Monday, September 22, 2014

Aero Studio: An Inspirational Experience

One of my favorite stores in NYC is without a doubt Thomas O'brien's Aero Studios. A beautifully curated space, every piece of furniture, every trinket and accessory makes the concept of desire go to a whole new level.

Friday, September 19, 2014

William Morris Wallpapers


William Morris was a textile-designing genius. Well, he was a lot more than that, but lets focus on his beautiful wallpaper images (available here in NYC at Zoffany). These prints (dating back from the 1800s) are as chic and modern today as ever. I can't even, with how much I love them. Click through to see a few more stunners. Xo.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

FIVE THINGS At CB2

While strolling around the other day in Soho, I stopped by CB2 and saw quite a few things that I thought were really swell. I mentioned the Asan Kantha chair yesterday in a post, but here are FIVE THINGS from CB2 that I like right now:
1. The Roadhouse Leather bar stools and chairs have a great look to them. I love a handsewn whipstitch. I mean, who in their right mind doesn't love a good handsewn whipstitch?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Alternative The Shell Chair: The Asan Kantha

Dear Smarter Alec, I love the Shell chair you blogged about (on Monday), and you are right, it is divine. But $3,245.00 for little side chair?!
I give you the Asan Kantha chair from CB2. Seriously, how sweet is this? It still ain't cheap, but at $645, it seems a more within the realm, and serves a similar purpose of the Shell Chair with its low profile, wide comfort and strong pop of fabulous. Xo.

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Wegner Shell Chair

The Shell Chair is a classic Hans Wegner creation. To celebrate the chair's 50th anniversary last year, The chair's manufacturer paired with Maharam Fabrics to create some truly delicious mash-ups. Click through to see some of the results. Is this chair the perfect accent in a room? Yes. Yes, it is. Xo.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cama Olivier Bed From Flou

Sometimes I see things that are so luscious I don't know how to contain myself. The woven leather wrapped version of Flou's Olivier bed is such a thing. Think Bottega Vaneta only you sleep on it. I can't even with how much I'm dying over this. Yes, it's $18,000-ish which is an amount I would never pay for a bed, but this is some serious craftsmanship. I wonder if I can just sit in the showroom and lick it?  Xo.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Melamine dinnerware From Target

The first rule of decor is know thyself. If you tend to be a bit clumsy, or if you have friends who think it's funny to slam dunk a plate into the sink (PS: it's not), or you're just starting out and don't have the finances for good china, melamine is for you. These 12 piece sets from Target ($23) are cool enough while doing double duty as indestructible/klutz-proof tableware. Xo.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Letizia Chair From Poltrona Frau

More chair porn. While this Letizia Chair from Poltrona Frau (around $3500) isn't quite right for my needs (might be a bit too delicate for the space I'm doing), it sure is wonderful. Designed in 1954 by Gastone Rinaldi, the back is what kills me- like the arms are floating away from the base. And those skinny little legs! Amazing. Maybe it's more right than I think... Xo.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Flax Chair by Philippe Nigro For Ligne Roset

Dear god, this chair is good. I am a big fan of designer Philippe Nigro (remember the stunning furniture he did for Herm├Ęs?). This amazing Flax chair at Ligne Roset (around $3500) is his, as well. Every angle is a dream. Love. It. Xo.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Pinocchio Rug From Hay

God,  I love these round Pinocchio rugs from Hay Denmark. They get their name based on a Danish candy (called Pinocchio). The little wool balls are made in Napal where they are then hand strung together. Yes, I would want the biggest rug available (about ten feet diameter) Yes, it's almost five grand (as seen HERE), but that is some super specific craftsmanship and it looks, as the name implies, good enough to eat.

PS: There seems to be cheaper Etsy versions, too. Xo.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Royal Shelving System From DWR

I don't know what it is about a wall-mounted shelving system that I love so much, but man, they just kill me. There is something about the clean look and keeping things up off the floor. Also, I just find them chic as hell.  DWR is now producing the Royal System, originally designed in 1948 by Poul Cadovius in Denmark (natch). The system can be as simple as the basic shelves or extended to include a desk cabinet, shelves and drawers. Yes. Xo.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Studio Couch From Ercol

Damn, this is good. The English company Ercol first introduced the  The Studio Couch in 1956 as a dual-purpose space-saving piece of furniture that doubled as a settee and guest bed. I love it so much.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Color Block Bookcase From CB2

The other day I played a round of Gun! To! Head! with the CB2 "First Looks Fall" catalog. When I went on the website to pull the pick, I noticed this new, great looking Color Block bookcase, but since it wasn't in the catalog (pour why?) I didn't feel right choosing it. So here it is on its own. My instinct tells me this is one of those pieces that will prove too expensive to keep producing, which is what I am ALWAYS looking for when shopping stores like CB2 and West Elm. Bril. Xo.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Gun! To! Head!

Welcome back to another round of Gun! To! Head! The game where I flip through a catalog and pick the one thing I'd buy, gun to head, before throwing said catalog into the landfill. Today's game is brought to you from the CB2 "First Look Fall" catalog.