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Thursday
Sep262013

HANG IT ALL

The timeless classic coat rack by Charles and Ray Eames has always been a favorite of mine. Although I loved the original Hang-It-All version with the multi-colored lacquered balls, I'm elated to see new colors added the collection. Now an all-black and all-white versions available for those who want to keep things to a minimal — like moi. It was about time!

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Thursday
Sep192013

RELAXED SOPHISTICATON

There's nothing that makes me happier than a beautifully designed home collection, especially when created by world-famed designer Paola Navone. Well, perhaps delicious food, shopping and traveling. Ok, but back to what's making so excited today. The multi-talented Italian designer recently launched her tableware and furnishings collections exclusively designed for Crate & Barrel. All three collections, Como, Mallorca and Riviera, are "dedicated to many different houses... joyful and delicate, imaginative and poetic, classic and timeless." The collection has an air of simplicity and a relaxed sophistication that make the pieces an easy fit with any style. It's fresh and elegant at the same time. What can I say? I'm totally crushing on it. This is one not to be missed!

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Saturday
Sep072013

A TIME TO CELEBRATE

I can't believe how fast time goes by when we're having fun!!
Today, it's been three years since I published my first post here in the TheDesignerPad, and let me tell you: it's been quite a ride. I've have the most fun sharing with you my design crushes, tips of the trade and eye candy that inspires me every single day. But let's be honest, NONE of this would have been possible without YOU and your amazing support all this time — for which I'm totally thankful. But the fun doesn't stop here. There's still much more to come so I hope you keep coming back here for your daily dose of design tonic. Cheers and happy weekend!

 

Tuesday
Aug272013

ART WITHIN REACH

I've always believed the difference is in the details, a creed I live by as a designer. They say everything about ourselves and often are a wonderful way of adding traces of our personality into our homes. For me, art is a great instrument to do just that. But when it comes to choosing the right piece of artwork, most people feel intimidated by the challenge. Thanks to the internet and the high demand for original pieces at affordable prices, different alternatives have been emerging to make this process quite painless. While surfing the web the other day looking for pieces for one of my projects, I came across Saatchi Online — a terrific resource for cool and unique artwork by emerging artist from around the world. It's a rather neat way of showcasing and selling their pieces and giving art lovers insider access to their talent. I truly fell in love with their whole collection, but particularly with the work of these photo montage artists. Whether a first-time buyer or a serious art collector, you can now buy amazing originals and prints from the comfort of your home with just a few clicks of your mouse. How cool is that?

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Tuesday
Jul232013

PLAYFUL MINIMALISM

I can't get enough of this beautiful series of prints by Spencer Harrison of Happy Studio. His minimalist interpretations of everyday objects, both in form and colors, is what makes them so fun and whimsical. All 100 prints in the series are also available as iPhone cases, throw pillows, laptop decals, t-shirts and totes. But if 100 are not enough for you, he comes out with a new design every week. They're so sweet that I'm having a hard time to choose my favorites. But here are some in my list.

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Wednesday
Jul102013

A LITTLE BLING FOR THE GARDEN

If you're tired of looking at the old boring green hose hanging on the wall, it's time to give your back yard some Garden Glory. These fancy and colorful hoses and hangers will inspire you to go out and create a fabulous garden while giving your outdoors the the Midas touch it deserves. My favorite ones are the Reindeer Wallmount and the Gold Digger hose—the perfect bling for any yard.

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Saturday
Jun222013

SUMMERLICIOUS

With the arrival of Summer comes endless opportunities to show off your hosting skills. Now starts the season for fabulous outdoor gatherings, pool parties and the memorable 4th of July barbecue. So get to ready to entertain in style and impress your guests with MADHOUSE, a new casual serveware by sculptor/designer Michael Aram. With variety of super chic patterns, the collection offers a diverse line of premium paper tableware, statement melamine services pieces, and unique dining accessories. How cool are they?

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Wednesday
Jun192013

ENRICHING DESIGN

Just like milk, these simple, pure and complete accessories will enrich any bathroom's decor. Created by Hong Kong-based Milk Design, thye are handmade with a mixture of nature stone powder and resin, with clean and minimalist silohuettes characteristic of the Asian aesthetic. As a matter of fact, everything in their home collection is truly beautiful.

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