Picks of the Week on the blogosphere | 080316 issue

mid-century modern : eco highway wallpaper : nelson swag leg desk : eurofase ether light pendant

This week is all about mid-century modern furniture and an amazing chandelier. The feeling is soft and airy.

My 4 picks of the week

Design to Inspire for My favourite Canadian magazine

Design to Inspire is a blog that features to die for home interiors. I visit Design to Inspire for a moment of day dreaming. This time, Kim (just like me) talked about Canadian House and Home magazine, one of my monthly must read. I select a room that would make an exquisite eye candy girl bedroom or a modern nursery.

Canadian House and Home magazine produce a digital issue of its magazine. In fact, my digital issue arrives in my inbox before I receive the print version. I like being able to access the entire magazine online anytime, anywhere. But I subscribed to both versions because I still like flipping the pages of a magazine.

Minor Details for what walls want

This is from a blog I discovered a few days ago. Being about creating space for children, Minor Details presented design oriented products for infants and young children with a twist on promoting imagination.

Show here is Eco Highway. This sustainable wallpaper for children was designed by Amélie Labarthe for Graham & Brown’s Eco Collection.

Apartment Therapy Chicago for CHI Good Questions: Home Office Credenza?

Yes, another post from the Apartment Therapy but I love the works of these guys. I am also a fan of the Nelson Swag Leg Desk. In fact, I wish I own one. The Herman Miller’s reproduction of this vintage desk is efficient if you work with a laptop. And the brightly colored dividers create convenient storage cubbies. The original 1958 design has been modernized to handle cable management. So if you want to use it as a laptop desk, get the new Nelson Swag Leg Desk.

There is a Swag Leg Armchair but I prefer the Eames Molded Plastic Armchair and Side Chair. So this was picture perfect for me. Now that DWR Studio is opened in Toronto, I can drive to satisfy my cravings.

Roadside Scholar for ether ceiling light by eurofase

An ethereal interpretation of transparencies and reflections that looks stylish and modern. Available in two heights, the luxurious Ether Light Pendant by Eurofase is a conversation piece perfect for a contemporary home décor. Prices vary a lot so shop around. It is about $7000-8000 for the small Ether and $11000-12000 for the large Ether pendant.

Gigi Leonard of Roadside Scholar has a good eye to spot beautiful things. I encourage you to visit her blog.

Buy online: Canadian House and Home
Buy online: Eco Highway at Graham & Brown – price: £30.00 / each
Buy online: Nelson Swag Leg Desk at Design Within Reach – price: $1799 USD
Buy online: Eames Molded Plastic Armchair and Side Chair – price: $349 USD

  • Happy Camper
    April 23, 2008 at 23:16

    I contacted the factory rep who can set insider pricing and got a great deal on the Ether.

    You can reach him at lighting.agency@gmail.com