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Zia-Priven + The Domino Design Project

I really enjoyed Domino magazine this month, particularly for their feature on their design project where they teamed up with eight top interior designers to redesign and furnish apartments for those living with HIV/AIDS at Woodycrest House, a 40-unit apartment building in South Bronx.

I want to be assigned to a project like that… I’ve volunteered on construction projects for non-profits (like Habitat for Humanity) since I was 18 (I think I can count 30 volunteer redesigns, gut rehabs, landscape projects, or complete builds), but I’ve not yet been involved in something as exciting (and challenging) as the Domino project where I could redesign space for a family in need. What a thrilling (and fulfilling) opportunity for those designers.

As I examined each room, I noticed lots of Zia-Priven lighting, the crowning touch to any space. The frosting on the cake. See for yourself in the images below.

Sara Bengur’s room, notice the Zia-Priven red pendant. Image from Domino.

Katie Lydon’s room, complete with Zia-Priven “Fioretti Wallpaper” hanging lamp. Image via Domino.

David Netto’s room, with Zia-Priven “Coco” hanging lamp.
Image via Domino.

Zia-Priven sent over some designs that they’ll be showing at the upcoming NYIGF (below). Stunning!

Madeline Pendant, product details here.
*New* Fairmont Pendant
*New* Ingrid Pendant

If you’re at the NYIGF (1/28-2/1), you can find Zia-Priven at Pier 94/AT HOME, Booth #45041. Would you like to learn more about Zia-Priven – how they got their start, inspirations, materials, and more? Click here.

Psst: Here is complete Slideshow of the The Domino Design Project. Fun!

(images from zia-priven unless indicated otherwise)

Posted in designers, lighting on January 26, 2007

Alberto Pinto Design Firm

Maryam mentioned him on her blog recently, the great Alberto Pinto, a designer I have watched and admired for a long time. With a firm based in France and a staff of 55, they are truly international stars in their field, designing everything from the homes of the royals to the interiors of yachts and private jets. I dare you to try to control yourself. View the Alberto Pinto portfolio here.




(images from alberto pinto)

Posted in designers, inspiration on January 08, 2007

Rooms I Love


Here are a few images that have inspired me this week… (I love the top photo because those walls are hand stenciled – that is not wallpaper!)


(images from from warymeyers.com)

Posted in designers, inspiration on December 19, 2006

DesignSessions – Get Involved!


This is somewhat off topic, but I recently had a nice conversation with Anjula from DesignSessions about the Notes on Design Newsletter, which I’ve recently subscribed to and so far, I’m finding a lot of value in it. It hasn’t much to do with the world of interiors, but I still see a real value in checking it out because it gives a nice overview of what’s going on in the world of design, art, and creativity in general, like illustration, logos, packaging, and branding for instance. With so many of us online these days, and most with our own blogs and websites, I find that learning about the latest is helpful to me as a blogger. So many write in asking me how I created decor8 or my blog template, or who designed my banner, how did I develop my colors and style, etc. With so many of you interested in learning about new, creative ways to not only express, but to properly represent yourself and your business, I suggest subscribing to Notes on Design (it’s free!) and checking out their content online. They cover graphics, principles of design, the overall process of creating, etc. For instance, perhaps you are pulling together a blog and are trying to create a “look”. You could check out one of the leading color experts, Lee Eiseman, and her thoughts on Selecting a Color Palette, for instance (look in the left column for her name for the link).

Aside from their informative Newsletter, there’s an entire DesignSessions Community, with clubs available to all that cover an array of topics from jobs and networking, to a place for design newbies to meet as well as a web design club. Membership is free of charge and open to all who want to join. Check it out!

A special thank you for dear Anjula for introducing me to DesignSessions!

(images from designsessions)

Posted in designers on December 16, 2006

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