Modularity For All Surfaces

Patricia Urquiola has designed a new line for Spanish textile brand Gan.  Introduced at maison-objet 2013 in Paris, these modular components are all you need to create a flexible room setting. Simple in concept, these handmade tapestry designs in a lovely nubby textural palette of pinks, grays and yellow, can be used on any or all surfaces of a room. Woven of the same cloth, whether a wall hung tapestry, upholstery for the fabulous Pouff’s, or a floor mat, each dynamic element can be configured to interact and play off one another. To me, it suggests redesign. A system of interchangeable parts arranged to suit the activity of the moment. The opportunity to design a room everyday?  Doesn’t get any better than that.

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A High-Strung Staircase

I first spotted this stringy staircase on Plastolux and then quickly headed over to Mo+Messerschmidt’s site to find out more. Perfect for artistic homeowners with a love for DIY, this concrete staircase has a top and bottom railing ripe for weaving your favorite hue of string/yarn/rope. I can’t imagine how much time it might take, but I do love the statement it makes.

And of course, safety would be an issue. I suppose sometimes, function must take a back seat to insanely gorgeous form, yes?

What do you think, friends? Would you try this in your own home?

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Loving Leather

Image Credits: Polyvore

Every now and then, I fall in love with a texture or pattern that I simply can't get enough of. Normally, I'm craving something simple and feminine, such as a bursting floral print or linen and canvas materials.

Yet now? Now, I'm falling hard for leather. I don't know what began the obsession, really, other than the fact that I've been incorporating more and more leather pieces into my wardrobe lately. From belts to boots and gloves to glasses, I'm grabbing anything leather I can get my hands on.

And although I never thought I'd be the one to say this, I'm realllly pining for leather in my home. It's just so… masculine, but yet so, so cozy. In fact, a rugged, lived-in Chesterfield sofa sounds like the perfect cup of tea on these winter evenings.

I'm giving my wee little obsession six months before I pounce on re-decorating with leather club chairs, heavy throws and the like. Who knows? By that time, I just might be craving suede!

Naturally, I'm curious: Do you guys go through mini obsessions with your decor and furnishings? Do you follow through immediately, or wait a bit before purchasing? Spill!

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