Monthly Archives: February 2011

Ingenuity : “The Gypsy Junker”

Micro-shelters, built by Derek Diedricksen at his home in Stoughton, Mass. Original NY Times article by Joyce Wadler. ___ Every summer, as a teen, my parents would send me off to an all boys camp where unlike the rest of … Continue reading

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Mix Up : Vintage Uzbekistan

This weeks “Weekly Mix Up” includes… 1. Uzbek Pillows – $38 for set of two, from 2. Etch Pendant by. Tom Dixon – $375 from DWR 3. Vintage Shell Chair by. Hans Wagner – $12,000 from WYETH 4. “Recycled … Continue reading

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Rare & Beautiful : Armchair by Hans Vollmer

This rare and beautiful, ca. 1901, modern armchair is by Austrian furniture designer Hans Vollmer, pupil of Joseph Hoffman. Available March 3d 2011, via auction at Philips de Pury & Company. Please credit responsibly! Image: Philips de Pury & Company … Continue reading

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Trends : Stylish New Yorkers

From a recent article by Emily Finkbinder, “50 Most Stylish New Yorkers” for, here are some of my favorite outfits and personalities photographed by Stefani Pappas. ( images and credits: via. stylecaster )

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Moments : Presidents Day

With great pride I wish you all a great Presidents Day. To those who don’t already know, Presidents Day is celebrated on the birthday of George Washington. In many ways I wish to think that he was of the first … Continue reading

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Inspiration : “Lotus Flower”

How we think, how we sleep, how we eat, how we live, how we die, how we love, how we cry, how we feel; there is hardly a moment in any given day that we may dismiss as inspiration for … Continue reading

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Bohemian Finds : Table Lamp

Sometimes temptation can overpower the desire to withhold; and so if I forgo all future payments of my never ending school loans, please remember that against all of my better judgment has my heart already fallen for this wonderfully symmetrical, … Continue reading

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Bohemian Finds : The “Verona”

Inspired by the graffiti covered walls in the home of Juliet (of Romeo & Juliet) in Verona Italy, designer Love Anna James very bohemianally re-purposes these vintage pieces of furniture by skilfully applying her digital images to them. Unlike the … Continue reading

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Sketches : The “Little Purple Hip E”

While spending my morning looking through old sketches I found this one of a cafe I had originally designed, inspired by Hendrix, Hippies and Hip Hop and which at the time thought myself so clever to have named it the … Continue reading

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On Display : Norman Rockwell – “Behind The Camera”

“Tattoist illustration (c) SEPS.” Norman Rockwell and his work have always been of some distant inspiration to me. In my past short lived career as a professional photographer I can still vividly remember wanting to do a collection of photos … Continue reading

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Ingenuity : The Plywood Chateau

I first found these wonderful mobile interiors while reading an article about the artist, James Westwater and his quite cleverly designed Beacon, NY home in Ready Made Magazine. At first I though that he and his wife building their home … Continue reading

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Thoughts : A Cause for Celebration

Having always been a huge fan of Margaret Russell, I will be the first to admit that after hearing she was leaving Elle Decor for Architectural Digest I was of the many who must of been very sad. But finally, … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Dazzle Camouflage

While searching for some modern camouflage inspiration I came across this fantastic photo by Brooklyn and Chicago based photographer Carrie Schneider.

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Profiles – Furniture Designer Charles Rohlfs

Designer Name: Charles Rohlfs (1853–1936) Claim to Fame: American born furniture designer known for his rare and uniquely hand carved, Arts & Crafts style like furniture. Why Bohmerian? Charles was born in Brooklyn, the son of a carpenter and even … Continue reading

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