Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cielito Querido Café

I currently work in a coffee desert, so when I saw these images of Cielito Querido Café I was excited.  This is not only because I miss coffee, but because I love the bright colors and graphic patterns used throughout the shops.

Too bad I don't work in Mexico City....

{photos: Cielito Querido Café}

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


This murphy-bed from Clei is a bit of an upgrade from the traditional murphy bed as it incorporates a sofa in the unit.  This is really nice if you have a small space and don't want to have to decide on a sofa or a bed.

I didn't get a photo of the bed down but all you have to do is remove two of the pillows from the sofa {and anything on the shelf} and fold the bed down.  They have some great fold-away bunk beds as well.

{photo: jeanine}

Hanging Displays

I was in Neiman Marcus the other day on a desperate search for jeans that I actually like {is anyone else having trouble with this skinny or bootcut only jeans selection?} and I was greeted with one of my favorite hanging displays.

I think the store in Boston has birds of some sort.  It definitely makes the escalator trip up more fun!

Butterflies?  Yes!  Jeans I actually like?  No....

{photo: jeanine}

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kips Bay Showhouse - The Details

There were quite a few items in the showhouse that seemed to be better shown grouped as details {and some I forgot in their individual room post}.

This red entryway with the graphic artwork caught my eye.

I loved the trims in this house, many of them I believe are original.  This was one I liked the most.

This wallpapered {?} ceiling by Jeff Lincoln Interiors.

A thin silver leaf line added to wall paneling in the bedroom by Barbara Ostrom Associates.

The striped plaster wall by Aurelian Gallet.

A laced cabinet door in the bathroom

Stitched felt wallcovering in the corridor.

Decorative door hardware.

The Barry Dixon ottoman.  I saw him speak last fall at the Boston Design Center and first noticed this ottoman used in one of his projects. 

A bedazzled ram's head in an otherwise bland hallway.

Round pillows made of metallic fabric.

{photos: jeanine}

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I was recently introduced to Eskayel fabrics and wallcoverings.  They can best be described as a rorschach test combined with a watercolor painting and some tie dye.

They are different than most fabrics and wallcoverings you will find out there, but if you want some you will have to save all your pennies, they are quite pricey.

{photo: jeanine}

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kips Bay Showhouse - The Bedroom

I waited until near the end of my Kips Bay posts to put my photos of this bedroom, by Amanda Nisbet Design, {or at least photos of the bed} up, since they have made their way around the internet.  My pictures all visited Photoshop to have parts put back in {or faked, can you tell?} where a woman kept jumping in the way.

This little side table sort of reminds me of a square, gold Eileen Gray table.

And, though I'm not as much a gold person as a silver person.  I did find myself liking this mirror and the chunky side table.

{photos: jeanine}

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bensen Lotus Chair

I try to keep an eye out for interesting commercial furniture and this Bensen lotus chair fits that category.

It works in a residential setting as well but I'd be more inclined to use it in a corporate setting.

{photos: top - jeanine, bottom - bensen}

Friday, June 17, 2011

Kite Accent Tables

The Kite chair and side tables are designed by Shin Azumi.  I didn't notice the chair on my trip, as I strangely was obsessed with tiny tables that day.  I did notice and enjoy the simplicity of the side table, it would be great in a modern place.

{photo: jeanine}

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kips Bay Showhouse - The Living Room

Although the furniture in the living room, by Richard Mishaan Design, was a not my taste, I did love the soft furnishings in this room.

The drapery and pillow fabrics, wallcovering and carpet were all amazing.  I also am a bit fascinated with the crazy mirror hidden behind the sticks in the corner.  Unfortunately, this room is where I ran out of space on my camera memory card so I only have this one photo.

{photo: jeanine}

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Aimee Wilder Wallpaper

Aimee Wilder was one of the booths I would have stopped at if it hadn't been super busy {I get a photo of the whole booth, but you can see it here if you wish}.  I snapped a photo of the wing and the name so I would remember to check it out more.

She has a great line of graphic wallpaper patterns.

{photos: # 1 - jeanine; #2, 3 & 4 - Aimee Wilder}

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Kips Bay Showhouse - The Master Bath Retreat

The second floor master bathroom was designed by Cayley Barrett Associates.  The limestone on the walls of the tub was amazing. There was a trough sink opposite the tub that was just as fabulous.  I didn't take a photo of it but you can see one here, I really like when sinks are a bit different.

One of my favorite parts of the bathroom was the stone radiator cover.

The dressing room was next door.

I didn't notice at the time but this side table looks very familiar.

There was a video camera and a screen showing people walking around in the room that I thought was a bit off-putting, but overall the room was nice.

{photos: jeanine}

Monday, June 13, 2011

Infinity Drain

I was really excited to see the Infinity Drain in person last month. I had specified it on a project recently on the advice of someone else in the office and it looks as nice in person as it does online.  It comes in a bunch of styles {I was originally told to use a grate drain} but my favorite is the tile-in drain. 

For showers that have a pitch on all four sides, they just recently came out with a square drain that sure beats the standard shower drain.

If you are building a shower from scratch you can use the linear style, all you see are a few thin lines where the water drains down.

And, being ever annoyingly practical as usual, I asked to see how the drain can be unclogged {I have pretty long hair so this is important to me}. Fortunately it turns out that it's super easy to open so it's functional as well as beautiful.

{photos: jeanine}

Friday, June 10, 2011

Lzf Lamps

I posted about Lzf Lamps from my 2009 ICFF trip, but I thought the simplicity of the new Pleg-A sconce was worth noting.

The wood veneer curtain behind reminds me of another window treatment I posted about a while back.

{photo: jeanine}

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kips Bay Showhouse - The Bathroom

The smaller bathroom on the second floor of the showhouse, by Jamie Herzlinger, was simple and graphic.  The stools also made an appearance earlier that day at the ICFF.

{photo: jeanine}

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tucker Robbins

I really enjoyed these little {and not so little} occasional tables from Tucker Robbins.  I don't recognize the company name but I think I've seen them around.

For some reason, I seemed to gravitate toward tiny stools and occasional tables when I was walking around the ICFF this year. 

{photo: jeanine}

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Kips Bay Showhouse - The Laundry Room

My last Kips Bay post was a traditional library to and now I'm jumping to the futuristic laundry room {I'm really not going in any particular order other than the order of the photos on my camera}.

The room is actually all white but in a few of the niches and around the door there are color changing LEDs which can be changed as desired to white or blue {there were a few settings}.  White is a clean color so it's usually a good color for laundry rooms.

They also managed to put in one of my favorite chairs.

The laundry room was designed by Fanuka Inc, a general contractor in NYC, if only all contractors were this good....

{photos: jeanine}

Monday, June 6, 2011

Studio Gorm - Milk Bottle Lamp

I really enjoyed these milk bottle lights by studio Gorm, with the double shade {above} or single shade {below}.

I really like the look of the opaque double shade pendant.  I didn't get a photo of one but you can see it on their website.

{photos: jeanine}
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