Sunday, January 28, 2007

Wordly and Wise;Spice it up!

Mix it up with pieces from different cultures and enjoy trusted classics in hot new colors. The formal french shape of the 'Poldo" chest of drawers looks so smart with the orange laquer paint. From The Conran Shop.

Another twist on an old classic, the Shanghai Loft Wedding Cabinet looks fresh and cheerful in turquoise. Also available in coral and canary. From Red Egg.

Check out the French Petite Wings chairs, circa 1930's, reupholstered in a luscious red wool+cashmere. Again, traditon gets a fresh makeover with a red painted Italian Chair with caned seat. I also love the garden stools in lovely persimmon. All of these 3 from Mecox Gardens, NYC.

So many great finds!

Designer Lars Bolander

In Miami's Design District you'll find the amazing Lars Bolander.
From his website:
A pioneer of Swedish design, Lars has been referred to as more than once, yet by virtue of his diverse history and education, pinpointing his exact style remains a challenge.

Bolander's love of and passion for furniture design was solidified during his early education at the Stockholm School of Art. Continuing his education under the acclaimed originator of Scandinavian Design, Carl Malmsten, Lars began to discover, not unlike Malmsten himself, a passion for originality.
Sometime after completing his studies and a few years of free lancing Lars fell under the wing of Gaby Schreiber, known at the time as "The Plastic Queen of England" for her creation of the first plastic cup designed for use on board aircraft. It was with Ms. Schreiber that Lars would have his first experience with, and begin to develop his obsession for interior design.
Shortly after leaving the employ of Ms. Schreiber Lars was referred to Gunter Sachs for whom he worked exclusively for many years designing properties that span the globe.
Lars believes that, "Design is about fantasy and never being afraid to do something" and that "What is important is how you use what you have"."

Lars has 3 stores where you can see some interesting and unusual collections ranging from Swedish antiques to Spanish wrought iron. Locations are in Miami, NYC and Palm Beach.