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March 2006

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Wannabe Alert: Frank Gehry Cardboard Chair

March 13, 2006
Wannabe alert for budget shoppers, you’re in control of your spending on these fab chairs! Functional sculpture for your modern decor – and if you select the budget option, shhhh…no one has to know!

Own an original Frank Gehry cardboard chair for $1,245
Wannabe Alert: Frank Gehry Cardboard Chair…or its little wannabe friend from Levy Design, for only $345.

Wannabe Alert: Frank Gehry Cardboard Chair

(photos: top photo from plushpod.com bottom photo from cardboardchair.com)

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Nikki McClure Cards

March 13, 2006

Nikki McClure CardsDaily Candy featured Nikki McClure cards today, I thought they were worth a share in case you missed them. Click here for the scoop!

(photo by nikki mcclure)

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SALE ALERT: Weego Home

March 13, 2006

SALE ALERT: Weego Home
Weego Home is having a 20% off sale from March 15 – April 15 on custom upholstery orders and take 30% off select stock pieces.

Click here to learn more.

(photo from the beautiful weego home)

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coffee + cre8tive [mar 13 06]

March 13, 2006

coffee + cre8tive [mar 13 06]
It’s Monday, and you know what that means… A week full of fresh finds, sales, interviews, and whatever else I can drum up over here! How was your weekend? What did you do? Care to share? (email or comment below.)

Saturday was so beautiful here, in the low 50s, sunny, a teaser for Spring! It was exciting to be outdoors without acquiring frostbite for once, enjoying the warm sun, walking with a gelato in hand, listening to the birds sing, bicycles zooming, inline skaters darting through crowds, and even some daring enough to wear shorts! Sunday, on the other hand, was rain rain rain! But not the cats ‘n dogs kind, more like light refreshing showers combined with a gentle sea breeze. We took refuge at the local Boston Billiards where my husband proceeded to kick my…well you get the picture. For three hours we giggled ourselves to tears enjoying erotic themed fruity drinks (i.e. ‘sex on the pool table’, who names these things?), making up new rules as we went along, enjoying every last drop of our relaxing weekend together. And now….it’s Monday. I noticed some buds peeking out on the trees this morning, so I guess the warmth of Saturday combined with Sunday showers seemed to excite the flora!

Over tea this morning, I flipped through the April ’06 Elle Decor and spotted the works of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, with paintings saturated with vibrant colors and layered with designs that are loosely derived from flora and fauna motifs. Her inspiration? Brazilian pop culture and the baroque religious art of the Americas combined with geometric abstraction and Op Art. Quite an exhilarating mix! Milhazes uses a technique similar to monotype or collage; she builds up elements gradually to form her masterpiece. If you’re interested in learning about Milhazes, Bomb magazine interviewed her, so check it out if you care to explore the mind (and more works!) of this fascinating artist.

(photo from the James Cohan Gallery.)

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2Modern Design Talk Blog

March 10, 2006

Did you know that 2Modern Design Talk Blog

Have a *great* weekend everyone – I’m signing off for the day. See you on Monday with more fresh finds!

(photo from cookie magazine)

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Vivre

March 10, 2006

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Livin’ La Vivre Loca! Ahhh to live the lush life, if only for a moment. Flip through the mouth-watering home section of Vivre for your daily dose of haute home accessories. Oh la la! Some affordable, some not. The vivre raffia frames are a lovely way to introduce spring into your space with the natural woven raffia and suede trim. Another natural element for the home, set your table with the soleil francais bamboo inspired place setting. A touch of whimsy for the kitchen, the lollipop bottle opener is a gentle reminder for guests that you’re definitely not all work. A favorite of mine, the james young fish plates, are made of acacia wood inset with mother-of-pearl inlays in the shape of tiny fish. Honestly, aren’t these so fresh and cheery for spring?

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If you want your home to resemble the pages of Elle Decor, you may really love the dragon 88 mongolian stool. It’s pleasingly plump, and certainly warms up your space with white Tibetan lamb and honey-stained wood legs (my apologies if you’re not into animal fur). From bronze bowls to stag horn mugs and aldik ceramic vase (love this!), you’re bound to discover the perfect accent for your private retreat.

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Into fashion? Visit the Vivre fashion site for women!

(top photo ekobo bamboo round trays)

(all photos from vivre.com)
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