16 Jun 2010

Living Room: Floor Lamps

This is starting to get fun. There are some amazing floor lamps available. I’ll probably pick something once all the other furniture is in place, since I’m not sure what we’ll really needed at this point – but here are some pieces I’ll definitely keep at the back of my mind:

Below: BDDW Floor Lamp. This is one of my all-time favorites. My sense is that we won’t have the room for it, but if we do, I’d take the plunge. After years of pining after this lamp, it might be time to bring it home. Available in Canada through Hollace Cluny. Photos care of BDDW and Lindman Photography.

Below: Zeitraum makes some pretty damn beautiful furniture and the High Noon light is no exception. I was recently smitten during a visit to Avenue Road in Toronto. Oh I do love it. This piece will fit in the same camp as the BDDW lamp – wait and see!

For some smaller options, I’d go with one of these:

Below: Tab Lamp by Barber and Osgerby; Kelvin F Lamp by Antonio Citterio. Both produced by Flos.

Below: Arne Jacobsen Floor Lamp

Below: Foscarini GigaLite Floor Lamp

Below: Eileen Floor Lamp by Misewell. Gorgeous!

Below: Jielde Signal Zig-Zag floor lamp. I adore these fun and classic pieces. Photo care of Morten Holtum

7 Jun 2010

Living Room: Side chairs

Now the fun part. We’re starting to narrow down our options for living room furniture. As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I love chairs. Choosing just one set of side chairs will be my challenge – but with so many amazing options out there it will be hard to go wrong. As always, price and function will come into play, but if I didn’t have any constraints, I’d be sitting pretty on one of these:

Above: Vintage Eames Aluminum Group chairs. Photo care of Owen and Vokes.

Below: Vintage Arne Jacobsen Tulip chair and Swan chair. Photos via stylist Lotta Agaton. It’s funny – I was never into the tulip or swan chairs until I started this build process. I’ve just seen them placed in so many amazing rooms that they’ve grown on me – I particularly like them when they’re well worn.
Below: PK22 chair by Poul Kjaerholm (paired with PK-61 low table with slate top)
Below: Didier Gomez Dessau chair for Ligne Roset.
Below: Cappellini Low Pad Chair by Jasper Morrison
Below: Walter Knoll Fabricius Armchair
Below: I don’t know if the chairs below are Knoll or knock-offs, but it doesn’t matter. I love them. Spotted in RUM magazine. Pretty lovely scones as well.

3 May 2010

Kids Stuff: Spice up the playroom

When it comes to playroom furniture, I’ve tended to go the Ikea route. Here are some pieces that are tempting me to reconsider:

Bloom_TableandChairEcoTots_TableandChairsNume_tableandchairsAbove: Table and chairs by Bloom, Eco Tots, Nume

If you really want to stir that designer instinct from an early age, check out some modern classics from Little Nest – including Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair and their Little Bert set.
LittleNest_chairLittleNest_Table+chairsTheSelby_ColeHaan_Kidstable(Cole Haan ad care of The Selby)

French designer Ludovic Renson is also redefining contemporary kids space with his felt and wood Playtime collection. Photo care of Minor Details.