12/31/2007

Sasaki: beautiful decorative vases

Sasaki Oracle Vase, 8 1/2
Sasaki Oracle Vase, 8 1/2"
This beautiful, unique art glass vase will add a stylish decorative touch to your home decor. Adds a colorful touch to a table, shelf or desktop. 8 1/2" high.

Sasaki Serra Vase, 8
Sasaki Serra Vase, 8"
Fresh picked blossoms look great in this crystal vase. Make thoughtful hostess or housewarming gifts, too. 8 high.

Sasaki Botanic Rose Bowl, 8 1/2
Sasaki Botanic Rose Bowl, 8 1/2"
This stylish Rose Bowl/Vase will add a touch of distinction to your home decor. Makes a lovely decorative accent on its own or fill with fresh or dried flowers. 8 1/2" high.

Sasaki Mesa Vase, 15 1/2
Sasaki Mesa Vase, 15 1/2"
Fresh picked blossoms, fragrant fall flowers or dried flowers will look great in this beautiful glass vase. It's dramatic visual impact will add the finishing touch to your table, shelf or desktop. 15 1/2" high.

Sasaki Blush Vase, 12
Sasaki Blush Vase, 12"
This beautiful, unique crystal vase will add a stylish decorative touch to your home decor. Adds a colorful touch to a table, shelf or desktop. 12" high.

Sasaki Bella Vase, 9 1/2
Sasaki Bella Vase, 9 1/2"
This elegant crystal vase makes a beautiful decorative piece and when filled with fresh picked blossoms or fragrant fall flowers it will surely brighten up any room of your home. 9 1/2" high.

Sasaki Bacchanal Vase, 19 1/2
Sasaki Bacchanal Vase, 19 1/2"
The sleek shape of this crystal vase adds a stylish touch to your home decor. Makes a lovely decorative accent on its own. 19 1/2" high.

Sasaki Meridian Smoke Vase, 10
Sasaki Meridian Smoke Vase, 10"
The eye catching design is the focus of this piece. The unique shape of this glass vase will add a touch of distinction to your home decor. Makes a lovely housewarming or hostess gift, too. 10" high.

12/30/2007

Yoga Bench by FTF Design Studio


The Yoga Bench by FTF Design Studio is made of Bamboo with a satin finish.
Dimensions: 6' x 1'2" x 1'2"
Available at Tabula Tua

12/27/2007

Artisan House Continuity Wall Art


Artisan House Continuity Wall Art
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It's never ending and always the same. This Artisan House abstract stainless steel tinted piece is the perfect accent for any home or office. Each Artisan House Sculpture is a hand-crafted piece of art that is assembled by a staff of craftsman and apprentice sculptors who labor to recreate the artist's original concept.
Available online at DirectlyHome

12/26/2007

Barcelona Bench by J.Persing

Barcelona Bench
Barcelona Bench
Combine the romanticism of Art Nouveau, the modernist ethic of restraint and the consciousness of environmental protection and you've got the Barcelona Bench. J. Persing has turned to digital machining technology and ply-bent techniques to create a solid white maple bench that requires less than one eighth the amount of lumber as conventional wood furnishing. Made using non-toxic water based adhesives.

Available at Vivavi

Artisan House Colored Windows Wall Art


Artisan House Colored Windows Wall Art
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This abstract Artisan House gallery-quality piece is full of color and design perfect for any environment. Each Artisan House Sculpture is a hand-crafted piece of art that is assembled by a staff of craftsman and apprentice sculptors who labor to recreate the artist's original concept.
Available online at DirectlyHome

12/25/2007

Matador Chair


The Matador Chair is a modern reproduction of the Ox Chair, created by Danish designer Hans Wegner in 1960. This bull shaped chair was designed for comfort and to allow many different sitting positions, so that one can change positions continuously.
* Dimensions: 39 x 35 x 38" Seat Height: 18" Seat Depth: 21.5"
* Tech Details: Wood/ Stainless steel/ CFS foam
* Optional Colors: White or Black
* Weight: 64 lb.

Matador Chair is available online at ExclusivelyHome

12/24/2007

Resitante Bar Stool in White


Resitante Bar Stool in White
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Made from Fibre Glass and Chromed Stainless Steel, the new Resitante Bar Stool features a Hydraulic Piston that easily adjusts the seat height from 24''-34'' instantly. This modern design will fit well with any Home Bar. The High Gloss Enamel finish is done in a superb White coloring. Seat incorporates footrest.
Available online at DirectlyHome, also in Black

12/23/2007

Office Feng Shui


Office Feng Shui: Creating Harmony in Your Work Space
by Darrin Zeer

Synopsis

Goodbye daily grind. Hello peace of mind! From the creator of the best-selling Office Yoga and Office Spa comes the ultimate guide to creating balance in a busy workspace. Taking the age-old Chinese practice of feng shui and updating it for the office, author Darrin Zeer has compiled more than 75 tips and techniques to increase productivity and promote harmony in any work environment -- even on the commute. Readers learn how to feng shui a briefcase, how to arrange a desktop for improved concentration, how to unblock stagnant energy, and more! Overflowing with playful illustrations by Frank Montagna, this delightful reference offers a suite of innovative ideas to clear the cubicle clutter, and clear the mind.

Biography

Darrin Zeer spent seven years in Asia studying the Eastern arts of healing. He currently divides his time between California and Hawaii. A writer and consultant to corporations such as Pixar, Golden Door Spa, and Four Seasons Resorts, he specializes in helping people become more calm, balanced, and effective in their work and personal lives. He is the author of Office Yoga.

Frank Montagna is a Los Angeles-based freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in a variety of publications, including New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmo Girl, Modern Bride, and Glamour Germany.



Buy this book at Barnes & Noble

12/21/2007

Artisan House Dazzle Wall Art


Artisan House Dazzle Wall Art
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This abstract wall art by Artisan House will ''Dazzle'' any contemporary or transitionally-styled home or office space. Each Artisan House Sculpture is a hand-crafted piece of art that is assembled by a staff of craftsman and apprentice sculptors who labor to recreate the artist's original concept.
Available online at DirectlyHome

12/20/2007

Inspired: The Ideas That Shape & Create My Design

Inspired: The Ideas That Shape & Create My Design
Inspired: The Ideas That Shape & Create My Design
Inspired traces the inspirations and influences behind Jamie Durie's award-winning garden and landscape designs. A personal and pictorial narrative, it features a collection of Jamie's latest garden designs. From his work throughout Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and America, to art and nature, it reveals how ideas can be found in the simplest of places, and how Jamie translates these ideas into remarkable spaces for outdoor living. Abundant with stunning gardens, Jamie's personal photography, inspiring imagery and essential information on plants and materials throughout, Inspired also includes cameo profiles of international architects, designers, artists and sculptors who have been influential to Jamie's designs. The long-awaited follow-up to best selling titles Patio and The Outdoor Room, Inspired is a stunning addition to the Jamie Durie design collection.

12/19/2007

Eco-friendly Product of the Year

SS-Seesaw

SS-Seesaw

Inhabit's Embossed Wall Flats are designed to expand in any direction with an automatic pattern repeat. Cover a existing wall, help disguise a not-so-smooth wall or add a modern pattern to any room setting.

They are good for the environment too, because they are made from bamboo pulp, one of the world's most renewable resources. No trees were harmed in the making of this product.

Customize them by rotating every other tile or row, mix-and-match patterns or paint them to coordinate with your decor. The rule is there are no rules and the important thing is to have fun with it. It¹s low stress, low commitment and a big payoff in the way Wall Flats from Inhabit impact a space. Wall Flats can be used to do an entire room, one wall or to create free-standing-art pieces.

Click here for Inhabit website.

12/18/2007

Tonecoon by Pie

Tonecoon
Tonecoon
Take it indoors or outdoors. The Tonecoon is an eye-catching addition to any setting. Hand-woven water hyacinth is wrapped tightly around a durable rattan frame to create this unique home furnishing. Water hyacinth is a highly renewable natural fiber that grows so quickly in parts of Asia that it is often considered an environmental nuisance. Here it is used to magnificent effect. Available with either 100% cotton or Polyurethane plastic cushion.

* Dimensions: 78" long x 36" wide x 34" tall
* Allow three to four weeks for delivery

Available at Vivavi

Icon of Modernism : The Bauhaus Building Dessau


Icon of Modernism : The Bauhaus Building Dessau

The Bauhaus building in Dessau, Germany, is not just an Icon of Modernism but an international media star: ever since December 4, 1926, when Walter Gropius dedicated this building for his world-famous school of design, hundreds of magazines, books, postcards and even advertising campaigns have imprinted its image in people's minds. Of late the Bauhaus building has come to be seen as somewhat of an aging star, but on this, its eightieth anniversary, its long restoration process has finally come to an end. This compilation of photographs and documentation illuminates the complex renovation process, which--by means of meticulous architectural research and careful handling of surfaces and historical traces--has not only revealed the history of the building's uses, which have been important in themselves, but also opened up new perspectives on a unique architectural and philosophical treasure.

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12/17/2007

2008 art calendars


Judy Chicago The Dinner Party 2008 Wall Calendar
The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago is a monumental multimedia artwork honoring women’s achievements in history through a series of place settings at a dinner table. Each of thirty-nine goddesses and historical figures—among them Sappho, Sojourner Truth, Emily Dickinson, Petronilla de Meath, and Georgia O’Keeffe—is represented on a fourteen-inch painted-china plate that rests upon an elaborately needleworked runner evoking the time in which the woman lived. Each month of this calendar depicts a place setting or an element from a place setting for one of the honored women.



Wolf Kahn (American, b. Germany 1927) uses the seen world as a starting place for investigating the power of harmonic colors. Paradoxically, given that he often works in nearly violent colors, his paintings are wonderfully tranquil; exercises in chromatic tension and formal movement, they are also sharply evocative of real-world woodlots, pastures, and weathered farm buildings. This calendar features Six Cypresses, Blue Ridge in the Distance, The Green Bush, and nine other spectacular paintings.



Mark Spain 2008 Wall Calendar
Printmaker and artist Mark Spain received the Up and Coming Published Artist Award after two years of his successful relationship with Washington Green. Inspired by music, his rhythmic contemplations of the figure, movement and emotion are striking and true. Enjoy this new wall calendar from Mark Spain, one of the Washington Green artists.



Sarah Jane Szikora 2008 Wall Calendar
Sarah Jane Szikora’s charming and humorous paintings are simply divine, full of bright colors and hilarious situations that are sure to please. One cannot help but smile at these images that Szikora lovingly describes as derived from real life: “I draw my ideas from simply observing people and human behavior.” BrownTrout is pleased to present this talented Washington Green artist in this 2008 wall calendar.



Emily Carr 2008 Wall Calendar
British Columbia’s wilderness and First Nations culture were the great themes of Emily Carr’s work. Through her landscapes and haunting depictions of totems, she is deservedly considered the premier painter of Canada’s Pacific Coast. Carr (1871) produced an impressive body of images in the year 1912. After a prolonged period of inactivity, she returned to northern British Columbia and began painting the canvases for which she is most noted. Among the images in this calendar: Totem Poles, Kitseukla; Deep Forest; and Cedar Sanctuary.



Rene Magritte 2008 Wall Calendar
Rene Magritte is one of the world's most well known surrealist painters; his work is timeless and never fails to capture and engage our imagination. Twelve of his most striking and thought-provoking paintings are featured in this beautiful calendar.



M.C. Escher Rational Unreality 2008 Wall Calendar
With no mathematical background, working on his own, Escher realized principles in his graphics that caught the attention of scientists working in crystallography-the audience that first began to make him famous. This calendar features twelve examples of Escher’s hypnotic works, which once surprised and delighted the world of mathematics. Images include Cycle, Doric Columns, Depth, Ascending and Descending, and others.



Scott Mutter 2008 Wall Calendar
Scott Mutter’s photomontages have an eerie, dreamlike quality created by melding two disparate images into a surprising new reality. Spend a year of intrigue and introspection with these remarkable images.



Thomas Barbey 2008 Wall Calendar
Beachcombers walking along the bottom of a swimming pool. Carousel horses leaping off the carousel. Lightning striking a guitar that’s become Trevi Fountain. Welcome to the surreal world of photographer Thomas Barbèy. His challenging and captivating photomontages in this year’s calendar—including never-before-published Sunbathing and new and bestselling Horsing-Around and Striking a Chord—will fill your year with wonder.



Maggie Taylor Landscape of Dreams 2008 Wall Calendar
Birds ride bicycles, boys and girls morph into cats, dogs and moths and prim, Victorian women sprout wings, flowers and other found objects. Maggie Taylor's digital collages are best described as contemporary surrealism—contemporary through her use of today's digital tools in constructing them and surreal in their dreamlike quality presenting a strange, parallel universe.



Alex Grey 2008 Wall Calendar
Every once in a great while an artist emerges who does more than simply reflect the social trends of the time. These artists are able to transcend established thinking and help us redefine ourselves and our world. Today, a growing number of art critics, philosophers, and spiritual seekers believe they have found that vision in the art of Alex Grey.
Alex's paintings take the viewer on a graphic, visionary journey through the physical, metaphysical, and spiritual anatomy of the self. Grey's portrayals of human beings blend scientific exactitude with visionary depictions of universal life energy, leading us on the soul's journey of our divinely illuminated core.


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