Saturday, July 17, 2010

Taschen Books

While in London I came across this amazing book shop in Sloane square. I later found out they have shops all over the world but they have yet to reach us here in Ireland, lucky for us we can buy from there website They have amazing books especially for the design conscious. They have books on art, architecture, design, film, fashion, photography, pop culture and lots more. It's a haven for coffee table book lovers . A popular one seems to be their City Guides, that give you information on Hotels, Restaurants and Shops.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jens Risom

Jens Risom is a Danish born American designer whos works have been a landmark in the furniture design industry. At the age of 94 for he is now seeing a revival of his work, he is collaberating with Rocket Gallery and Benchmark Furniture to re-issue nine of his 1950's and 60's designs. His designs are simple and functional with block colours, they are very retro perfect for that 60's vibe. The exhibition runs from July 2nd to September 4th at the Rocket Gallery in Shoreditch in London.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Vegetal Chair

The Vegetal Chair was designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, in 2008 and is now made in Germany by Vitra.
I used this chair in a recent design scheme. The concept for my design was "A Tree" and this interesting chair design with it's organic and branch like forms was ideal to fit in with my concept. The chair is available in six colours is stack able and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

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Gilbert and Wright

I recently went for a few drinks in the new pub in Dun Laoghaire called Gilbert and Wright and I was blown away with the interior. It has a 70's retro vibe that is very nostalgic. I felt as if I was sitting in someone’s grandparent’s front room with the old miss matching armchairs, huge lampshades, old vinyl records and heavy velour curtains. I just love how they have put everything together, it is a feast for the eyes. Below are a few photos from another Gilbert and Wright pub in Malahide as I couldn't find photos of the Dun Laoghaire one.

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The Basel Chair

The Basel Chair was designed by Jasper Morrison a London born furniture and product designer. He designed the Basel chair for Vitra. The chair is made of beach wood with a plastic seat and back, it comes in a range of colours and is so versatile. Jasper Morrison has rejuvenated a classic modern chair and made it his own. I first notice this chair in the restaurant in the IFI cinema in Temple Bar in Dublin, they have a mixed of colours, I love the simplicity of the chair with it's block forms

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ugly Betty Set

The set of Ugly Betty was designed by Mark Worthington and Richard Devine. Notice the presence of Verner Panton chairs, Philipe Starck Gun Lamp, Jacobsen Egg Chair.

Verner Pantons - Panton Chairs around the table.
Verner Pantons landscape seating.
Verner Pantons - Heart Chair


On a recent trip to London I went to the famous Portobello Market in Notting Hill. On our walk through Notting Hill we passed these lovely house and I just had to take some pictures. I really liked the doors and the colours that have been used to paint the houses. After seeing these I have decided to start a little collection of doors I like and will keep updating you as I see new ones.

The following two are from Seapoint in Dublin.

Before and After

My grandmother recently gave me these two bedside lockers for my bedroom, as she didn't need them anymore. The only problem was they didn't tie in with the rest of my room. So instead of throwing them out and forking out money for a new set I decided to give them a new lease of life. I first painted the lockers with a wood primer/ undercoat in a cream colour, then applied three layers of Farrow and Ball eggshell in matchstick and dressed them with beautiful flower handles that I found in Zara Home in Slone Square in London.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Atlier Abigal Ahern

I first came across Abigal Ahern in an interiors magazine a few months ago and since then I have seen so much of her work. Abigal is an Interior Designer, Stylist and shop owner. I really like her style, her use of dark colours and how she plays with scale. So when I was in London I visited her small shop in Islington. It is a small dark shop (her signature style) with lots of interesting furniture and accessories, definitely worth a visit if you are in Islington.