Raouf Sarwari of Artisan Design Source creates laser-cut pendants and lamps using acrylic plastic and upcycled cardboard. While these lights are technically upcycled and not recycled, I like the craftsmanship and quality of light to add Sarwari to my Green Lighting Spotlight. Artisan Design Source’s lights come in a variety of fascinating shapes and colored … Continue reading Artisan Upcycled Cardboard Lighting
If you have Paraskevidekatriaphobia – a fear of Friday the 13th, today is not for you. While some people try to avoid walking under ladders and breaking mirrors, for many Friday the 13th can be lucky – especially if you buy lottery tickets in Michigan. Continue reading Happy Friday the 13th!
The idea is that tradition and modernity co-exist in absolute harmony. The timelessness of ochre – its allusion to the past and bright nod to the future – made this shade an obvious choice for Color of the Year 2016.
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Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola, in her first collaboration with Boffi, has created a contemporary modular kitchen collection called Salinas. Boffi launched this collection in the UK and showed its latest products for the bathroom and storage systems at its Chelsea showroom during this year’s London Design Festival. The collection was named for the seaside Spanish town where … Continue reading Salinas Kitchen Collection by Boffi
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. The first one said, “Oh my it’s getting late.” The second one said, “There are witches in the air.” The third one said, “But we don’t care!” The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run.” The fifth one said, “We are ready for some fun!” Then … Continue reading Happy Halloween
PPG THE VOICE OF COLOR program, the color platform for the PPG Paints and PPG Pittsburgh Paints brands, named Paradise Found (PPG1135-5) as its 2016 Color of the Year. Paradise Found is described as a serious green that is nurturing as well as sturdy and protective. “An edgy-yet-comforting green like Paradise Found hints at nature while … Continue reading Pittsburgh Paints Color of the Year 2016
Taking cues from runways and European trade shows, Benjamin Moore has selected Simply White (OC-117) as it’s Color of the Year for 2016. Continue reading Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2016