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Thursday
May272010

watch: repurposing

What if we all were to think outside the box… and an old shipping container became a Puma pop-up store? What if a huge aluminum stockpot grew herbs before it was used to cook them? What if you loved music so much you found a bunch of brass cymbals and suspended them like falling raindrops?

What if we upholstered a sofa in…?

Wednesday
May262010

watch: paper mache

What started as a kindergarten craft project of newspaper dipped in a goopy white paste and shaped by balloons has evolved into this amazing art form we saw in the showrooms of the international Salone.

We’ve already twisted paper into pulp chairs and woven newspaper into edition wall hangings, what will we think of next?

Tuesday
May252010

watch: neutrals with bold color

Everything’s calm, relaxed and sophisticated in all neutral rooms—then bold pops of color give energy. Whether it’s faucets or dining chairs in eye-popping reds, it’s like they’re on stage performing a solo.

The yellows went from a rich marigold to a faint fluorescent. And the neutrals—if you think they aren’t a color, look again.

Ever wonder why so much upholstery is neutral? Like a blank canvas it’s a chance to show your personality with a favorite accent color. If you’re looking for more fresh ideas, check out our virtual catalog at cb2.com.

Friday
May212010

watch: needlepoint

Crafts reflect the simplest of the arts—ones that we can all take part in. They remind of us less complicated times when we seemed to have more time.

But here, needlepoint’s taken to new heights by masters. Modern proportions blow-up the details so tiny pixels become bold graphic statements in themselves. New and unusual subjects and applications cause us to look twice. Is that really Jane Fonda on a unicorn?

Thursday
May202010

watch: multi-color

If you couldn’t find it in Milan during the week of the Saloni, it simply doesn’t exist—every color of the rainbow (ok the Pantone swatch book) was on display.

The spectrum reminds us of the beauty of nature that inspires all colors, and how our individual whims can be satisfied with just the right color. Or, by choosing multi-colored items, why settle for just one when you can have the whole palette?

Check out our abacus with its brightly painted wooden beads—or throw together a variety of solid color pillows if this look’s for you.

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