Okay, I’m over it.
I spotted Amsterdam based Oromono at Lekker in Boston and had to touch and hold everything on display. (sorry, Lekker!!!) Designed by award winning British contemporary textile designer Kirsty Anne Powell, Oromono offers 3D beauty with pillows, bags, slippers, baby slippers (sooo cute), throws, scarfs, and fabric corsages. View Oromono’s entire collection on their website, or purchase them online at Lekker.
Oromono – design that really stands out!
(photo: top: kirsty anne powell with the cover of met home where her pillow appears. below: photos from lekker home)
available in black, cream, chocolate brown and red.
pillow seabloom $150
available in charcoal, black, cream, chocolate brown and red. 20×20
These fresh finds from Chiasso, known for offering “inspired design for the home” for 20+ years, will certainly create a stir when your guests spot your new digs. Obsessed with inovation and interesting new design, you can always count on Chiasso to bring you the very best in simple, clean and functional mid-century design. Get the chiasso catalog, or visit them to shop on online.
(photos: top: neptune chair, black or white, $498. below: all photos from chiasso.)
now you’ll really have time hanging over your head
if it’s color you’re craving…
(except not these, they aren’t chocolate + look a little heavy)
now you CAN find nemo
that makes for an ador-a-bird sale!
Ah. A breathe of fresh air. Paintings by Elizabeth Schuppe. Her use of color evokes feelings of serenity and joy. You may have spotted her painting above on page 275 in the March issue of Glamour magazine (USA). Stunning.
With a degree in studio art from Skidmore College, and with her art featured in glamour magazine and currently on display at Tao Living in the west village (nyc), this is an artist worth looking at.
Talented Elizabeth has a keen eye for color and design. She started working as a graphic designer (to pay the bills!), which left her with little time to paint, which is her greatest love. She knew this had to change, so she leapt into painting full time and never looked back. Influenced by the abstract expressionists of the 1950s, she uses the elements of painting itself ? color, line, shape, texture, and light ? to express emotions rather than including recognizable objects. There is no plan in her painting, yet there is definite process. She lets a color or line dictate what comes next.
Elizabeth Schuppe. She’s going places. Hopefully, on that empty wall in your living room.
Clio Home is such a darling online destination for unique home accessories, and because it’s the weekend and I need to dash out to meet some friends, here are a few final visual treats to leave you with until I’m back on Monday with more goodies…
I’ve had so many of you writing in to ask whether I attended the NY Gift Show. I even had one of the guys at design public (thanks, guys!) ask me to cover the entire show on their website. Wow. So honored.
But….I didn’t attend the gift show! I was going to head down with my friend, but unforseen events transpired before we were due to leave so we decided to stick around here. Given that I feel ADD whenever I’m in Target, I doubt I would have survived the gift show with hundreds of shiny things spread over half a million square feet of trade show space. Warning! Self imploding in 5 seconds…sensory overload…beep beep beep.
In the next week, I’ll be highlighting two artists that really strike my fancy lately, along with an art show I attended in the south end a few days ago, and plenty of fresh finds that you guys have been writing in asking me to feature. No problem! That’s my purpose in life outside of world peace, so keep the emails comin’! :)
I’m also eagerly awaiting the return of my midwest sorta-blogger-mate, Brent. He’s in Chicago and hopefully, he’ll come back with a few morsels of fresh baked finds from the windy city. He’s a total design freak with exquisite taste, so I’m wondering what he’ll unearth out there.
world peace + good design,
black forest vases, made in germany (duh), large $170, small $110
seam bowls, made in denmark $165
seam vases, made in denmark $39 each
red berry vase, made in the land of fancy accents, england $80-130