Florence is a city of beauty, character and inspiration. Around every corner there is something to be found. What amazed me about Florence was the artistry embedded in the very frame of the city. One of the moments I loved the most was the impromptu opera performance in the square by a talented woman in black. The food in Firenze is exquisite and there is no such thing as bad table wine. Oh how I miss Italy!
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Dwell on Design has proven yet again to be a wealth of design inspiration. From interior craftsmen/women to jewelry designers you can find just about anything your heart desires. Dwell is a showcase for innovation in design as well as a learning tool for those seeking to be more environmentally conscientious without losing out on style.
A few of my favorites are the custom craftsman tiles brought forth by artist/architect/tile maker Cha-Rie Tang. Her love of the Arts and Crafts movement is well admired in her work. http://www.pasadenacraftsmantile.com/
Then there is Laurel & Wolf, a place where professional interior designers are matched with clients in an accessible and affordable way. https://www.laurelandwolf.com/
Or how about the folks from GEOS creating recycled glass surfaces. I can't think of a better way to create beauty from waste. http://www.eos-surfaces.com/geos/
Colorhouse brings us non toxic wall color with zero VOC's, no toxic fumes or chemical solvents. These stunning colors can bring life to any space with the compounds that have been known to cause health risk. http://www.colorhousepaint.com/
Abundant in design inspiration there are too many good things happening at Dwell on Design to list. But if your curious you'll have to wait until next year to check out the goods or if you happen to be in The Big Apple in the fall you can have your moment in the candy store of design.
Delta Millworks - specialized lumber and millwork supplier.
I absolutely love this!
Delicious indeed! I'm all about the gold Marilyn wall paper. Trying to figure out how I can work this into my next design.
Flavor Paper - http://www.flavorpaper.com/
Matt Locke - Infrastructure Art
This amazing wall art is a map of California constructed of solid copper wire, stapled by hand on rotary-cut red oak veneered plywood, custom stained with jet-black acetone dye.
Ground Swell is a landscape architect firm out of New Jersey lead by David Fierabend.
What I love about Ground Swell's work on this penthouse is the use of reclaimed and recycled materials.
Photography by TopKat
The city of Ojai has quickly become one of my favorite destinations. And with my recent discovery of the architectural firm responsible for some of the prominent landmarks in "The Shangri-la of So. Cal.", its easy to see why my love for this small town grows deeper with each visit.
Paris is a city of such depth and beauty. There is a creative energy pulsing in the the city streets, its a vibe that I truly miss.
I hope you've had a wonderful Sunday!
"Design is conceived when an inherent need to be creative manifests itself into physical or visual form."