Zinco Arte: NEXT Interior Lifestyle Tokyo 2013

Carmen NatschkeEntertaining, To the Trade: Design Shows & Events

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Found this clever wine serving accessory in the booth next to the booth of my favorite Interior Lifestyle Tokyo lighting find, Washi Paper Light Pendants by Sachie Muramatsu.  How can you not just love this idea – mixing table sculpture with incredible everyday utility? Organic, yet modern, structured, configurable metal (it’s a zinc alloy with various finish options)  tree branches … Read More

Drinkware Inspired by Fruit: Kohsuke Toda’s Apple Cup

Carmen NatschkeTo the Trade: Design Shows & Events

Tokyo Lifestyle Interiors: kohsuke Toda

Inspiration: Poetically peeled apple. Design: Organically shaped tea cup sporting curves akin to it’s natural inspiration, the peeled apple. I had the pleasure of meeting Kohsuke Toda at the renowned design fair Interior Lifestyle Tokyo. He is a young designer you should keep on your watch list. His creations skillfully balance the artistic with the mechanical and functional – never … Read More

Interior Lifestyle Tokyo 2013: Japan Style Pavilion at Big Sight

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Japan Style Exhibition Space 2013 Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

Front and direct view of Interior Lifestyle Tokyo’s Japan Style Exhibition Two of my favorite design characteristics, simplicity and elegance, were on display at the Yukio Hashimoto designed Japan Style exhibition at the 2013 Interior Lifestyle Tokyo design fair.  Mr. Hashimoto’s cleverly designed exhibition pavilion housing some of Japan’s best high-end products for the home captures what I feel is … Read More

Retreat to An Illuminated Garden of Serenity

Carmen NatschkeExteriors by Design

Soothing water feature garden retreat | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Romantic, warm, and inviting candle-lit rock and water garden nestled along the wooden pathway with dried-bamboo stalks create an organic and natural divide between the exterior and the interior of the garden. White Orchids arranged in polished silver vases lend an ambience of exotic beauty and tranquility to the outdoor space..Floating round glass and hammered metal candle holders gently rest … Read More

Exotic Jewel-toned Garden Statues & Wall Décor

Carmen NatschkeExteriors by Design

Buddha Statue Blue Lotus Wall Art | The Decorating Diva, LLC

It was impossible to pass by the Shermans’ booth at the 2013 Ambiente show without stopping to explore the divine and exotic décor treasures within its well-curated exhibit. Treasures from far-away lands steeped in an intoxicating mix of tradition and mysticism set next to modern wall art for a well-balanced tension between the old and the new – a visual … Read More