Thursday, November 12, 2009

Reduce . Reuse . Recycle

This past week I had the opportunity to attend Greenbuild 09. I ran into these few items while perusing all of the different vendors. I have to admit that chairs seem to draw attention to my eyes. Here are just a few that I saw while wandering around the convention center.

AutoCad Presentation Center (I really liked these chairs and thought it was clever how they used these recyclable materials to make a seating area for their teaching sessions).

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wallpaper Alternative

I came across this while going through our new products in our library and thought this is a really terrific way to fill in large empty wall. This is actually a clip from the gallery of Modular Arts. I really loved their interactive gallery because as you can see, you can pick from the different textures and see a real life application of the product. Contract Magazine also had a full page ad in their October Issue.

Another example is of MDC's Dimension Walls. Same concept but also provides a different variety of textures.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Conserving and Preserving Design

During my trip to China, I had the privilege of visiting a small shop a touristy minority park. We met a local artist there by the name of Ms. Sha Sha who has teamed up with local minority artisans who create their products to raise money to support their villages.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Memoirs from the East...

I just arrived back from Asia and was inspired as well as touched once again
by the beauty of the nature...



...and the arts...

...for moments such as these...I am truly thankful.

Kho Kreative

Check out this great new site for those thoughtful moments. Kho Kreative not only provides creative but thoughtful photographic cards that come with handmade envelopes. Feel free to check it out here!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Table Topics

Coffee stirrers, spoons and toothpicks...imaginative and a work of art.

Daisuke Hiraiwa

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Under The Sea

While soaking in a lot of this...

I discovered a treasure on the ceiling at the Shade Hotel...

...and some more...

Molo Design has some incredible products,
one of which are paper lanterns in the shape of sea urchins:

Lacor Furniture introduces a new use for chopsticks
with this unique blend of artistry and lighting:

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cookies & Shopping

I'm always up for visiting new places and especially places that offer handmade and/or handcrafted items. Here's a sampling of a few places I found:

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A walk through the woods...

It's always great to see an artist create something
utilizing God-given materials and make it functional!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Grab a book...and have a seat

For all you readers out there, you'll never have to get out of your seat. Check this out from Nobody and Co. . If you go to their site, you can also pick from custom colors and view it immediately. Pretty cool stuff.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lil' & Local

Now open! I stopped in to visit this new baby boutique called Stephanie's Little Luxuries which just relocated to downtown Scottsdale (Indian School & Goldwater Blvd) and found it a refreshing new find. Stephanie's offers full design services for children's rooms and unique gift items in their new store:

Friday, June 19, 2009

Young at heart...

I had the joy of visiting the Phoenix Children's Museum with a good friend of mine and her little one. I have to say, I wish I was a kid again seeing some of the great things that were here:

Discs...knobs...& ping pong balls

Mirrors & a terrific use of old shoes!