Monthly Archives: April 2011

Inspiration : Mad Rad Color Kate

English model Kate Moss photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for the May 2011 issue of Vogue Paris. ___ Unfortunately the overlap from high fashion is hardly obvious in today’s world of Interior Design. Because more often space has … Continue reading

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Bohemian Finds : The Voronoi Shelf

Voronoi Shelf, 2007: made of white carrara marble and designed by Australian born designer Marc Newson. ___ Currently I am working on the design of some lighting fixtures that are made of marble and when I found this carrara marble … Continue reading

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Moments : Alabama Swirl

Love and more love I wish to send to all those who have been effected by today’s devastating Alabama tornado. It never ceases to amaze me how determined people are to help, survive and rebuild. Please credit responsibly! Hover for … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Abstract Leopard

With the current craze for everything animal print, I am sure you have already noticed the abundance of leopard patterns covering everything from granny canes to chic bohemian wallpapers. Yet here are two designs whose abstract versions of the otherwise … Continue reading

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Rare & Beautiful : ‘Uncut’ Chair

Uncut: A anodized aluminum and stainless steel chair designed by Israeli born architect, furniture and industrial designer Ron Arad.

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Wordplay : Tastelift

face-lift + taste = tastelift

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Thoughts : Scattered Blur

Gathered : A personal photo of the “Gathered” installation by Brooklyn born Photographer and artist Lorna Simpson, which is now on display at the Brooklyn Museum. ___ Of the millions of digital images that are being uploaded to the Internet … Continue reading

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Student Power : The Brooklyn 9

The Brooklyn 9 Dresser : Designed by my very talented and super good friend Elizabeth Kottakis. ___ Inspired by the controversial Bond No. 9 Brooklyn perfume bottle, this is yet another graffiti piece that because of its overall white frame … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Eggshell Art

Postcard featuring the work of Slovenian eggshell artist Franc Grom. Most of Grom’s egg sculptures contain over 2,500 to 3,500 tiny holes, some of which take over a year to make and most are decorated with Easter themed ornaments.

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Bohemian Finds : The Secretary

The Secretary: Designed by American industrial and furniture designer Jonathan Nesci, and is made of powder-coated aluminum, steel and leather. ___ This is a beautifully built, minimal modern, secretary/bookcase of which I love its height, its color and its interchangeably … Continue reading

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Sketches : Filthy/Gorgeous

After some more archive digging, here are some 3D design sketches I did while working on a NYC Hair Salon inspired by the song Filthy/Gorgeous, a once hit single by the amazingly talented American alternative disco band, Scissor Sisters. and … Continue reading

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Outspoken : Cheap Shoes

___ “It is totally impossible to be well dressed in cheap shoes.” A quote by Hardy Amies, from his 1994 book, The Englishman’s Suit.

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Staged : “White Mischief”

Photographer Tim Walker shoots English fashion model Agyness Deyn for the May 2011 issue of Vogue UK. Styled by Kate Phelan, and make-up by Sam Bryant. ___ The best way to describe these vivid fashion photos is that they are … Continue reading

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Work & Play : Keith Haring 1985

Photograph of New York City based, American artist Keith Haring working on the backdrop for the Palladium Club. Photographed by Bernard Gotfryd 1985.

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Rare & Beautiful : The Rhino Desk

Large Rhino Shaped, brass metal desk, ca. 1967, designed and built by french artist and designer François-Xavier Lalanne. ___ François-Xavier worked together with his wife Claude, both artists who sculpted with metal,  her works mostly inspired by plant forms, and his, … Continue reading

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On Display : reOrder by Situ Studio

reOrder: An architectural environment by Situ Studio now on display at the Brooklyn Museum. ___ Soft and bright, tall and inviting, fresh and playful, those are only some of the words that would best help me describe this imaginative installation. … Continue reading

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Student Power : Sway – An “Encompassing Environment”

Sway: 2010, made of 228 bundled steel rods, bolted and joined with flexible wire. ___ Designed and built by 37 first year SCI-Arc students, led by professors Nathan Bishop who refers to the installation as an “encompassing environment,” Eric Kahn … Continue reading

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Rad Choices : Open Shelving

Although hardly do I ever like open shelving here are some rad designs I found today while looking for storage units for my own new apartment. If only the rain would let up so I can carry all of my … Continue reading

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Thoughts : Thank You FDNY

Surreal is how I would best describe feeling after running into a house this past weekend who’s chimney was up in flames and who’s roof was ready to catch. I wasn’t sure if anyone had yet realized, but as I … Continue reading

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