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Happiness is BDDW Furniture…

I’ll take one of everything, please. BDDW makes my heart do somersaults whenever I see it, it’s so gorgeous, and their product shots are positively inspirational. They’re based in NYC, with a showroom down on Crosby Street where you can view everything up close and personal. Here’s some eye candy for you to enjoy today… Notice the woodgrains and how they seamlessly blend rustic charm (love some of the raw edges) with clean, modern design. Also take note of the simplicity, rooms aren’t layered in clutter, things are well-arranged and quite minimal. Nice!

(images from bddw)

Posted in Objects, shopping, travel on March 03, 2007

We Heart Egg Cozies

How adorable are these things? I swear you don’t need them, but everytime I come across cozies, I try to convince myself that I really do. UK company The Black Rabbit, handcrafts some of the cutest ones ever. Look at that spider. Those chicks. That silly rabbit with the ditzy look on its face. They’re knitted in lambswool with cotton lining and come in several different designs, all of which I love.

Peek Keep, here in the U.S., has some gorgeous felted bunnies and hen egg cozies, too. Such cuteness.

Papa Stour of Scotland has a few irresistible cozies. So does Rose + Radish via Hut Up (German felt design studio). Imagine how these would look on your breakfast table…

Of course, egg cozies are not simply a fun way to present food to your guests, but they keep the eggs warm for serving. Are you sold yet? Desire a little cozy for yourself?

(images from the black rabbit, peek keep, papa stour, and rose + radish)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on March 02, 2007

Machine Age Grand Opening: March 3rd (Boston)

If you’re in the city tomorrow, there’s a great event that you won’t want to miss, especially if you’re a mid-century modern fan. The grand opening celebration of Machine Age over at 645 Summer Street (South Boston harbor district) from 6-9 p.m. will showcase the photography of Michael Flomen from the “Higher Ground” series, and you can view the new Machine Age 9,000 sq ft. showroom, filled with mid-century modern finds, not repros, but high quality originals at great prices. Check out some of the showroom images – don’t they make your mouth water? Look at this Danish buffet… YUM.

Best wishes and happy grand opening, Normand!

(images from machine age)

Posted in inspiration, Objects, shopping, travel on March 02, 2007

Berlin Artist: Tina Berning – Brings "100 Girls" to Gallery Hanahou in NYC

Have you heard of Berlin-based artist Tina Berning? I love her illustrations of women, and was excited to learn that she’s bringing “100 Girls on Cheap Paper” to Gallery Hanahou in New York. I may just have to go down to check that out, it looks absolutely mesmerizing.

The opening reception is on March 29th from 6:00-9:00 p.m., but the exhibit will run until May 11th. “100 Girls” has traveled from Berlin to Tokyo, garnering praise and much interest along the way, so if you’re in New York, you have to visit Gallery Hanahou to see Tina’s works for yourself.

More about the show from a recent press release, “Artist Tina Berning counters the glossiness of the ideal image by stripping it down to cheap and yellowed paper, eliminating mask, pose, and fashion, giving the girls she draws back an expression beyond beauty and surface, so that they endanger the collective standard.”

(images from tina berning)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, shopping, travel on March 02, 2007


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