Halloween Accessories

October 9, 2009

I am loving these accessories for the Halloween season!

Bride & Groom Hanging Bats from ZGallerie

Bride & Groom Hanging Bats from ZGallerie

 

With a 42″ wing span these hanging bats are great! They are from ZGallerie and cost $19.95 each.

 

Bone Candleholder from Pottery Barn

Bone Candleholder from Pottery Barn

 

This Bone Candleholder is from Pottery Barn and is 5.5″x6″x4″h and is $19.00. I would love to see 3-5 of these in a group as a centerpiece with varying candle heights.

 

Staircase Silhouette

Staircase Silhouette

Lastly, a DIY project from Martha Stewart. This Staircase Silhouette is a way to add some seasonal decoration to a space often neglected- the stair risers. All of the directions and a template can be found here. If I only had stairs…

 

Happy Halloween!

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Lighting Thursday!

October 8, 2009

Astral Chandelier by jGoodDesign

Astral Chandelier by jGoodDesign

 

This first fixture is the Astral Chandelier by jGoodDesign. It is crafted of hand blown glass and is fully customizable. The fixture can be designed with either one tier of glass or multiple tiers and you have the option of either including or not including the satin stripes inside the fluted glass. The fluid, unique, airiness of this chandelier makes it incredibly versatile. More information can be seen here.

 

Bloom Lumen by Adam Frank

Bloom Lumen by Adam Frank

 

This oil lamp fixture is called Bloom Lumen and is by Adam Frank.  The series Lumen by Adam Frank act as shadow projectors. Each piece is unique and is meant to create a shadow on a wall. The flickering flame adds an organic dimension to the projected art. Adam Frank has six different varieties of the fixture and they can be seen and purchased ($48) here.

 

Fujiya Floor Lamp from Dare Studio

Fujiya Floor Lamp from Dare Studio

 

I love the simple yet interesting lines of the lamp. This lamp is the Fujiya Floor and Table lamp by Dare Studio. The lamps are available in either American Black Walnut or American White Walnut and the steel shades come in three colors- red, white, and black.  Gloss and custom colors are also available as a special order. It is manufactured in the UK, so if you are outside of th UK some rewiring may have to be done for this fixture. I think this would be a great accent to a home office!

Quotes To Design By

October 7, 2009

“The details are not the details. They make the design.”

-Charles Eames

 

Doug Meyer's Living Room

Doug Meyer's Living Room

 

Richard Hutten Design for Royal VKB

Richard Hutten Design for Royal VKB

 

Living Room Detail from Living Etc.

Living Room Detail from Living Etc.

 

 

Lighting Thursday!

September 17, 2009

This Thursday, I found a couple great fixtures.

 

Sola Chandelier by Niche Modern

Sola Chandelier by Niche Modern

 

 

The first fixtures is the Sola Chandelier by Niche Modern. The Sola is extremely customizable which is one of the reasons I really like it. You can choose the ring size (24″, 36″, 48″, 60″), the ring color (Brushed Nickle, Polished Nickle, Architectural Bronze, or Matte Black), the glass shape, and the glass color and orientation (some of the shapes can be mounted to the top of the ring). This is one of those fixtures that would be perfectly suited in a number of applications because of its flexibility. I could see it in an entry way, over a dining room table, or the focal point in a large living room.

 

Jenny Chandelier by Oly Studio

Jenny Chandelier by Oly Studio

 

This unique fixture is the Jenny Chandelier by Oly. The Jenny Chandelier is made with natural shells with antique silver hardware. It comes in both a large and a small size. The dimension of the small size is 21.75″ in diameter by 30″ in height and the large size is 27.5 in diameter by 39.5″ in height. The shell colors are either blue/green or ivory. Shown above is the blue/green fixture. Obviously this would be great in a beach house, but, if done correctly it could also be used in a very modern house for a touch of nature.

Quotes To Design By

September 16, 2009

“Design is the term we use to describe both the process and the result of giving tangible form to human ideas. Design doesn’t just contribute to the quality of life; design, in many ways, now constitutes the quality of life.”

-Peter Lawrence

 

Art Gallery of Ontario by Frank Gehry

Art Gallery of Ontario by Frank Gehry

 

Scream Chair by Project Import Export

Scream Chair by Project Import Export

 

Romeo & Juliet Bench by Kown Baeyens, Stijn Goethals and Basile Graux for Extremis

Romeo & Juliet Bench by Kown Baeyens, Stijn Goethals and Basile Graux for Extremis

Modern Malibu Weekend Home

September 15, 2009

I saw this 700 square feet modern weekend home on the LA Times website and loved how the house was designed and some of the unique features of it.

Malibu Weekend Home by Architects Nick Roberts and Cory Buckner

Malibu Weekend Home by Architects Nick Roberts and Cory Buckner

 

After losing 2 homes in wildfires in 1993, architects Nick Roberts and Cory Buckner designed and created this sustainable weekend home to be fire resistant. By using fire resistant materials such as corrugated Rheinzink panels, fire-rated drywall, cellulose insulation, dual pane windows and a fire rated composition roof top,  the shell of the home was entirely fire resistant.

Malibu Weekend Home Interior

Malibu Weekend Home Interior

The interior of the home was designed with an open floor plan with sunken levels to accomodate the dining room as well as a work space and a loft bedroom above. The architects created the sustainable home by using materials like concrete flooring on the first floor and bamboo flooring on the stairs. The walls are clad in oriented strand board and the team used sliding glass doors and a skylight to achieve maximum energy efficiency.

To me, this home is a great example of innovative sustainable living for the future. More pictures and information can be seen here.

Lighting Thursday!

September 10, 2009

I love when a product serves two purposes…which is exactly why I love this light switch!

OFF- Light Switch Hook

OFF- Light Switch Hook

 

To encourage people to save more energy by turning off the lights in your house, the people at Amron Experimental bring you the OFF Light Switch Hook.  The switch is fully functioning and when it is in the off position, you can hang something on it!

 

Air Table Lamp by Ray Power for LZF

Air Table Lamp by Ray Power for LZF

This lamp is the Air Table Lamp by Ray Power for LZF Lamps. The lamp is made of Polywood and comes in two different table lamp sizes as well as a wall lamp. You can get any of the three fixtures in 8 different colors and it uses either incandescent or compact fluorescent bulbs. I love the fluid nature of this lamp. The organic shape is refreshing and the bright colors give it a whimsical style.