Friday, August 10, 2007

Sunrise Lampshade

The sunrise lampshade by Lauren Moriarty changes color as the shade is heated by the bulb, revealing the London skyline. These won't be available until falls. I'm hoping that they add a few more cities to the repertoire.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

DWR Goes Softer and Prettier

Sfgirlbybay posted these photos from the new Design Within Reach catalog. As she notes, the look is a complete departure from DWR's stark, museum-like style.

For once, I can see incorporating some of their furniture into my own home. They've made these modern classics look warm, inviting, and livable.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Worth Watching: Welcome to the Parker

I did a lot of channel surfing this weekend. And something that caught my eye as I flipped through the stations is Bravo's series, Welcome to the Parker.

The show follows the staff of the Parker, a gorgeous Palm Springs resort hotel, as they bend over backwards to cater to their demanding guests. But what makes it so worth watching is that the whole place was designed by Jonathan Adler in a style that he calls "Happy Chic."

I loved the second episode, in which Adler himself heads to the Parker to check in on the decor and offer advice on how to keep it up to his exacting standards. It was a great peak into what Adler was thinking when he created the design and the drive that makes him so successful. Plus, he plays the property manager at ping pong. Bravo is streaming the episode online now.

I love this "Periodicals" sign!