Liberty of London has been making textiles in England since 1843. But when I look at the relentlessly cheery prints on their new napkins, I can't help but feel there's something all-American about them. The latest styles are at Sue Fisher King in San Francisco.
I know I'm not the only one who loves the Tastemaker Tag Sales staged by One Kings Lane on Saturdays. The weekly online sale features the wares of some of the best interior designers working today. So when I saw that San Francisco interior designer Jay Jeffers (whose project is featured on our cover this month) will be part of the event this week, I made a point to set the iPhone alarm (8 a.m. PST).
Trina Turk is known for her bold, resort inspired fashion. Always relaxed, always chic. Now, imagine the graphic prints of Trina's clothing collection in pillows and upholstery to pop the interiors of your home. Trina Turk Residential, located right next door to Trina's original Boutique on North Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs (and which was designed by Kelly Wearstler), foots that bill.
Sometimes, when the listing says "designer-owned", you're in for trouble. When the designer is Chloe Warner, you're in for an very pleasant surprise.
I have a soft spot for all things tufted: pillows, sofas, headboards–I love it all! Therefore, I was excited to come across this new lamp by designers Enrico Zanolia and Andrea Di Filippo called the Clamp Lamp. Inspired by the famous Chesterfield sofa, the Clamp Lamp is a wonderful mix of modern and classic, and certain to make a dramatic impact in any room.
Q: Just how big is the estate sale at 264 Monte Vista Avenue in Oakland this weekend? A: It's so large that organizers have spent 12 days sorting and pricing and they are still finding new things.A: There are so many pieces, they estimate the for-sale items number into the hundreds of thousands.A: It's a sale whose variety and breadth will have attendees talking for years.
Similar to the flaky layers of dough that make up the pastry of the same name, the Filo Couch is comprised of layered quilts on a wood frame. The overall effect is either that of a sophisticated yet whimsical lounger or a colorful futon that has gone through a shredder–I can't decide.
When disaster strikes, there are always opportunists waiting in the wings: companies who try to get you to buy more stuff because they’re donating some puny percentage of sales to relief efforts. I’m always left thinking: nice try, but I’d rather have all of the money go to the Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders. That’s how Handmade for Japan is different. Organized the day after the earthquake and tsunami by potter Ayumi Horie, Kathryn Pombriant Manzella and Ai Kanazawa, the benefit will auction donated homewares by artists who have some connection to Japan or who work in the traditional aesthetic of Japanese craft and design.
What is this terrifying table you ask? Who could possibly own this assault on good taste and decent design? Is someone trying to scare their kids? Is it...(god help us) ironic? Or do you feel like you absolutely, positively must own it? If you fall into the latter camp, lucky you. This table, designed to look like bones, was a gift from none other than our favorite tiger blood-coursing, adonis-DNA-having warlock , Charlie Sheen to Slash. And it's up for auction this weekend.
Seriously, I can't imagine a better place to wake up in. It can be yours for $7.895M.