Rustic kitchens

Posted on Tue, 10 Apr 2007 by KiM

Although if I ever end up redoing my kitchen it would have a modern streamlined vibe, I still have a love and fascination for kitchens that are quite the opposite. I’ll call it “rustic”. You know, muted colours, pots and utensils hanging on the walls, lots of open storage to display beautiful dishes, and large furniture in place of cabinets. It’s such a welcoming look, imagine a big centre island with family and friends gathered around, helping with the cooking while sharing great conversation.

Karim Rashid

Posted on Mon, 9 Apr 2007 by KiM

Karim Rashid is a brilliant designer, and I’m proud to say grew up (partly) in Canada and went to the same university I did (Carleton, here in Ottawa). He lives in a space EXACTLY as you would imagine – filled with vibrant colours, bold patterns and alot of white. See for yourself.

The art in words

Posted on Wed, 4 Apr 2007 by KiM

I love bold artwork – and using words as art is a great way of making a statement. It’s an in-your-face approach of getting a message across or just a fun way to decorate a wall. Whatever the motive, here are some ideas of how to use words (or text) as art.

Art Rep Team Fox-Nahem Design
Ken Hayden Living Etc.
Pierce Allen Pierce Allen
Zege Zege

Maarten Baas

Posted on Mon, 2 Apr 2007 by KiM

Dutch designer Maarten Baas has quite the imagination. I was totally blown away when I saw his work. He is so talented and creative that Moooi adopted his Smoke designs and his furniture has been bought by museums and collectors such as Philippe Starck. Did I mention he is only 29 years old?

Burned pieces of furniture, preserved with clear epoxy.

CLAY FURNITURE: Industrial clay, hand-modeled on top of metal ‘skeletons’, surface painted with colored lacquer.

All kinds of products became a bookshelf, coated in P.U. coating.

More weird art

Posted on Sat, 31 Mar 2007 by KiM

I have had this link of a Russian artist’s website for a while. I think I had seen it on NOTCOT. This art, while weird, is hauntingly beautiful.