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Tuesday
Mar312009

Lar Doce Lar


Talk about colour and vibrancy! Talk about the exciting design scene in Brazil today! It's fun, slightly irreverent and hot, hot hot. These photos are from an exhibition/show house, “CasaCor Peru” created by Rosenbaum Design in Lima, Peru to celebrate Brazilian culture.

But perhaps the work that I am drawn to the most on Marcelo Rosenbaum and his design team's website is "Home Sweet Home" (Lar Doce Lar). This is design for the real people, not the "chic and thin". Since 2006 Rosenbaum has transformed homes that many of us would call slums for television. A better take on the genre than many. I've included some befores below but take a close look at the projects. You'll be inspired.



Monday
Mar302009

Storage solution

Just found this photo in my stash - LOVE THIS!! (I wanted to do this in my office when I was redecorating it last year but couldn't find decent looking crates).

Monday
Mar302009

Another new chair

I recently had the privilege of trying out another beanbag chair from Sumolounge. I was able to select any model that peaked my curiosity, so I chose a Sumosac Couple. Quite a bit less floppy than their Omni model that I first received, the Couple is part of Sumo's series of more rounded, firmer models. It is filled with 100% shredded furniture grade urethane foam, and wrapped in a removeable micro-suede cover. I opted for this model because the models larger than this seemed pretty big and I wanted to make sure it would easily fit through a doorway and into my boyfriend's apartment. It is, if possible, more comfortable than the Omni, and I love that the cover can be removed and washed. I plunked myself down in it the other night to watch some TV and it was awesome. My boyfriend's cats adore the new chair too (as you'll see in the photos). A big thanks to Sumo for sending me another chair! (Unfortunately, you'll have to suffer through some more photos of me on the chair, as I couldn't very well show a photo of only a black blob).



Monday
Mar302009

Lili Diallo

Lili Diallo is one of my favourite prop stylists. Her home was featured in Domino magazine last year and in a recent issue of Living Etc., and it has such an eclectic, comfortable and funky vibe. Her website is filled with so much eye candy and lots of cool pairings to take note of.













Monday
Mar302009

Viva Brasil!


Rodrigo A. Vieira Martins, an architect with Rosenbaum Design in São Paulo, Brazil emailed pictures of their latest work, a restaurant, Dalva e Dito that resurrects the memory of Brazilian colonial architecture and food. The design team immersed themselves in recollections of architecture, the ritual of food and relationship between people and the meaning of the space. Using materials such as adobe brick (with herbs), reclaimed timber and tessellated tile floors the building is evocative of a past era but is hip and fresh. I love the warmth of the space, the beauty of the patio dining. The firm outlines their projects on their blog as well. In Portuguese but that's what Google Translator is for. Tomorrow I'll bring you two more projects - one that celebrates the colour and vibrancy of Brazilian design and the other the joy of real life houses for real life people.