Cobalt Designs – Contemporary Decorative Metalworking

One of the shining stars of Ambiente Talents' Loft was the young designer Valay Gada -who deftly translates centuries old traditions into fresh, contemporary interpretations that pay homage to Nature's organic shapes and structures. Armed with degrees in Fashion and Accessory Design, and English Literature coupled with his strong interest in art, Valay launched Cobalt Designs in 2012. His unique and artful approach to product design, which at times borrows from the scientific and ...

2015 Home Fashion Trends Reflect Edgy Runway Style

Furniture and decor manufacturer Marge Carson's 2015 spring High Point Furniture and Design Market introductions included several sophisticated fashion-inspired pieces that translate high style inspiration from the world's runways into home fashion that marries cosmopolitan style with traditional heritage. While skillfully balancing refined, luxurious elegance alongside an edgy, industrial vibe that exudes fashion references to Rock, Punk and Heavy Metal,  Marge Carson offers a younger, fashion-infused style direction that is sure to appeal to today's ...

Elinno Finland: Tablewares & Decorations

Enchanting and beautiful, a modern-day fairy tale greeted me in the Elinno exhibit at the 2015 Ambiente design fair.  Drawn in by the timeless, elegant allure of Scandinavian design with distinct threads of traditional Chinese heritage woven throughout the romantic patterns on the dishes, I found myself giddy with delight at discovering this nearly hidden gem. The Elinno booth sat in a far corner of the the main tabletop and dinnerware ...

Creative Cafe // Photographer Paul Anater

The majestic play of shadow and light upon a brick edifice weathered by age and time. I’m inspired by struggle and beauty and the more I think about those two seemingly disparate threads, the more I’m convinced that they’re actually the same thing. I see photography as the best means of self-expression I’ve yet found. Photography, better than any other medium I use, allows me to interpret how I see the ...

9 Eye Catching Vintage Furniture & Decor at Roberta e Basta Milan

Earlier this month I shared one of Roberta Tagliavini's Art Deco and Antique shops, today I am delighted to share another. This second eponymous shop, located in Milan's Brera design district, is filled with gorgeous Italian and European vintage decor and furniture from the 1960s through 1980s. Decorative vintage glass and ceramic vases. Striking emerald green blown glass vintage fruit bowl. Decorative porcelain statue depicting dancing couple during Venetian ...