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Marble

Tuesday, 23 June, 2015

Marble in its natural habitat is so beautiful, as seen in this Italian Carrara marble quarry. Below is a round up of some marble design that we like.

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Bathroom sink by Altamarea Bathroom Boutique, part of the luxurious Must collection.

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Book matched marble in an Antwerp bathroom, by architect Dieter Vander Velpen.

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These tiles by Lithos Design are a contemporary reinterpretation of traditional marble inlay. Lots of cool patterns in their Opus collection.

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A minimal French apartment in Paris with architectural curved marble by Francois Champsaur.

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Left – A dining room with gold floor to ceiling storage and dramatic dark marble floors.

Right – Classic Kelly Wearstler interior with patterned marble floors that almost mirror the ceiling pattern.

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Marble print surfboards made by Haydenshapes for an installation in the Alexander Wang flagship store in Soho.

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InHale table by Ben Storms. This monumental block of over 200 kg of marble is carried by an inflated metal cushion, in which it snugly sinks into.

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Sweet and simple pink marble table by Sean Woolsey.

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Kitchen accessory by Studio Lievito. The sphere crushes spices and salt. The cylinder rolls out the dough and beats the meat. The cube scales the skin of the fish. The prism provided with a sharp blade chops vegetables. Pretty cool!

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Eskayel Beach Towels

Thursday, 18 June, 2015

Here’s the beach towel I designed for Shutters on the Beach. They will be in all the rooms and at the pool and beach cabanas and best of all they will be for sale and available to pre-order this July 4th through our website and the Shutters shop. Only $69! Check them out in the summer issue of S Style Magazine as seen below.

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PINK + BLUE

Tuesday, 2 June, 2015

Beautiful glass tables by Nendo

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Pink water / Blue water from two inspiring instagram accounts

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Silver and cast acrylic tea light holders by Sophia Thomas

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Our Cocos – cay pouf

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Meike Harde’s wooden aquarelle collection

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A stunning shot from Loup Charmant’s instagram page

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And some shots from around here…

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Some nice spaces

Thursday, 7 May, 2015

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April showers bring May flowers

Tuesday, 14 April, 2015

On this grey spring day we must remember that wet weather is what our flowers need to bloom. Here is an inspiring reminder.

Falling Garden is a beautiful installation by Swiss artists Gerda Steiner and Jorg Lenzlinger where a diverse collection of botanical oddities are suspended within a 17th Century Venetian church. One of the coolest things about this piece is that despite it’s aesthetic appeal and dainty whimsy, these objects are incredibly unexpected and sourced from all over the world. Some examples include: plastic berries from India, waste paper from Venice, thorns from Almeria, nylon blossoms from a dollar store, pigs’ teeth from Indonesia, seaweed from Seoul, pigeons’ bones from San Staë, silk buds from Stockholm, wild bore quills from the zoo and rubber snakes from Cincinnati…! It’s also cool that visitors were invited to view the installation by lying on the floor.

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Ai Weiwei’s beautiful and conceptual work titled “Blossom” consists of intricate white ceramic flowers oozing from dilapidated spaces. It has been installed on Alcatraz and several hospital ward cells and medical offices. His comment on the piece does a better job conveying the meaning behind the work then I ever could so I’ll leave it at that: “The misconception of totalitarianism is that freedom can be imprisoned. This is not the case. When you constrain freedom, freedom will take flight and land on a windowsill.”

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TeamLab has created a now familiar (thanks to Random International’s Rain Room) interactive installation with over 2300 alive and growing floating flowers. As in the rain room, the work responds to human presence, highlighting the idea that the viewer and the flowers are of the same root.

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Instagram Roundup: Nicaragua

Friday, 10 April, 2015

A selection of photos from our recent trip back to Nicaragua.

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Illustrations by Ketevan Ignatova

Friday, 10 April, 2015

We wanted to share some work by painter and graphic designer Ketevan Ignatova whose work is impressively intricate. We like the maximalist room collages.

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(Ketevan doesn’t have a website but if you’re interested in finding out more we can put you in touch via email)

Instagram Roundup: Sampling

Thursday, 9 April, 2015

Sampling is a really key part of our business as it’s often the starting point for creating new relationships with our customers and it’s always the starting point for new product development. So, included in this instagram roundup is a little ode to samples. We always have tons of samples coming in and out of the studio whether it’s to color match new collections, to compare contract fabric grounds, to see variation across different rug qualities…and on!

Below are images of our some client interior scheming, some samples of our new contract fabric, a few of our rug samples (which Kaya appears to love!) and our brand new grass cloth paper! It’s always fun when designers share their schemes so we get to see how our patterns are conceptualized and incorporated into spaces. Samples can be ordered through our website and if you’re a designer send us your resale certificate and we will in turn send you an intro packet including our trade discount code to receive 20% off all sample / fabric / wallpaper / home goods orders!

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Custom Wedding Invitations

Monday, 6 April, 2015

This is a fun project I worked on recently for a client’s wedding invitations in collaboration with Joy Thigpen and Gather & Co.

I painted the giant trees the couple plans to get married under in Napa Valley and the painting was used for the custom stamps and the wax seal.  The couple also got the tree painting, which they see as a representation of their union blown up and framed as a print.  The custom pattern is used inside the envelopes and may be used for some other items at the actual festivities.

I love doing these kinds of custom projects!!

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NEW Tropic phone cases!

Thursday, 2 April, 2015

New Tropic Collection phone cases are out! We received a few samples to the studio and already have them on our phones…just in time for this warm weather!
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