Monthly Archives: July 2012

ART: Darren Almond

Darren Almond.  Fullmoon@Pacific, 2005. C-print mounted on aluminum in artist’s frame. 48 x 48 inches British artist Darren Almond’s “Fullmoon” series depicts eery, ethereal natural environments and each photograph is a technical feat: the images are taken without flash, the … Continue reading

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OBJECTS: Drinking Glasses

Another week down, another Summer weekend upon us. What better day to talk about drinking than Friday? In anticipation of relaxing with our spirit of choice in some sunny spot from tonight until Sunday, we’re highlighting some of our newest … Continue reading

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Last chance to shop! This morning we discovered a sale on for Fantasy Floorplans, “The Architecture of Television.” These ink drawings are fictionalized imaginings of apartments and homes from famous t.v. shows, from The Simpsons to The Sopranos to … Continue reading

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ROOMS ON FILM: Pee-wee’s Playhouse

Welcome to the Man Child man cave, a fantastical Never Never Land for the guy who still hasn’t grown up. And what better mascot for this style than Pee-wee Herman, the ultimate personification of a Man Child who, for a … Continue reading

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IN REAL LIFE: Ernest Hemingway’s Study

Happy birthday, Ernest Hemingway! The author would have been 113 years old today. Shown above is an image of the living room in Hemingway’s Key West abode, which has since been turned into a museum.

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We couldn’t resist showcasing this incredible XI Bookshelf by designer Gonçalo Campos for Portugese furniture firm Wewood – despite the fact that it can’t be bought online!

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Designer James De Wulf creates industrial furniture and lighting fixtures whose strong, sleek lines give the objects the power of sculpture. We happen to have had our eye on this concrete ping pong dining room table for quite some time … Continue reading

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IN REAL LIFE: Napoleon’s Study

This stately room at the Grand Trianon, Versailles, became the Emperor Napoleon’s topographical study following his divorce from Josephine. Despite its regal nature, it is still a man cave – the favorite workspace of an emperor who could have chosen … Continue reading

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ART: Walton Ford

These are not your typical Audubon birds. Walton Ford’s work may look like re-imagined  studies from the 19th century, but his scenes feature brutal imagery and darkly humorous text. Perfect for a hunting lodge, or the man cave that’s inspired … Continue reading

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FURNITURE: Wood + Lucite Chair

Natural Wood Lucite Icon Armchair. Grupo Seccio. $377. This updated classic takes an iconic Eames chair and gives it a rugged, masculine base. Momentous style, reworked for a new millennium and a new man.