Milan Design Week 2014 Preview: Angelo Grassi Grows Vegetables on Furniture

April 2, 2014

fuorisalone-gardenFuorisalone is where Angelo Grassi’s Ortofabricca will be on view.

I’m packing for my trip to Milan Design Week where I will be joining a stellar team of eleven design bloggers on the Modenus BlogTour. From Milan, I’ll report back Read More…

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…

Using Outdoor Lighting to Create an Urban Oasis

December 10, 2012


Photo via Stylepie.

Welcome to today’s guest contributor, New York City-based lighting designer, and fellow BlogTour team member, James Bedell.

The topic of urban green space has always been fascinating to me. I’m a lifelong Queens resident and I’ve almost … Read More…

Indoor Seating for People and Plants

November 19, 2012

While at The Tramshed, a specially curated lifestyle/design event I visited recently at DesignJunction, I got a chance to try out De La Espada’s Lin Pod Bench, which Tokyo and London-based designers Leif.Designpark created to provide an Read More…

Sun and Snow-Loving Woven Outdoor Furniture

November 16, 2012


Gaga & Design’s woven furniture range includes some bright hues.

Launched in September at Tent London’s Super Design Gallery, the woven COD chair by Israeli designer Rami Tareef for Gaga & Design was one of my favorite pieces there.

Made for … Read More…

London’s Design Center Brings the Outdoors Inside

November 8, 2012

Each of the London Chelsea Harbour Design Centre’s three glass domes houses interior design showrooms which circulate around a planted ground floor café and gathering area. Ambient light filters in through the glass panels, illuminating textiles, furniture, bath fixtures and other interiors … Read More…

Style and Funk-tion at Design Junction

October 24, 2012


The author, your’s truly, in the arms of Design Junction’s gorilla. Photo: Jill Seidner.

Set within the raw industrial environment of the 1960’s Sorting Office, Design Junction was less a traditional trade show, but more a creative exploration of design Read More…

Tile and Stone Designs Influenced by Nature and History

October 21, 2012


Painted sundial on brick and flint Dial House, Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

As I pounded the pavement in London for The London Design Festival and the Modenus BlogTour, it was easy to think about hardscaping.Read More…

Natural Design Inspirations Seeded From the Pomegranate

October 20, 2012


Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens, via Instagram.

I didn’t like Pomegranates when I was a little girl because it was such a messy ordeal extract the seeds. I now like to sprinkle the bright red seeds on vanilla ice … Read More…

Iconic Eames Lounge Chair Inspires Mal Outdoor Chair

October 1, 2012

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ray Eames, half of the iconic husband and wife design team of Charles and Ray Eames, whose vast collection of works includes the world-renowned Eames lounge chair, below, now in the permanent … Read More…

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