Kool find

Treasure trunk! Love this portable secretary, perfect for a small apartment or loft. Make a work space in a corner without sacrificing space or style… Easy to move, organize all your stuff and keep your work private when you have guests over!!!

Details:

Price: $3650, unfortunately only ships to USA and Canada but you can email customer service to find more about this, for all other info and to buy the Blackhawk Secretary Trunkhttp://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1870777&categoryId=search 

Taking Small Steps with Missoni Slippers

We love a good cause but a classic Missoni woven prints in a slipper??? Who does not love this? On top of being fab they are hand-crafted, made in Italy out of fabric leftovers (we wouldn’t hate to waste these beautiful Missoni woven fabrics…) and 10% of the sales of each shoe to the Small Steps Project!

Who makes them: Muzungu Sisters, a company founded by Dana Alikhani and Tatiana Santo Domingo to promote fair labour practices by showcasing artisan-crafted goods from around the world. If you ask us, a key factor in today’s business!

These sippers are their first designer collaboration done with Italian shoe designer Cecilia Bringheli’s CB (www.cbmadeinitaly.com) and Missoni who donated the fabric.

Price: £275 (around $450) without taxes or shipping, unisex from size 35-44 (can vary by style) Buy for a good cause at: http://muzungushop.motilo.com/

The project: Small Steps Project is a volunteer-based humanitarian organization borne out of a desire to provide shoes for children forced to live on municipal rubbish dumps around the world, protecting children from injury and enabling them to take small steps out of poverty. For more info on the project: ww.smallstepsproject.org

All three styles:

Everyone is talking about them, what do you think?

Design on a Dime!!

Last night I was at the opening of New York City’s most popular interior design benefit event organized by Housing Works.

Design on a Dime is a show where the top 50 most recognized interior designers are given a white box to recreate a room, showcase their creativity, style with new merchandise, which is donated and then sold for 50 to 70 percent off retail pricing!

Awesome pieces at the best price, but run it is madness. If you need to decorate your place or need some key pieces of furniture this is your place and all the money goes to a good cause.

Profits from the show help Housing Works “Get A Room” for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

These are some of our finds:

My favorite room was at Pappas Miron, loved the wallpaper, pillows, fabrics and originality, what a mix! Well done Pappas Miron!!!!! (pappasmiron.com) Here is where I found my new metallic Murano crystal ashtray.

This is their booth:

Which is your favorite “room”????

The show is April 26-28.

For more info about the tickets, designers, organization: http://www.housingworks.org/events/design-on-a-dime


Kool find

Love this iPad docking station: Venus of Cupertino by Scott-Eaton. Designed based on the Venus sculptures, one of the oldest pieces of art (paleolithic times, around 40,000 years ago) now reinvented to support our the most popular invention of our times the istuff!!!

Kool idea, tech, art, decor and sense of humor:

AVAILABILITY: Summer 2012
SHIPPING: worldwide
PRICE: coming soon…

for more info: http://www.scott-eaton.com/2011/ipad-docking-station#more-942

Marrakech, land of dreams….

Marrakech charms you! The people, their humor, their warmth. The lights,the scents,the music, the food…one of those cities that you have to go at least once in a lifetime.

One of the most emblematic things is the fortified area known as The Medina, the heart of Marrakech. Make sure you go with someone that knows their way, and if not be ready to get lost in all the little streets full of vendors with the most beautiful things….Typical Moroccan hat.Inside le SoukYou then have the Djemaa el Fna, which is one of the busiests squares in Africa, you will find dancers, musicians, story tellers, food vendors, snakes…literary anything….

A typical day in the square

Something you have to see when in Marrakech is the Majorelle Garden designed by french artist Jacques Majorelle. A botanical and landscape garden famous for the diferrent cactus and many species of birds, as well as for the predominant blue.It was owned by Yves Saint Laurent since 1980 until he died in 2008, where his ashes where scattered.

This cactus is named the mother in law seat….wonder why! ;)

Another thing you can do is visit the Atlas, just 45 minutes away from Marrakech,you will have the opportunity to live an amazing experience.

When visiting, I would recommend you to stay in a Riad. They are small boutique hotels,  simple elegance.

www.riadabracadabra.com


One of the most Kool things I found was the use of candles.It’s difficult to find a bulb over there…..It’s fascinating the exquisite taste and how magnificent everything is with candle light.

Moroccan Dancer

Hope this made you want to go…coz it deffinetely made me want to go back! ;)

LMD bLoom bLoom

Spring and higher temperatures are here, let’s get social! See below some images from my favorite florist: Lewis Miller. Get your inspiration for design, flowers and event planning. Perfect combination of modern contemporary but natural + simple. Very kool!

Es primavera y con estas temperaturas, let’s get social! Ver algunas imágenes de mi florista favorito: Lewis Miller. Inspiración en diseño, arreglos y organización de eventos. Combina lo natural y simple con moderno + nuevo. Muy Kool!


I hope you got good ideas.

Espero os haya dado buenas ideas.

Lewis Miller Design: http://www.lmdfloral.com


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