Monday, January 16, 2012
How exciting is this? Brizo is taking a small group of designers, architects and bloggers to Fashion Week in New York next month, and I am one of them! An all expenses-paid trip to introduce the fashion-forward Brizo brand, sessions with the product and design teams and a chance to meet fashion designer Jason Wu after his Fall 2012 collection show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Yes, I will clear my schedule for this! Thanks Brizo!
Brizo is a brand known for its collaborations with designers, and its fashionable designs really reflect that attitude. Here are just two of their beautiful lavatory faucets, each a stylish step above the ordinary:
- brizo rsvp lavatory faucet
- brizo virage curve wall-mount lavatory faucet
If, like me, you prefer to think of faucets less as a utilitarian necessity and more as jewelry for the bathroom, you will appreciate the styling of Brizo. Stay tuned for updates from New York as I learn more about the Brizo brand!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
If like me you love every known gemstone, this fantastic necklace will satisfy your craving! From Connecticut jewelry designer Sally Lerman, it features blue topaz faceted coins, lemon quartz onion, faceted rose quartz beads are surrounded by peridot, pink tourmaline and pearl dangling beads. Sterling silver wire coddles each stone, and it adjusts from 15–18 inches.
sally lerman multi-stone necklace closeup
sally lerman multi-stone necklace
You can purchase this lovely piece for your very own on Etsy. Be sure to visit Sally's website to learn more about the therapeutic properties of natural gemstones.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Here is another example of sustainable design in the world of fabrics! From Australian company Mokum, the Australian Botanicals Outdoor collection is constructed entirely from post-industrial waste fibers using an environmentally friendly production process. These fabrics are themselves fully recyclable and Cradle-to-Cradle Silver Certified.
Just a few samples shown here, but other exciting colors are available. The collection, including graphic patterns, stripes and coördinating solids, is for indoor and outdoor use. What a fun chance to extend your green decorating philosophy to your outdoor space!
"firewheel" outdoor fabric from mokum
"acacia stripe" from mokum
"mimosa" from mokum
"hakea" from mokum
As clients become more open to embracing sustainable design alternatives, it helps when those alternatives are aesthetically appealing even without their green story. Bravo to Mokum for this lovely collection!