Archive for October 4, 2008

MondoCane

Frank Gehry “Contour” Chair

USA, 1970s Rare cardboard and masonite low chair
from the Easy Edges line.


Turquoise Armchairs

France, 1960s This model was used in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Designed by Geoffrey Harcourt for Artifort.


Rope Table

France, 1970s Unusual little cube ingeniously covered in Manila rope.


Wooden Table

Africa, 20th Century Dining table carved from a single piece of wood.
Possibly from Ethiopia.


Carved Wooden Tables

France, 1950s Set of 2 tables with figural knotted design
in the manner of Alexander Noll.


Curtis Jeré Brass Mirror

USA, 1960’s From the “Raindrop” series.


Curtis Jeré Eyelash Mirror

USA, 1970s Copper, brass and chrome mirror.


AfricanMask

Africa, Late 20th Century Carved modernist mask from an unknown tribe on a custom stand.



Magazine Rack

Austria, 1950s Rare carved teak, bamboo and iron holder
for papers or book storage.


Modernist Mobile Sculpture

USA, 1960s Brass, wire and aluminum 27 piece form of stylized leaves.

Together Greg Wooten and Patrick Parrish formed Mondo Cane in 1994 at the Michigan Modernism show in Detroit. Since then, they have been regular exhibitors at Modernism events in New York, Miami and Palm Springs and Los Angeles.

In September 2000 they opened their first shop in Chelsea. By 2004 Mondo Cane had outgrown its Chelsea location and the partners decided to move the gallery to
174 Duane Street in Tribeca.

Working with architect William Massie, they were able to create an interesting
environment to display their particular vision of the period 1880 – 1980. Major designers, architects and artists are represented along with what might be
Mondo Cane’s strongest point-lesser known and anonymous artisans and designers. The shop’s inventory and design lean toward the unusual and unpredictable.

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how to decorate like a pro!

Hola!

Decorating a large room with simple square-footage can seem like a daunting task.here are some tips by Francine Gardner—a designer and owner of the chic Manhattan store

  1. Think Big Picture. Before you do anything, try to envision the space as you would an Impressionist painting, with its mood imparted by different shades and colors. Then select objects and finishes that will make your imagined room a reality.

  2. Have a Plan. Use a floor plan to lay everything out. Make sure the space will function well, that the traffic flow works and that the furnishings’ proportions are comfortable.

  3. Surprise Yourself. Don’t stick with what’s expected. Find objects that are special and that you really love. Don’t be afraid to simply display them and let them be what they are, even if they serve no real purpose.

  4. Hold Back. Accessories and art should be things you treasure. Don’t just accumulate “stuff.” It’s better to leave a space empty until you’ve found exactly the right piece to fill it.

  5. Go for Timeless. Choose things that won’t date quickly and that you won’t get tired of. But remember that timeless doesn’t mean boring.

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simple makeover

before

after

this makeover was by Melissa @ The Inspired Room

by simple stuff you can change the look of the room…repainting , adding some colorful accessories (flowers,cushions)…love it

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Five Easy Steps For Arranging your Living Room Furniture

If you are hopelessly lost when thinking beyond shoving your furniture against a wall, or if you’ve recently bought a six-foot sofa for an eight-foot room, you need help! Here are some easy tips for arranging your living room furniture in ways that make the most of your space:

  1. Measure your room. Draw it to scale on graph paper which you can find at your local discount store. Use a 1/4 in. equal 1 ft. scale. If you can’t figure out how to draw out scale die.
  2. Mark anything on your room drawing that will affect the arrangement of the room. Outlets, telephone, cable, light switches, windows, doors that open in, the space between windows, and the height of the window sills are all things that should be measured and noted.
  3. This is the fun part! Make scale paper cutouts of your furniture (just like cutting out paper dolls!) Use the cutouts to arrange and rearrange the furniture in your room until you are satisfied with the result.
  4. Select a focal point of the room. If you have a fireplace, it will nearly always be the focal point. If you have large bookcases, you might make those your focal point or you may choose a sofa with a special painting hung above it. Orient the remaining furniture and the lighting to highlight the focal point.
  5. Think about your guests when you arrange the room. The room should promote conversation. Set up cozy areas with a couple of chairs or a loveseat. Ideally, there should be 4-10 ft. between your sofa or loveseat and chairs so that the space doesn’t seem cramped. If you move the pieces too far apart, conversation will be difficult.

Other points to remember: leave 14 to 18 inches between the coffee table and the sofa for comfortable leg room . And make sure you have the traffic lane at least 3 ft. wide to move from one area of the room to another.

Arranging your room on paper allows you to experiment with new looks, new combinations, and new ideas before you move the furniture itself.


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omg!!

bring nature to ur home, feel relaxed .. these are the living stones designed by “Stephanie Marin” , you can move them,arrange them just the way you feel like!! and it would still look absolutely fabulous!!

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amzaing makeover

rakkzo tra el 9orah elle awwal hathe el b4 o elle waraha 3la 6ool el after

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how to clean stuff?

think of any thing dirty,,,

u can find the right way to clean it on how to clean stuff (indoor, outdoors, people,animals,things , ……etc)

try it

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