March 31, 2010

Designer People

Watch "Designer People" TV show featuring Dutch Designer Marcel Wanders.
~via contemporist

March 29, 2010


There is just something about this chair.
Invisible Collection, by Tokujin Yoshioka, for Kartell
~ via daily icon

March 26, 2010

1st Dibs Finds

Pair of Wendell Castle Chairs White Molded Fiberglass, Trefoil Resin Coffee Table, Italian Credenza, Signed "Livio Caprotti", Signed Framed Poster Central Park Exhibit by Robert Indiana, Philip Powell Table Lamp

March 25, 2010

Santa Monica Airlines

Over the weekend we took our 1 1/2 yr. old son to the Cove Skate Park in Santa Monica. He just loves skateboards; he's been doing tricks off any toy that has wheels on it, he stops in his tracks to watch anyone on a board, and is all over his Skateboard Mag that we got him. Anyway, we went to the park just to watch. We left the park with his very first Santa Monica Airlines board (given to us by a friend.) He's so psyched!
~ photo via thedayafteryoudie

March 24, 2010

No Skateboarding @ Westweek

My good friend David McCauley and I hit up Westweek at the PDC in LA today. This morning we headed over to listen to Margret Russell editor-in-chief of Elle Decor magazine, Mayer Rus of Los Angeles Times Magazine, Michael Bruno of 1st Dibs and Interior Designer Vicente Wolf give their two cents on Design in the Digital Age. A lot of talk about blogging...which of course I'm interested in. Loved hearing Mayer talk about his drinking and drugging.
Then after hitting up a few showrooms, raiding their buffet tables for lunch h'orderves, we went to another keynote, hearing a little bit more of the same thing: "Design Revolution" and the "New Media Landscape"= more talk on blogging.
Me and David, David Weeks Lighting at Ralph Pucci Showroom, Mattia Biagi's Black Tar Teddy Bear at Twentieth, No Skateboarding, Violators Are Subject to Arrest


March 23, 2010


These are great. Atelier Stackable Stools available through Lawson-Fenning in Los Angeles. The wood top is made from reclaimed poplar and the base is graphite-colored steel. Nice vibe.
~ via remodelista

March 22, 2010

Edward Sharpe

Check us out! Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros photo shoot for Flaunt Magazine. The whole family was there. Can you spot us?
~ look for the Baby Bjorn

March 19, 2010

1st Dibs Finds

Custom Handmade Old Plank Road King Size Bed, Pair of Gold Leaf Scroll Base Tables with Octagon Glass Tops, Tufted Leather & Brass Italian Bench, Italian Brass and Glass Chandelier by Sciolari


March 18, 2010

Offering Vessel

While flipping through April's Elle Decor Mag, I came across Cathy Vandewalle's Penthouse in Bangkok. The space was photographed by highly regarded Interior Designer Vicente Wolf (whose blog I happen to follow.)
I've seen offering vessels used many times by designers, but the display of her collection in the guest room just look so cool. They really are stunning in quantity!
"In Burma (now called Myanmar), the most graceful of lacquer ceremonial vessels is the Hsun-ok, used for centuries to carry gifts of food as offerings to the Buddhist monasteries."


March 17, 2010


Loving the crisp look of the Horizon Rug Collection by Woodnotes. These paper yarn and cotton blend rugs happen to be hypo-allergenic, extremely durable and eco- friendly.


March 16, 2010

Chew Chew...please

When I first saw the "Chew Chew Spoon" I thought, "OMG that's cute, but who would design such a tacky eating utensil for a kid." Well, that was when I had a baby who hadn't started eating solid food yet. Now, I have a toddler. After I spend close to an hour making him something fresh and healthy, he sits there, starts to whine and hands his plate back to me without even tasting what's on it. I now know why. Whatever works!


March 15, 2010

What's Hot?

Elle Decor's What's Hot for March 2010: Indian inspired pendants from by Architects & Heroes Interiors. Yeah, they are pretty hot.

March 12, 2010

1st Dibs Finds

Sofa by Harvey Probber, Framed Lithograph by Jonh Alcorn, Swat Valley Embroidered Pillows from Pakistan, Rare Ceramic Table Lamp by Jacques and Dani Ruelland, Mid-century Tripod Side Table with Travertine Top, Pair of Pierre Jeanneret "Scissor" Chairs, 1950's Articulated Floor Lamp by Maurizio Tempestini for Lightolier, Lacquered Cocktail Table


March 10, 2010

Pop Goes the Topiary

Spring is in the air.
Pink Pig spotted at Home Made Delicate Food Delivery in Milan via the cool hunter, Coalesse Ivy Arm Chair and Pouf with LED lighting designed by Paola Navone via Interior Design, Marcel Wanders Topiary "Frank" via designboom

March 09, 2010


Hyper-Realist Paintings by Carly Waito.
~ via but does it float

March 08, 2010

Gems and Minerals

We took a trip to the Natural Museum of History in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. It was such a blast! One part that really intrigued me was the Gem and Mineral Exhibit. It was stunning to say the least. The ones above inspired me in so many different ways; Color, Volume, Shape and Texture. I just felt the need to share.
stibnite, wulfenite, tincalconite after borax, dioptase

March 05, 2010

1st Dibs Finds

Just in case you haven't been following or you're new to design*byproxy, Fridays happen to be "1st Dibs Finds." I find amazing pieces on 1st Dibs and I put them together here, for you to taste. Be sure to click on the the vignette for a closer view.
Rust Mohair and Mahogany Sofa by Dunbar 1960's, Iron Swivel Sling Chair, Harry Balmer Pendant, Brutalist Coffee Table 1960's, Large Color Photograph Above the Holland Tunnel by Brian Hodges 2009, 1950's Horned Arm Chair....yeah yeah, I know I've used horns in the last few posts. I'm into horns right now.

March 04, 2010

Little Jonnie

Well, this makes perfect sense to me; Jonathan Adler doing a kids home collection. I've only selected his fun-witted pieces for kids rooms anyways. Set to hit the stores in May.
~ via nytimes


March 03, 2010

Ram On It

You know I got a pair of aluminum cast deer antler candle holders a few years ago, but got over them in a "hot second" cause they seemed to get too trendy, real fast and I just ended up giving them away. Now, I'm really into these Silver Ram Horn Candle Holders (and the fuchsia pink candles!) found at photographer Nela K├Ânig's home.
~ via plastolux

March 02, 2010


So, the Robot Sculptures below are NOT for kids, but the Casamidi Rocking Horse is (I think?). YAY! I'd love to have one for my little guy. You might even catch me on it. ssshhhhh

March 01, 2010

Bennett Robot Works

When I saw that designer Paul Smith had posted a photo of his 5th Ave. storefront with Robots in the window, I just had to post about them. Created by Gordon Bennett, his one of a kind Robot Sculptures use found objects both old and new. These are just RAD.