30 April 2010

Custom-built sundials, sculptures and water features



Blagrave’s Armillary Sphere was created by sculptor David Harber for St John’s College, Oxford, England. Blagrave was the original designer of the sundial studied at the college during the 16th century.
Harber has been creating custom-built sundials, sculptures and water features for a range of individuals and business clients since 1992. Some of his private clients include Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons and the late George Harrison. Photos © Bernard Mattimore



See videos of his works here.

29 April 2010

Furniture and bird-themed accents

The harvest metal antique table is from the new Signature Style collection catalog from Two's Company. It's 60 inches long, made of fir, and is shipped knocked-down.


The company has a variety of accents in bird themes. This hand-carved owl is made of mango wood and stands 9 inches tall. Other designs are also available. The resin sparrows are sold in a set of three. Bird-themed wall decor is also offered.



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Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.

28 April 2010

Karim Rashid's new ceramic tile line


Porcelanatto, a subsidiary of Spanish ceramic tile maker TAU Group, introduces a line of accent tiles from international designer Karim Rashid. The line, consisting of four series, is called NO-Stalgia. The company launched the products at the Cevisama trade show in Valencia in February (where I shot the photos, above). Its American debut is today at the Coverings trade show in Orlando.
Tiles measure 24 inches by 24 inches. Each of the four series features four colors. The collections are Sensory (Gray, Nude, Pink, Blue), Poetic (Blue, Aura, Pink, Midnight), Emotion (Fire Orange, Gray, Lime, Carbon) and Desire (Violet, Jet, Gray, Lime).

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27 April 2010

Furniture, gifts made of recycled materials

At the High Point market, Vdalyn Papercrafts debuted home furnishings, accessories, tableware, jewelry, scarves and handbags made from eco-friendly recycled materials.
The company, which makes the goods in High Point,N.C., states that every “whimsical item captures reclaimed paper, fiber or wood in original designs, each truly a one-of-a-kind exclusive.”


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26 April 2010

Elegant table lamp


At the High Point market, Selva introduced its Philipp Selva Home Lighting collection of portable lamps and fixtures. Selva Co., founded in 1968, also carries bedroom, dining, occasional and accent upholstery furniture. Based near Verona, Italy, the company has a distribution center in High Point, N.C.



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Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer or designer to order this item for you.

25 April 2010

Sunday Special: Cleaning out my camera

At the Housewares Show in Chicago in March.
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