Friday, May 29, 2009

Sleeping In Style

If I had kids and a million dollars I'd probably get them one of these beds for sleepovers. Flou beds are beautifully made and have many options for adding space and storage in small spaces, with pull-out beds underneath or storage where the top of the bed {mattress and all} lift up so no one would ever know the storage is there - see a good picture here. I loved their booth at the ICFF, with all the grays it was very serene.

They're on the pricey side, but they are beautiful.

{photo: jeanine}

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I stopped by the Sabon shop in Soho to grab some hand soap and was really impressed with what I saw. I unfortunately didn't take any of my own photos but I found one to share.

They have a great sink in the center of the store so you can wash your hands {to try their products}. I have to say their salt scrub, or was it sugar, rivals my all-time favorite scrub but I didn't check the ingredients to see how it matches up. I usually buy products with all natural ingredients, not with all the chemicals.

The sink is a huge stone sink with four faucets and foot pedals to operate it. Maybe it was the foot pedal that made me so happy but it was amazing.

{sabon photo: yelp}

Monday, May 25, 2009

Madison & Grow

Some of my favorite new products at the ICFF were in the Madison & Grow booth. They produce fabrics and wallcoverings in Los Angleles.

I love how the designs are relatively simple and the more complex patterns are so fabulous they aren't really overpowering. I have to admit, I have always cringed when asked to pull wallcoverings for work. The paper ones, although beautiful, have a sort of smell to them that is a bit like formaldehyde. These papers are made with water based ink and have no VOCs which make them even better in my mind. The photos I took don't do them justice so be sure to visit their site if you want to see more.

{photos: jeanine}

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Discoco Pendant Light

I was fortunate to attend the ICFF in Manhattan this past weekend and I wanted to share some of my favorite finds during my next posts.

One of my favorite lights was the Discoco Pendant Light by Christophe Matheiu from Marset. The light is made from steel rods and ABS plastic. I guess that is the only drawback that I see. I would prefer if it were made all out of powdercoated steel or aluminum than plastic but it is very well designed and I actually couldn't tell until I did some further research on the fixture.

One thing I really like about the fixture is the fact that you can't see the light source. I find it really distracting to have the light source visible, though there are some lights that pull it off. With the glossy white surfaces, the light bounces around and creates a nice glow.

{photo: jeanine}
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