Posts from — January 2009
These designs are from McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, I like them because they give me the warm and natural feelings, The designs was so perfect that they look as though they were designed just for you.
McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, is a partnership of Bobby McAlpine, Ray Booth and Susan Ferrier. The interiors firm, in existence since 1997, attracts clients from across the United States with designs for both the public and private sectors including residences, restaurants and a chapel. (Photos © McAlpine, Booth, & Ferrier Interiors)
The design details are stunning, the texture is rich and the palette though restained is not limited. It’s like a gentleman’s grand tour meets french influences with lashings of casual elegance and historical reference but it’s not predictable and twee. Industrial and faded sits easily with linen and silk.
January 19, 2009 No Comments
This decorative vessel features an incised stylized lotus design. Designed in the style and spirit of art nouveau, it has been formed on the potter’s wheel, skillfully carved and glazed, then fired using an American variation of the Japanese technique of raku to a temperature of approximately 1825 F.
This pottery bank was formed on the potter’s wheel, carved, glazed, then fired using an American variation of the Japanese technique of raku. It is fully functional.
This raku vase has been formed on the potter’s wheel, skillfully carved with a free-form spiral design, glazed, then fired using an American variation of the Japanese technique of raku.
This is a wheel-thrown stoneware clay vase form, burnished via terra sigillata, low-fired once for stability and then primitive pit fired for color and design. It has been surface-treated for ease of cleaning. It is – like all modern PITFIRE – decorative and is not suitable for functional or liquid use. It is approximately 6″ tall and 5″ in diameter. This piece is gallery priced between $75 and $88, depending on the gallery location. PLEASE NOTE that my information about “gallery pricing” is not some ridiculously inflated pie-in-the-sky value, but is drawn from my 17 years selling similar work in high-end craft galleries and shops.
Made of Alabama clay found near our studio, this pot was formed on the potters wheel, decorated using a warm looking satin matt spodumene glaze and a sculpted finial, then high-fired in a gas kiln to approximately 2400 degrees Fahrenheit.
And more beautiful ceramic vessels, vase, pots, bottles, here, I like them very much:)
January 18, 2009 Comments Off
Chair styles of today are dictated by trends other than that of fashion and status. Tobin Bennett’s fashion chairs witll give you some inspirations. The next time that you look at a chair think about the many ideas which went into the chair design to make it comfortable and easy to work from.
January 16, 2009 2 Comments
I like Kathleen Hills’ light works. Below are my favorite light photos.
The light is Inspired by vintage Christmas Tree lights, these impossibly delicate pendants go beyond the holiday season and are perfect for the new year. The light comes with a china ceiling rose. Bone china.
The disc light has a large china ceiling rose with thirty-six bone china discs suspended. The light is available in either plain white, with a blue rose pattern inside or with twelve vintage patterns as shown. Bone china.
These lights are designed to hang as clusters. They are supplied with a china ceiling rose. They are also available as single pendants.
These lights are designed to hang as clusters. They are supplied with a black china ceiling rose and black satin flex.
The glass pendant light has two specially designed bone china parts and a vintage glass shade. The light comes with white satin cable and a china ceiling rose. Standard length of pendant is 700mm from ceiling to base of shade. This can be made shorter or longer – up to 1000mm if specified.
This tea light holder takes its form from a traditional candle stick holder.
Pendant lighting is comparatively a baby in respect to other type of lights in the same category starting from the Huge Chandeliers. Actually if history is right, Pendant lights came into existence just as a useful substitute but a less detailed version of Chandeliers with almost same features and functionality. In fact it derived its name from pendant, a jewelry accessory. Its typical history dates back to 2700 B.C. It started with hanging lamps of clay with light given by an animal fat burn which was the way Greeks devised. As time past, clay lamps were replaced by Glass. In the 80s, European pendants began to appear with exclusive use of glass designs as pendants with attractive shades.
Products © Kathleen Hills
January 15, 2009 No Comments
Another of my favorate designers, Ron man! His projects integrate natural elements so beautifully and artistically, and the spaces completely blend with their surroundings.
Ron mann’s design studio and home are in sonoma, california. His work encompasses commercial and residential projects, with a focus on designing from the ground up.
Ron prefers to custom design and build all interior and exterior elements of a property with an eye to integrating the structures with the terrain. he utilizes environmentally sustainable building practices, including recycled woods, locally harvested stone and natural materials in both construction and furnishing.
January 13, 2009 No Comments
Wall art for living room (wall decor)
How to place your art on the wall is a improtant work in your living room improvement, different arrange, different effect. When you place your art, make sure the art piece is visible to people sitting in the living room. If possible, have the sofa set arranged to face the art piece such that each person seated will have a good view of it. A good place to hang the art could be above the fireplace. One large art piece hanging above the fireplace would really make a statement and draw attention. If you want your art piece to be the focal point of the whole room, place it in a strategic location where visitors will be able to see it first thing when they step into the room. If there is a wall directly facing the front entrance of your home, hanging a large art piece or tapestry there would really catch your visitor’s attention.
If the sofa is placed against a wall, hanging art pieces on that wall is also fine, but note that you should hang it high enough such that a person seated on the sofa and leaning his head against the wall will not come in contact with the art piece and dislodge it. Try using several different art pieces and group them cleverly to add a more balanced effect. The size of the art pieces should be chosen based on the size of the sitting area and the distance between the viewer’s eyes and the art. If the living area is small and the viewers are within close proximity of the art piece, you can choose pieces which are smaller in size but contain finer detail so that they can be better appreciated at a closer distance. (via)
Hang the art above the fireplace is a good idea
January 9, 2009 No Comments