Posts Tagged 'New York Times'

SmartPhone Apps for Home and Garden.

Check out the New York Times list of 25 home and garden apps for you designer iPhone junkies! Everything under the sun in Home Improvement, Gardening, Shopping and some extra cool ones to check out. Get clicking.

Benjamin Moore Smartphone Paint Application.

Benjamin Moore Smartphone Paint Application.

Eric Davidson.

Yes, you all know how much I love the New York Times (and you too of course Washington Post). I love NYTimes’ The Moment. I especially like the green dress taken by Eric Davidson in Photo of the Day.


Design Policy. How ‘Bout That.

Lets talk DESIGN politics, shall we?

As taken from Allison Arieffs By Design column for the New York Times:

In a recent piece for The Atlantic, the designer Michael Bierut addressed the state of something on all of our minds these days. Money. Specifically, its design, which Bierut is none too happy about. On the back side of the U.S. dollar, we are faced, says Bierut, with the general effect of “a cake that has been decorated to within an inch of its life.” As for those enormous purple numbers added to deter counterfeiters a few years ago? “A denim patch on a satin dress,” says Bierut. Read More…


A Ph.D. in Fabrics? Really?

Its true. Dr. Anderew Dent, Vice President of consulting firm Material ConneXion, earned a Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Cambridge. Researching fabrics and helping designers locate their ideal material for their various uses, Dr. Dent offers the readers of The New York Times his expertise in the area of outdoor cushions.

Dr. Andrew Dent | photo from New York Times

Dr. Andrew Dent | photo from New York Times

The New York Times shares with us Dr. Dents’ top choices in fade-resistant, sun-loving, color fast and water repellant outdoor furniture cushions within the monetary reach of all affluence’s. Here a few…

How about something on the wild side. This outdoor leather cushion has a soy-based foam wrapped in Teflon-treated fabric and covered in leather hide from Rockwood Casual Furniture.

Outdoor Leather Cushion $150 | RockWood Casual Furniture

Outdoor Leather Cushion $150 | RockWood Casual Furniture

These candy colored cushions retail for $48 to $58 each at Design Within Reach and are covered in Sunbrella fabric wrapped around polyester foam and wrapped Dacron.

Sunbrella Acrylic Cushions $58 | DWR

Sunbrella Acrylic Cushions $58 | DWR

I love these cute poufs. And they can be used outdoors! Designed by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti, these polystyrene interior wrapped cushions are covered in polyester and Aquatech fabric. Quite pricy at $950 each through Karkula – but sooo darn glamourous and cute.

Play Pouf $950 | Karkula

Play Pouf $950 | Karkula

Pottery Barn will never give up. Of course they have cushions for every sun bather and covered in Sunbrella, they’ll keep looking good for years to come.

Foam Chaise Cushions $249 | Pottery Barn

Foam Chaise Cushions $249 | Pottery Barn

This is Trés Awesome.

This is awesome!

Design on a Shoestring.

I just read a fantastic article in the Home & Garden section of the New York Times. With a curving-upward-yet-slowly economy, learning that others are finding ways to get great interior design through creative channels is inspirational. I think the London home of graphic designer Russell Lewis and design store assistant Gemma Ahem is earthy pop eccentric. Their talents are visible in the choice of typography accents, painted walls, and European prints. With a pooled savings of just over $10,000, they managed to make major changes to their pad in just under a year. Read more…







Low-Cost = High-End.

The New York Times style and Home sections used to be delivered to my home. I now access pretty much everything online (except for the other surviving home design mags that fill my mailbox each week). And I love it when I come across a quick read for a quick fix. In this case, a bit more luxurious. The NYT Home & Garden section recently ran an On the Cheap article for low cost interior design. Its a great resource and will save you so many Benjamins. Read it here.

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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