If any of you are like me, as a kid I loved pop-up books. Now due to the creative genius of Israeli born, Chen Bikovski, we have Pop Up Lighting. It is beautiful and functional wall or table top decor. Perfect for a nightlight in any room of the house and just to look stunning. The lights are made of plastic which appears to be folded in an origami like fashion. When you pull, push or slide the tab, the true shape of the fixture is revealed through both its pop-up pieces and light activation. The extensions of the pattern of light are reflected on the parts of the fixture and the wall, revealing the true nature of the light fixture, be it a deer, owl or peacock. They are all delightful. Why not add some more fun and playfulness to your life, we could all use a bit more of that now and then. The hanging fixture would be perfect for a dark hallway at night and what child wouldn’t love to have one of these in their room. The deer fixture is certainly an inventive twist on a somewhat common American practice of mounting such an object on the wall. Personally I think this light is more appealing then its predecessor.
Posted by KarenShearer at 31 January, 2013
These beautiful fashion illustrations are by artist, Garance Doré. She began her career as a fashion illustrator with the desire to produce timeless, classic, beautiful illustrations and from my perspective she has far surpassed that goal. Her work has appeared in fashion magazines (Elle, Vogue Paris, etc.) and in conjunction with such well known designers as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, Tiffany & Co., etc. She is also a photographer and fashion blogger with a dedicated following. Her work has been exhibited throughout the world, including New York, London and Sydney. Both Art Prints and posters (for a modest price) are currently available for purchase. So if you are a lover of fashion, Garance Doré may be of interest to you.
Posted by KarenShearer at 30 January, 2013
Susan Doban and Jason Gorsline are the partners of Think Fabricate who have created the Shift Collection. The series consists of Shift Corner, Shift Connect, Shift 48, 36 and 30. The Shift Corner is my favorite of the group. It is a wall mounted shelving unit that fits beautifully into any corner of your room making it a stylish place to store your belongings and aide in controlling the clutter. The Shift Connect is a similar ensemble of eight pieces but it lays flat along the wall in three lengths that alternate encasements and connecting ends. This product can cover an entire wall to create both an excellent storage solution and beautiful wall decor. There is also the option of a 10 piece unit, the Shift Connect Plus. Shift 48, 36 & 30 are all similar in design, but their differences directly correlate with their respective widths. They are all 60 inches in height and great for use in tighter spaces where a touch of style is still desirable.
All of the sculptural units interlock to create a place for storage and display. The unit pictured above is a mix of greys and vermillion red with an ash veneer. It is made from Laquered MDF and comes in standard colors palettes that coordinate with standard wood veneer. The Shift 30 as pictured below is an example of a walnut veneer with the added texture of bamboo plywood to further enhance its aesthetic appeal. All of these products are fabricated in Brooklyn, NY and have a lead time of 8-12 weeks, but bespoke creations are available as well.
Posted by KarenShearer at 25 January, 2013
Spellbound Collection of wall papers, released by Graham & Brown, is filled with fantastical imagery from story-book folklore. The collection includes new wall papers to transform your room to an enchanted time and place. Spellbound is the first wallpaper in Graham & Brown’s new ‘Platinum’ Brand in which the wall papers are paired with coordinating paint colors. Such a fabulous idea to help those of us whose forte may not lie in the area of perfect color coordination.
Posted by KarenShearer at 18 January, 2013
Professional photographer and a digital painting artist, Efrat Kuper of Art2Get, has an eye for capturing the delicate details and creating her beautiful imagery from them. As a photography veteran of the fashion world in Milan, she has now moved into creating her own collection of artistic pieces. She has an expansive range of work including architecture & essential nature, bold and beautiful contemporary digital painting pieces and gorgeous wall decor for children. She has now made her work available to the masses, at very affordable prices through her online etsy store.
Posted by KarenShearer at 17 January, 2013
The thing about a feature wall is that it must feature something different and fabulous. Artistic and bold mosaic walls are a great way to achieve that. They make a huge statement – the colors, the scale and the way the pattern mirrors itself as the repeat. A whole room would be too much to be appreciated, the eye has to rest and focus. As a single piece of art this is quite amazing.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 17 December, 2012
NLXL has teamed up with the crew from Merci of Paris to create an incredible new line of wallpapers called Brooklyn Tins. The collection of trompe l’oeil wallpapers has been designed to mimic the look of distressed vintage painted tin tiles. There is no pattern in the Brooklyn Tins Wallpaper line and it is printed in super high resolution on heavy-duty wallpaper with paper top-layer and membrane backing. It is available in eight different styles and is both colorfast and washable with a soft cloth. It is also easy to apply because the paste is placed on the wall rather than on the paper. Currently Brooklyn Tins is available for purchase online at Vertigo Home.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 14 December, 2012