Falling in Love With Sexy, Stylish Dekton at Salone del Mobile in Milan

April 22, 2014

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I ran my hands across its smooth, solid surface, and fell instantly in love. Dekton at Salone del Mobile welcomed my touch as I embraced its strength and sheer brawn, its steadfast tolerance of anything under the sun, including the Read More…

Private Tour of Secret Venetian Palazzo and Garden

April 21, 2014

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If I’d ever imagined a sumptuous antique-filled palace with verdant gardens spilling onto Venice’s Grand Canal, well the Countess Anna Barnabò’s Palazzo Capello Malipiero Barnabò would be this vision. And so I found myself absorbing it Read More…

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…

The freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for urban gardens and stylish small places.

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