Sunday, May 16, 2010

Nature's Dish

Nao Tamura's leaf inspired silicone dishware is flexile, rolls up for storage and is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Birds of a Feather

Trend Union's, Fall Winter 11/12, trend presentation uses birds as the inspiration for the season.
They have an inspiring take on the texture's and color's of birds and translate them into beautiful textiles and silhouettes that have a hint of whimsy or fancy.

Coincidentally, I just bought Andrew Zuckerman's newest book, entitled 'Bird', where he showcases more than 200 photographs of nearly 75 different species of birds. What feels very modern about his photographs is the juxtaposition of the birds against a stark white background in order to showcase the personalities and extraordinary details of his subjects. The book is available on Amazon.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wicker Thinking

I'm not usually a type of person who enjoys wicker. For me, it conjures up thoughts of bad Easter baskets and the imprints left on your thighs after sitting it your grandmother's lawn chairs. But Lise Bech's baskets have me reconsidering my previous opinion. She lives and works in the Southern Uplands of Scotland, where she grows a wide range of willows that she uses to create these very modern baskets.

Opera, Your Suite in Nature

The Opera, "Your Suite in Nature", is a new take on a camper hitched to the back of your car and has me thinking of summer expeditions.