Saturday, March 23, 2013

Wo + We

French designer Olivier Abry re-imagines vintage industrial style lamps.  In love with his creations!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

An Avant-Garde Collector

Alketas Pazis rescues and collects objects, lighting, and furniture from the 1900's to 1950's.  He reclaims industrial furnishings and wares and rents them to commercial and movie studios in Greece.  While Pazis' showroom which is called Temporary Showroom is outfitted with the most obscure mid century pieces, his residence which is attached to his business is equally as charming, eclectic and cleverly collected.  This is Avant-Garde at its best!    

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Begin at the Beginning...

 Artist, Vasilis Papatsarouchas takes one on a whimsical and thought provoking journey through the classic story of Alice and Wonderland with his modern and sophisticated spin of the fairy tale.  Vasilis is a celebrated book illustrator and in the past 15 years more than 50 books have been published containing his illustrations.  The use of color, typography and pattern appeals to both children and adults.  Papatsarouchas genius interpretation of one of my favorite fairy tales has me intrigued and wanting more.  But there is always an ending to the beginning to everything.
"Begin at the beginning," the king said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Home / A Hotel

Ett Hem is Swedish for "A Home"  however this is not a home, it's a hotel located in Stockholm.  The interior designer is Ilse Crawford and architect is Fredrik Dahlberg.  The owner says that this is not a luxurious hotel, but that it's one where you see, touch and enjoy luxurious elements.  I'm ready for a vacation, and I think this will be on the top of my list!  Enjoy.