last weekend at the CA boom show, i entered my name in the eames print giveaway. today, rockstar roz called me from the eames office to lay down the spendid news that i won! i nearly fainted.
i was offered eight gorgeous print options and allowed to choose one for all eternity. my pick: "great legs" photographed by charles eames at the brussels world fair, circa 1958. (see above). the print comes with a certificate of authenticity and everything. i knew whoranging for eames would pay off one day.
see all eight eames prints after the jump.
forget the chocolate. it's all about gold this easter.
designer harry allen (of roller stop fame) grants you 14 karat, gold plated luck with his latest keychain. however, unlike allen's pig bank, i'm not sure if this rabbit died of natural causes.
impress your easter guests with a warm pot of peeps fondue. pair it with the rabbit lamp and you've got yourself party.
more spectacular peep treats after the jump. plus, i have the mouthwatering fondue recipe for you. get your printers ready, peeple.
ahhh...slutfest. i remember it well.
milwaukee artists J W & melissa buchanan tickle the id and stir the
senses with their vibrant & layered little friends of printmaking
screenprints. whether it be a concert, art fair, birthday, or just
because, this husband and wife team conjures original, unique, and
clever prints that make any occasion tiara-worthy.
more collectible prints and where to buy them after the jump.
designer singgih kartono perfected the balance between vintage flair, modern practicality, and environmental consciousness with his magno wooden radio.
he not only designed the groovy two-toned radio to play AM/FM, but also tricked it out with the most current mp3 compatible electronics.
it's official. the belle of the CA boom 2008 ball was prefab.
however, this isn't your grandma's prefab. this is sleek, architectural modern prefab, which relies heavily upon natural light, ventilation, and sustainable building materials.
friends & loved ones, the harry allen roller stop is coming this april.
the resin roller skate can be used as a doorstop or a bookend -- the possibilities are endless. comes in green or white. start saving your pennies now.
and, if you're sans piggy bank, don't fret, harry allen designed a pig bank for you, too.
i went to CA boom. i saw. i conquered. i chilled in a nomad eco-yurt and posed with my favorite stud.
above left: the cozy and chic nomad yurt protected outdoor diners from the chilly santa monica wind. above right: the fabulous folks at twentieth seduced guests with a lush lounge by tom dixon and moooi's finest furnishings.
above left: notNeutral's crave-worthy housewares. above right: air dimensional design's canopy of illuminated, inflatable sea life sculptures.
more fab CA boom after the jump.
the eames aluminum lounge chair turns fifty this year. in celebration, the iconic chair received a luscious, white-leather fitting and posed proudly for the paparazzi at the CA boom design show.
find out where to visit it in person & and worship all things eames after the jump.
residing in the mission district of san francisco (my old stopping grounds, sniff) is one of the best little shops around -- the curiosity shoppe. started by two savvy ny transplants, lauren smith and derek fagerstrom, the shoppe offers a cornucopia of curiosities to pretty up your pad. in addition, i guarantee you'll find the perfect gift for even the pickiest of person.