by Sherri Blum
Here’s a fun DIY for you and the kids, from our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door.
Let’s face it, most children’s rooms are small. And considering that these rooms usually hold more junk stuff than most, parents find ourselves dealing with organizational [...] Read more »
Design Junkies – the second I saw these, I knew I needed to get your opinion.
For its design of the 242-apartment, ‘Society’ complex in South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia, the architects—Plus Architecture—wanted to create a sense of community.
Core to its concept is an active communal lobby including a lounge and bar, surrounded by coffee shops and restaurants, and with access to a ‘contemplation garden.’
These [...] Read more »
Posted in Design
, Love it or Leave it?
on September 9th, 2010
Tahoe ARTour 2010
I find it fascinating to see an artist in his own environment. What colors and forms surround him? What view does he soak in, over his morning coffee?
How does the place an artist calls home, influence his work?
Come on along and hit the road with me, as we drop in on a few of Lake Tahoe’s gifted artists. I was lucky enough [...] Read more »
Artist Profile — Jo Roessler
When does a useful object become art?
I think you know it when you see it. Take for example the furniture designed and handcrafted by Jo Roessler of Nojo Design in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Jo has a thing for beds and I think I have a thing for his beds. Artful and refined. What dreams I’d design in one of these beds.
“My initial [...] Read more »
Here’s a creative use of space, that an adventurous entrepreneur might appreciate.
WaterSpace in the UK has come up with the H2Office — a floating office space designed to fit perfectly into an unused marina slip. Take a look:
According to WaterSpace, the H2Office includes:
Space for one or two people to work
A “breakout” area (perhaps for small meetings, meals etc.)
An external sun deck
A pull-out berth [...] Read more »
Posted in Design
on February 18th, 2010
I adore the simplicity and graphic statement of the UK’s Kent and London’s warm and woodsy Alphabet Drawers. The beefy letters are inspired by vintage printing blocks.
A wonderful concept for kids to keep their rooms neat and to learn the Alphabet, but just as useful in organizing a workspace. The custom-order price of this piece makes it more of a design inspiration than [...] Read more »
The Coolest Chair We Can’t Yet Buy
Upholster a chair in a Pantone® chart and you’re going to get the attention of creative types. Chicago’s Merchandise Mart is abuzz about a chair that’s not even in production. At NeoCon ’09, where thousands of design professionals are gathering to view the latest in furnishings, SIF Technology is displaying the digitally-enhanced leather chair.
Photograph by Cameron Schuler
SIF [...] Read more »
Posted in Color
on June 16th, 2009
Ready to escape the cubicle and head for the comfort of your home office? Not so fast. Springwise shows us OfficePOD, a UK company that will deliver and install in your backyard this self-contained home office.
Meant to help separate work and home life and marketed toward employers as a means of saving costs over keeping an employee in an on-site workstation, OfficePOD is a sleek, [...] Read more »
Posted in Workspaces
on March 26th, 2009