Archives for: September 2011

Back to Istanbul ...... HAAZ is "Accessorator" Heaven!

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Design & taste are an integral part of shopping in Nisantasi,
an area that combines 
Madison Avenue & Fifth Avenue ....
with Istanbul style!!!!

HAAZ, a divine gallery/concept store that houses 
furniture, design objects, art, and antiques
is in the center of that area.

Featuring an divine international array of "style-mavens" ..... 
including Fornasetti, Tom Dixon, Moroso, 
Paola Navone, & Droog ......
the store is a mecca for 
all things chic!!!
 
Owner  Gokhan Avcyoglu retail mantra ......
"celebrates all things beautiful in the world of design."

I adored this store ad saw a zillion "must-have's" for my house!!!!!

Chairs Filled Tent London during the Design Festival!

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Tent London, one of the largest design trade-shows 
taking place during the 2011 
was home to a melange of odd & unusual seating!!!!!

In an assortment of colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes!!!!

Or, maybe by then I was so exhausted that possibly .......
that's all "the accessorator" saw!!!!

Karen Ryan's Sit Chair Project Takes to the Street!!!!!

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My friend, English artist Karen Ryan is probably one of the 
most interesting and talented women I know!!!!

Her "Sit" chair project" for the 2011  London Design Festival 
could not be found at any of the usual venues!!!!

 

"The "sit" chair project is an alternative response to London Design Week 2011. I have taken two chairs, one from my dinning room table and one from my bedroom, both of which had been previously discarded. I designed the "sit" brand for the use of these chairs, the brand identity is hand stamped upon a newly prepared surface area on each individual chair."

"Through mass consumerism we are used to looking at design as objects of desire fed by what is fashionable and are own delusions of need. I want to divert the gaze and alter the senses. I am taking both "sit"chairs out onto the streets and photographing people sitting on them with my mobil phone."

"I consider the "sit" chair project a relevant design and comment on contemporary furniture design today."
- Karen Ryan -

 

I spent last Thursday evening with Karen, 
walking around London's Brompton Design District!!!!
 
Being with Karen is always a brilliant treat for me ......
and I was beyond over--the-moon that
one of her chairs joined us!!!!!

Squint Creates Sofa For London Transport Museum!!!

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English designer (and my friend!) Lisa Whatmough,
owner of the fabulous London furniture company ....... 
was asked by the London Transport Museum 
to create this divine bespoke sofa ....... 
to be used on the posters that appeared in the Underground Tube stations 
during the London Design Festival!!!!!

Made from the famous "moquette" fabric, 
which has been used to upholster seating across the 
London Transport system for over 100 years.

Lisa incorporated some of the most iconic patterns,
including the bold District Line pattern 
designed by Misha Black in 1978 ...
and the Green Line moquette.

In addition, Lisa created a bespoke chair that was auctioned-off
at the Tent London design exhibition last week.

Surrounded by loads of people trying to "win" the chair ......
it was almost impossible to get it's picture!!!!
But, here it is!!!
Wish I'd won it ......... don't you!!!

 

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Moroso/Flos Showroom Adds Galleria Illy Pop-up!!!

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In London, Italian design giants Flos and Moroso 
share a spectacular showroom!!!!

For the London Design Festival, they are co-hosting Galleria Illy,
a divine installation showcasing a program of .....
art, literature, science, design, food, and wine events!!!

The entire space is extraordinary,
from the outside ..... in!!!!

The window design, interior colors, pattern, and structure
are over-the-top eye candy!!!

The furniture is Moroso at it's best .....
and the lighting from Flos is spectacular, as usual!!!

The computer that lets you to design your own coffee label 
and then prints it is technologically au courant!!!

The entire package is this "accessorator's" dream come true!!!