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Monthly Archives: October 2010

  • Eye Spy ... Dr. Skud

    My co-worker recently introduced me to Dr. Skud. She is really quite amazing. I love that Philippe Starck applied his design savvy to an everyday object like a fly swatter and that Alessi made it  accessible to all at a price of $16.00 on our website. The face image that's created by pin holes through the swatter, varies depending on lighting and what angle you view her at.

    The small, but functional, tripod stand makes it easy to display, as this is not a fly swatter that you will want to hide under the kitchen sink.

    Totally utilitarian, with a unique twist, this is the perfect gift for the host that already has it all, or for ... me!  (here's to hoping my friends and family are fans of this blog)

    Meet Dr. Skud on our website here.

  • Karim Rashid Featured in BC Home Magazine


    "The Cult of Karim Rashid" is a major feature in this month's issue of BC Home Magazine, and along with it, some of Gabriel Ross' favorite products by this prolific designer. The magazine illustrates a retrospective of Rashid's work including the "Blob" light for Foscarini, "Kaj" watch for Alessi, and the "Cadmo" floor lamp for Artemide (which, I might add, happens to be on sale right now).






    Banal objects need life, they need presence - but they also need to make awful tasks more pleasant.
    Karim Rashid

    See these and other products designed by Karim Rashid on our website here.
    Visit Karim Rashid's website here.

  • Herman Miller Introduces: "SAYL" by Yves Behar

    This month, Herman Miller launched its latest addition to an already monster collection of exceptional task chairs.  At a price point starting out well below the infamous Aeron and most recent Embody chairs, "SAYL", by Yves Behar, is accessible to a wider consumer scope. True to Herman Miller's reputation, top notch design and function did not suffer as a result of the attractive price tag.  This chair is lovely to look at: sculpturally impressive with a minimal approach and boasts the ergonomics that this design house is famous for.

    SAYL by Yves Behar for Herman Miller


    Here's Herman Miller's product story on SAYL:

    People at their best live unframed, going beyond expectations to surprise and delight us. With SAYL, we set out to design and build a chair family that gives form to that spirit. Inspired by the principles of suspension bridges, the frameless back of the SAYL work chair encourages a full range of movement while the suspension back material keeps you cool—all with an extremely small environmental impact. It is everything a Herman Miller chair should be. At a very attainable price.



    SAYL back suspension

    Inspired by San Fransisco's Golden Gate bridge, SAYL is available in several colour combinations including neutral tones and some bright accent colours, making it appropriate for various settings.

    Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco

    Read more about the design story on Herman Miller's site here.

    Check out SAYL on here.

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