Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I love browsing websites to find new and exciting dispatches from the design world.
Some become classics, some move slowly into every day life, some are affordable, most need a lot of saving...
And a few end up at the museum!

Today I visited unicahome.com and found so many desirable pieces, I had a hard time to contain my enthusiasm and make a selection fit for one post!
But I tried and without further talk here is my list:

I love Fornasetti, one of the big classic design firms, always cutting edge and modern! Apart from the famous plates they create chairs, screens, cabinets and much more.

Check those chairs...

I would love to find a space to fit in one of their fantastic screens. Not only they creates instant glamour, they also hide a multitude of sins, beginning with architectural boredom...
And maybe a mysterious place to change in a bedroom? Don't we all recall those movie scenes, where the heroine is helped by her maid into or out of her petticoats and pieces of clothing come flying over the screen?

For a more traditional look how about these?

And this cabinet surely steals the show anywhere...

Another of my favorites is Philippe Starck. I adore his genius. Any household item becomes a piece of art under his hands.

And those clear eyed visions above bring me straight to Karim Rashid's magazine racks/stools/tables:

And those carpets make me smile...


and by Karim Rashid.

And a couple of month ago I saw these innovative planters by Patrick Morris on their UK website, but now they are available here as well:

And last but not least something else for the little ones by the German design team Wolfgang Sirch/Christoph Bitzer:

Since this German designer is not so known in the United States I quote from the Unicahome website:

"...with its minimalist construction, the flix push car by wolfgang sirch combines the timeless appearance of classic wooden construction and modern design. quiet wheels that can be used both indoors and outdoors add to the versatility of this warm, welcoming toy.
dimensions: 17" x 13" x 13" in

about wolfgang sirch:

the sirch family has been producing products in wood for over 300 years in Germany. during the last part of the 20th century, the sirch company specialized in industrial shipping pallets, which they continue to manufacture today. after the death of his father isidor sirch, wolfgang sirch, an interior architect, became president. for a new synergy, he brought christoph bitzer, a sculptor, into the company.

the sirch-bitzer team began designing and producing very special items for children under the brand name sibi. all sibi products are handmade in the sirch factory in bavaria, primarily in wood. ..."
Some other of their designed pieces:

Don't you wish you could be little for a while or at least bestow such pretty and beautiful toys to some lucky toddler?

Trust me, there was so much more I would have liked to show you, but I guess you will need time to browse all those other lovely blogs on your list, right???

I know, me too!


All pictures via unicahome.com


  1. I used to travel several times a year to Europe and lust over "Fornasetti" items. I thought of you in Bloomingdales the other day with these really fun table items, full of color, style and humor. I have always wanted one of those screens for a "quick" change!

  2. I know those plants are o.k but I would have an overwhelming urge to turn them over. The screens are fabulous.

  3. Great finds ...I love the chairs!

  4. i LOVE the acrobats on the black screen- how wonderful it would be to have a unique piece like that in my home!

    and I think german toy makers are the best; hurray for giving children quality, not crap :)

  5. Wow, love this post. I really love the screens and those adorable chairs! I would have never know about them. I would really like it if I could find a place for a screen. Hang in there with the teen years! I feel for you...I am next!!!!

  6. My favorite chair is the one with the butterflies. And yes, the screens are beautiful! I like the sun and moon one too! I love your finds. Do you intend on using them somewhere?

  7. Christine, I wish I could, but for now it's just desire! Hope to convince some clients one day too! :)

  8. I love the trompe l'oeil effect of those screens. What fun!


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