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January 2006

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Trend Watch 2006

January 17, 2006

It’s January 16th. By now, you’ve already started and stopped 5 diets and 16 gym attempts. Don’t worry, I have something you can do right now that will make you feel better of the non-caloric kind. You can add some color to your life. In the design world, the trendy colors for 2006 have already been selected. Designers and Marketing guru’s are in the know. Are you?

Top 5 colors of ’06

Warm Grey (a.k.a. “greige” because it looks like grey and beige mixed together)
Paint suggestion: Farrow & Ball “Elephants Breath” #229
Fuchsia
Paint suggestion: Sherwin-Williams “Exuberant Pink” #6840
Lime Green
Paint suggestion: Para Paints “Lime Sorbet” #P1070-1
Tobacco Orange

Paint Suggestion: Sico “Elephanta” #6120-74
Peacock Blue
Paint suggestion: Benjamin Moore Mosaic CC-874

The above colors are everywhere – but I can’t take any credit at all for the color suggestions. We need to give the good people at Canadian House + Home mad props for the help. Amazing magazine, by the way. I’ve been an avid reader for ages because I’m in Montreal 3-4 times a year scoping out Interior Design trends up there and spotted it at a kiosk way back when. If you are anywhere within driving distance to Montreal, you’ve got to get up there. I’ll be covering design trends from Montreal in April, so stay tuned.

By the way….thanks for the many supportive emails out there – you guys are amazing. It’s refreshing to see so many that are interested in fresh design. Thank God. I was beginning to think this was the land of the homogenized Pottery Barn generation. (Not knockin’ PB, but I can’t afford/deal with everything in my home being from one catalog…)

Peace, Love and Good Design! See you tomorrow….

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J Schatz Egg Bird Feeders

January 16, 2006

J Schatz Egg Bird FeedersIf only every bird this spring could be so lucky… These handcrafted ceramic earthenware egg bird feeders are available in ten fab colors, measuring 8 1/2″H x 6″W, with a custom spun aluminum base and four drainage holes. Perfect for the city balcony, roof deck, or your home in suburbia, these little eggs are sure to catch the eye of wild birds, and I suspect, your neighbors too. What about the squirrels? Oh, no worries there. If hung from a branch away from a tree trunk, the squirrels simply cannot hold on to the surface of the egg and won’t be supported by the base. Poor little fellas. What about your neighbors? Good question. You may have to install an alarm system. Available online for $125. (Photo: Olive Egg Birder Feeder)

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Angela Adams

January 16, 2006

Angela AdamsAngela Adams rugs are, simply put, 2DIE4. Using hand tufted 100% New Zealand wool, sheared into undulating patterns, each design is a masterfully crafted work of art. Due to her talent with color and use of dynamic patterns, Angela Adams quickly became a leader in contemporary design. The result, love affairs formed by design affectionados everywhere, craving her beautiful rugs. Contact Angela Adams

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Happy Owl Glassworks: SALE!

January 15, 2006

Happy Owl Glassworks: SALE!Happy Owl Glassworks is back from vacation and just posted a sale today! You have to check them out. These cute little nightlights are marked down to only $25 until January 31st. Available in two styles, they measure 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ and feature an owl sitting on a branch – your choice of red owl with blue fused glass, or black owl with green fused glass. These hip little cuties may not scare away the boogie man, but they’re sure to light your way to the bathroom. No more tracing the walls with your hands and stepping on the tail of poor kitty! Check out Happy Owl for other sale goodies, too!
(photos: two available colors of the black owl nightlight – green and blue.)

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Intermarche

January 15, 2006

IntermarcheYou know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads! Now evidently my cycloptic colleague informs me that that cannot be done. Ah, would you remind me what I pay you people for, honestly? Throw me a bone here! What do we have?”

“But Dr. Evil, sir, all we have is a Twiggy mirror taken from Austin Powers’ shag pad.”

“That’s frickin’ unbelievable”

This silkscreened image on PVC 24×24″ mirror with a brushed metal frame is perfect for your shag pad, and the Vanessa in your life, or any Dr. Evil, will absolutely love it. I spotted it for $250.00 at Intermarche, along with a lot of other mod finds from Charles + Ray Eames, Marcel Breuer, Mies Van Der Rohe, Arne Jacobson…so hop to it, baby!

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