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Monday
Feb202012

Places We Love: The Electric Room

New York nightlife veteran Nur Khan's newest hot spot The Electric Room at the Dream Downtown in New York's meatpacking district is stunning. This favorite hot spot of the fashion elite, and host to many fashion week after parties, has an unassuming but gritty Britania vibe with its Union Jack sofas, metallic bricks and brit rock art.

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Saturday
Feb182012

Photography: Dead Disney Damsels

Who doesn't love a little violence? What happens when you cross your favorite Disney Heroines and cast them in an episode of Law and Order SVU?  You get photographer Thomas Czarnecki's latest project.  The Paris-based Czarneckl staged their deaths in a series of gruesome crime scenes with more than a whiff of sexual violence in the air. There’s Belle face down on a couch, her golden ball gown hiked up around her hips. There’s Sleeping Beauty splayed on a dirty mattress. There’s Alice in Wonderland tied up in a chair with a dead white rabbit at her feet.  Check out the rest of the series after the jump...I think my favorite is Jasmine.

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Tuesday
Jan242012

Industrial Designer Christopher Stuart's Ram Brass Knucles

Industrial designer Christopher Stuart didn't fight the law - he found a furry little way around it. Indiana law prohibits the sale of brass knuckles, with a bizarre exception: brass knuckles in the form of a belt buckle. "I found this at one of the shadiest flea markets in Indianapolis," Stuart says. One ceramic ram and a coat of gold-luster glaze transformed the knuckles into a paperweight for Stuart's studio.

Via Fast Company

Sunday
Jan152012

Organic Modernism

Our interior design friend Daniel M. Pafford turned us on to Organic Modernism ("OM"). He has a new client that is seeking an uber modern apartment. However, in order to soften the harshness that an ultra modern apartment can often evoke Dan is scouring pieces from this Brooklyn based design shop. Established in 2009 OM launched with a vision to make good design affordable for everyone.  

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Thursday
Jan052012

Limited Edition: Brass Croc From Jonathan Adler

Inspired by the recent Lacoste collaboration Jonathan Adler created a giant croc that will own your bookshelf or cocktail table.

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Thursday
Jan052012

The Zoo You Can Sit On

Artist Máximo Riera's Animal Collection is obviously inspired by nature. However, there is a dark undercurrent that pervades his work.  While he describes his work as an homage to nature it seems as if these pieces are more sadistic cages that re-entrench anthrocentric attitudes towards animals, that whatever is not human only exists to serve us.  Currently the collection consists of three animals but the collection is expanding to include reptiles and insects. We await with baited breath.

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Thursday
Jan052012

Siri's New Cage

While we probably won't be wearing this gem we do think the design is innovative and neat -- I actually probably should have this considering how often I do lose my phone.  However, the folks over at EXOvault do carry some interesting cases that I would love to lock Siri in.

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Wednesday
Jan042012

1960's Greek Key Tables

 

Amazing pair of brushed brass and glass side tables.

Image Via 1stdibs

Tuesday
Jan032012

Violent Porcelain at Far4

If you are ever in the city of Seattle be sure to check out Far4.  This shop carries everything from glassware to some unique "Found Objects" and everything in between. But we are totally gaga over these violent porcelain weapons.

 

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Tuesday
Jan032012

Sculptural Seating From Phillip Grass

Furniture designer Philip Grass describes his interest in furniture stemming from his desire to create forms that invite the viewer to fully participate with them.  The Rhode Island School of Design graduate's futuristic designs aim to blur the lines between conventional furniture design and sculpture.  We are particularly enthralled with "Tante Emma and her nephew Max" (2009).   


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