Top 10: Bar Stools

In no particular order…a variety of barstools from the handcrafted to minimalist…


2 by 3 from Geiger

Available from Geiger


Pierre Duthoit

from Yanko Design



Lazy by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia

B&B Italia


Knitted Stools



Heidi from Established & Sons

Established & Sons



Daniel Heer Stool from Matter Matters

Matter Matters



The Four Seasons Stool by Knoll



Alison Berger Glass Stool

Alison Berger is represented by Holly Hunt

Fjord Stool by Patricia Urquiola

Jean Stool - Various Colors

The Jean Stool available from Architonic


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Design Trend: Global Influence

In general, I’d consider myself a modernist…but I have to admit that I love the idea of traditional and global prints as accent pieces to add something unexpected and unique.

It’s no wonder this is a trend for 2011.  The patterns tend to be nostalgic bringing a sense of comfort and a relaxed quality.  The deep colors from natural dyes…the imperfect perfection of hand crafting.. and the fact that you could have something that’s one of a kind…bring it on!

(via Home Shopping Spy)


Anthropologie is featuring global collections in home and fashion.


Ikat mini bowls from Anthropologie




This bedroom scene from Wisteria blends a French Country Headboard,  a Suzani bolster pillow and a Moorish side table.



Above:  Pillows from John Robshaw – an updated spin on the exotic and handmade that’s sophisticated and still authentic.


Robshaw’s Aqua Rali Blanket  – Vintage blankets from around the world.


Nico Sari Bench from Global Home NY.


Beni Ourain Moroccan Rugs (via Elle Decor)



(via Femita)



Roost Kilim Pouf from Velocity  Art and Design


Chinese Console Table from Wisteria


Casamidy – Ixelles Bench



Suzani throw from Jayson Home and Garden



From Apartment Therapy –  what’s old is new…by snatching up old suzani fabric and repurposing it into upholstery.



And…more suzani…

This image from Design Manifest


Roost Kikar Lamp from Velocity Art and Design


Kara Mann…the master of mixing modern and global pieces to create spaces that are inspired and edgy.


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I’m Obsessed: Wool Felt

I’m obsessed with wool felt…maybe it’s the heavy saturation of color or the natural heathered neutrals.  Whatever it is…I love all things FELT!

From Material Evidence Shop on Etsy


Felt Shade Lamp by Tom Dixon for ABC Home

















Felted Soap


Wool Felt Wall Panel from Submaterial


Simple, classic 100% wool felt pillows from Fitz Felt

These key fobs are so cute and simple – and only $6 from Fitz Felt



Felt Log Carrier from Crate and Barrel – Currently on Sale for only $6.95!


Felt Living Collection from Missoni Home – available at Unica Home


The Felt Chair from Keilhauer


Felt Rug with intricate laser cut pattern…from 2 Form

Online Shopping Guide

Velocity Art and Design:  Modern furniture and accessories with designers/brands that include Roost, Blu Dot, Areaware, David Weeks, Dwell Studio, Maharam, Stelton, and Chilewich.

From hive’s website:  “From humble beginnings fueled primarily on inspiration, hive has grown to inhabit its own free-standing building in the Pearl District, Portland’s most upscale urban neighborhood. We are proud to be an authorized retailer for Alessi, Artemide, Artifort, Carl Hansen, Cassina, Flos, Kartell, Knoll & Vitra to name just a few. hive has interior been noted in national magazines such as Dwell, Index, In Style, Lucky and Western Interiors magazines.”

Relish has a wide range of accessories and furniture – they even offer design services.

From the Canoe Website:  “The CANOE concept is to offer simple, beautiful, and functional objects that can be used and enjoyed everyday. To us, modern is an approach, not a style. We seek out products with a lasting aesthetic that transcends short-lived trends.”

And…don’t forget to check out:

Jayson Home and Garden


Viva Terra

Unica Home

Great Vintage Furniture – Room Service

Authentic Danish Design – Danish Design Store

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