When I asked Kate what thoughts came to mind when I mentioned the Spanish porcelain purveyor, Lladro, she responded, “a Harlequin romance met a Hummel figurine and had a very expensive, pastel baby.” That sounded about right to me, too, but it saddened me because I love porcelain and wish it wasn’t relegated to the world of melodramatic “collectibles”. So I was super psyched to come across an ad for Lladro’s new line, Naturofantastic. I immediately went to their site and while I was seraching, came across these jaunty fellows (part of the Parrot Party Collection):Read the rest of this post »
Yesterday I posted about the Stolen from De Stijl collection 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 very inspiring, 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.)
I have a crush on the Dutch design duo, Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings and it’s a biggie. They work under the moniker Scholten & Baijings and I want every single item they create. I am MOVED by their color palette and their photography – I mean, please look at the way they present one of their gorgeous scarves. I want to blow this up and put it on my wall:Their furniture and textiles just kill me. Please enjoy the shots of neon and hot pink co-mingling with the natural neutrals. I’ll take one of each. Read the rest of this post »
My perusal of what’s on offer from the major retailers continues and I am noticing an earthy trend on the rise. As a fan of the seventies in all its incarnations, I dig it! It seems that everywhere I look, I am seeing large, chunky baskets and organic shapes and finishes. I love the variety of shapes, natural fiber and the multiple storage needs these can fill: