Bubble Chandelier



An illuminating statement on the environment.  Designed by Souda, The Bubble Chandelier is being made through a partnership with Sure We Can, a Brooklyn based non-profit organization that runs the only homeless-friendly can redemption center in New York City. The entirety of the plastic bottles used to create the Bubble Chandelier are post-consumer bottles, collected on New York City streets by homeless individuals and people who collect cans. A portion of the proceeds from each light sold will be donated directly to Sure We Can to help improve the conditions of their facility. A venture that makes your home and your heart light up.

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The season of light is upon us, with displays ranging from vibrant  and glorious color to subdued tonal effects. Each experience communicating through the filtering of light however bold or subtle its intent. I love the light quality of winter. The sun is low and there is a brightness to the light that is uplifting when days are short and temperatures cold. DaDe Art and Design Lab’s ”H2O,  is a 10 foot collaborative sculptural piece inspired by the shape of a water drop. Created by Darcy Lundgren, Greg Fraser & Phillip Baldwin using approximately 400 empty limited edition 2008 Christian Lacroix prêt-à-porter Evian water bottles.” A beautiful and artful display emanating filtered light and organic form. I found this to be an especially refreshing and beautiful expression this holiday season. With an emphasis on sustainability, his work is focused on “environmental awareness- turning something wasteful into a work of art.”

Images and excerpts sourced at dadegallery.com

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Top Light

Have you ever saved your empty wine bottles to create an inexpensive, eco friendly candle stick? They look great, create a wonderful crafted aura to the table-scape, but aren’t without challenge. Perhaps your experience has been like mine, a beautiful light indeed, but the melted wax on the tabletop certainly puts a damper on things. ‘Top Light’ an ingenious, simple design by the talented folks at Design House Stockholm, solves the messy factor beautifully. A guest worthy solution, reusable for life long enjoyment. Now, why didn’t I think of that?

Images sourced at Design House Stockholm

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Manoteca Italian Handmade

Can objects have memory? I believe they can. A sort of spirit, or essence of where they come from, what they have seen along the way. This beautiful introduction of custom made, one of a kind furniture by Manoteca are really functional works of art. Created from vintage objects, repurposed for a new function and renewed life. This ‘Indoor Table’ is made from vintage exterior doors. When closed the surface is smooth, weathered and exudes warmth and comfort. When open, a convenient and handy set of storage pockets appear to keep your thoughts neatly organized. The coolest thing is that the story to be told lives on with each use, scratch and mar. Beauty marks, adding to the object memory.

“I really like the idea that in every object is held somebody’s life. I hope that who is going to possess an object will think about that and take good care of it. Manoteca is a little house in a park, a lab where old and abandoned things are hosted among with recycled materials, reinvented and reassembled. They all are one-offs, handmade and treated with natural paints.” Manoteca Italian Handmade

Images and excerpts sourced at archdezart.com.

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Chair Wear

Introduced at the Milan Furniture Fare, an interesting take on re-use, and some very real inspiration for a  DIY project.


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