This just popped up in my inbox and I thought it was hysterical. It’s called the Chicken Lamp, and yes it is really a chicken.
Chilean born, New York based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz created this working lamp using actual taxidermy.
Previously he designed a Duck Lamp out of a taxidermy duck with a broken neck (poor duckie) that he found in the trash of a taxidermy museum. (Museums just toss specimens in the trash? Really?) Apparently he was nervous about presenting the piece since taxidermy was not yet trendy.
Taxidermy is certainly trendy now (with deer heads thankfully disappearing from the design scene), though not sure I’ve seen much in the way of stuffed chickens.
This April IKEA presents its IKEA PS 2014 collection, its eighth iteration. The range, created by 14 young designers from around the world, is for people and homes on the move, with limited space and the need to easily pack up and go. IKEA PS 2014 collection includes pieces for every room in the home, with lightweight materials, bright colors, and multifunctional design. Corner cabinets, a side table with built-in lighting and magazine racks, a standing wall shelf with knobs, and a wardrobe that can be personalized are among the practical offerings.
Following on yesterday’s Montage: Bedroom Sconces post, I’ve spent the snowy evening pulling together 30 modern and industrial bedroom sconces for you. They vary in style, but they’re each appealing in their own way, and would look beautiful on either side of a bed. If you’re into the Serge Mouille style and long articulating sconces, look back to last year’s Get the Look: 22 Scones That Stretch.
LuxDeco, dubbed the “Net-a-Porter of design” by The Daily Telegraph, is a recently re-launched, luxury, member shopping site that offers an elevated, curated collection of high-end furniture and accessories from over 200 home brands. Pieces include lush rugs, colorful throws and pillows, sparkly tabletop, contemporary lighting, luxury chairs and bedroom furniture, mirrors, and framed prints, from brands that include Nanimarquina, Gaia & Gino, Missoni Home, Calvin Klein, Designers Guild, Yves Delorme, Thomas O’Brien and Suzanne Kasler for Safavieh, and Zoeppritz.
LuxDeco’s magazine offers design editorial, and there’s also expert advice from tastemakers, who include interior designer Abigail Ahearn, former Wallpaper* interiors editor Suzy Hoodless, Erin Kleinberg of The Coveteur, and famed product designer Marcel Wanders.There’s even a concierge, not just to make shopping easy, but to offer advice, help track down specific items, and arrange for custom pieces. LuxDeco is based in Britain, but shops internationally, including to the U.S.
Here’s a sampling of a dozen items that caught my eye, all available here.
Following on the heels of the successful launch of their first collection with CB2, (I still LOVE that multicolor Family rug) The Novogratz duo has designed a second batch of furnishings for CB2, dubbed the Brasil Collection. Its inspired by Bob and Cortney’s tree house vacation home in Trancoso, Brasil (above). Accordingly, the pieces have a colorful, playful vibe. The collection launches at CB2 in May.