Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Japanese Books

Love collecting these. I am seriously considering Japanese language classes!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Any Chair, $12

I love the Vitra miniatures of design classics but until I hit the jackpot, these will do just fine. From Japanese company Reac Japan, and sold in Urban Outfitters stores (have not seen them online as yet). $12 each!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Scandinavian Ceramics

I love collecting vintage Scandinavian ceramics. Wish my little collection looked like this!

Images 1 and 2 are from GP Bostad via Malo blog.
Images 3, 4 and 5 are from a Japanese website. I saved them a while ago but don't remember the website name. If anyone knows the source, kindly let me know.
Find more information and gorgeous pictures of Scandinavian ceramics here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dining Rooms

Love them all.... I cannot pick a favorite! Can you?

Images from top to bottom: Apartment Therapy, Sasa Antic via Oh Joy, Design Sponge, Skona Hem, Lili Diallo.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

French Home

I love the Indian and Asian accessories used throughout the home of St├ęphanie de Saint Simon, a furniture designer from France.

Click here to see more pictures.
All images from Elle Decoration France.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Spice Jars

Earthenware spice jars from Anthropologie.
Not very practical if you want to locate a certain spice in a hurry but they look so cute!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ralli Quilts

I love the colorful Ralli quilt in this photo of designer John Rocha's bedroom. Rallis are made in the southern provinces of Pakistan as well as in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan in India. The quilt shown below is an example of a "Lassi Ralli" or a simple Ralli and is made with different scraps of printed cotton fabric and the stitching is usually done in straight lines with colored thread.

More beautiful examples from Auto in NYC.

And a few more from Rie Elise Larsen.

I purchased this one from Fabindia in Mumbai. It is made with scraps of block printed cotton fabric.

Image 1 from Inside Out magazine.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Spanish Apartment

Enviable collection of 20Th century furniture in this colorful "white box". What a beautiful space!

Images from AD (Spain)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Marcus Hay's NYC Home

I love the confident mix of styles and colors in stylist Marcus Hay's NYC apartment.

Images scanned from Inside Out magazine

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Turning Yarn into Art (Part 2)

Artist Emily Barletta's crocheted and embroidered creations.

You can see more of her work here.

Via Moloko issue # 8

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Turning Yarn into Art (Part 1)

Amazing crocheted food creations by artist Kate Jenkins:

You can see more of her beautiful work here.

Images from www.cardigan.ltd.uk and www.r-h-g.co.uk

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Portland Home

I do not usually purchase Readymade magazine but I immediately bought the April/May issue on seeing these images of Molly Quan's home in Portland Oregon. Molly is the owner of Life + Limb, a shop that sells rare plants and home accessories.
I love all the vintage modern furniture and of course those beautiful succulents displayed in her home.

Images scanned from Readymade magazine. Click here to see the digital version of this article.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Inspired by India (Part 2)

More lovely images- this time from Living Etc. magazine, styled by Carl Braganza and photographed by Debi Treolar. Rani pink (hot pink), marigold (orange), ornate inlay furniture, the paisley motif all add that unmistakable Indian flavor in these images.

Images scanned from Living Etc. magazine.