Mangiarotti Marble

Inspiring tables designed in the early 1970's.  The use of a "gravity joint" throughout the series makes it unique, the beautiful stone and form makes it relevant and very valuable today.

via 1stdibs

via 1stdibs

Via 1stdibs

Via 1stdibs

via 1stdibs

via 1stdibs

More Tile!

some lovely new designer cement tile colletions from Bisazza

Tom Dixon cement tiles for Bisazza

Tom Dixon cement tiles for Bisazza

India Mahdavi cement tiles for Bisazza

India Mahdavi cement tiles for Bisazza

Jaime Hayon cement tiles for Bisazza

Jaime Hayon cement tiles for Bisazza

Geometry in Tile / in Pattern / in Architecture

Some random bits of tile love

Oscar Niemeyer - Tile Patterns - Museum de Gemas 1966

Oscar Niemeyer - Tile Patterns - Museum de Gemas 1966

Gio Ponti Flooring Design and Tile Pattern for Publishing House Salzburger Nachrichten 1967

Gio Ponti Flooring Design and Tile Pattern for Publishing House Salzburger Nachrichten 1967

Barber Osgerby for Mutina - very much Ponti inspired and a modern take on these inspiring these 1960's tiles

Barber Osgerby for Mutina - very much Ponti inspired and a modern take on these inspiring these 1960's tiles

Pool Time

Summer is well underway and the hot weather is inspiring swimming pool dreams

Swimming Pool in France by Architect Alain Capeilleres 1986

Swimming Pool in France by Architect Alain Capeilleres 1986

Swimming Pool in France by Architect Alain Capeilleres 1986

Swimming Pool in France by Architect Alain Capeilleres 1986

Swimming Pool by Chen Chow Little Australia

Swimming Pool by Chen Chow Little Australia

Post NYC Design Week

This years design week as usual delivered some exciting new stuff and also some remakes of past treasures.  Here are some highlights...

Maija by Santacole Spain Ilmari Tapiovaara. 1955 The warm, filtered light housed within the Maija series now with LED technology, in the new hanging lamp version based on the original 1955 design and re-edited in two sizes: Maija S and Maija L

Maija by Santacole Spain

Ilmari Tapiovaara. 1955 The warm, filtered light housed within the Maija series now with LED technology, in the new hanging lamp version based on the original 1955 design and re-edited in two sizes: Maija S and Maija L

Shaker Baskets by Studio Gorm

Shaker Baskets by Studio Gorm

Cement Tables by MMaterial

Cement Tables by MMaterial

ARTsy Finds.....

Always fun to find some interesting stuff on there!  Here are some picks...

William T. Georgis Chairs

William T. Georgis Chairs

Ettore Sottsass Console

Ettore Sottsass Console

Charles Kalpakian Chair

Charles Kalpakian Chair

Joseph Andre Motte Dresser/Credenza

Joseph Andre Motte Dresser/Credenza

Be Stil-novo my heart....

Taking a look through my pin boards it would come as on surprise that mid century era Italian lighting is a favorite of mine.  Most notably pieces by Stilnovo are my most coveted light fixtures.  Here are some gems...

Stilnovo Sconces

Stilnovo Sconces

Unusual Stilnovo Chandelier

Unusual Stilnovo Chandelier

Common to the Stilnovo style - Half brass and opal globe

Common to the Stilnovo style - Half brass and opal globe

Memphis in Chelsea

Some of the great collection showing we rencently saw at the Koenig & Clinton gallery in Chelsea NYC

French Parquet

Inspired by famous 18th century parquet flooring in France there are a few companies today making some exquisite examples of parquet wood floors.

Feeling Brassy...

No shortage of amazing brass cabinetry these days.  Mixing clean lines with brass type finishes results in a mix of texture and modernity.

Jean Louis Deniot 

Jean Louis Deniot 

Studio Dimore

Studio Dimore

Kelly Deck Design

Kelly Deck Design

J'adore Dimore

I recently discovered that one of my favourite interior design studios Dimore Studio has an impressive collection of furniture available - for how much I may not want to know!

Sedia 033 Chair - Dimore Studio

Sedia 033 Chair - Dimore Studio

Lampada 061 - Dimore Studio

Lampada 061 - Dimore Studio

Tavolo Basso 066 - Dimore Studio

Tavolo Basso 066 - Dimore Studio

Tapetto 04 - Dimore Studio 

Tapetto 04 - Dimore Studio 

Folky

I happen to love nordic folk patterns which can be hard to incorporate in a sophisticated way, here are some great pieces/ideas from folk traditions of all kinds...

Gerard Taylor

I was lucky enough to score a Gerard Taylor Memphis style table lamp at a market sale in Europe this summer and one of the first things that popped up when I started to research the origin of the lamp were these awesome drawings....enjoy.

Mies

I had the fortune to visit Barcelona this summer and one of my highlights for sure was the Mies van der Rohe Pavillion.  It was an excellent reminder of the power of texture, material selection and restraint. 

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Gio Ponti Domus 1961

Villa Planchart by Gio Ponti completed in the mid 50's in Venezuela is a true inspiration.  Extra cool that this article was recently released online!