New thoughts for laminated timber, a shortcut to choosing a paint palette, even a new twist on midcentury style plus a bouncy chair constructed around a soccer ball — those and other new products caught my eye at the 2013 Dwell on Design conference and expo in Los Angeles June 21-23.
Salvaged, or recovered, timber was hot for a while today, but the appearance is also getting a bit tired and tired. I was dismissed by this new approach to salvaged timber. The business is using sliced 4-by-4 and 2-by-4 reclaimed wood blocks rather than boards to make amazing patterns for floors. Simply mesmerizing.
A lot of us get when we need to pick a paint color, because of the hundreds of choices out there overwhelmed. Analysis paralysis finally leads to hiring a designer to get color consultation. I believe the Jeff Lewis Color collection is a fantastic idea. It’s a restricted variety of 32 cool colours that can go in almost any area, curated by an expert designer, manufactured by Dunn Edwards and coordinated with one another.
I was smitten by the tiles, textiles and wallpapers from House Fifty Two. Its tile designs are a fresh and contemporary twist on midcentury fashions with a light and graphic appeal. Priced in the $40-per-square-foot range, the collection competes with more expensive offerings by other producers.
The wallpaper and fabric patterns are complementary, but each stands on its own virtue. I can not wait to start using this line in midcentury-inspired layout projects.
I was drooling over the Victoria and Albert freestanding baths made of white volcanic limestone. The material can help to keep the heat of the water, also because it is mixed with resin, it makes a lightweight form in place of the thick cast iron typically used for such tubs. That means that you can install one of those baths on, say, the second story of a house or in a high-rise apartment.
The Sorpresa collection by Best Range Hoods was a wonderful surprise. Each of nine hood designs is unique in form, unlike anything you have ever seen in a kitchen. Curves, figurines, tubes and other interesting shapes made of atypical metals and sheens read as sculptures nevertheless be the dependable appliances.
The Fabrica Street Football Seat Ball is. Fabrica is a design studio in Guatamela that concentrates on workmanship and stuff. This bouncy chair is constructed of a soccer ball at its core, surrounded by upcycled mattress box springs and padded with yarn. It will put a smile on your face.
Everyone was going gaga over these Norwegian wool blankets by Roros Tweed. The quality is supreme. The patterns and color ways are simply heavenly. I do have a hard time locating the right throw blanket as the final bit in a space, and I believe my search may be over.
The Boho Pop collection from Produced Goods hit every trend directly on the nose and also offered its own distinctive twist. The group of tableware and home decor felt quite Southern California with its own influences of Western, Japanese Native American and Mexican patterns infused with pops of psychedelic colours. I was energized and entertained.
A couple cool new products available for the patio and garden appeared, too. Kindle Living revealed an oversize heating lamp, or lumen lamp, as a plug-in or rechargeable unit made from recycled materials. This layout would leave impression .
Vertical backyard walls are so big right now, particularly in urban settings, because they add green without taking away from usable square footage. They’re also hard to install and keep thriving. Eco Walls is a one-stop store for designing, fabricating, installing and maintaining a successful living green wall. The panels have a system, and an innovative system for planting and irrigation.
On a smaller scale than the Eco Walls, the Terra Trellis permits you to make a living room garden in your backyard. Steel garden trellises and arbors in contemporary forms work together with your growing plants to make a very interesting chance for modern landscape designing.