Thursday, July 26, 2007

El Vaquero Reading Stool Translates

The "'El Vaquero" is a stool / magazine rack made from non-traditional materials and designed for reading pop-gossip magazines. At least, that's what I could understand from this write-up on Design Spotter.

The stool was designed by Mauricio Lara for eos mexico. Their site is in Spanish, so I'm guessing that something in the explanation has been lost in translation. However, the design, which is bold, practical and appealing, is reading loud and clear.

Bark Vases from Doe

I still can't get enough of faux bois.

Bark vases from doe.

Via Design*Sponge.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Park Planters

More witty ceramics. This time, a house plant is made to look like a tree in a public park.

Via Apartment Therapy.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Ikea's Kulla Lamp

Sometimes a room just needs a pop of color. Nothing fussy. Just one bright detail to add depth. The right red is a fabulous accent color. But finding sophisticated red accessories isn't easy.

So I was glad to see this great red lamp. The powder-coated finish has some orange in it, so it's not too sugary. And it's from Ikea, no less.

Kulla Lamp, $49.99. [AT:Chicago]

Inspired Turquoise in The Darjeeling Limited

I just watched the trailer for The Darjeeling Limited, directed by Wes Anderson. I've loved the look of all of Anderson's movies, especially The Royal Tenenbaums. And this film looks exceptional.

Darjeeling follows three brothers on a train trip across India. The colors are amazing. There's a touch of turquoise in almost every scene. Though it's bright and brash, there's a peace and serenity in turquoise that you can't deny.

Check out the movie's trailer here.