Friday, July 30, 2010

Our Prediction.

Below is a post we ran October 9, 2008 encouraging folks to get a subscription to German AD. Well...we're re-running it today, because we have a feeling the editor ,Margit J. Mayer, is about to be announced as the new editor of the US Architectural Digest. Stay Tuned...

Do yourself a favor and get a subscription to German Architectural Digest. It's by far one of our favorite shelter magazines and they always have the most stunning interiors. Something about it seems much fresher than the American version and although we can't read a lick of it, we always find the imagery very inspiring. This particular issue covered the sleek designs of Shelton Mindel who we must say, never ceases to amaze us.

***UPDATE*** As you may have heard by now-we got it wrong! Guess we can cross "Explore Fortune Telling" off our bucket list. A BIG congratulations to Margaret Russell. Very well deserved and we look forward to seeing where she goes with it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Edition.

In an era when Design's Within Reach, sometimes we find ourselves longing for what will become the new classics. However, there are still a number of brilliant pieces from the 20th century that haven't necessarily attained the same iconic status as say the Eames Lounge Chair or Noguchi Coffee Table. Surprisingly, some of these more obscure designs are still being manufactured.

We're excited to introduce you to edition20, a brand new website that offers all those interested in design an online research platform for 20th-century design classics. Unlike regular reference works, edition20 covers exclusively design classics that are still being produced around the world under the original license.

The data available on edition20 took more than 10 years of constant research to assemble, necessitating extensive travel and innumerable discussions and visits to fairs and auctions in order to develop a comprehensive overview of design classics still in production. While you can't buy directly from edition20, you can be directed straight to each manufacturer's website to find out exactly how to order what you're interested in. We think this is an incredible resource and we've already pulled a few of favorite items which we've showcased above.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

T Party.

We read about this house a couple of weeks ago in the New York Times T Magazine and we can't get it out of our head. Designed by architect David Mann for Sara Rotman of MODCo Creative Inc, this project offers up everything we would love in our own "country home": smartly designed, stylish, environmentally conscious and lush landscapes with the most breathtaking views. Click here to see more photos and read the entire article written by Pilar Viladas. But for the real tour watch this charming video below that showcases the house as well as the collaboration and sweet relationship between the architect and the client. Enjoy! (above photos by Anthony Cotsifas, video directed by Robert Ascroft)

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1st Of All...

We'd like to thank Michael Bruno and 1stdibs for asking us to be a part of their weekly Saturday Shopping series. We're huge fans of this online furniture and design resource and had more fun scouring through the various categories and selecting our favorite items currently available on the site (see above photos for a few of our selections). Secondly, we hope you'll take a minute and check out the rest of our picks as well as peruse this highly addictive virtual showroom to find some of "The Most Beautiful Things on Earth"! Happy Shopping!

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Fourth Of July!

Believe it or not these large works on paper are made by exploding and containing live fireworks, resulting in bursts of saturated color that are overlapped and collaged into abstract compositions. The artist who creates these pieces is Rosemarie Fiore and she lives here in New York City. We think they're fantastic and thought this would be the perfect way to kick off the holiday weekend. Below is an image of Fiore in action as well as a video of her talking about her inspiration and the process behind her work. Enjoy! Hope everyone has a fun, safe and relaxing weekend (oh and by all means...please don't try this at home).

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Sizing Up Siza.

It's our pleasure to introduce our second guest blogger of the summer at DesignTherapy, the talented and smart Paulette Pascarella. Paulette is not only a fantastic designer here in New York but she's also the creator of an outstanding new blog called Dialog, and as you'll soon discover she has an incredible eye. We're thrilled to have her on board so without further ado, we're handing it over to you Paulette...

Shadow play qualities of strong forms and compositions seen in architecture have always been enticing to me as an Interior Designer. Gravity of concrete and glass, stone, and wood forge solace when designed by Alvaro Siza's hands. Winner of the Pritzker, Siza has become of the great architects of international fame. His work can be seen in Holland, in Portugal at Evora and Lisbon, and in Spain at Barcelona and Malaga, with projects ranging from swimming pools, art galleries and housing developments. I am most drawn to his private residences, which have a simplification of form and wondrous warmth through the use of tactile materials, scale and clarity of pattern.

A must have book in a designer's library is Alvaro Siza: Complete Works. I hope you enjoy the mesmerizing, expressive voice that is Alvaro Siza. Regards, Paulette.

Ibere Camargo Foundation photographs used by permission, copyright Zel Nunes

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