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GIVEAWAY – Win a Graeme Bettles lamp07. July 2014
The awesome Graeme Bettles Design company from Cape Town mailed me a couple of days ago to tell me that they are sending Shangie one of their amazing ‘Sitting Lamps’ (first lamp below) for her new bedroom, which I’m super excited about. Graeme Bettles is a talented local designer who left his career in advertising to explore his creativity in furniture and product design and who is definitely making some very cool things to lust over. His latest design in his character lamp series is ‘The Shy Lamp’, which I also think is very cool.
But I’ll tell you what’s even cooler, Greame is not only going to send me one lamp, but TWO. One for our home and one for 1 of yours. And not only is it super easy to enter, but we’re randomly choosing the winner in swift time too. Next Tuesday the 15th of July I’ll let you guys know whose taking home either ‘The Shy Lamp’ or a ‘Sitting Lamp’, the choice is all yours.
- His first design, The Sitting Lamp was exhibited at the 2012 Design Indaba and in 2014 took the title in the Décor and Design Category at Samsung’s Inspire Design Awards. The Sitting Lamp is stocked in 7 stores locally, including Weylandts and in London.
Here’s how it’s going to work:
2. Leave me a comment telling me which one of these 2 lamps you would like, either ‘The Shy Lamp’ or a ‘Sitting Lamp’.
3. If you Tweet/Instagram or blog about this giveaway, I’ll give you extra entries. Just remember to @miss_luckypony and add these #TheSittingLamp #TheShyLamp
Chiaozza23. June 2014
Chiaozza makes quirky, fun furniture like colourful shelves, mirrors, birdhouses and some crazy plant sculptures. I wouldn’t mind some of these pieces in my house. And then when I was putting this post together I realised that I blogged about this couple’s super awesome loft apartment in Brooklyn last year sometime. They live in a space with built in cabins, it’s such a cool space, click here if you would like to have a look see.
- CHIAOZZA is a small design studio based in Brooklyn, NY, designing and making playful objects for everyday life. We are dedicated to producing our work by hand, in small editions, and locally within New York State, seeking a more direct connection between designer, maker, and user. The collaborative studio was founded in 2012 by Terri Chiao and Adam Frezza.
Found some rad photos of their studio on this site.
Tomás Alonso26. May 2014
These furniture designs are by Spanish designer Tomás Alonso. I was taking a wonder through his site today and landed up finding quite a few pieces which I thought were pretty damn cool. His asthetic is clean and simple from the actual design, to the materials he uses to his colour palette. I really think he has some amazing work in his portfolio.
- His method, which might be described as “à la Castiglioni” due to its ideological simplicity, can be summed up as an intelligent morphological synthesis of a technicist type, which focuses on functionality as an absolute value and turns it into an idea for products which are quick and easily understandable into their constitutive elements. The very simple aesthetic qualities of his objects reveal the expressive potential of each specific material, which is also his main source of inspiration, conveying an expressive immediacy which makes his products universal and transgenerational. He uses both wood and metal in a sober, soft and practical manner, skilfully inverting the usual way in which these two materials are perceived: wood is reduced to very slender, squared, vectorial sticks, iron is curved, warm and coloured.
Stockholm apartment02. May 2014
Just take a quick look at this damn fine apartment in Stockholm. How great are the high ceilings, wooden floors, huge windows, decor, checkered floors, furniture? Aaaaaa it’s like a pretty grown-up’s flat that wears pretty clothing and has a pretty face and a pretty job and a pretty life. Elgh.
Below is what the apartment looked like before this, it was till owned by the same person and it was nicely done up, but now it looks like it’s wearing a 24 carat gold Lindt chocolate bunny, if that makes sense. Of course it does.
Sorrento beach house23. April 2014
This beautiful, light and bright space is a weekend retreat that belongs to Melbourne interior architect and designer Shareen Joel. I love everything about it, the openness created by the natural light and use of white and timbre floors and then the darker spaces too, like the bathroom and outside shower. It’s situated near the beach and I can only imagine that it’s surroundings are as beautiful as this little holiday nook.
Superfront10. December 2013
How super clever is this idea from a company called Superfront in Sweden (obviously). Instead of throwing out old cabinets or cupboards in your house, why not give them a facelift? These guys have designed super cool exteriors and accessories that click over your old ones. All their fronts, handles and legs fit onto Ikea’s existing cabinet bases, which are the same cabinets that are used by just about every interior designer today, as well as those who hire carpenters to build expensive tailor-made accessories. Unfortunately we don’t have Ikea here, but I still think this idea is worth sharing, I think it’s super smart and so well designed.
- In short, we design furniture based on a well-established foundation, a concept that allows our furniture to fall into a completely different price category compared to any equivalent found on the High Street. Renew your existing Ikea kitchen or an old wall lined with Ikea closets. Tweak a sideboard or even a bathroom cabinet from our line.