May 25, 2012
Kandy, a sacred city of Sri Lanka, serves as inspiration for the latest line from Élitis. There, traditional dyers distill pomegranate, turmeric and indigo to color silk, something that is mythical to their culture.
September 19, 2011 4 Comments
I am a big fan of leather finishes, so I was thrilled to learn about Studioart, an Italian company specializing in leather interiors. A focus of craftsmanship paired with research and innovation set Studioart tiles apart from competitors. In addition to basic leather wall tile finishes, Studioart has several collections that use technology to create dramatic leather textures.
January 24, 2011 4 Comments
While photo reproductions often lose the je ne sais quoi of the real material, Scrapwood Wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek has a quirkiness that perfectly interprets 3D into 2D. For use in low traffic applications, this wallcovering would be a beautiful alternative to real scrap wood planks.
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 6, 2010
Toronto based Urbanproduct is an industrial design studio focused on developing affordable and ecologically aware products. They have created Dune, a collection of sculptural wall tiles available in concrete, wood and ceramic. Tiles are finished with soya-based and natural pigments and can be used indoors and out.
We love dimensional tiles, and anything that promises to be affordable will certainly be a favorite in the studio!
Dune Wall Treatment in concrete
Dune Wall Treatment in ceramic
July 21, 2010
The Tensta Kosthall environment, from Swedish design group Front, is inspired by how interiors change with time. In turn, the space is designed with the ability to be interactive and show the wear and tear of it’s inhabitants. The wallcovering is created with silk and plastic flowers and has a wonderful dimensional quality. We have seen a trend in commercial wallcovering with similar large scale floral patterns through photographic replicas.
via the style files
a few of our favorites from Front:
Animal Thing for Moooi
Wallpaper by Rats, from the Design by Animals collection
April 15, 2010 1 Comment
Maharam Digital Projects is a collection of digitally printed large scale wall installations. Released at NeoCon 2009, Maharam continues their commitment to interdisciplinary relationship and features a range of established and emerging artists including Paul Smith, Sarah Morris, and Marilyn Minter.
Process 14 by Casey Reas (detail below)
Echo, Wow, Flutter by Fred Tomaselli (detail below)
Swan by Mats Gustafson
Kicksilver by Marilyn Minter
Slow Expoure Stripe by Paul Smith
March 12, 2009
From Abet Inc., new silk-screen designs have been added to their Serigrafia collection of High Pressure Laminates. The four dynamic patterns are available with no upcharge over the standard Serigrafia prices.
Samples are on their way to the Library. These patterns are in stock now. Each are available in 4 colorways. To see a sneak peak, come to the Oracle’s workstation!