Friday, July 6, 2012

Zenyatta Mondata

Showing my age, but I clearly remember the release of the album Zenyatta Mondatta by The Police in 1980.  The album title apparently was a made up word which has now been applied to this vibrant classic fabric by Schumacher.  Not sure what the link is there.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Jennifer Dumet ceramics

My new bowl - love it. I have the large one in white.   It is a very thin delicate bowl with a twist. The teeth or tentacles or spikes - whatever you would like to call them - grimace at you saying delicate ? As if.

Image: Jennifer Dumet

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Flower Quince

I look at wallpaper a lot as part of my work at Porter's Paints.  I've learnt that although you may love a wallpaper pattern, if the scale is not right for the room it won't work.  Here is a great example of scale and form that is just right framing the window with the organic shapes of the branches.  All the lines are curved - the vanity, the spalshback and the upholstery and I love the line up of the stool and the wallpaper on the left.  This iconic paper is Flower Quince by Clarence House.

Image: via Chinoserie Chic

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Oversized bathroom mirror

My business partner has a penchant for large mirrors ( and I am not saying that I don't !) so we frequently include oversized mirrors in our designs for clients, on the floor and occasionally behind console tables.  We have not yet done this look which I love.  Obviously you would only do it if you had lovely shiny under sink plumbing (no plastic) and I am assuming the mirror is in two pieces with the lower part cut around the vanity.  I don't know, it could be once piece that is predrilled by the glazier ? . . .

Image: Oliveaux

Saturday, March 17, 2012

A touch of green from Moooi

Here is a subtle little splash of green for St. Patricks day.   Marcel Wanders designed a collection of ceramic vases for Moooi.  In typical Moooi fashion classics are reinterpreted.  The vases are produced and decorated at 'Royal Delft', a Dutch company dating back to 1653 and the original producer of the beautiful Delft Blue ceramics. 

Image: Moooi

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pendant for Jane

The last light I posted here from Tokens of Living was mistaken for a spray painted Christmas ornament and went a bit viral on Pinterest in December.   This post is for my friend Jane.  Jane has impeccable design style and taste so its always a bit challenging when she says 'any ideas for my hall pendants ??'  Had to be neutral preferably with a bit of silver shine and interest, a bit of a feature but not a screaming focal point.  Her walls are soft grey.  Hope she likes it.

Image: Tokens of Living

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pagoda by Grace Garrett

It is a digital world we live in now and digitally printed fabric is becoming more and more available.  I love this print from Grace Garrett - called Pagoda it is available in lots of colours to order here.