The Conran Design Group was founded in 1956 by London style and food guru, furniture designer, entrepreneur, and property developer (many hats!) Sir Terence Conran. Since, he has developed an international chain of Habitat and Conran stores, which led him to millionaire status. Since the 1970s, he has been a successful part of so many new ventures that no one can say his name and not connect it to design or food. (You can learn more about his career
I’m feeling the love for a cute paris tokyo pillow in blue and a little retro smash talk alarm clock in white with the best display ever! The ghost lamps couldn’t be more fitting for a modern space, and for a very cheeky gift, give the one who complains about feeling like your maid (aka sig other) the very clever roxy the maid robot.
(all photos from the conran website)
Alex, over at redstr in Brooklyn, contacted me earilier this week about their design studio. Take a
(photos from design public.)
Thought you may enjoy these sweet excerpts from the soon to launch Daily Candy book. Makes for a cute read on this rainy New England Friday…
(photo from daily candy)
Adriean over at Design Bot sent me a link to some ultra fab clocks this morning. Thanks, Adriean! Introducing Happy Colour’s inaugral line of wall clocks by Rob Buttery. I just had a chat with Rob and so far, he only has his clocks on display and for sale at his contemporary art + design shop, Collectiv in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. You can contact Rob directly to place an order if you see any clocks that strike your fancy. Contact him at: info [at] collectiv [dot] ca.
I personally want one of each! View Rob’s entire clock collection here.
(photo credits: all photos from rob buttery at collectiv.)
The Design My World newsletter hit my inbox this morning, I had to share some fresh finds that I spotted on thier site. I would have shared these a few hours ago, but once again, blogger is experiencing hiccups so some of us can’t access our blogs this morning to post. I know, enough whine! Anyway, back on topic!
Design My World offers modern home design accessories from both local and international designers that you’re certain to enjoy because they carry such a wide range – you’ll find something that suits your taste. Budget shoppers will enjoy the prices, lovers of clean design will enjoy their practical yet stylish wares. The
(top photo of vase maker from Designfenzider.)
(photo credits: all photos from design my world.)
I’m inspired by a dear friend, Lisa Occhipinti, and her artwork. Lisa is a talented artist with a real passion for design and painting, a person that I really admire. She’s currently working on a collection for the new addition that we’ve added to our space consisting of 6 paintings, and I simply cannot wait until they’re ready and then, installed.
As a mixed media artist, she includes collage elements of images and text along with color applied in glazes to create a rich layered surface that follows somewhat of a story, or a history of ideas, as she says. Each painting will have a theme, and here are the ones I’ve chosen for this commission: fashion, travel, architecture + interior design, writing, forest and finally, ocean.
Lisa is a very dear person to me, and having developed our friendship slowly over the years, I am at a point in our relationship where I’m certain we will always remain good friends. I’m inspired by her great fashion sense, her contagious laughter, her gift of gab. Lisa loves shoes, Anthropologie, and spontaneity. I also love her design sense, her condo is intoxicating in fresh lime and red, with lovely neutrals and lots of texture everywhere from textiles to faux fur throws.
You can view some of her stunning work online, or if you’re ever in the Boston area, you can view her collection up close and personal at Jules Place in the South End.
(photo from Jules Place and a special thanks to Lisa Occhipinti.)