Next time you are cooking a romantic dinner for two, accentuate the atmosphere by some soft lighting. A candlelit dinner may be a cliche but it always work. We particularly liked the Ghost Candelabra which is a contemporary take on the traditional candle stick. Designed by Innermost, the Candelabra's highlight is its etched acrylic panels that also contain glass candle holder inserts. You can buy it from Pure Modern for $79.25.
Motivo by CaesarStone is the world's first quartz surface with a textured look and feel. Despite its delicate look Motivo is nonporous, easy to care for, and appropriate for numerous applications including custom-made furniture, vanity tops, wall paneling, and kitchen counter tops. CaesarStone used patented new technology to apply an embossed effect to a range of our delicate surfaces including Lace and Crocodile shown here. Visit CaesarStone and discover the endless possibilities that await here.
There are so many choices on the market today, if you are looking for the highest in luxury, consider iPod stereo systems from Geneva Sound. Pictured here is the GenevaSound XL in a stunning red piano lacquered wood. This component weighs 84 lbs. with the stand adding another 26 lbs. It has 2 tweeters, 2 woofers and 2 sub-woofers. Collectively, it puts out 6x100 watts. It also has a cd-rom player and a plug in that can support inputs like PCs, gaming systems or TVs. Price: $1,999. Find the product: here. For the pool season, don't forget to read our story on floating iPod pool speakers.
Beginning as an automotive and industrial designer, Jolyon Yates has now expanded to include several interior design projects to his name. The ODEChair is an iconic wooden rocking chair, stool, or seat that is part of a one-off or low-volume series designed to provide clients with something unique. Yates’ experience with automotive and transportation design has helped him to conceptualize what makes a seat luxurious, stylish, and unique, and he applies this knowledge to these exquisite wooden chairs. The bent wood is inspired by the people around us, those who offer inspiration. Yates has a truly individual approach to design, and his products are not to be missed.
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How about a short break from the Milan Design scene so that we can take a peek at the rest of the A&D world? The quirky ZIPP Lampsahde by Arash and Kelly is one of those products that catches your eye from the get go. Made from poly propylene, the shades measures around 50cm in diameter and can be zipped or unzipped.
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Why exile your pet to a typical dog or cat bed in the laundry room when the ZenHaus Animal Home is a click away. This stylish pet kennel / end table is like a bedroom for your dog or cat and features shaped and polished fiberglass construction with a frosted shatterproof glass top. Handcrafted in Mint Green, Red, Black or White Small: 20W x 28L x 22H " $577 Large: 25W x 35L x 26H " $621 From puremodern.com
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British manufacturers Established & Sons in conjunction with Italian glass company Venini unveiled a number of household objects at Milan. My personal favorite is the Audrey Light by Michael Eden Audrey which seeks inspiration from Renato Giuseppe Bertelli's sculpture Continuous Profile - Head of Mussolini, 1933. The Audrey Light is made of hand-blown glass and is suspended from steel cables to create a stunning silhouette. Another highlight of the collection is the Lighthouse by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec which is a voluminous round glass structure that will light up any place.
Live in color. The Philips LivingColors LED lamp and mini-lamp are indispensable lighting pieces for any modern home. If you’re looking for a flexible, ultra-sleek, versatile and modern lamp, there really is no other. With over 16 million color choices suited to your mood, activity, time of day and so many other factors, you can use this lamp for everything from entertaining guests to reading before bed. And the best part – its compact, rounded shape allows it to go wherever you need it, and the cute modular remote means you can adjust the color on the fly, from anywhere in the room.
We here at Padstyle got to try a full sized LivingColors lamp out, and it is now a permanent fixture in our office. We use the color wheel on the remote control to adjust the lamp to our needs: a deep yellow tone when we want to get down to business, a rich magenta for lunch, and a soothing blue when it’s time to pack up and go home. You can customize this lamp to flood the walls with bright, neon green, or bring down the tone to a more mellow tea green with just a hint of yellow. The possibilities are as endless as the color spectrum.
You can set this lamp up on the floor in the corner of your room to fill it with subtle color, or you can set it on a mantle or table facing the wall for a more direct beam. A date night might require a dazzling crimson to evoke passion and excitement, while a lazy Sunday spent catching up on your reading could be spend awash in a pale goldenrod. However you live, you can create your own ambiance.
The regular size LivingColors lamp allows for the full 16 million color choices, and its body is made of transparent clear plastic. The mini-lamp comes in your choice of glossy white or black, and can emit 256 colors. Both are great for setting the mood, and you can even set up several regular sized lamps to run on the same remote if you really want to flood your home with color.
If you only buy one lamp this year, this is the lamp to get.
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Renowned designers James Irvine, Konstantin Grcic and Jasper Morrison have come together for a new project for the Italian stone company Marsotto Edizioni. The collection consists of furniture made solely from CNC-cut white Carrara marble since the idea is to pay homage to this historic material that was also a favorite among the ancient Romans and Greeks!