Pulp Lamp

I’m a big fan of paper-mache. I can’t think of another medium like it. It requires a sculptural sense, patience and a tactile tolerance for all things slimy and gooey. Paper Mache is not just for kids. On the contrary, in the hands of a talented designer and artist such as Enrique Romero, the sky’s the limit. Or at least the ceiling is.

The Pulp Lamp embraces the handmade, unique qualities of paper-mache. Translucent, sculptural and made only of a paste of recycled newspaper, this lighting collection offers functional objects of art. The application of the building process, working with paper paste, creates a series of layers of varied thickness and texture. This medium is perfect for lighting, as the finished object has a handmade individual form, and the transfer of light through the dried paper is absolutely beautiful. Enrique explores object scale in the design of his Pulp Lamp fixtures and by doing so, he creates a dynamic product; one that begs you to touch, and experience three dimensionally.

Spanish born Enrique Romero is a multi-diciplinary industrial designer, who speaks five languages, and has an affinity for detail. Talented and prolific, he is working with Pantone on color development, as well as developing his own design work. Creating lighting, packaging, exhibits, and even an interesting design for a scooter, his work is varied and distinct.

Kind-of makes you want to get your hands dirty doesn’t it? Nothing like finding inspiration in the simple things. Fill your balloon, and get to it.

Images found at Enrique Romero‘s website and subject found here.

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Copenhagen Modern

The home of artist Pia Moller. Sophisticated. Understated. Modern. The graphic lines and high contrast palette of this Copenhagen home create a lovely backdrop for Pia’s collections. The shoe “display” on the staircase and monochromatic clothing are so beautifully presented, you would hate to tuck them away in the closet. The space has a comfortable and lived in feel, despite its modernity. The furniture in the space draws from industrial pieces as well as midcentury modern collections. It works.

I find the kitchen and office especially comfortable. The restraint and simplicity create a tranquility of environment I find welcoming. These spaces in the home where we come to work, be it cooking or writing or creating, are most productive when they offer a blank canvas if you will, with room to fill. The space does not compete with the function, and is not decorated; rather it is outfitted handsomely with well suited, purposeful and beautiful elements of function. Those industrial vintage stools are the perfect unique addition to the space.

The understated beauty of this space is not void of detail. The wide plank floors provide warmth and texture, and seem to be the perfect counterpoint to the stark black and white interior, and crisp lines. There are moments of ornate detail as well, such as the fireplace grate framed simply as an art object, the wood cornice, and the incredible character of the original metal windows. This is a home I would love to call my own.

 

Found here.
Photo Credit: Femina/Tina Stephansen Studio 55 and Stylist: Mira Wohlk

 



 

 


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There Once Was A Girl Who Loved A Square….

We partnered with Ogilvy and Mather Chicago for this new TV commercial, which begins airing in select markets today. We love Ogilvy’s creative approach and hope you do to.

Check it out!

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Shop Talk: Jamali Garden

I’d heard of New York-based floral & garden supply shop Jamali Garden, but until recently, I didn’t realize how expansive their decor section was. From super affordable rugs to a variety of ceramics, I never thought to take advantage of their vast selection inside my home.

A few interior-friendly items on my wish list? Read on:

[A]. Zig Zag Jute Rug ($60)
[B]. Striped Curtain Panel ($25)
[C]. Cotton Slub Pouf ($50)
[D]. Hanging Glass Vase ($5)
[E]. Textured Ceramic Vases ($25)
[F]. Buffalo Horn ($15)

Proof that outdoor products can pull double duty inside, as well. Happy shopping!

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FLOR Story: The Office

Not your ordinary office space … 

We were left speechless when we received these photos of a recent FLOR installation at a popular television network office in New York City.  Our designers worked closely with the team there to create nothing short of a stunning spectrum of color. 

 The installation showcases the breadth of color in the FLOR product line – combined with different textures – to create different color zones throughout the space.  We love how certain colors at doorways trickle into individual offices to play out that hue in all its glory.

 We think this demonstrates beautifully just how well FLOR squares can define a space within a space and add personality to a place that most of us spend the majority of our day. 

 It certainly makes for an inspiring environment that I think anyone would love to work in.  Inspirational indeed.  

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