Posts Tagged 'designers'

The New Top 20.

Interior designers permeate our landscape as much as Starbucks stores infiltrate our city street corners. House Beautiful brings us their next wave of in-demand designers for 2010. Grab your hot coffee and get inspired from this article.

iPhone into the Woods.

Great news for deisgners with iPhones in their totes and tool kits. Double Dog Studios recently released the new I.D. Wood application that identifies over 50 different types of wood on the screen of the Apple iPhone. The standalone application works with or without an Internet connection and turns the mobile device into a virtual guidebook aimed at architects, designers, woodworkers, cabinet makers, artists, antique dealers, and anyone else who needs to make deciduous decisions on the go. It includes references to botanical names, common uses, sustainability and descriptions. Just $2.99 for all the wood you can get at the App store.

Heavy Mexican Metal.

When I began my tenure at the interior design firm where I am still employed (thank the heavens), my resourceful self came across a line of furniture that was unique in style, very hand-crafted in looks, and simple in form. A specific dining chair caught my attention and because of this perfect find, eight upholstered peices now take residence in the dining room of one of our clients homes. This side chair, called the Opera, is made by artisans at Mexico based Casamidy.

Opera Side Chair

Opera Side Chair

Started in 1998 by two designers, Anne-Marie Midy and Jorge Almada, Casamidy is the result of a need for creative exploration and a joint visit to Hermes. Months after that visit, the two moved to Mexico to become immersed in the use of metals, leathers and fabrics that make up much of the numerous furniture and accessory lines.

Hospicio Lantern

Hospicio Lantern

Inspired by areas tiles, locations, and vista throughout the world, Anne-Marie and Jorge employ top iron-smiths to fabricate their ideas into long-lasting and one of my favorite furniture lines now favored among top interior designers and home decor magazines across the world.

Ixelles Wing Chair

Ixelles Wing Chair

Leather Strap Detail

Leather Strap Detail

St. Paul Side Chair in Paille

St. Paul Side Chair in Paille

Paille Detail

Paille Detail

Punta Maroma Chaise

Punta Maroma Chaise

Altavista Round Mirror

Altavista Round Mirror

20 Young Designers.

Traditional Home is not as stuffy as you may think. The word “Traditional” in the cover frames this publication to be more chintz and high wing back chair, then transitional, fun, serious at times but none-the-less a fan of mine. The website for the magazine boasts its new 20 young design professional favorites. Not sure if advertising spending on their part or the style of their clients home played a part. They are darn good at their craft! In any case, they’ve got talent and refreshing ideas for which I do admire (see my favorites below!). Transitional, traditional, or contemporary in spirit, you might too. 

Emma Jane Pilkington

Emma Jane Pilkington

Jason Bell

Jason Bell

Angie Hranowsky

Angie Hranowsky

Christina Sullivan & Susan Bednar Long

Christina Sullivan & Susan Bednar Long

Julio Quinones

Julio Quinones


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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