May 6, 2011
November 11, 2010
Open floorplans have become increasingly prevalent in designer hotels—offering potential efficiencies to both the guest and the hotel developer—fewer walls can equal less cost to build.
One formula to this trend is the integration of the bed with a bathtub as seen in these examples from Europe and South America. designhotels.com
Viva la efficiency!
October 27, 2010
Treehotel has taken hospitality and tree houses to new heights with unique cabins lofted high the trees of Sweden. My favorite, the Mirrorcube cabin, is camouflaged into the landscape of the forest from most vantages, with a wonderfully simple and surreal welcome statement upon arrival that reflects the modern dwelling within.
October 12, 2010 1 Comment
Canadian furniture retailer Maison Corbeil implements stunningly simple signage elements that make the retail experience at moments feel like a day at the spa.
Utilizing internal lighting and simple typography—the integrated signage solutions are highly impactful without overwhelming the space—and remind me of what I love about the branding of another successful furniture retailer Crate & Barrel.
All images paprika.com
September 29, 2010
Charting child growth has moved past the method of using the door seal or a wall—no longer a permanent fixture of the home hidden in the pantry—but rather a prominent graphic element or a temporal piece of art that can pull up and move at a moment’s notice. In my quest to find just the right growth chart for my son, (so many out there), I came across a few that balance my need for sophistication and whimsy that are bold and beautiful.
aewilder adds a touch of customization and hand craft look with this personalized and sewn chart.
Studio 1AM raises the bar by combining the material bamboo layered with bold color and playfully numbers. This is my pick—if money were no object.
September 14, 2010
Today kicked off our 2010 United Way Campaign here at FRCH with an awesome breakfast. As soon as you hit the lobby the smell of buttery goodness consumed the senses.
Paul Lechleiter served up more than fifty hot waffles which were decked out with a tremendous spread of toppings.
There is certainly a lot more fun to come in the next two weeks with the Wine Tasting, Ice Cream Social all culminating on the Grill Out with grand prize raffle and live music performances.
August 31, 2010 1 Comment
High-end furniture design and skateboarding collide with these revamped pieces that recall
some iconic classics — they are serious and whimsical while maintaining the original design
aesthetic and functionality.
You can almost overlook the fact that there are skateboards used in this retake on the
Eames Lounger where the form of the nose and tail of the skateboard recall the timeless
style of the original design. -via SkateStudyHouse
Inspired by the infamous Isamu Noguchi coffee table the Tokyo Lounge Table by SkateStudyHouse
is a fresh reinterpretation that utilizes the natural forms of the skateboards and had me saying
wait a minute that’s not a Noguchi table.