed and breakfast with a steel and glass addition, as well as a mezzanine. I’m drawn to the dynamic of the modern against the rustic. What do you think? Should styles be mixed like this?
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The impossibly modern looking house featured in Woody Allen’s 1973 movie Sleeper was just put up for auction in Golden, Colorado. It was built by architect Charles Deaton in the 1960s and called the Sculptured House. I’d love to see what the surrounding snowy mountains look like from inside.
Searching for hand soaps without seashells or roses for your guest bathroom?
These embossed wood grain soaps from Pod may fit the bill. They come in grapefruit, clementine and green tea scents. And the novel Faux Bois Guest Soaps would make the perfect host or hostess gift.
Fall is upon us, and I’m in search of snuggle-up-by-the-fire-inducing designs.
It seems furniture artist Claire-Anne O’Brien had the same idea when she created these adorable knitted stools, which tap right into a recent hot trend in home decor: warm, cozy weaves. I love the playful quality of Obrien’s designs. One of these stools would look cute in an office or even a kids’ room.
While browsing 1stdibs, I found two Knoll lounge chairs, upholstered in the original pear green velvet.
They look fresh and of-the-moment, with their clean lines and what’s-old-is-new-again color.
Because of those iconic lines, Knoll chairs are typically paired with equally iconic modern furniture:
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Do you have a case of the Mondays? Wake up and welcome a new week with a refreshing jolt of style.
I was inspired by yesterday’s lazy afternoon nap to search for comfy, chic pillows. Check out these, shaped like everything from giant pebbles to social networking icons. (My favorites are the jumbo Scrabble letters.)
From Gentle Pure Space
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