Product design

Monday, January 16, 2012

bathtastic! brushing up on brizo

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 rsvp lava­tory faucet
brizo virage curve wall-mount 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!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

something lovely…spotted at sally lerman jewelry

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 necklace

sally ler­man multi-stone neck­lace closeup

sally lerman necklace

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.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

fabric friday: australian botanicals outdoor collection from mokum

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

"firewheel" out­door fab­ric from mokum

"acacia stripe" from mokum

"aca­cia stripe" from mokum

"mimosa" from mokum

"mimosa" from mokum

"hakea" 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!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

something lovely…spotted at nodus

Whether green is your favorite color or an expres­sion of your lifestyle, here is a rug that reflects both. By designer Matali Cras­set for Ital­ian firm Nodus, it fea­tures an amaz­ing root sys­tem! This lim­ited edi­tion, hand-knotted cre­ation is def­i­nitely not your grandmother's rug!

roots by nodus (via trendir)

Über-cool, right?

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