Geometric Medici Chair Goes Outdoors

March 29, 2013

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Last fall I fell in love with a sleek red chair in the window of the Conran Shop in London.

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To mark their 25th anniversary at the Michelin Building, Jasper Conran had commissioned more than 50 designers to create custom … Read More...

Hanging Garden Lamps Green Up Interiors

March 26, 2013

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One of my favorite Brooklyn artisan-makers is the collaborative design studio, Autumn Workshop, whose Scrap Ecology lighting we featured a while back. The studio creates a variety of lighting that derives its inspiration from biophiliathe natural connection between Read More...

Outdoor Furniture Inspired by Skyscrapers and Jewelry

March 25, 2013

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While browsing the recent Architectural Digest Home Design for outdoor showers and appliances for outdoor kitchens, I came across some cool new outdoor furniture whose designs were inspired by skyscrapers and wearable architecture.

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For his furniture pieces that live happily … Read More...

Green Walls and Living Sculpture Blend Art and Fashion

March 24, 2013

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Complex and intricate living art arrangements composed of thousands of plants climb the interior walls of of Isetan Shinjuku, one of Japan’s oldest department stores.

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For a recent unveiling of the store’s “Fashion Museum” botanical artist Makota Azuma’s The Art Read More...

Stylish Outdoor Showers for Small Urban Spaces Too

March 23, 2013

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Part of the growing trend toward extending interior living spaces to the outside,  we are seeing more outdoor showers and baths even in urban settings. At yesterday’s Architectural Digest Home Show I spotted a few modern outdoor showers and enclosures Read More...

Ten Cool Plantable Light Fixtures

March 19, 2013

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We’ve found some planted light fixtures that not only demonstrate imagination and ingenuity, they save space functioning at once as lighting and planters while also filtering indoor air. The light these fixtures emit provides the needed Read More...

Turning it On Upside Down: Flask Vase and Light

March 16, 2013

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Dutch designer David Derksen’s investigation into the beauty, form, and manufacturing techniques found in scientific glassware has resulted in a collection of vases and lights that reflect light and serve as beautiful yet utilitarian containers for flowers and plants.

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The … Read More...

Micro Architecture in a Vase

March 15, 2013

Winter’s chill may still be here, but with designer Tina Leung’s Flood Vase, one can literally bring the outdoors inside–in fact, a whole indoor planted mini metropolis.

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Flood is the first in a series of architecturally influenced stone-effect resin … Read More...

Urban Gardens Chic Planter Picks for Spring

March 9, 2013

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There may be snow on the ground where you are, but spring is just around the corner. We will soon see and feel the sunshine and warmth, so get ready.

Pickie, just announced their Spring Style Makeover Catalog.  They’ve … Read More...

Four Indoor Shade Plants for Sun-Deprived Apartments

March 8, 2013

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Do you love indoor plants, but your apartment is too dark to allow proper growth? Many urban dwellers face this conundrum with some opting for artificial potted plants and flowers. However, well-informed tenants can shop around for low light Read More...

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