Flower Vase Flips Into Biodegradable Planter

April 8, 2013

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We love multi-functional objects that transform themselves for different functions–they are perfect for small spaces and urban gardens.

Like the new Rebirth Pod, a biodegradable flower vase which becomes a planter when turned upside down. You might start indoors using … 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…

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…

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…

Indoor/Outdoor Design Inspirations From London Design Festival: Part One

September 30, 2012


Colorful Moooi installation at The Dock. Indoor-outdoor Gothic Chair in foreground. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

They’re definitely thinking “outside” in Europe. I’ve just returned stateside after a three week whirlwind in Paris and London soaking up design fairs … Read More…

Fluidity Between Indoors and Out: Al Fresco Spa

September 11, 2012

Victoria+Albert’s Amalfi tub.

If I were to design my fantasy home, it would be one with very fluid architecture, each space flowing into the other, the indoor areas spilling seamlessly onto the outdoors.

With the boundaries between indoors and outdoors … Read More…

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