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Chen Karlsson Bird Light

Blogger Nadejda from Pan-Dan does a killer job covering Italian design. Could be because she’s Italian living in Milan. I’ve been reading her blog for about 4 months now and always find things that just never seem to find there way to stores in the United States. And that’s okay, because if everything suddenly becomes available here, we lose a bit of the thrill of the hunt, don’t you think? Who wants to stumble upon tons of American products when in Europe, or vice versa?

Regardless, her website is full of gorgeousness, and this week, she is posting all about the Milan Design show. One item she highlights that caught my eye is this Bird lamp by Chen Hung-Ming, a designer from Taiwan currently living in Sweden, who exhibited this light in Milan this year. I can’t take my eyes off of it, it’s so unique and definitely something I would own. It’s so exciting to see innovative, fresh products like these take flight!

(image from chen karlsson)

Posted in lighting, trends on April 25, 2007

eBay Seller to Watch: "GreyGardens_Laguna Beach"

eBay never goes out of style — If it’s out there, it’s on eBay, and that’s no lie. I decided that, as hard as it is to share eBay gems, that I should start sharing more of my favorite sellers with you because I have over 200 that I highly suggest, many of which I’ve shopped myself. Today, I’m sharing “GreyGardens_Laguna Beach”.


These guys specialize in the ever popular Hollywood Regency decor (at least it’s popular here in the United States — is it popular in your part of the world?). Bookmark them if this style suits you, because their items are spectacular. Like this room divider. Imagine it as a headboard painted in your favorite color?

(images from grey gardens laguna beach)

Posted in furniture, trends, vintage on April 24, 2007

Missoni Home at Neiman Marcus

Color, color, color! Bold Missoni takes fashion to another level constantly, so why not the home? And with the stitch pattern being as fabulous as it is, how can you resist?


Neiman Marcus carries the Missoni collection, and although some of it is way out of my reach, the bedding is somewhat affordable, especially if you layer pieces in with budget finds from other stores. You can dress a bed using mostly finds elsewhere that are inexpensive, add a few Missoni shams and a throw at the foot of the bed, and you’ve given your bedroom a fashion makeover without purchasing 100% from this collection.


I do have one question though. Why are their candles priced between $275-375? Am I missing something here?


(images from neiman marcus)

Horchow

Lulu de Kwiatkowski was mentioned here before, but it was only recently that I discovered her bedding over at Horchow. I imagine the Paradiso (shown below) against a sunny yellow wall… Cane + bamboo patterns are everywhere right now, and I love seeing them. From furniture to textiles, cane is h-o-t!

Horchow has bird panels with a faux-bamboo trim that I love (bird panels are another trend piece right now), this hand-painted umbrella stand with a bamboo motif brass base, a very grown up mirrored chest (would look so pretty in an entryway), and with the rise of peacocks as a motif, why not shake your tailfeathers and try splurging on this settee? I agree, this settee isn’t for me either — but you have to laugh at luxury sometimes because it can look so uncomfortable!

(images from horchow)

Posted in furniture, trends on April 23, 2007

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