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I Like It

Arquitectura textil

Hoy quiero compartir con vosotros el arte de un Maestro Plisador. Me encanta ver que todavía queda gente que mantiene este tipo de oficios. Gérard Lognon es la cuarta generación que se dedica al arte de plisar tejidos, destinados a la alta costura, en el...

Flower Power

Floral patterns remind me spring is almost here...

Inspiring Upholstery

Today I want to share with you some examples of inspiring uphostery. The use of vintage fabrics, suzannis, kilims rugs, pattern and color combinations or the raw upholstery can make the difference in your room. I hope you like it! ...

Farming in the city

One of the smartest designs I have seen in a long time! Studio Segers offers you the possibility to grow your own organic vegetables and, best of all, enjoy fresh and diary eggs, from your rooftop or terrace! Amazing! ...

Summer’s last hurray…

Before the summer leaves us definitely until next year, I want to show you these amazing stand up paddle boards from the hawaian brand Saffron James. A good excuse to learn a new sport but also perfect to hang them on the wall! ...

Guiseppe Arcimboldo and Philip Haas

(1527-1593) My visit to the Philip Haas installation at the Bronx Botanical Garden in New York has made me interested about the sixteenth century Italian painter. He became the portraitist of the Habsburg court but he is remembered for his unique human heads made by assembling different...

The Peacock Chair

Until I came to live in NY, I always knew this piece as "Julio Iglesia's chair". I just checked and it makes sense because he posed sitting on it for one of his albums from the 70's when both, the singer and the chair, were...

Color therapy for your walls!

When I look at these pictures, I wonder why don't we dare more with colors. We often choose whites, off whites, nuclear whites, grayish whites...

XXI Century Still Lifes

I love the pictures that photographer René Cervantes has made to present the spring/summer 13 collection of shoes Ten and Co. They remind me of the XVII century Spanish still lifes. ...

Balanced design. Michael Anastassiades

Since a while ago I have been amazed with the pieces of the designer Michael Anastassiades. The purity of the forms and the perfcet finish in the materials give the designs the quality of a pice of art. I hope you like this selection! ...

Pizza on wheels!

Del Popolo has converted a shipping container into a mobile pizzeria with all the necessary to create a true Neopolitan pizza, including a traditional wood-fired oven. ...

Wallpapers. Caravan Collection by Quercus & Co

CARAVAN is a collection of richly patterned and colourful wallpapers inspired by vintage textiles and embroideries from Europe and the Middle East. TAPESTRY COLLECTION Inspired by a vintage 'diamond' Kilim TAPESTRY is a dynamic arrangement of small squares painted in translucent washes. The overall effect is of...

Chic & Cheap with Zara Home

Get inspired with the new collection of Zara Home for this Spring/Summer 2013. Look at your mood and choose your mix! 1. Corals 2. Campo y Playa 3. Golden dinner 4. Picnic day ...

Bye bye to the winter with eclecticism.

I was surprised with this chalet located in the French Alps, near Megéve. You can see the magnificent result of two years of work on a 1870 structure led by Belgian decorator Lionel Jadot. The architecture has preserved the flavor of the past but at the...

Don’t throw me away… Contact Fishtail45

At Fishtail45 you can find upcycled table lamps made from vintage materials. All items are unique, handcrafted with special attention to details and functionality. [gallery]...

Ib Kofod-Larsen Furniture Design

Furniture desginer Ib Kofod-Larsen's furniture from the 1950's and 60's are today more desirable than ever before. Danish Kofod-Larsen designed storage and seating for the Swedish market in the 60's but did not really reach any commercial success. Maybe his organic design was to extreme...

Ilmari Tapiovaara, Life and Works

Ilmari Tapiovaara was taught by many mid-century style masters, Alvar Aalto in particular where he worked at Artek’s London office in 1935, then Le Corbusier in Paris in 1937 and finally Mies van der Rohe in Chicago in 1953. Mademoiselle Chair. 1956 Pirkka stools designed by Ilmari...

Flavours of Summer Ice Creams

Ice cream (derived from earlier iced cream or cream ice[1]) is a frozen dessert usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream, and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavours. Most varieties contain sugar, although some are made with other sweeteners....

Boat Bed… recycling

Recycling is processing used materials (waste) into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and...