November 30, 2010


on the island of Santorini in Greece. Gorge! A shot of color always looks so good against white.

~thanks style-files!


In the boys room

Too cool car wallpaper from Le Souk. Guess I'm into cars right now.

November 29, 2010

Anselm Reyle

the German artist "using materials like aluminium foil, neon colours and neon light, achieves intense colours, light, and surface effects that intensify and deconstruct common and familiar composition patterns of abstract painting styles".~wikipedia


November 27, 2010

Volvo 1800 ES

 So long Avanti.  Hello Volvo.

We parked next to one of these rare beauties last night.'s my new favorite ride.

The Volvo 1800ES (the “ES” stood for “Estate,” Brit-speak for station wagon) was Volvo’s creative attempt to wring a little bit more life out of an aging design. It was produced for just two model years, 1972 and 1973.
More here.

November 26, 2010


Modernism and Folklore in Contemporary Graphic Design. Naïve documents the extraordinary renaissance of Classic Modernism, from the 1940s to 1960s, in contemporary graphic design.
I guess this book came out last year, but I just spotted it on Amazon while shopping. Not sure how I missed it. I love the graphics!


November 25, 2010

Thank You...

to all that check in and support Design*ByProxy. Please accept my sincere gratitude.
Here's a lovely article from the Wall Street Journal I'd like to share.

November 24, 2010

Found::Bitossi Pottery

Find out about Italian Bitossi family pottery here and the markings to look for collecting pieces.
A bunch of rimini blu pieces available here.

row 1 from left: table lamps, doves, table lamps with lucite bases, cat
row 2 from left: meridian clock, table lamps, via brick house, tall bird- cigarette lighter -large canister
row 3 from left: large pitcher and vases, cat, bull, etruscan horse


November 23, 2010

DARK 12-25

Initially the ’12-25’ is a lamp for walls and ceilings, which can rotate via a built-in magnet to all directions. This way the lamp can even rotate 360° (an absolute world premiere) you can light every corner in a room, each time from a different angle. The ’12-25’ is standard available in glossy white, glossy black and chrome and on request in all RAL colors.~architonic

Job 12:25 -Then Job answered and said....They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.
Interesting how they came up with the name of this light. I'm assuming this is where it came from.

November 22, 2010

Sanna Annukka

I have a thing for gold and silver metallic right now and these greeting cards by Sanna Annukka fit my vibe. More here.
~via cool hunter

November 20, 2010

1st Dibs Finds

Shopping on 1st Dibs:
1. 1940's Vintage Enamel Sign
2. Rare Hermes Cigar Box 1960's
3. Collection of Galvanized Copper Glove Molds
4. Richard Serra St Louis Series 1982
5. Stiffel Blue Crackle-Glaze Gourd Form Table Lamp
6. Arabesk Sofa by Folke Jansson
7. Navajo Indian Pillow
8. Vintage Terracotta Horse Sculpture, 1960's

November 19, 2010

1278 Angelo Dr.

My good friend Stuart Herman of Herman Construction (whom I've had the pleasure of working with before) sent the link to this house he just completed...
Dazzling ground-up new construction by renowned architectural firm of Shortridge and Associates, AIA. This ultra-sophisticated home exquisitely showcases the use of brick, walnut, and concrete walls and floors. Soaring Ceilings and frame-less glass windows and doors allow for unobstructed panoramic views of Los Angeles....zillow listing
Check it out here.
Nice work Stuart!

For Just One Day

I found this book over at Entertaining Elephants. The cover illustration is so cute!

World Globe Chandelier

How rad is this World Globe Chandelier by Benoit Vieubled?
Love the look of it glowing in the dark.
~ thanks Bonnie via black eiffle

November 18, 2010

Round Up...


November 17, 2010

Modernica Factory Sale

Modernicas Biggest Ever Factory Sale is this Saturday Nov. 20th. 10-4 at their NEW factory.
Discounts on shell chairs, George Nelson Bubble Lamps, Case Study daybeds, beds, shelving units and much more.
Can’t make it to Los Angeles? Take advantage of the 48-hour online sale on select lighting and furniture from Friday, November 19, 12AM to Sunday 12AM.



Keep it up Habita Group! Once again I like what I see.
CONDESA df Hotel in Mexico City, designed by India Mahdavi

Michael Kohn Gallery

I'm so looking forward to attending this on Saturday night. The Michael Kohn Gallery will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an important show of artists chosen from exhibitions over the last quarter century. Hope to see you there!
~above Mark Ryden, Awakening the Moon, 2010


November 16, 2010


Love this for a DIY Christmas tree decoration.
Gather pine cones, spray them with gold or silver spray paint, when dry, hot glue gun a folded over 1/4" satin ribbon to the top.


Still Lost

This is so me trying to navigate any kind of map.
Print by Mike Lemanski.

Lighting Strikes

"Fun, strikingly decorative and magical. One big bold pattern adds visual distraction and depth to this bedroom."-abigail ahern
I couldn't agree more.
Damn! I need this photo mural. It's so RAD! I found the one pictured above here, but really love the a bit of the city like the one in the bedroom shot.

November 15, 2010

5-in-1 iPad Case

By Brenthaven.
This is what I've been looking for!

~Thanks Mocoloco

UPDATE :: This case is a piece of garbage. Has been since taking it out of the box.