Remember these? Why didn’t they take off? Splayds…what happens when a spoon and fork meet. Lovely.
I am exhausted – lots on right now. I found this a few days ago and still haven’t had a chance to really understand it. The designer Mathieu Lehanneur is having a show of his ceramics at Issey Miyake in Paris. Each vessel represent the population of a country…forget graphs or any kind of powerpoint. This is humanity writ in clay. Via Yatzer.
Cool colourful clock from Sono Design in the UK.
I just had a comment about the pillows on the Piazza couch. CB2 sells them separately…the Sadie pillow below is $34.95 and the La Vie pillow (above) is $49.95.
I spent a leisurely morning trawling through Target in Culver City today. I found great thick sailcloth curtains to keep the sun off my parents (poor things will be very jetlagged when they arrive next week) and I also got a new lamp (above) for the living room, which is rather dark. The base is timber (I got it for $19 on sale) and made from some kind of pale wood. The shade is linen and was $25. They also had a very cool black shade lined in gold but it was the wrong shape – I wanted barrel not cone. I also found a cool new light bulb from GE (below). It looks like a classic bulb shape but has the CFL coil hidden inside. For more on the bulb go here.
I have absolutely no use AT ALL for a birdcage but I do like this one. Maybe it’s the shiny finish. I’m a sucker for all things glittery. Not that the attraction translates into anything in my home…although it could. Perhaps it should. My 3 year old would love it.
Clever tile idea from Maruja Fuentes. Fuentes is a professor at the University of Puerto Rico. Check out her site…there are lots of cool designs. Unfortunately the tiles are only at prototype stage. Very nice idea, I hope they get picked up.
A+R have some great stuff on sale – including this Rondo Stoneware. This four piece set is $37.
Forget about the deer head…so passe. The rhino is much cooler. They are produced by Cardboard Safari – who also do deer in case you really need one. CS is a collaboration between Charlottesville- based designers Chris Jessee and Luis Rodrigalvarez.
I love this lamp from CB2. Simple. Elegant. Plump. Perfect.