Favorite Green Olympics Building
The Beijing Olympics Aquatics Center is nicknamed the Water Cube for good reason. It appears to be composed of bubbles of water without any walls, but its ingenious in its eco-friendly design, from capturing passive solar energy in each bubble cell to channeling rainwater into all aspects of the building -- even the pools.
Favorite Window Treatments
We think the Tracy Porter Bona Fide Charm Curtains are a French epic motif kick. Put them up as room dividers or window treatments, and cinch them up for extra flair. Fancy schmancy look; low price.
Favorite Hotel Chair
This is a bizarre category to find a favorite for, but we couldn't resist! The Lancaster Arts Hotel is a boutique operation housed in an 1881 tobacco warehouse, and this chair is inspired by that background. Fun Fact: Lancaster, PA is the oldest inland city in the United States. And this hotel is close to 70 galleries, theaters, and art studios that make this a great place to visit.
Vivre has so many cool home items in their well curated collection of designer merchandise. The Casamidy Hacienda Headboard is a Mexican tinsmith's confection. The Tin Man may have wanted a heart, but now we want a tin headboard like this one. Fits a king size bed.
Favorite Storage Solutions
Favorite Idea House
You've got to check out the Hamptons Cottages and Gardens 2008 Idea House in Sagaponack, NY. It's loaded with great ideas from a host of architects, designers, and landscapers. Green and eco-friendly is in this year!
Favorite Dreamland Furniture
We can definitely see ourselves daydreaming or catnapping in this beautiful Saporiti Chaise Longue designed by Giovanni Offredi in the 1970s, from Modern One in Los Angeles.
Favorite Castle Furniture