Sculpture by Debra Baxter in Celestite, Glass, and Quartz Crystal
Handwoven necklace by Saloukee on Bottica
Dress by Christopher Kane
Baja Sandals by Rebecca Minkoff
Neon Yellow and Natural Slingshot by Wooden Slingshot
Neon and Glitter dipped Paper Tassels by Everly Lane Design
Neon yellow dipped table, seen on Dot Dot Dash
Neon Stripe Flat Clutch by Clare Vivier
Neon Duck Bag by Baggu on Dottie Clover
Inge Ankle Wrap Clog by Loeffler Randall
I am so happy when people really go for it. Whatever it is. This apartment in Stockholm is a prime example (and it could be said, a primary example, but I’m not going there tonight.)
In the redesign of this turn-of-the-century apartment, Swedish architects Tham & Videgård Hansson take their inspiration from the changing seasonal colors in a nearby park. They create a veritable parquet playground of hues, merging and mixing, converging and contrasting, from one room to another. The oversized parquet floor and wall panels move through electric shades of green, yellow, orange, red, and pink, to the calmer browns, grays, and black. What an extraordinary vision to dream this up.
They say the client hoped for a design that was not your “standard blond Scandinavian” interior. I’d say they hit the nail on the head.
Images courtesy of Dezeen.
Alliteration aside, I am mesmerized by the transformation of this old mill into a spectacular collage of color, texture, and kitsch. Designer and owner, Mitri Hourani takes as his maxim Antoine Lavoisier’s quote “Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme” – or “”Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.”
While harkening back to one of the major rules of physics, this idea serves to inspire the designer to use found objects and reinvent them to have a new life. The result, a dramatic and ebullient display of clusters of light, layered tapestries, and creative kitsch.
All images courtesy of Marie Claire Maison.