Lustables: Kaktus Stool

An architecturally stunning stool that stands in as a basket. "Beautifully delicate in appearance, unfathomably strong in construction," the Kaktus Stool ($250) from Artecnica is pretty much perfect. Use it as a stool, of course, or turn it upside down and it becomes a basket. Made from recycled aluminum, designer and Artecnica co-founder, Enrico Bressan, … Continue reading Lustables: Kaktus Stool

Lumi: Pure and Natural Textile Printing

If you're familiar with textiles and design, you've probably heard of screen-printing, digital printing, and maybe even sublimation. All three are printing technologies used to create pretty patterns and pictures on fabric. But I would bet the Eames chair and ottoman I'm saving up for, that you don't know about the Lumi Process. It's a … Continue reading Lumi: Pure and Natural Textile Printing

Mi Casa Es Su Casa: Preparing Your Space for Holiday House Guests

It's that special time of year - the time that brings (invited or not) extravagant eating, kindness and giving, and friends and family visiting. And if your people are anything like my people, they come bearing gifts and all sorts of sweet love and excitement. It warms my heart. Mi casa es su casa. I … Continue reading Mi Casa Es Su Casa: Preparing Your Space for Holiday House Guests

Style Clash: Bohemian Eclectic Meets Globally Eccentric

What happens when one style meets another? Is it catastrophe waiting to happen or is there hope for harmony? That's why we created Style Clash. Some design styles are more flexible; others force us to stretch outside our comfort zone. Each week we will offer tips for mixing competing styles successfully. What do we mean … Continue reading Style Clash: Bohemian Eclectic Meets Globally Eccentric

Style Clash: Purely Classical Meets Glitzy Glam

What happens when one style meets another? Is it catastrophe waiting to happen or is there hope for harmony? That's why we created Style Clash. Some design styles are more flexible; others force us to stretch outside our comfort zone. Each week we will offer tips for mixing competing styles successfully. What do we mean … Continue reading Style Clash: Purely Classical Meets Glitzy Glam

Style Clash: Country Comfort Meets Simple Scandinavian

What happens when one style meets another? Is it catastrophe waiting to happen or is there hope for harmony? That's why we created Style Clash. Some design styles are more flexible; others force us to stretch outside our comfort zone. Each week we will offer tips for mixing competing styles successfully. What do we mean … Continue reading Style Clash: Country Comfort Meets Simple Scandinavian

Style Clash: Functional Finesse Meets Dark and Dramatic

What happens when one style meets another? Is it catastrophe waiting to happen or is there hope for harmony? That's why we created Style Clash. Some design styles are more flexible; others force us to stretch outside our comfort zone. Each week we will offer tips for mixing competing styles successfully. What do we mean … Continue reading Style Clash: Functional Finesse Meets Dark and Dramatic

Style Clash: Old World Meets Sleek and Chic

Style. It's that 'je ne sais quoi' about someone or some place. You can't put your finger on it, but you like it. Or you don't. It's personal and evolves with time and maturity. And then it might change, again. Style is expressed through fashion, music, decor, tattoos. Our style communicates who we are, what … Continue reading Style Clash: Old World Meets Sleek and Chic

Autumn Inspiration: Just Don’t Say Holiday Decoration

I'm not much of a holiday decorator. I don't spend two days unwrapping little chotskies out of bubble wrap (you know, the same ones I spent two days re-wrapping last year) and setting them up all over my home. I don't hang hundreds of blinking lights from my roof or station large plastic figures on … Continue reading Autumn Inspiration: Just Don’t Say Holiday Decoration