Boom, Boom, Boom, shake the room! Tick, tick, tick… Boom!
Here I go again, a bad case of party music on the brain. I hear one word, in this case ‘boom’, and my brain pulls songs from parties past. You see lately, dear friends, I’m absolutely dying to throw on a black dress, strappy heels, and hit a good parte’, are you with me? Winter in New England isn’t nearly as exciting as winter in, let’s say, Barcelona or South Beach. No comparison whatsoever. When it’s 20 degrees outside (brrrr), I’m dreaming of beachfront parties, mojitos, great tunes, and 85 degrees and rising (rrrrr).
Then again, if I were attending some swank soiree, I certainly wouldn’t be sitting here writing this, cuppa tea nearby, listening to good old Frank Sinatra tunes. Lucky for you. Actually, lucky for both of us. No matter how much I live for fun fiestas and palm trees, I have my design addiction to keep me warm. Hours of online research combined with endless emails is, in fact, fun and addictive. In fact, tonight I dug my way through the tunnels of the web and found Boom Design and simply *had* to sing their praises, not only do I love their bookcases, tables, and magazine storage racks, but their prices! Mama mia! Affordable and great design. Now, that’s within my reach, and I’m sure it’s within yours too. While the cool weather is nipping at my nose, my bank account is soon to be warm with spending activity. Cha-ching!
$415 buys the metro multi.
Tray table $190
(top photo, hive wall shelf $140 – your friends will be buzzing over this one!)
all images from boom design.
Today is March 1st. We’re on the cusp of spring. This photo inspired me today because it is hauntingly beautiful. Pink in its sweetest hues against a sea of dandelions. Her mesmerizing gaze. It’s a little unlike me to gravitate towards this style, almost goth chic with a touch of sci-fic meets Margaret Keane, but I like it. This painting, The Wish, is by artist Lori Earley. You can read her spotlight in the Area of Design, along with additional paintings.
(art by Lori Earley from the Area of Design website)
CA Boom is 3 1/2 days of cutting edge contemporary design & architecture. Feast your eyes on displays from contemporary independent designers, architects & manufacturers. Tour cutting edge homes and attend a speaker’s conference whose participants are the leaders and innovators of the contemporary design community. Receive a discount code to purchase tickets. Click here for more information.
Just took a break and checked out little miss sponge today for my daily read (love her new site don’t you?), and she mentioned ID Chicago so I had to check them out. Yowser! Great site, thanks to Grace, of course! I just purchased the Maharam Matching Game, it’s lovely… especially for my husband and I because we like to play silly games when our friends come over, and this will not only be a good alternative to poker, but a fun and very fashionable display piece (despite that it’s in a cardboard box, the top looks quite nice). Based on the Maharam textile collection, this memory game features illustrated renditions of textiles designed by Hella Jorgerius (love her!), Paul Smith, Charles and Ray Eames, Gio Ponti, and Alexander Girard (another fave of mine). They’re printed on fine quality heavy card stock and the game includes two sets of 36 cards.
TIP: If you’re not into fun and games, maybe you can simply frame these cards. Purchase a unique frame with multiple windows for photos and place your favorite Maharam images inside instead of photos.
(photo from id chicago)