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Nama Rococo – New Website

I blogged about Nama Rococo last summer, but upon discovering their beefed up website, I had to mention them again because they are just so amazing. Look at these images, aren’t they divine? I love that something like this comes out of Massachusetts, of all places. Not Paris, Berlin, or London. I mean, New England? If you live here, you know exactly what I mean. It’s not exactly the land of the risk takers when it comes to interiors. But I’m thinking that time and fresh, new blood can shake things up a bit. We’ll see about that though. (Baby steps people.) For now, let’s just take time to enjoy Nama’s new website and these gorgeous images, shall we?





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(images from nama rococo)

Posted in walls on February 06, 2007

dVider – *New* Modular Space Partitions

There’s a new design company on the block, dVider, and they’ve recently introduced a modular partition for living or work spaces to make things a bit more functional while adding an element of privacy and of course, style. You can customize your dVider with any of their vinyl decals or you may request custom printing. dVider is available for purchase online.



What do you think – something you can see yourself using, or?

(images from dvider)

Posted in workspace on February 06, 2007

Discover Independent Design: *New* Trunkt LookBook!

Have you heard about the all new Trunkt? Dev Tandon just wrote to me and I had to get this up on the blog ASAP because I know so many of you will just love it. Trunkt works very hard to champion independent design entrepreneurs through both their brick and mortar location in NYC and online. With success in both areas, they decided to branch out and create the Trunkt LookBook.


The LookBook features the works of their members, all art and design entrepreneurs, who use this as a resource to tell the world about what they do. Membership is only $99/year and is open to all. The LookBook contains the profiles of designers, along with product shots, industry jobs, events, and many other cool features. Learn more about membership and features here.

Wow Dev, wonderful resource, thanks for sharing!

(image from trunkt)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, small business on February 05, 2007

Reader Q: Red Glass Chandelier, Anyone?

This just in from reader Maura from Paper Guppy. We have to save her!

“I’m hoping that you have a resource for a chandelier that I’m looking for. I found this (image below) on Horchow a few weeks ago and it seems they have discontinued it. It was a red glass four arm chandelier for $550. They now only have the eight arm and it’s over $1,000. Any ideas?”
Maura continues, “I’ve searched google and ebay, but everything is too ornate for my husband’s taste (we’re compromising on the chandelier and this one was simple enough for him, but chandelier-y enough for me). I know DWR has a nice red glass chandelier (image below) but it’s a bit too spendy for me. So I’m in love with this chandelier and I’m stuck and I-MUST-HAVE-IT! Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!” – Maura.

Maura – I was recently at the Boston Design Center didn’t notice anything like this in their many lighting showrooms. I contacted Horchow for you and spoke with Alyssa Butler who has confirmed your fears, the 4 arm version has been discontinued and all stock has been sold out.

My next thought was to search online, so I sourced Plug Lighting (they have something similiar, you may want to call them for pricing), Ray 20, Lamps Plus, Y Lighting, Bellacor, Lamps-Lighting, Spiegel, Ballard Designs, Inside Avenue, Z Gallerie, Barney’s, Anthropologie, and The Furniture. Nothing.

Then I stopped for a moment, realizing this light mimics the popular lighting I saw while in Germany last year, most of it coming out of Italy. So I checked out Italy Design in CA, but most are over your budget and not even a good match. Same goes for eDirectory out of the UK and Murano Glass.

I’m having a tough time on this one. Aside from finding something made out of non-glass (acrylic maybe?) or in a different color and painting it red with a clear lacquer top coat, I’m not sure where to point you.

With so many design savvy readers out there (hint hint), I’m guessing someone can help? Anyone?

(images from horchow and dwr)

Posted in lighting, reader questions, tips on February 05, 2007

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