D2S Editor Favorites

Dying from the heat.  Favorite Hot-Flash Beds


The Scoop Bed by Saba Italia has us intrigued by the concept of Pac Man as furniture inspiration. We love the idea of beds turning into seating, given the proper round mattress pad, of course. And check out our latest bed recommendations along with our Master Bedroom Design video!


Can't write anything.  Favorite Design Mag



Design inspiration abounds with Modernism magazine, and now they have a great online edition. You'll love their insightful, delightful visual romps like The How House by Rudolf Schindler in the photo above.


Old hat.  Favorite Antiques


Can you hear us gasping? We are in love with these unique Chinese export porcelain teapots with bird-head spouts and fish-tail handles from Santos London. Did you see their booth at the Spring International Art & Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory (April 25-29)? Lovely.


Psychotic.  Favorite Crazy Decor Idea


For a contemporary, daffy update on the heavenly Chinese export teapots above, and all those staid but iconic Deltware from the Netherlands, try these Lovegrove & Repucci for Areaware Delft Dinnerware sets from Vivre. We love the grafitti and other New York grunge themes replacing windmills and wooden shoes.


Mowing the grass.  Favorite Thing to Mow & Grow


We're crazy about the Green Roof trend that's sweeping commercial and residential architecture. It makes so much sense, counteracting our continuous attempts to punch holes in the ozone. Our expert on the subject, Steven L. Cantor, has a new book you should order: Green Roofs in Sustainable Landscape Design.

And watch our D2S interview and New York residential landscaping tour with Steven in our Landscape Architects video!


Crying.  Favorite Kiddie Furniture


Yes, Charlotte, there really was a fun, cuddly, colorful side to Bauhaus furniture. Look into this book with the Bauhaus bassinet on the cover.


Evil poking.  Favorite Expensive Music Gear


These Kharma Grand Enigma speakers sell for a cool $1 million. You'd better want to crank up your tunes in a serious way or really want to hear those Star Wars space fights in a way you've never experienced before considering these bad boys.

Jay JohnsonComment