Matrioshka by Serbian designer Sasa Mitrovic is a set of wooden cases with decreasing sizes placed inside one another. It is a metaphor for similar characters, a mystery of never knowing what lies behind the door.
It is dialectic of objects containing themselves as much as containing your identity. And most of all, it is a game.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 26 April, 2013
In continuous production since its introduction in 1956, the Eames Lounge Chair is widely considered one of the most significant designs of the 20th century. It was the culmination of Charles and Ray Eameses’ efforts to create a club chair using the molded plywood technology that they pioneered in the ’40s. In Charles Eames’ words, the vision was a chair with the “warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Herman Miller®, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 22 April, 2013
That’s right ladies, the season of rebirth and rejuvenation is on its way and I couldn’t be happier. There is something special about the springtime that puts a little extra pep in all of our steps, and not only because we’ve shed all those extra layers. Maybe it’s the budding flowers, the buzz of the bees or how everything comes back to life after such a dormant time. Either way, I’m of the belief that if that the foliage and flowers are taking the opportunity bloom again, so can our houses.
Are you bored with the look of your current abode but don’t have the Benjamins to pay a fancy decorator? No problem! I have one word for you – accessories.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 18 April, 2013
After shivering through a winter which just didn’t look like it was going to end, the weather is slowly changing and finally giving us that first true feeling of spring in 2013.
With the temperatures creeping up then, now has never been better to match the milder air outside with a warm design in the home. And where better to apply this snug feeling than in your kitchen?
You can let your imagination run wild in this room, whether you want to add some colourful furniture and cutlery to spice it up or go down the route of splashing vibrant hues on every surface that you can see.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 9 April, 2013
With the strong emergence of home theaters, the availability of everything digital, increased prices and a decreased sense of value, the movie going crowd has wained over the years. So what will rekindle people’s desire to return for the cinema experience? Well, creative inspiration has struck. Buck.Architekci has totally revamped the cinema experience with its innovative design of the New Horizons Cinema in Wroclaw, Poland. It has fabulous food and modern decor that goes a step beyond one’s expectations of an average cinematic experience. I love the long wooden bar serving and seating area. Let’s hope this new concept takes off here in the US.
Posted by KarenShearer at 27 February, 2013
At first glance this looks more like a coffee shop than a laundromat, but I guess I would expect nothing less when Pinkeye Crossover Design Studio in involved with the project. For the Wasbar in Ghent, they have created a cool and modern design for a laundromat. For anyone who has ever had to use one, generally it is a dreadful experience. This solution creates an environment where people can come for a drink, do their laundry, meet up with friends or even get a hair cut.
Posted by KarenShearer at 25 February, 2013
During NYC Fashion Week we attended the Project Runway Designer Reunion sponsored by HP and Intel at Skylight West. Project Runway Season 11 premiered January 24 at 9/8c. All of this season’s participants seemed to be at the reunion. The evening kicked off with a VIP champagne reception co-sponsored by the Style Coalition and HP. It included a panel discussion regarding the impact and influence of technology on the fashion industry. The entire night was filled with examples of technological and social media interfaces and their applications within the fashion community. After the panel discussion, it was up to the party where we chatted with Project Runway participants past and present. The models and clothes were beautiful and it was all great fun! Here are just a few snapshots of our wonderful evening.
Posted by KarenShearer at 11 February, 2013