Posts Tagged 'magazine'

Behold the Magazine Rack.

This lightly hammered silver plated magazine holder from Wisteria brings the stash to a dressed up level. Or if you’re like me and have WAY too many glossies to keep count, drop some white birch in here or kindling for your next fire. And remember that silver polishing cloth.

Silver Plated Magazine Holder, $99 | Wisteria

Silver Plated Magazine Holder, $99 | Wisteria

Lonny Goes Live.

The August/ September issue of online magazine Lonny is published. I am a huge fan if this beautiful virtual glossy. Check it out and become a fan yourself !

Orange Lonny-Pop.

I have become smitten with Lonny Mag. In the recent issue, incredible designer and founder of Pieces Atlanta, Lee Kleinhelter, is featured in a beautiful article with mouth-watering pictures of a condo she redesigned in her own building with a rustic edge and modern sophistication. I’m drawn to the consistent use of whites, creams, browns and juicy orange. Lee recently thanked me for a post on one of her goods sold through her online store (love it!).

Lee Kleinhelter

Lee Kleinhelter

Kleinhelter sees lighting as just as important as a sofa.If she can’t find the right one, she creates one herself with found objects. Who’s got talent? =)

Love the brown geometrics and neutral shades. My kind of room.

Love the brown geometric's and neutral shades. My kind of room.

The furnishings and colors enhance the forever views and blue skies. Who does not love a little orange pop?

The furnishings and colors enhance the forever views and blue skies. Who does not love a little orange pop?

Woven wallpaper softens any space and grounds a room so you can use bright accents, vivid art, and sleek finishes.

Woven wallpaper softens any space and grounds a room so you can use bright accents, vivid art, and sleek finishes.

Lee shares that most of her own furnishings are purchased at flea markets and are mostly previously owned goods that are restored to her liking.

Refurbished chairs balance the smooth golden table and antiqued clock. When is breakfast served?

Refurbished chairs balance the smooth golden burlwood table and antique clock. When is breakfast served?

The cityscape and the thrill of the wild come inside for fun entertaining and relaxing sunset views.

The cityscape and the thrill of the wild come inside for fun entertaining and relaxing sunset views. The bar is now open.

Cork wallpaper dampens sound in the den creating a perfect getaway. Nail heads, suede, and a glossy white moose give it all a unexpected rustic charm.

Cork wallpaper dampens sound in the den creating a perfect getaway. Nail heads, suede, and a glossy white moose give it all an unexpected rustic charm.

The flow through the condo is so consistent, howbere, I just love this pop of purple that dots the master bedroom... a perfect pairing with the deep orange accents.

The flow through the condo is so consistent, however, I just love this pop of purple that dots the master bedroom... a perfect pairing with the deep orange accents.

I love the white dressing table and pair of cork base lamps. I too subscribe to less is more approach when dressing up a table surface... this collection of accessories is less competing.

I love the white dressing table and pair of cork base lamps. I too subscribe to less is more approach when dressing up a table surface... this collection of accessories is less competing.

“It’s about the lines, materials, and the mix” — Lee K. I could not AGREE more! It’s obvious that Lee’s decorated spaces result in staying power rich with color, harmony, uniqueness, and sophistication.

"It's about the lines, materials, and the mix" — Lee K. I could not AGREE more!

The custom horizontal painted lines behind the orange headboard's and round golden accents is the topping on the sundae.

I'm a round mirror promoter and the lucite base on this console gives this room a lift and brings the eye to the shapes on the wall.

I'm a round mirror promoter and the lucite base on this console gives this room a lift and brings the eye to the shapes on the wall.

Energizer Monkey Bars.

The Electric Slide article in this months Dwell magazine is a must read for those of us who are curious about new ways to give back to this pretty planet while educating integral age groups. How about starting a busy and interactive playground that produces power from the stomping and swinging of energetic kids? Well, looks like someone claims fame to the idea.

 

Click on image to see video of this illustrations' creation.

 

Click here to go to the article online or see it transcribed below…

“For something that’s meant to celebrate the pleasures of childhood, the playground sure has gotten old. The essential program—–swings, slides, monkey bars—–is as limited and predictable as the activities it’s designed to promote. Though a playground may divert or entertain, rarely does it engender the kinds of social interactions that can meaningfully teach. It’s true that even the most uninspiring variant will whip a kid into furious expenditures of energy, but the outcome is a small, if satisfying, harvest: a better appetite and a tighter night’s sleep.

All of this caused professor Alice Chun to ponder how a 16,000-square-foot vacant lot in Stuyvesant Town, the Manhattan residential development where she lives with her husband and young son, might be used to change all that. “There are merry-go-rounds in Africa and India that generate energy,” she notes. “Children play on them, and villages with no water or electricity are able to pump from wells and have light. If they’re doing it there, why can’t we do it here?” Consequently she put this playful challenge to the graduate students in the design-build studio she teaches at Columbia University.

The as-yet-unbuilt playground, which the students named Kids Climb-It, is an all-rubber, recycled, and recyclable environment featuring 18 tripods—–constructed from steel pipes enclosed in rubber balls—–with rope nets strung between them. As kids climb the nets, their motion activates generators in the tripods’ peaks, which produce energy that’s stored in underground batteries.

The net system—–with eight distinct zones including ramps, tunnels, and vines—–encourages children to use their imaginations to develop their own games. Some of the rubber balls on the tripods trigger lights, bells, and water misters across the entire landscape, and a time and energy stopwatch enables kids to calculate how much power their games can generate within a fixed time period. And because the netting zones have been designed to attract different age groups, Kids Climb-It also functions as a kind of neighborhood in miniature, teaching and encouraging children with varying skill sets, temperaments, and degrees of maturity how to interact with each other.

As a reimagining of the aesthetics of play, a more efficient use of public space, a producer of clean power, and a landscape that encourages young people to think independently, Kids Climb-It is more than simple recreation. It looks to be a model of what tomorrow’s playgrounds, and citizens, might very well be.”

Hachette Carries the Hatchet.

More terrible news for the home design industry!  Goodbye Metropolitan HomeHachette Filipacchi Media has has decided that December will be the last issue of Metropolitan Home magazine. Instead, they will focus their energy into further developing Elle Decor. I have kept every single issue of these magazines (at least of the ones I’ve been reading since I don’t know when).

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However, Hachette is not the only publisher feeling a loss. Every major publisher has foreclosed on a shelter magazine in the past 18 months. Unlike with past magazine closings at Hachette, including Elle Girl and Premiere, the company does not plan to keep a Web site up and running. Methome.com will be discontinued. I sure do hope you can keep home design readers and content worshippers alive Elle Decor. Just don’t smother it with too much advertising. Another one bites the dust.

Get the Hint!

They speak from themselves. From my last post, MXYPLYZYK.com offerd a cute kids tray that I had to share with you. Well, its time for me to want something. Oh and I sure do. I stick and stick the Lucky Magazine stickers across their artful and resourceful monthly pages. But what about Elle Decor? House Beautiful? Wallpaper? Dwell? Say not more. Just stick with these reposition-able adhesive labels next to your favorite new find… and doggy ear no more.

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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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