I've been all about lighting recently and wanted to share a few of my favorites.

King Edison Lamp by Young Battaglia for Mineheart
  Squares Floor/Wall Lamp by Areti

LEDscape by LIKEarchitects


Romantic Typography

I recently revamped my design portfolio, and I made a fun concept graphic for my DelBrenna Pop-Up Shop as part of a branding identity. I found these great fonts from a wonderful post by A Subtle Revelry with 25 free romantic fonts. Check out the free fonts here if you need some romantic fonts, too.


Industrial Hair Studio

Táňa Kmenta Hair Studio by Studio Muon is an industrial interpretation of a hair salon. The space incorporates concrete and what looks like shipwrecked wood in minimal whites and blacks. Large distressed white columns flank the space. Large photographs of people decorate the walls, providing the only pop of color. The lighting resembles a photography studio, clipped on and wires sprawling near the ceiling. It's an absolutely beautiful space, and I'd imagine I'd emerge with half my head shaved after spending a session in this studio.



Color Explosion No. 1

2013 has been full of color, from emerald to tangerine tango and everything in between. I wanted to post a few of my favorite color products as of late.

The cryyp Throw Pillow by Spires has beautiful muted colors. Check out the other colors available, too.

Mara Hoffman's new swimwear line has spread virally across the internet, but I still cannot pass mentioning the beautiful patterns on her pieces.

Samuel Accoceberry has designed the Tresse rug collection for Chevalier Edition. The rugs also come in a beautiful variety of colors, shapes, and sizes.

More colors to come.


Broom Chairs

Reinier de Jong has designed STEEL, a chair made from recycled broom handles. The designer is asking that people donate old broom handles to his studio, and for every meter of wood that is donated, he will donate 1 euro to charity. I personally want one of the white chairs.


Inspired by the night sky...

I've been finding myself admiring many architectural and design works resembling the night sky. I wanted to share a few of my favorites today.

The Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition 'L'Art de la Haute Joaillerie' in Paris is a collaboration with design agency Jouin Manku. The pieces are illuminated much like constellations in the sky, with the dark blue backdrop contrasting with the jewelry.

This tram stop at Rotonda de Sergio Cardell in Alicante, Spain is designed by SUBARQUITECTURA, and this cover provides shelter from the elements while consistently mimicking the night sky.

Architect Tiago Barros proposed his "Passing Cloud" design to the Van Alen Institute and the Department of Cultural Affairs of New York City as an in a high-speed rail competition. The idea actually contradicts the traditional goal behind a high-speed rail, to get to a particular location at a particular time in a particular manner. The "Passing Cloud" is just that, a free-floating mode of transportation that takes one from one point to another, but in a much freer nomadic type way. It didn't win the competition, but has gained a tremendous amount of attention. Sounds like a great holiday to me.


Florine's Cellophane

I recently thought of Florine Stettheimer and her lovely cellophane decoration. A less well-known female painter of the early 20th century, Stettheimer was friends with Duchamp, O'Keeffe, Stein, and that whole crew, but she kept her work in her own private group of friends to visit her Greenwich village home. She began her more public artist career creating the set for Four Saints in Three Acts (1934). Cellophane was a new invention at this time, and she used in both her home (Fig. 1) and on stage (Fig. 2). I always thought this such a great idea with this new invention at the time, so I wanted to include a few images. Florine Stettheimer is and will always remain one of my favorite ladies.