Smooth Palettes: Interior Photography by Toby Scott
We mined Australian photographer Toby Scott's Tumblr portfolio for this weeks' CMYLK. His clean, fresh photographic style of contemporary interiors lent themselves perfectly to our Colourlovers palettes. Now only if we could climb inside the spaces, we'd be so happy.
Friday Five with Meichi Peng
Interior designer Meichi Peng, who I have had the pleasure of working with several times in Boston, is the subject of today's Friday Five. Peng, who was born in Hong Kong, is one of Boston's most respected designers. She transcends trends, staying true to her Zen-inspired aesthetic, be it in projects for homeowners or for building developers looking to sell condos in a hot, new building.
Topissimo Collection by Nanimarquina
Barcelona-based rug studio nanimarquina, founded in 1987 by Nani Marquina, has been creating contemporary textiles for the floor crafted in India, Morocco, Pakistan, and Spain. This month's Deconstruction takes us to India, for the manufacture of one of the company's most popular, and surely the most fun (polka dots in relief!): a fuchsia and purple concoction from the Topissimo collection, which won a Red Dot Design Award in 2003.
The Nostalgic Art of Hollis Brown Thornton
South Carolina-based artist Hollis Brown Thornton brings us back to the '70s with his images of VHS tapes (Remember those? If not, we're way older than you!) For this week's CMYLK, we created Colourlovers palettes for a trio of his fun, colorful, and nostalgic works. The first piece is acrylic on canvas, and the other two are done in permanent marker on paper. Push play and let's go . . .
Friday Five with O&G Studio
Designers Jonathan Glatt and Sara Ossana of O&G Studio met over ten years ago as graduate students at RISD, where Jonathan studied jewelry and metal fabrication and Sara studied interior architecture and theatrical set design. Their backgrounds have a synergistic dynamic which allow them to blend intricate detailing and experimentation with scale and proportion to bring traditional motifs into the 21st century. The duo, who has an affinity for old things, look towards the wisdom and inventiveness of traditional American design traditions for inspiration. They feel strongly that furniture should be collectible, meaning relevant and fresh now, yet will last for a lifetime and be passed down for generations. They currently work out of a 3,500sf combined studio and workshop space in the East Bay area of Rhode Island, and you can see that influence in their Friday Five inspirations.
Apples and Honey - A Fall Harvest Color Palette
For this week’s CMYLK we’ve created a Colourlovers palette of classic autumnal hues, inspired by the Jewish Holidays. There's Rosh Hashana, during which one dips apples in honey for a sweet New Year, and also Sukkot, which celebrates the harvest. So although the leaves may not be turning just yet, fall is in the air.
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Friday Five with Matt Eastvold
Today's Friday Five features Matt Eastvold of Eastvold Furniture, who started woodworking and welding at young age in his dad’s shop. He grew up on a farm in southern Minnesota, which fostered his passion for learning these trades. Eventually he headed to the city, in the thriving design community of Minneapolis, where he worked with a number of designers and architects on custom projects. Today he lives in a small college town in Minnesota called Northfield, where he and his wife Amanda grow their own food, kids, and a company that builds honest and sturdy furniture.
A Visit to Cubeshops
This month's Design Store(y) is a tale of how a design-minded woman, Sakiko Ichihara, who originally moved to Toronto to attend university, translated her love of her native culture into a business. Her boutique, Cubeshops, tucked away amid restaurants in downtown Toronto, carries Japanese design objects, gifts, stationary, pens, and the like. It's a great blend of daily use, practical products and fun, design-y stuff you just want.
Byblos Art Hotel
It may look like the most traditional of villas on the outside, but inside the Byblos Art Hotel, located near Verona, Italy, is a glorious blend of Old World meets hot-right-now, for an over-the-top effect of modern madness. Furnishings with Baroque and Napoleonic silhouettes are executed in acid hues, mid-century masterpieces are nestled in front of ornate moldings and wall panels, and formal grounds are dotted with vibrant sculpture.
Color Pop: Paul Kariouk's Architecture and Interiors
The carefully chosen, rich hues that Ottawa-based architect Paul Kariouk uses in his work make quite an impact, though the actual number of colors is fairly limited. An aqua-tinged navy paired with an almost neon orange, bar red against the forest greens, and acid pink and green are all inspiring pairs. For CMYLK, using Colourlovers palette tool, we picked those out, and then filled in the blanks with the neutrals.
Friday Five with Taniya Nayak
Interior designer and television host Taniya Nayak became a household name as the design expert on HGTV’s Designed to Sell. She got her start soon after graduating from Boston Architectural College, appearing on ABC Family’s Knock First, and then as a designer on the HGTV's FreeStyle. In her Boston-based firm Taniya Nayak Design, Nayak uses the same principles she does on the small screen, helping homeowners transform their uninspired homes for top-dollar sales, through staging and minor renovations. Her Friday Five lets us peak into what keeps her organized, inspired, and calm.