Monday, April 30, 2007

X Marks the Spot

I featured some of these rugs in my Tic-Tac-Toe post, and they've added more rugs to the selection. I think these are the coolest, they are so out of the ordinary!

Disco in Cape Town X Rug- $550.00

Reflections X Rug- $550.00

Domino X Rug- $550.00

Gray Matter

The color gray has hit the scene in a major way...lately I've been seeing gray hues in everything from home decor to runway shows and it's been picked as one of the hot paint colors by HG for 2007.

I had a reader who was planning on buying a gray sofa ask "what shades look good with gray", and to answer their question...ALL colors look good with gray if you pick the correct tones. What some people don't realize is that gray is like a neutral color, you can mix it with anything and it'll look good. The color wheels shown above are considered depictions of the "Real Color Wheel" on both the color and gray scales if you're familiar with using a color wheel this may be of some assistance.

I've put together rugs featuring various patterns and prints that include the color gray to show how well it works with different hues. The rugs below include both warm and cool colors mixed with different shades of gray.

I chose rugs as samples because rugs are a quick way to make a big change in a room. Once you change out a rug you can use the other colors included to choose pillows, other fabrics, artwork, and accessories that will go in your space.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Stephanie J Brown Artwork

I stumbled upon Stephanie J Brown's site and I absolutely LOVE her artwork. It's all so edgy and contemporary, which is right up my alley. Some of the pieces are out of my budget and because she's a UK artist you have remember to convert their currency to USD.

Although you may not be able to purchase her work at least you can be inspired by it, these were some of my favorite pieces below.

Friday, April 27, 2007

All Good Things Come to an End

Okay, there are all kinds of good sales and free shipping promotions going on over the next couple of days, but some of them will be ending soon, so start your shopping a.s.a.p!

Here are the sales from my inbox...

$15 off when you spend $100 on select home items at Target

Hundreds of items up to 75% of at Pier 1

Free shipping on orders of over 75$ at Bombay and Bombay Kids, for 4 days only

Free shipping on your next order from Cost Plus World Market ENDS TOMORROW

West Elm still has LOTS of items included in their Summer Sale

Portico Home gives up to $600 off when you take advantage of their seating sale

Check out Nelly Furtado's "All Good Things (Come to an End)"

Nelly Furtado - All Good Things
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Thursday, April 26, 2007

MoMA Mia

The MoMA Store has gifts for the "Modern Mom", you can check for yourself and see what you think.

The very versatile cube

Interior 51 sells cubes in a variety of colors. The two I found most attractive were the brushed aluminum and ebony finishes (Both happened to be pictured together).

Use them as tables or extra seating they're great either way.

Mother's day is May 13

Daughters (and sons) be good to your MOTHERS on that special day. There is two weeks before Mother's Day and you still have a chance to order the perfect gift and have it shipped in time. I've posted what I think are great contemporary gifts that don't break the bank, not that you should spare any expense, but either way I thought these were all really nice.

(Click pictures for pricing and info)

Here is John Mayer with "Daughters"

John Mayer - Daughters
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Capiz Please

Capiz (capeez) is a flat shell with a pearlescent appearance, that is often used in decorating and for decorative accessories. Z gallerie has a beautiful selection of capiz dinnerware and I have got to have something from this collection!

(The link to Z gallerie will take you directly to dinnerware)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

It don't matter if it's black or white

I won't use this blog as a platform of any kind...all I'm trying to express is great design ideas, but I think you can catch my drift. The two colors compliment each other quite nicely in my opinion and either way it doesn't matter if it's black or white!

Club 61 dinnerware by Waechtersbach from The Black and White Store

Ibiza Chair from Eurway

Tripod floor lamp by Cb2 in black and white

Mat chair from Eurway

Here's John Legend's "Ordinary People" a beautiful black and white video.

John Legend - Ordinary People
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This is bound to leave you Puzzled!

Bert en Dennis designed these chairs that are fashioned after puzzle pieces. This design duo is made up of Bert van der Grift and Dennis van der Burch and they create contemporary chairs and seating systems. These chairs have been out for awhile but I thought they were neat and wanted to post them on hue.

First spotted at MoCo Loco

These are also some other great puzzle furniture finds...

Smartistart designed these jigsaw tables (left) they are constructed of solid beech wood and are not pre-assembled so you have the pleasure of putting the "puzzle" together.

The tables are designed and made in the UK but you can click the image for pricing and information.

Check out these puzzle floors! They come in 13 finishes so you're sure to find something that suites you, and they are affordable...yaaay!

Not a fan of the puzzle floor? Well how about this puzzle rug from ona, I think it's hot!

How about a game of Scrabble

These furniture pieces spotted over at Neatorama were designed by Stephan Reed for the Bloomberg Offices in London, and were inspired by the popular Scrabble board game. How neat was this idea...I thought it was awesome.

The Fruit Ring

Once again I AM IN LOVE! These fruit rings by Joung Myung Lee are fabulous. A couple of weeks ago I did a post called "Fruit isn't just for eats...", in which I talked about finding contemporary ways to decorate with fruit. This is exactly the type of thing I was talking about using fruit as art...I LOOOVVVEEE IT!
Spotted over at Cooking Gadgets.

What's in your cart?

You're in your cart if you like this chair titled "Consumer's Rest" by Frank Scheiner. The chair is fashioned after a wire shopping cart right down to the wheels at the base. Is it practical??? Not for me, but I do think it's art therefore I can appreciate it...what do you think?

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

My favorite things...and all that Jazz

When it comes to design there are so MANY THINGS to LOVE! However, these are a few of my favorite things. I was very general in choosing items but I wanted to give an idea of what I wouldn't want to do without as a part of my space.

An Oversized Chair

Cashmere Throws

Black frames ,white matting, and black and white photos

The scent of cherry blossoms

Lamps (I really h-e-a-r-t lamps)

Dark Wood Tones

Listen to this performance of "My Favorite Things" originally from the motion picture "The Sound of Music" performed here by the John Coltrane Quintet.

John Coltrane - My Favorite Things 1961
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Monday, April 23, 2007

It's no burger joint, but you can have it Eurway

Eurway is an Austin, Texas based company that offers various contemporary home furnishings and decor. They have recently released their "Cool" spring catalog (you can click the cover to view its online version). I love this store because of the fact that your everyday consumer can afford most if not all of these items. I've done posts featuring items from Eurway before and I can always count on them to have less expensive designer inspired items.

Not to vary from script here are my picks when it comes to accessories...

Texture II (canvas art)

Oblong Floor Lamp

Zero Vase

Rococo Rug