January 31, 2011

Jimmy McBride...

Phone Home. Design*ByProxy loves your intergalactic handmade quilts.

they say in space, "no one can hear you scream." well, they can't hear the low drone of the internal power generators kick on again when you're half way to nowhere. i can. i work for a shipping company called "intergalactic transport." i travel back and forth from rock to rock carrying those two all important gems- salt and vinegar. there's a lot of time to kill up here so i downloaded a grandma program and she's been teaching me how to quilt. there's no "log cabins" or "poinsettias" around so i just stare out the window until something catches my eye. it's nice every once in a while to shoot the shit with a fellow traveler, or get caught up in the new dawn celebrations in the outer rim, but mostly it's just me; with a lot of time on my hands.~jimmy @StellarQuilts


January 28, 2011

1st Dibs Finds

1. Monumental Vest Chandelier 2. A Pair of Argente Paul Evans Tub Chairs 3. George Nelson Comprehensive Storage System 4. Vintage Bambole Sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia with
Moroccan Angora Throw 5. "Vision" Oil Painting by Natalie Tammayo 6. Marble Head 7. 19th Century Chinese Bridal Headdress with Kingfisher Feathers 8. Dulio (Dube') Bernabe Cocktail Table for Fontana Arte


January 27, 2011

Round Up...

la chaise noire.

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January 26, 2011

Raif Adelberg

Artist/Designer Raif Adelberg is in the house this week. Or maybe I should say we're in Raif's house. I discovered his art from Obsolete and used it in one of my posts a while back. Then over the holidays I saw some of his more recent pieces at American Rag. When he sent me an image of "FUCK I LOVE YOU" in an email last week, I had to find out more about him. I'm pretty happy to share with you what he had to say:

D*BP: Tell us about what you do?
RA: take a thought / different ideas and visions and create them into tangible objects we can see feel taste smell or hear

D*BP: Where do you live and what do you love most about your home?
RA: Bowen Island British Columbia Canada > My Family

D*BP: What is your favorite piece of furniture, art or possession?
RA: i have nice things that i appreciate but i am not attached to them or consider them a possession but they are more of an accessory

D*BP: What designers or artists do you admire most? What inspires you?
RA: i admire all artist and designers i think it takes a lot for people to put them selves out there to be judged
i find inspiration from all sorts of sources

D*BP: What's the perfect day when you are "chilling"? (yeah, I really spelled it like that)
RA: just that "CHILL'N"

D*BP: What are you listening to?
RA: Classical Luigi Boccherini 1743 - 1805

D*BP: What is your philosophy?
RA: we can do ANYTHING we want _ so why not make smart choices not reactive choices to appreciate what we have at this moment and not chase what we dont have. to realize the home we live in the car we drive the size of our bank accounts dont make us who we are your identity is not built on possessions but rather on the person the time we are given in life that is the most valuable and how we use that time productively dont waste it to be aware of the choices we make and how they affect the life we live weather good or bad be prepared for the repercussions that come with those choices to try and understand one another and not judge people. when we get frustrated and angry that we are allowing ourselves to give all our power to what ever it maybe that is causing us to react instead of accepting and acknowledging that there is something not right and fixing it . Dont live your life based on fear or ignorance learn to be patient .
Be you Be happy your significance and your purpose for you being here is just to BE YOU dont be something you think people want you to be or try and be someone your not because your afraid you dont fit in _ who gives a fuck just be real we have no one to impress _
the legacy we leave is our contribution to this life children _ friends _lovers _ inspiration these our some of our legacies _
Life is Beautiful _ we wake up each morning with a new sheet of paper and we can do anything we want with that piece of paper you can write on it you can fold it you can crumple it up in a ball or doodle all over it there is an unlimited amount of things you can do with that piece of paper dont be afraid to keep trying something new . if you close your eyes and you can see it you can create it _ you cant create something you cant see _ we are POWERFUL and you CAN DO ANYTHING you want.

Thank you Raif.


Dan Golden

I love the sense of humor that conceptual artist Dan Golden incorporates into his pillow and hand-tufted wool carpet designs using his cartoon drawings. But what really caught my eye is the New Age Collection: Dan Golden for Odegard - Felted wool carpets inspired by the new age movement of the 1970s.
"Good Vibes, was based on a painting I did with Sharpie pens and a pencil. The whole thing was about doing something with art and design that sends out a positive energy. That's my goal as a designer, to create something that has a benefit-whether it makes someone laugh or think or feel." ~ Golden via Form
Wait. There's more from Dan. Check out his lighting, furniture and tile designs on his site.


January 25, 2011

Shop the Store : : Jonathan Adler

Spotted these brass barbell side tables at Jonathan Adler store on Melrose last week. Kinda diggin' em.

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Watch the full feature film now.

~thanks Saatchi Online

January 24, 2011

Villa Amanzi

I can't get over the aerial view of Villa Amanzi, a 6 bedroom “luxury villa” built into the cliffs in Phuket, Thailand by architects Original Vision. Stunning.
Might need to check this one out next time I go see my brother who has been living in Thailand for about 10 years now....with friends and family in tow.

Happy Birthday David!


January 23, 2011

1st Dibs Finds

"Equilibre" Cabinet by Lucile Roybier, Dutch Pendants 1960's, RADIO Sign Letters 1950's

Connan Mockasin


January 21, 2011

KAWS Light Bulb

Saw this the other day when KAWS posted it on his facebook page.
Limited Edition light bulb set for The Standard hotel available on their website here.

Tokujin Yoshioka

Congratulations to Tokujin Yoshioka for not only being Designer of the Year at Design Miami in 2007, but now being honored as Designer of the Year 2011 by German design and interiors magazine A&W Architektur & Wohnen.

Tokujin Yoshioka, is one of the most innovative designers working today. Based in Tokyo, Tokujin Yoshioka has built a career using unconventional materials to create objects and spaces. Often employing paper and glass, as well as unusual elements, such as plastic drinking straws, his studio’s work has achieved a cult following among design enthusiasts. Leading design museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, have Yoshioka’s work in their permanent collections. ~Rizzoli

~thanks core77


January 20, 2011


I've got this Malfi Mountain print by FriendsWithYou sitting in my trunk waiting to get framed for Jonah's room. I love them and this is why>click here.


Round Up...

doubles no trouble.