Friday, May 21, 2010

20/20.

We just put on our "perfection" eyeglasses and what did we see? These stunning images from one of our favorite designers Pierre Yovanovitch. Nothing more to say...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Moving Images.

Someone recently sent us the above video and the first time we watched it, we were completely mesmerized with it from beginning to end – especially considering the entire thing is computer generated! Yep, you read correctly. This phenomenal footage is actually an animated 3D video rendering. Entitled The Third & The Seventh, this short film was created by artist Alex Roman (aka Jorge Seva) and offers up a surreal view of art and architecture, including the Mt. Fuji house above designed by architect Satoshi Okada. We can hardly believe the level of detail and the sense of depth and space in Mr. Roman's creation and we're eager to share it with those who may not have seen it yet. To see more of his work click here and to read a fascinating interview with the artist click here. We've also included a video below that shows the process and the making of this incredible film. Enjoy! (we suggest you watch both videos in full screen).

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mark Your Calendars.

Our good friend Dominic Lepere just launched a newly re-designed website for his company LEPERE and the results are quite stellar (those are a few images from the site above). Like the showroom itself, the new site is beautifully designed and features products by such design laureates as Jean-Marie Massaud, Patricia Urquiola and Piero Lissoni, among others.

In addition to the new site, LEPERE has joined forces with Raandesk
Gallery of Art for a new exhibition entitled Art & Living: Emerging Interiors. Curated by interior designer and Cheeky Living Founder Karen Chien, the show will pair the work of emerging international artists with sleek, modern, European furnishings.

"An arresting work of art plays a central role in defining the mood and tenor of an interior," comments Karen Chien of Cheeky Living. "The show illustrates how to incorporate fine art alongside sophisticated, contemporary design."

Raandesk Gallery of Art, owner Jessica L. Porter selected seven artists that would complement the LEPERE aesthetic including: Juan Astica (Buenos Aires), Andrew Maglathlin, (Massachusetts), Anne Marchand (Washington D.C.), Teresa Pereda (Buenos Aires), Matej Sitar (Slovenia), Laura Vinas (Buenos Aires) and Roy Wiemann (New York City).

Art & Living: Emerging Interiors will be on view from May 13th through July 5th at LEPERE showroom, located at 20 West 22nd Street, Suite 1105, New York, NY with an opening reception this Thursday, May 13th from 7 - 9 PM. Hope you'll meet us there-should be a nice evening! (see below images for a sneak peak of the art you can expect to see at the show).


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Monday, May 10, 2010

Thanks Ebay!

Ebay just asked us a few questions for their new online magazine the inside source and of course we were happy to oblige. We've been wild about the auction site since it's inception back in 1995, and have plenty of loot to show for it. This is a great new addition to the site and a terrific resource for everything from Home and Garden ideas to Fashion and Pop Culture. Click here to learn more about our Top 5 picks currently on Ebay (pictured above). Happy Shopping!
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Friday, May 7, 2010

Kips Bay News!

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House Committee today announced that planning is underway for its first-ever pop up store that will sell hundreds of items ranging from antiques and art to home furnishings and designer and vintage clothing. The store will be located at 207 East 57th Street (between Second and Third avenues) and will be open from May 19 to 23. Design enthusiasts who want first dibs on the fantastic merchandise will have their chance to scoop up bargains at the opening night party on May 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets for the opening party, which is sponsored by online home d├ęcor retailer One Kings Lane, are $125 for an individual ticket and $250 for a Patron ticket and may be purchased by calling (718) 893-8600 ext. 245. The sale will continue free and open to the public Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21 from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 22 and Sunday May 23, noon to 6 p.m. Let's all show our support and help this terrific organization! Click here for more details. (above photo features Nathan Egan Interiors taken by photographer Nick Johnson)

Design On A Dime.

We just got back from one of our favorite events of the season – Housing Work's Sixth Annual Design on a Dime. Tonight was the opening night reception which gave ticket holders an opportunity to preview and purchase items from spectacular vignettes designed by some of the country’s top designers including everyone from James Huniford to Charlotte Moss, as well as a new discovery for us, the very talented Asler Valero (their rooms are showcased above). Sponsored this year by Traditional Home magazine, the fundraiser continues tomorrow and Saturday and is free to public. Not only can you get terrific ideas, you can also get incredible bargains on everything from new housewares to furniture and linens, all available at very charitable prices. Housing Works provides lifesaving services such as housing, medical care, meals, job training, legal help and HIV prevention education to more than 20,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers. You should definitely do yourself a favor this weekend and stop by to support this amazing organization, and who knows .... you may wake up on Sunday with a sense of pride for having helped others and quite possibly a newly furnished living room to boot! For more details click here.
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