Thursday, November 11, 2010

new things i've found.

yesterday i chilled out. walked, no ran, to the book store for mochas (with the whipped cream by the way, yeah it was that kind of day) and daydreamed about design, perusing through expensive european design magazines that i can't afford and got lost for a while in new~to~me design goodness. let me share...

amazing wallpapers from funkis. oh, ooooh! lighting too, here.

loving these "rock rugs" from tai ping, found through another fabulous site find, ldesign, here.

this unusual glob terrarium can be found on the most unusual site, opulent items. quirky, fun gift ideas and (let's keep the theme going...), unusual finds! ;)

this a+a cooren vase stopped me while flipping through an amazing design magazine yesterday and i had to share.

new twists and takes on wall treatments from the french company moove paper. worth lots of looks.

gobs of interior inspiration (as well as items to shop for!), all from habitus!

today the power companies are the focus of so much attention, usually in the negative light. mock them or celebrate them with this "power collection" line from funkle.

these amazing pendant lights designed by elise fouin made from recyclable polystyrene. organic glowing orbs. wowzers.

a really great new blog and etsy find, glamarella junk. lots of glam to ogle!

so i don't know, i just had a blast finding new companies, getting completely lost in amazing images, finding new titles of amazing design magazines that i hadn't found before and just not thinking too hard about anything, which is needed sometimes right? right! hope you like some of my new finds and hope you are having a great almost friday! ;) enjoy...


Melanie's Randomness said...

The pendant lights look really cool!!

Anyshka said...

What a lovely necklace!
Great post =)


Taylor said...

Persian Galleries

What is an “Oriental” Rug?
The term “oriental rug has become an accepted designation for all the handknotted or handwoven carpets from the Middle or Far East. Called oriental or Persian, these works include carpets from Iran (ancient Persia) China, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Romania, and Russia. Although these are by no means the only rug producing countries, they are the major purveyors of the craft today.(In this text, the term rugs and carpet are used interchangeably.
A Brief History of the Art.
It is quite conceivable that one may trace the roots of this time honored craft to the beginning of man’s civilization; however, it has never been established where the art rug weavers first originated. Despite some startling recent discoveries, most experts refer to one carpet in particular as being the oldest in existence.
In 1949, while excavating a series of burial tombs in the Pazyryk Valley, located in Southern Siberia, Russian archaeologist S.I. Rudenko made an amazing discovery. Included within the many artifacts was found an incredibly well preserved wool rug. Dated by the process known as Carbon 14, the rug was determined to have been constructed over 2,500 years ago! Although there are many opinions as to the origin of this remarkable find, most scholars agree that it is of Persian origins.
Regardless of where the art form was conceived, it is widely accepted that among the major roles players in the development of the craft were the creative artisans of ancient Persia. It was especially during the 16th and 17th centuries, under the tutelage of Shah Abbas the Great, that the art of rug weaving reached its zenith. Many magnificent masterpieces were produced which set the standard of the craft for all rugs producing regions. Many of these brilliant examples are currently in Museums around the world (the Pazyryk find is in the Hermitage in Leningrad), and in the hands of collectors who were astute enough to recognize their worth long ago.

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