At the time of this writing, it’s been several weeks since Pantone’s announcement of Rose Quartz and Serenity as Color of the Year for 2016. What a surprise that was – choosing two colors instead of one. It’s a bold departure from the past, but it makes sense. In design, color trends typically end up in pairs, even though they don’t start out that way. Even monochromatic applications use multiple variations on the one color. Continue reading
A Look Inside Roger Sterling’s Office
Some recent binge-watching of the Mad Men tv series has inspired this, yet another, foray into Roger Sterling’s office, a mid-century modern period design. And why not? Set decorator Claudette Didul populated it with all the finest components of the time period: the Saarinen tulip tables and stools, a Nesso mushroom lamp, a Volther Corona chair, arc floor lamp, the Le Corbusier chaise, etc., etc. This room has it all. (Interior design students take note.) And how about that fabulous, no-name, steel and glass bar cart? Continue reading
This Coast seating collection by Nevins is all about variety and versatility for public spaces. There are seven shapes, seven base styles and 12 colors. These are so nice, I’d seriously consider using them at home.
Props to Canadian retailer Spareparts for contributing some visual interest to the mall environment for a second location. Apparently satisfied with the outcome of their Calgary store, Spareparts has once again selected both the Cutler design firm and a mid-century modern look for their Edmonton location. Continue reading
There seems to be a lot happening regarding retail design in Australia. For this Melbourne Camper shoe store, Architect Marko Brajovic used 30,000 red shoes laces to interpret the patterns of natural phenomena. Continue reading