Displaying posts from February, 2007

Wierd and Wacky Art, Part 3

Posted on Wed, 28 Feb 2007 by KiM

Once again, I have so many crazy art photos that I had to do yet another post. Here’s part 3.

Elle Decor Jamie Drake
BetterWall Ghislaine Viñas
Brad Feinknopf Palm Springs Hotels

Passementerie

Posted on Wed, 28 Feb 2007 by midcenturyjo

Passementerie, the decorative use of trims made from gimp, cord, beads, braids, etc. Sounds simple doesn’t it. Not when you linger over these images from Spina Design. In their own words “A vibrant and dynamic duo, who have revolutionised the perception of accessories and the detailing in interior design. Using radically different mixtures of hard and soft materials together, they add precious materials and objects to their designs, not seen before in the accessory world. They have revived the ancient craft of passementerie to a new level gaining the respect as a new art form.” Their work is a feast for the eyes.

All images from Spina Design.

Castles in the Sand

Posted on Wed, 28 Feb 2007 by midcenturyjo

The latest issue of Australian magazine Inside Out features the amazing getaway of Londoner Emma Wilson in the Moroccan coastal city of Essaouira. A harmonious blend of traditional Moroccan and international style Dar Beida is another home I love. Check out the website for more images of this exotic house.

All images from Inside Out except the last from Castles in the Sand

Hallway Art

Posted on Tue, 27 Feb 2007 by KiM

So you have a hallway. And you have some art. How about hanging your art in your hallway? Hallways don’t just have to be pass-throughs from one room to another – why not make it into your own little art gallery? Here are some examples to get you thinking of the potential of your own bland, boring hallways that are screaming for a little attention.

Philippe Starck – Chandelier Porn

Posted on Tue, 27 Feb 2007 by KiM

More Philippe Starck. This time chandeliers. Mr. Starck has a serious, SERIOUS thing for chandeliers – and it seems the bigger the better. So enjoy a little chandelier porn.

All images from Philippe Starck