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Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2012

On March 28th, 2012 by .

What a fantastic week we have had in New York for BlogTourNYC, the people, gorgeous interior products and to top it off, the weather was beautiful!  I am going to start my blogging marathon with a round up of my favourite products from the Architectural Digest Home design Show.  Having never visited a trade show in America, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived, and I wasn’t dissapointed.  There was a real mix of styles and trends for me to explore, from modern streamline kitchens right through to Traditional and Country style accessories.

A favourite of mine from the show was BDDW, who combine raw elements, including woood and leather to create handcrafted and contemporoary pieces including; beds, tables, seating, lamps & storage.  Each piece is lovingly hand rubbed iwth natural oils and lacquer.

Kenneth Cobonpue (below)

More to follow…..



On March 24th, 2012 by .

BlogTourNYC has been such an incredible week, so many laughs, great design and great company. Here are a few highlights. Images: Johnathan Adler, the group & NYC.  More to follow over the coming weeks…




20120324-102526.jpgOur tour of the Johnathan Adler studios was a particular highlight of mine.  We were able to see the whole design process of Jonathan’s products from an initial idea right through to the samples.  Johnathan even threw some pottery for us!



Sponsors for #BlogTour NYC

On March 20th, 2012 by .

#BlogTour NYC has just commenced and below are the remaining sponsors for the trip.  I would like to say a personal thank you to you all, and it goes without saying that a very big thank you goes to Modenus.  Here’s to a fantastic week of blogging, networking and great design.

Let me introduce to you Big Ass Fan (image below) a company that has transformed the style of ceiling fans into something quite beautiful.  They thrive on the knowledge that they can circulate an ocean of air in sound sensitive commercial spaces and large homes.  Take a look for yourselves at Fig Ass Fan

Modern-Aire ventilating specializes in building custom made hoods for the kitchen (image below).  As well as providing excellent ventilation, they also offer limitless opportunities for materials, finishes and customization to elevate ventilation to a focal point in the kitchen. Modern-Aire are proud to say that each piece is skillfully crafted by their in-house design team for a personal and professional finish.  Check out their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @designerhoods

Scholtès is an Italian company that provides professional appliances for the home chef.  Currently known in Europe, they are expanding their distribution network across Canada and the U.S offering; built-in electric ovens, gas cooktops and electric cooktops, ventilation, dishwashers, refrigeration drawers, wine cabinets, beverage centers and coffee machines. One thing to take note of is that the Scholtès North American product line has been specifically developed for the needs and requirements of the market. Product specifications acknowledge that consumers should not have to modify their own spaces and installations to accommodate European sizing.
@scholtesamerica, www.scholtes.comBelow is Victoria + Alberts latest collection called The Edge, which has been influenced by British cubic design, taking a classic shape and producing a modern range with an urban feel. The bath has been designed to take up little floor space, instead they have increased the depth, measuring a generous 24” deep, the bath most definitely has room for two. The contemporary design is mirrored in the twin sinks, a must have if space permits.  Made from 100% ENGLISHCAST®, a naturally white material rich in volcanic limestone, The Edge collection is certainly a design triumph.  For more information visit their website

A final thank you to Vitra (image below), another #BlogTourNYC sponsor and a company dedicated to developing healthy, intelligent, inspiring and durable
solutions for the office, the home and for public spaces.  Founded in 1950, Vitra’s products and concepts are developed in Switzerland by applying a diligent design process
that brings together the company’s engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers.