COLOR CRAZE |
A specialty-glass supplier since 1927, Bendheim offers VOC-free hues
in thousands of glass varieties to give your kitchen a truly innovative look. Shown here on backsplash and island, approx. $40 per sq. ft.,
NYC, (212) 226-6370, bendheimcabinetglass.com.
ON A ROLL |
The ultimate in dining convenience, MYdrap napkins and placemats (in cotton or linen) may be torn straight off the roll, washed and reused up to six times. $25 for 50 cocktail napkins (shown), Home Boutique of Greenwich, (203) 869-2550, homeboutique.com.
NEW ERA | Eskayel designer Shanan Campanaro formed the Era Collection—a compendium of inky fabrics, baskets, pillows and wallpaper—by digitally altering sections of her own paintings. We especially like the dynasty wallpaper. $490 per roll, Brooklyn, NY,
(858) 531-9034, eskayel.com.
SURF’S UP |
Sustainable+Function+Art creates wildly colorful (and eco-conscious!) outdoor showers from discarded surfboards that might otherwise end up in landfills. Owners Will and Jane Fowler also donate a portion of each commission to their favorite charities. From $1,200, Del Mar, CA, (619) 410-7553, willandjane.com.
BED HEAD | Love to read or watch TV in bed? Toss the shams aside and let this ingenious angled headboard by Stanford Furniture do the propping. Available at Wakefield Design Center,
to the trade only, Stamford, (203) 358-0818.
IN THREE PARTS |
Constructed of powder-coated aluminum, the sleek 3:1 nesting table from TJ O’Keefe functions as either a solid square or a trio of smaller, edgier iterations. $2,200, Chicago, IL, (312) 929-4106, tjokeefe.com.
FAUX FABULOUS |
Interior designer and SkateModerne founder Michelle Bergeron produces furniture and wall coverings with a faux-stingray skin effect that can be custom-made in any color, design and pattern. $1,700–$14,000, at Nest Interiors NY, NYC, (212) 337-3441, and Mecox Gardens, NYC, (212) 249-5301, skatemoderne.com.
ISLAND OASIS |
Make the most of your kitchen island with ViolaPark’s innovative in-counter modules. Via its ingenious pivot-storage systems (mounted beneath countertops), clutter practically disappears into thin air. $5,000–$12,000, at HenryBilt, NYC, (212) 966-5797, violapark.com.
WONDER WALLS |
Casart gives your home the gift that keeps on giving with custom wall coverings that you can remove and reuse as often as you’d like. Keep rooms updated with a wide selection of color palettes, washes and patterns. Average cost $8—10 per square foot, casartcoverings.com.
CROSS COLLAGE |
Made from laser sintered polyamide, Karim Rashid’s Cross Lamp from Freedom of Creation creates one of a kind shadows and light filtration for interesting illumination of a room. Freedomofcreation.com.
SITTING PRETTY |
With gold piping and French embroidered pillows backed with patent leather, this elegant settee from Gardenhouse provides a vintage-gone-modern look for your patio. $1,800, Gardenhouse Décor, West Palm Beach, FL, (516) 832-8260, gardenhousedecor.com.
FIRED UP | John T. Unger combined beauty and sustainability to create this fire bowl fit for the finest backyards. $1,875 (shipping included), through Susan Langone, Inc., Piermont, NY, 917-863-2084, johntunger.com.
FIT FOR A CLEAN |
Together with manufacturer oneCARE, Michael Graves Design Group shares more of its “design for all” philosophy with Target by creating five new cleaning tools designed to minimize effort, and maximize style style. $5.49—$14.99, Target, Stamford, (203) 388-0006, and Mt. Kisco, NY, (914) 602-0004, target.com.
SECOND GLANCE |
Does this sofa look wooden to you? Look again. Designed by Swedish design group Front for Moroso, this piece is actually made from a photorealistic textile on a soft form. $9,268, NYC, (212) 334-7222, morosousa.com.
HARD AT WORK |
Work hard at the inventive Hathaway Desk from Omni+. With its unique legs, it appears as though the workspace is floating in mid air, and the hidden cable magnetic area allows for minimum clutter! $799.95, through Bobby Berk Home, NYC, (212) 925-3635, omniplusfurniture.com.
TRUNK SHOW | Show off you favorite things in a new and innovative way! This see-through trunk from Plexi-craft is the perfect display for any object. $396, Long Island City, NY, (800) 247-5394, plexi-craft.com.
PATCH PERFECTION |
ThinkFabricate knows that no accessory makes a home cozy quite like a quilt. Their entertainment unit, the TV Quilt, combines all the functionality of color-coded storage with the inviting appearance of hand-made patchwork. Brooklyn TV Quilt from $6,500, Lofty TV Quilt from $10,500. Call (718) 797-1041 or e-mail info@thinkfabricate to order, thinkfabricate.com.
DAZZLING DUO |
Unika Vaev introduces a new collection featuring two stand-out textiles, Effervesce and NeoGeo. With one sparkling like a tile mosaic, and the other having a geometric and modern look, there is nothing ordinary here! Effervesce, $49 per yard, NeoGeo, $57 per yard, NYC, (212) 388-1000, unikavaev.com.
This article appears in the July 2011 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens.
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