SO HOT RIGHT NOW: GEOMETRIC

posted by on 2012.09.19, under So Hot Right Now
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Geometric patterns and shapes have always been present in the design world, but it wasn’t until recently that they have become a huge trend. Adding geometric elements to your space is a great way to get a more contemporary feeling.

 

With its combination of glass and iron, this terrarium gives off a modern industrial feel.

UO Turning Triangles Terrarium, $39

 

Going for a more minimalistic look? Try this ceramic planter from Fire Escape Farms.

Faceted Geo Planter, $68

 

Vespoe’s geometric pillow allows you to manipulate the surfaces shape by folding it. This product is a great way to add interactive elements into your home.

GEO – (rectangular) geometric cushion, $76

 

It’s a known fact that adding soft mood lighting to a room is a great way to instantly create an inviting and comfortable vibe. To create more interesting shapes and texture try these pyramid garland lights from Etsy.

Cream Paper Pyramid Light Garland with Geometric Die Cuts (32ft), $65

 

Before these funky trays, serving food has never been so fun. Mix n match for different shapes and combinations.

Kaleido Trays, $17-84

 

Or stick to one shape with geometric cast aluminum bowls from Post 27.

Origami Bowl Set, $84

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SQUEEZE SOME FUN OUT OF THE FINAL DAYS OF SUMMER

posted by on 2012.09.11, under Shopping Guide
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Though the summer is almost over, there is still time to take advantage of the last couple weeks of good weather. Whether you have a rooftop deck, a balcony, a backyard or even a fire escape here are a few things that can help you savor the last taste of summer.

Hammocks are awesome no matter where you set them up. Relax, read, nap and lounge in this handmade woven hammock. The color is sure to brighten your day.

Orange Handwoven Nicaraguan Hammock, $75

 

Having a late night get together? Set the mood with hanging lights. These lights are great because the warm glow instantly makes the space feel comfortable and inviting.

Festival Lights, $36

 

Any outdoor hang out wouldn’t be complete without some ice cold drinks. Keep it simple with an industrial style metal bucket.

HOUSEKEEPERS BUCKET £28.00

 

Or add a modern touch with a colorful bar cart. The sleek lines of this cart from CB2 will create a more contemporary and updated look.

Ernest Pool Bar Cart, $149

 

A portable grill that fries, roasts, bakes and is also eco- friendly? Yes please.

EcoQue Portable Grill, $125

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DESIGN AROUND: BOHEMIAN GETAWAY

posted by on 2012.08.29, under Design Around...
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A bed is the most important part of of the bedroom. Its where you go to sleep, daydream, and escape from the the stresses of the day. Think of splurging on a bed as an investment – here we use the LAX wood storage platform bed – and create a bohemian look around it.

This solid wood bed paired with a neutral bed spread creates an earthy and modern look.

Bobby Berk LAX Platform With Storage

Ikea ALINA Bedspread and 2 cushion covers, $69.99

 

Add some color and organic shapes with a funky tapestry. If placed behind the bed, it’s acts as a headboard and add a focal point to the space.

Urban Outfitters Tree of Life Tapestry, $39

 

A solid black bedside table works with the bold pattern of the tapestry.

Etsy Black Side Table, $120

 

Add a fringed hanging chair and a reclaimed wooden bookshelf in the corner to create a relaxed and comfortable reading corner.

Urban Outfitters Marrakech Swing Chair, $159

Etsy Reclaimed Teak Bookshelf, $45

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GET THE LOOK: MAX LAM’S WORKIN N’ STYLE

posted by on 2012.08.02, under Get the Look
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In today’s times many of us have jobs that allow us to work at home, but living and working in the same environment often tends to leave people bored and uninspired with their surroundings. Drawing inspiration from Max Lam’s minimalist apartment design, here is a way to add new life to your home office.

 

Minimalist Design Showcased by Contemporary Apartment in Hong Kong, image from freshome.com

 

Adding yellow to one wall is a great way to introduce color to a room and to create a focal point. Lemon Twist from Sherwin Williams is a sunny yellow that will liven up any space.  Though it is bright, using neutral furnishings will help subdue the color and create the minimalistic look.

Sherwin Williams Lemon Twist Paint

 

Add sleek lines with this desk from Ikea. The front drawers make it easy to keep the desk top clear of clutter. The dark color also balances out the yellow on the wall.

MICKE Desk

 

Combining a comfortable chair with a funky pillow is great way to add a little more color to the room without clashing with the accent wall.

Ethan Office Chair, Black

Mociun Mandala Pillow

 

Storage is important, but it often looks cluttered. Organize your stuff with this stylish shelving unit from Etsy.

Chrome Yellow Stripe Hexagon Leather Wall Shelf

 
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BLACK ON BLACK

posted by on 2012.07.24, under Shopping Guide
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Black is one of those things that will never go out of style, but now there’s a new trend with this old favorite. Layering black on black is a modern twist on the classic aesthetic. Whether you layer black items on top of each other or use items designed to give that effect, black on black is guaranteed to update any look you are going for.

 

Working late nights? This mug from Good Fucking Design Advice is sure to keep you motivated. $16.

Don’t fucking procrastinate. Black on Black Mug

 

Stay warm and cozy with Ikea’s grey on black bed spread for $39.99.

MALOU Duvet cover and pillowshams

 

Before this minimal and sleek design came along, using the phone has never been so sexy. £69.95 at Johnlewis.com.

Swissvoice ePure Digital Phone

 

This director’s chair can stand alone, or spice it up with a funky pillow. $47.59 At Target.

Director’s Chair – Black Frame

 

Add industrial flare without the feeling of living in a factory with a wire frame pendant light. The fact that it’s  handmade makes it better. $36.95 at Etsy.

Industrial Modern Black Wire Frame Pendant Light

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