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coffee + cre8tive {sept 13 ’06}

I’ll be taking you on a little tour today of a dozen or so new things that I love, discovered on various websites that I’ve written about before. Posts won’t be big on editorial content, more on the eye candy side, but I’m sure you’ll have fun and find lots of new items that you’ll need to mark down on your list of gotta-haves!

First up, did you see this gorgeous new lace dinnerware at Magenta?

(images from magenta)

Posted in uncategorized on September 13, 2006

Secondhand Rose – Vintage Wallpaper + Linoleum in NYC’s Tribeca

Shelterrific blogged about where to shop in New York City’s Tribeca the other day, did you happen to read that? Mentioned in the post was a real gem of a place called Secondhand Rose, they claim to stock the largest collection of vintage wallpaper in the world – over 1,000 patterns! Next time I’m in NYC, this place is a definite stop for me. I’m so happy that Shelterrific blogged about them!

As I browsed Secondhand Rose, my knees weakened when I learned that they also stock vintage linoleum. It’s not exactly trendy or slick, but I’m absolutely crazy about vintage lineoleum flooring anyway. It’s so rare, quirky, a bit tacky, but overall – utterly charming. Aside from being known as “40 year flooring” due to its durability, vintage linoleum is art in itself, very colorful, not as serious as modern linoleum in it’s typical neutral patterns. In fact, I’d love to see someone develop a modern take on vintage linoleum. Patterns that are just as bright and bold, but a more current take.

If I had a summer home, I’d definitely consider installing some in a bathroom or kitchen. I love this geometric pattern in blue and red, I can totally picture it an all white kitchen with sky blue walls, white molding, and a shiny fire engine red toaster with a stack of mixing bowls on the counter to match.

So…Vintage linoleum – Your thoughts?

(images from secondhand rose)

Posted in Objects, Rooms, shopping, travel, vintage on September 13, 2006

Hatch Interviews Inhabit

Becky, the design queen behind Design Public’s blog Hatch (bookmark it and visit often!), just posted a terrific interview with Inhabit’s Mike Tuttle and I found it to be most informative. Had to share!

Inhabit interview
By Becky

You and your wife Jennifer have branched beyond your own brand development firm, Planet 10, and created a brand of your very own. What made you decide to do this?

What we were really looking for was a creative outlet. I know this may sound weird being that we owned a brand development firm where creativity is the business. It?s much different designing for a client than designing to your personal tastes. We had acquired an enormous amount of do?s and don?ts, developed an intricate process for building brands from scratch and really had a good feel for what we wanted to spend our time doing. Ultimately we felt our efforts were better…click here to continue to main article.

(images from design public)

Posted in uncategorized on September 13, 2006

Lovely Table at Unica Home

My new friend Leah told me about these ultra chic t tables at Unica Home by patricia urquiola for kartell. Seems they were a big hit in Milan recently and with their decorative ’embroidered’ surface, you must admit, they are downright dazzling. They’re available in 6 different colors (I love it in black – it’s looks like a black sea fan) and 3 heights: 11″, 14″, and 17″. ($227) This is definitely one of those tables you can see nestled in a plush white flokati rug

Thanks Leah for the tip!

(images from unica home)

Posted in uncategorized on September 13, 2006


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