When these conceptual cocoons appeared at the Milan Furniture Fair, they seemed like Toltec-scaled artifacts hauled back from an exploratory voyage deep into the uncharted head-waters of Urquiola’s creative flow—elegantly minimal geodesic forms wrapped in an explosion of color, pattern, and texture. Year's later, the remote tropical jungle outpost of Urquiola’s ingenuity remains unscathed.
This. Pouffe. Is. Huge. Though Sushi comes in different sizes, this large round donut is more round mattress than circular ottoman. With that in mind, Edward van Vliet's statement piece would work wonders in a living room where space (or cost) is not an issue, but an emphasis on lounging around is essential.
- Uncluttered and pared back to the fewest of items, these seven living rooms make minimalism shine.
- An apartment overlooking the High Line in New York City captures views of a constantly changing urban landscape.
- Last weekend, contributing blogger Scott Newlin attended Maison & Objet, a Parisian fair featuring objects that range from furniture to gifts to home decor.
Using a piece of creased graph paper as a guide, Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien created this angular reading chair for Moroso. The checked Kvadrat pattern is complemented with lines of Swarovski crystals, giving each seat a bit of shimmer.
- For the visually inclined, Flickr can be an invitation to spend hours meandering virtually through the snapshots of strangers (an assuredly more rewarding vortex than party photos of your Facebook…