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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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Designers Alison Palevsky and Sarah Shetter — the team behind SPI Design – are experts at making modern style both comfortable and livable. A chic loft by SPI Design was recently featured in one of our Weekly Tours. Sarah and Allison share their first project working together and the ultra-stylish destinations they most enjoy visiting.
1. Which designers influenced you?
Andree Putman, Sister Parish, Ray and Charles Eames, Gio Ponti, Oscar Neimeyer and Ralph Lauren.
More From SPI Design
Whether you need an artistic piece of furniture or just a place to sit, the modern lounge chair is the perfect fit for all your seating needs.
The Rocio Lounge Chair is a classic, Italian-inspired design that’ll add a splash of sunny yellow to your favorite room.
Though modern and streamlined, the Royce Lounge Chair is the perfect shape for relaxing.
Talk about a conversation piece. The Gordon Lounge Chair is inspired by Gordon Guillaumier’s classic Minotti design.
Check out the rest of our favorite lounge chairs on Marketplace.