Darkroom

Yesterday I posted about the Stolen from De Stijlcollection from Darkroom.  Afterwards, I took a little stroll through their website and all I can say is WHOA!  These folks have got it going on and I am thrilled to find someone with such a simpatico vibe.  I really dig their directive:

At Darkroom you will always find a large selection of one-off, hand-made and unusual accessories, designed by us or other people who’s work we admire. We also like to work and curate within seasonal themes — this creates an inspiring environment for us and our pool of designers to respond to and work within.

We hope these collections will also be inspiring for yourself and your home…

Why yes, people of Darkroom, they are veryinspiring, indeed.  Please enjoy their current seasonal themes starting with Aztec Camera:

Ex-squeeze me?  The bright colors and graphic patterns are so Stephen Sprouse  goes to Central America in 1981.   Sock it to me!

(Naturally, Scholten & Baijings pillows and throws are part of this collection.  Naturally.)

Stolen From De Stijl

De Stijl me, baby!  I have always had a penchant for the Dutch art movement from the 1920s that went by that name ( the stylein Dutch) but it is looking particularly fresh to me at present.  The most recognizable artists associated with the movement are Theo van Dosenburg, Piet Mondrian and Gerrit Reitveld.  Their guiding principle was to use simplicity and abstraction to bring to life utopian ideas about harmony and order.  The design afficiandos among you will be familiar with Reitveld’s iconic Red and Blue Chair from 1917.  

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It is crisp, clean and direct and that trifecta is really striking the right chord for me right now.  Apparently, I am not alone.  I recently discovered a fabulous collection of objects from the super fly British shop, Darkroom, called Stolen From De Stijl .  I am smitten:

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