Posts Tagged 'contemporary'

Hot Tub Time Machine Gone Modern.

I just arrived to Snowshoe Resort in West Virginia with the dog. We got lucky with a one bedroom condo that allows four-legged friends. Whew. Hello Whistlepunk!  I vividly recall the six-hour road trip to the top of Snowshoe as a kid involved passing by Whistlepunk’s Barvarian design condominiums on route to another townhouse or value condo for six further along the ridge. Let me tell you, this place is quite different then it was over 12 years ago. Developers, architects and designers are turning their attention to ski resorts, helping to redefine the experience of the typical ski holiday. And you all know I love good innovative design.

With that said, I have my ski eyes set on Fjall Ski Lodge, Falls Creek.

contemporary ski chalet design

contemporary ski chalet design

I love the way The Cool Hunter blog eloquently points out:

Taking inspiration from classic European chalets, sophisticated, design-led ski resorts and lodges are popping all over the world. From Australia to Austria, the new ski holiday is as much about the experience of kicking back in beautiful surroundings at the end of a long day of skiing, as it is about the runs.

contemporary ski chalet design

contemporary ski chalet design

contemporary ski chalet design

Which is why I love the look of Fjall Ski Lodge in Falls Creek in Victoria. Can you resist apres-ski here?

contemporary ski chalet design

ISO: Whatever Floats Your Boat.

Let me introduce you to Siren. She is a rather tall and slender girl with light coloring, striking features, and contemporary tastes. Siren is looking for great friends to soak up some sunshine around the world. She loves water sports, the cinema, her jacuzzi, sleep overs and staying ahead of the competition in communication and her flair for great design. Her Burgess family is rather large and spends summers on the Mediterranean with vacations in the Caribbean come winter time. Her tastes are exquisite and lure men and women of all ages…

lounge and bar on modern design boat yacht

living room on modern design boat yacht

master bed room on modern design boat yacht

pool jacuzzi deck on modern design boat yacht

aerial view of modern design boat yacht

You can have a date with Siren for just 550,000 Euros.. per week. Any takers? Siren, if you’re lonely and need someone to talk to, I would gladly come keep you company!

Pull the Switch Pablo.

Elle Decor featured a product from the Pablo Designs line of lighting. I’m a believer in having the proper lighting in any space and am always looking for interesting yet purposeful pieces. Enter the Link. Designed by Peter Stathis for Pablo Designs, the Link task lamp is a modernized pantograph lamp with a dual purpose handle and LED lighting. Beauty and performance is balanced in this colorful accent lamp. I’ll take one in white or green.

LInk Lamp |  by Pablo Designs

Link Lamp in assorted colors | by Pablo Designs

Link Lamp Profile

Link Lamp Profile

Aerial View of Link Lamp

Aerial View of Link Lamp

Drawing of Link Lamp

Drawing of Link Lamp

And while I’m onto Pablo and “his” terrific products… I’m also keen on two more lamps. They’re different then the typical mix of lamp base topped by typical lamp shade. The Lighthouse lamp looks just like its design intention – a lighthouse. Designed by Pablo Pardo, it has two “shade” options, glass or fabric, and depending on the way the shade is positioned, reflects light up or down and where needed.

The LIghthouse Lamp | by Pablo Designs

The LIghthouse Lamp | by Pablo Designs

Detail of Lighthouse Lamp

Detail of Lighthouse Lamp

Fabric shade for Lighthouse Lamp

Fabric shade for Lighthouse Lamp

Lens detail on LIghthouse Lamp

Lens detail on Lighthouse Lamp

And teetering it all off is the Ilene lamp. Its been around a few years but would be a nice way to dress up your cubicle corner or a guest bedroom. Simply pivoting on its metal spine edge, this woven fabric shade floats atop the base with an adjustable suspension counterweight. I love its simplicity and originality.

The Ilene Table Lamp | by Pablo Designs

The Ilene Table Lamp | by Pablo Designs

Ilene Table Lamp Shade

Ilene Table Lamp Shade

Ilene suspension

Ilene suspension

Dinner by Teak Candlelight.

New York Times recently ran a post about morphing teak candlesticks that exude a retro earthy vibe. Global Table sells them. Every table deserves these Mayfair Teak Candlesticks. I can see a set gracing a white marble table top or flanking a modern condo mantel. The price is just as reasonable at $24, $28, and $30. Grab all three for under $100. Purchase three white tapers and with a flick of the Zippo…. dinner is served.

Mayfair Candlesticks


Just a Thought.

"A person should design the way he makes a living, around how he wishes to make a life" — Charlie Byrd

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