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Archive for October, 2010

Trendy Outdoor Accessories

Ok Well I know I already posted about “lit” outdoor furniture by Vondom, in fact its the trend now and looks amazing. They add a glamorous and trendy effect without trying so hard. Since outdoor furniture is a big hit now for most furniture companies, many have introduced complimenting accessories, such as vases, lighting, special hammocks, and carpets. Below is a selection from a few brands and where to find them in Kuwait. My  post on outdoor furniture

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Restaurant Design : Saso | Kuwait

Most people review a restaurant for its food, I know I have a weakness for Saso’s menu, but in this post I will be talking about its design. Saso is a Kuwaiti concept, and I really have to admit I am impressed with the talent Kuwaiti’s have when it comes to food ideas. Partners of MWG Group assigned Pro-design Group for the interior design, the landscaping, and the contracting works. The owners  specified they want high end finishing and design for this particular branch, in the Freezone area by the seaside.

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Orgatec : Cologne – October 26- 30, 2010 | overview

Orgatec, is an International Trade Fair for the Planning, Furnishing and Management of Business Environments. This is an exhibition that takes place every 2 years to display the latest in office furnishing and accessories. Top brands from around the world take part in this fair. This year companies from 84 companies joined and are displaying their latest releases. The exhibition started on the 26th and is continuing till October 30th, 2010.  Orgatec takes place in the Cologne Fair, Cologne, Germany.  Brochure for visitors.

The brands included are: Wilkhahn, Herman Miller, Vitra, Walter Knoll, Nurus, Rolf Benz, Bene and many others.

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An Exhibition You Can “Sleep” In

The LLove exhibition in Tokyo is a nice concept, where you can “check in” if you like what you see and feel like staying there. LLove consists of eight guest rooms, as well as a cafe and a shop, all completely refurbished by a selection of eight Dutch and Japanese designers, including Scholten & Baijings, Pieke Bergmans, Richard Hutten and Jo Nagasaka.

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New Watch Store by Dezeen

Dezeen just launched their online Watch Store. Prices and specifications of each watch are included, I think they are really stylish! Brands included are:

Issey Miyake   Michael Young   Mr Jones Watches   Nava   Normal Timepieces   Uniform Wares  Void

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Gossip Girl Interiors

Gossip girl, a scandalous drama about Manhattan`s elite, is taking the world by storm. Not only for the drama itself but because of the fashion and design trends they are setting. With over 6,000,000 fans on facebook you can only imagine the impact they have. From one of Sex and the City’s set designers, Cristina Tonkin, you will find the set designs for Gossip girl.  Every set created for the show manages to express the character`s complex personalities. An eclectic mix of classic and new help build the intricate stories.

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Pomellato’s “ Love at First Sight ”

 Pomellato’s new luxury gold jewelry collection, Colpo di Fulmine (meaning love at first sight) , is unexpected in many ways. Not only is Pomellato using white gold with colored stones for the very first time, the sleek and contemporary design is also a surprise. Using asymmetrically-cut gems, the jewelry pieces from Colpo di Fulmine are sophisticated yet carefree. Garnet, fire opal, blue topaz, peridot and amethyst are the five beautiful gems that you can wear alone or mix and match as you wish. The collection of pendants, earrings and rings aims to appeal to those who are not necessarily ready to invest in a significant jewelry piece, but appreciate the beauty of semi-precious stones. For jewelry enthusiasts who are already familiar with Pomellato – its iconic Victoria necklace, exotic Arabesque ring and smoldering Tango chain – then Colpo di Fulmine will make you fall in love again with its creative cut of gemstones, all beautifully set on a sleek white gold band with pavé diamond setting. 

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Karim Rashid For Gorenje Appliances

Held in London on 5th October 2010, the Design Awards celebrate those products that best represent excellence and real innovation in design. The independent panel of judges was impressed by Gorenje designed by Karim Rashid Collection which comprises of a range of ovens, hoods and hobs that feature Karim’s signature curves and bold colors. This appealing top-class collection of appliances brings the touch of light into your kitchen and provides a memorable experience for all senses. Gorenje is the largest Slovenian manufacturer of home appliances it is one of the eight largest manufacturers of home appliances in Europe.


Must-Have Design Book: Tools for Living

For those who aim to fill their homes with the best everyday designer objects, there is a new shopping bible. “Tools for Living: A Sourcebook of Iconic Designs for the Home” (Fiell Publishing; $59.95), a 768-page tome to be published next month, tries to identify the most thoughtful, functional, reliable and aesthetically pleasing examples of almost every type of household product, regardless of price. That includes furnishings like chairs and lamps, and utilitarian items like waste bins and toilet brushes.

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A Selection from the Outdoor’s Finest

Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.”       Vincent Van Gogh

It is Outdoor season in many countries now such as those in the gulf, in order to help you decide and check out what’s hip and what’s new,  I put up photos of some of the most beautiful outdoor furniture and pieces from various brands. Some have just been released and others have become icons in the recent past. With the wave hitting the outdoor furniture designs, it is not surprising that most brands are collaborating with some of the world’s most talented designers to release signature pieces. Some of the designers have done outdoor pieces for more than one brands and have found success in all. (more…)