Justin Timberlake To Design A Home Line

 

 

Justin Timberlake and his longtime interior designer Estee Stanley have been working on a home collection with HomeMint.

The collection will be available exclusively online at HomeMint.com, to members—who pay a monthly fee of $10 to enjoy discounts and early access to new products—and nonmembers alike.The line won’t be available to buy until early May, but you can preview the collection and sign up for updates today.

Elle Décor had an interesting interview with Timberlake where they were able to provide some snap shots of this collection. You can read the interview here.

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French Connection Introduces A Home Collection

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The fashion brand French Connection just introduced a beautiful down-to-earth home collection designed by Lorraine Brennan. The collection includes lighting, linen bedding, ceramics and a small selection of furniture with emphasis on colors such as mineral blue, white, taupe, tan and grey. I liked the fresh look, crisp feeling these images have. Looking at their prices, they are considered in the affordable range.

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Château Baccarat Short Movie Celebrating Its Wine Glass Collection By James Bort

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To celebrate the new Château Baccarat oenology wine glass collection, the famed Crystalworks has given photographer and film maker James Bort carte blanche to make a short movie. Filmed at the House of Baccarat in Paris, the video, in the style of a fairy tale, presents the explosion of colours and flavours magnified by the specially-created Château Baccarat stemware.

See the full Château Baccarat collection at baccarat.com
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Tom Dixon Introduces New Lighting Fixtures

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Milan 2012 will witness the launch of  ‘Luminosity’, a showcase of new lamps, lights and shades presented in a series of illuminated environments, at MOST, a festival of design, innovation and culture to be held at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology in Milan.

Luminosity is an exploration of light. On a mission to illuminate and furnish the future, we aim to de-mystify preconceptions of artificial light and to educate people on the future of lighting. New Products introduced by Tom Dixon include:

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Etch Web is a vast 65cm wide shade with an unusual open structure, designed to cast atmospheric angular shadows when lit. An irregular pentagon shape is repeated 60 times across the body to create a total sphere. The enormous globe is astonishingly lightweight, weighing only 980 grams, with a correspondingly ethereal visual attitude. Formed from copper anodized aluminum through a process of digital photo-acid etching, an oversized LED bulb is suspended within the center of Etch Web to make it the ultimate shadow play pendant.

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Windfall Chandeliers

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Windfall is known worldwide as the dynamic contemporary chandelier brand, which is re-defining the nature of crystal chandeliers. Dutch born Roel Haagmans and German Clarissa Dorn were already experienced chandelier designers for other companies when they set up Windfall together in Munich in 2004, to explore the contemporary potential of crystal chandeliers.
Their knowledge of technical issues is considered not only world-class, but also probably unmatched, and with Windfall they have developed an aesthetic, which has brought them to the attention of a deeply fashionable Design crowd.
"Windfall have entirely re-invented how crystal can be used, stripping back the old idea of an overburdened chandelier to it’s essentials, and bringing a fresh, airy, contemporary quality to classic materials".

Windfall also supplies chandeliers for some of the world’s top luxury brands such as Roberto Cavalli, Cartier, and Mont Blanc.

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Since starting the company in 2004, Windfall has collaborated with many leading architects and Light planners, including Italo Rota Architects (Milan) David Chipperfield Arch. (London), YOO Architects (London), Jestico & Whiles, Scott Brownrigg (London), Jean Philippe Nuel (Paris), KCA International (London), Reflexion (Zurich), HBA (Los Angeles), Bost Design (Berlin), Davis & Baron (London), Spence, Harris & Hogan (London), Plajer & Franz (Berlin), Gallery Dilmos (Milan), Paul Steelman Design (Las Vegas) and many more.

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To View more of their projects and learn about their products click the link below.

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A Solution For A Mid day Power Nap

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This is a great solution for short daytime siesta on the job. Design studio kawamura-ganjavian has come up with  the OSTRICH, a pocket pillow that “offers a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates our head and hands (mind, senses and body) for a few minutes, without needing to leave your desk.

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Étienne LeRoy Launches Limited Edition Sheeshas

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The sheesha world seems to be at rise more and more, just when we hear about new smoking bans we hear about new sheesha places popping up. To divert the very “public” aspect of the sheesha, many brands have been designing exclusive and high end designer ones such as Porsche Design (posted previously), Aridiem  (earlier post as well), and now Étienne LeRoy.

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The Swiss Made Étienne LeRoy sheeshas launched a few days ago are setting a new standard of quality and refinement in the art of sheesha smoking. Designed and manufactured by eukapis sàrl, a Lausanne based company, the Étienne LeRoy sheesha will be presented during the Big Boys Toys Show in Dubai in February 2012.

Swiss luxury goods are legendary. Not only have Swiss designers and artisans gained a well-deserved reputation for making the world’s most valued timepieces, they have excelled in other areas as well. Carrying on this ancient Swiss tradition, the Étienne LeRoy team have decided to ally the Eastern tradition and modern Swiss design to create the best sheesha ever made. They chose the highest quality materials and have worked with the most highly skilled artisans to achieve their goals.

 

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The Etiquette Set | Tableware

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The etiquette set by Edward Vince is a complete, packaged dining kit including instructions which allows the user to enjoy an à la Russe dining experience in any context, regardless of class or wealth.

It combines the semiotics of a plastic Airfix model kit with the implied luxury of an à la Russe table setting, using what is essentially wastage from the mould to structure the pieces in the correct position.

The set retains the detailing, form and visual language of the ornate silver cutlery and ceramic plate, and forces these values into the context of mass production and contemporary consumer culture through manufacture, material choice, packaging and method of use and disposal.

The design and realization of this product is intended to comment on the loss of tradition, heritage and craftsmanship evident in the consumer culture of which we are part, and to question how and why we assign value to the different objects that surround us.

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