Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jellyfish Table

Product: Jellyfish Table

Manufacturer: Design Lush

This interesting occasional table is made from Bubinga wood, with oak tenticles and an acrylic base.  It is 26" long, 21" wide, and 32" high.  The jellyfish table is customizable and sure to make a statement.

Clearshade Panels

Product: Clearshade IGU Panels

Manufacturer: Panelite
  Contact: 212-947-8292

These energy saving panels are made from a polycarbonate cell core and a glass facade.  They are great for light and privacy, as they transmit 50 percent of light through them.  Best used for vertical applications, these panels come in a maximum size of 53"x120" and are exterior grade.  The glass and core are available in five colors.

"Indah" Tiles

Product: "Indah" Tiles in Circle Design

Manufacturer: Ann Sacks

This beautiful tile is made out of carved teak.  It is best used in indoor, dry areas for vertical application.  Moderate climates are suggested for outdoor applications.  These 12"x12" tiles are available in ten designs and come in polished, unfinished, whitewashed, or waxed.  To clean, a toothbrush and a damp towel are all that are necessary.  They are available for $82.50 per sq ft.

"Factory" Carpeting

Product: "Factory" Carpeting

Manufacturer: Shaw Hospitality Group
   Contact: 888-683-0197
   Local: Ken Thaller

This retro tufted carpet is a great statement piece.  It is made from solution dyed nylon and is part of the cradle-to-cradle process. It can be used for high-performance areas, and is available in sizes 12 feet, 13 feet, and 15 feet.  For maintenance one can vacuum, spot clean, or steam clean.

Silent Wall

Product: Silentwall

Manufacturer: Abet Group
  Contact: 800-228-2238
       +39 031-888-211

This wall reduces noise from heavily frequented rooms.  These panels are tongue and groove, so installation is easy.  They are available in 300 colors and a multitude of textures, images, or patterns.  It is an extremely modern and aesthetically pleasing way to reduce noise within a home, school, or building.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Peach Pit Floors

Product: Peach Pit/("Pip") Floors

Manufacturer: Stone Fruit Floors
  Contact: +27 (0)82 448 3123

This innovative flooring is created by hand packing sanded peach pits and glueing them with silica sand, resin, and urethane.  These floors are quite durable, and can be used in a variety of areas.  The peach pit flooring is available in a number of stains, and also comes in tiles.  They have a low carbon footprint.

"Scream" Sculpture

Product: "Scream" Sculpture

Manufacturer: PIE(Project Import Export Inc)

This sculpture is made from stainless steel and aluminum.  It is based on the painting "The Scream", and looks like a gaping mouth.  It is 36"x36"x30" and is ecofriendly.

Knotty Bubbles

Product: Knotty Bubbles Light Fixtures

Manufacturer: Lindsey Adelman Studio
Contact: 212-473-2501

Ahoy! These beautiful hand blown light fixtures are sure to give you the feeling of treasure and the sea. These forms, once hand blown are rolled in 23k gold and then fit in teathered and knotted rope in posh or black.  They can be used alone or grouped together and run for $4700 per globe.  The knotty fixtures will serve as art and light in your space.

Fish Rug

Product: "Whole Baby Fish" Rug 

Manufacturer: Emma Gardner Design
Contact: 860-567-5201

This beautiful fish rug is hand-knotted Chinese silk with Tibetan wool ground.  It is manufactured by hand in Nepal and is available in acid(shown here) and custom colors.  It is available in three sizes but can also be custom sized.  This floor statement can be easily cleaned with spot treatments, mild soap and water, and vacuuming.

Scrigno Oro Cupboard

Product: Scrigno Oro Cupboard

Manufacturer: ddc domus design
Contact: 212-685-0800

This edgy cabinet is made from laser cut acrylic that is reflective and is available in gold.  It is a very edgy piece that is full of geometry. It can be cleaned using household glass cleaner.  The cabinet can be used for many things, and it is sure to add a sharp look to any room.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lotus Wallpaper

Product: Lotus Paper Wallpaper

Manufacturer: Farrow & Ball
   Contact: 888-511-1121
The Lotus Papers are inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement and the lotus design is derived from the 19th Century French archives.  The large flower block print design is very eye-catching, delicate but bold.It is available in 30 colorways and 2 different pattern sizes. 

Bear Rug

Product: 'Barenjager (Bear Hunter)

Manufacturer: Lise Lefebvre
Contact: 773-698-6340

This Persian rug is sure to turn heads.  Not only is it a beautiful rug, but it is also a comedic bear rug!  The rug is a reformed vintage wool Persian carpet.  Details include glass eyes, wood, and a painted plastic mouthpiece.  It is 67"W x 94.5"L x 8"H

Blum Light

Product: Blum Light

Manufacturer: Axo Light
Contact: 39 041 5845193
Local Manufacturer
Contact: (203)730 0452
The Blum Light is composed of blown glass, with chrome parts. This beautiful light is a great focal point with it's intricate glass design and interesting patterns that are cast by the light. It is available in transparent or chrome-plated glass.  Blum Light is available in four sizes, with two simpler detail versions.

GREEN cloth

Product: Cloth Hideaway-in Private Island

Manufacturer: Brentano Inc
  Contact: 847-657-8481
Local Manufacturer: Donghia, Houston
   Contact: 713-355-7777

This woven cloth is made from environmentally friendly products, including organic cotton and bamboo. It is used for upholstery, and can be cleaned by vacuuming or a solvent.  It comes in a variety of colors that are sure to fit in many applications.

Alfa Doorhandles

Product: Alfa Doorhandle

Manufacturer: Brighthandle
+46 (0)8-23 30 60

These stainless steel door handles indicate through light, whether or not the room it is associated with is empty.  For vacant rooms, the handle will be green, while occupied rooms will be red. It is triggered by a sensor when someone uses the handle.  It can either be operated with batteries, or by internal door wiring. This innovation is great for many public uses.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

GlassTV Entertainment systems

Product: GlassTV Entertainment System Line

Manufacturer: Ad-Notam
Contact: 212-760-0220

This entertainment system combines the elements of glass, mirrors, and LCD features.  It is available in free hanging systems with a black or white base.  The system fits 37" and 46" screens.  This system has a high lifespan and low energy consumption, and can be used in many applications.

CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces

Product: CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces

Manufacturer: CaesarStone
Contact: 877-9QUARTZ

Caesarstone countertops are made from 93% quartz, and have a lifetime warranty. They are resistant to stains, scratches, heat, chemicals and solvents.  They come in forty colors and four finishes, and are very low maintenence.  These surfaces are for interior use only, and can be used in numerous applications in addition to countertops.

Timeline Series Furniture

Product: Timeline Series Furniture

Manufacturer: Grey Design Studio
Contact: (206)524-2223

Made from sustainably harvested, wind fallen cedar or fir, this table has a rich history.  It has all the natural characteristics and colors of wood and it is available in a variety of sizes and uses.  It is 38" deep, 38" wide, and 15" high. This table will add a rustic, natual look to any space.

Hide Rug

Product: Hide Rug in 4 Seasons Collection

Manufacturer: Kyle Bunting Inc
Contact: 512-264-1148
Local Manufacturer
David Sutherland

This patterned hide can be used as a carpet, upholstery, wallcoverings, or furniture.  It has four sets of colors for each seasons, but they are completely customizable within the pattern.  To clean, it can be swept, vacuumed and spot cleaned. All other cleaning should be done by professionals only. This hide should be used in low, to moderate traffic areas.

Livinglass Light

Product: Livinglass Light in Folia Collection

Manufacturer: Livinglass Inc.
Contact: Veronica Jervis

Local Manufacturer
Contact: Chuck Gaume

Livinglass Light panels are made from 100% recycled resin and glass, so they are environmentally friendly.  They come in a variety of colors and sizes and can be used for numerous applications.  They are Class A Class 1 fire rated and are impact resistant.  The panels are also antimicrobial.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ring and Blow Door

Product: Ring and Blow Door by Karim Rashid

Manufacturer: Albed
Contact: +39 0362

Local Dealer: Imoderni

This ultra modern door features a "volcano" feature that has a metal ring used to open and close the door. Then handle on the other side is vertical and semi-elliptical, straying far from traditional.  This smooth and innovative door comes in different colors and patterns.

Photoluminescent Ceramic Tiles

Product: Photoluminscent Ceramic Tiles

Manufacturer: Lucedentro
Contact: +39 059 550 617

This tiles come in six different colors and are non toxic and non radioactive.  They can be used in a variety of locations and are powered by solar energy.  Their glow lasts 8-10 hours, but glow will fade if exposed to a great amount of humidity.

Babol Lights

Product: Babol Lights

Manufacturer: de Majo Illuminazione
   Contact: +39 041 57 29 611

This lighting series is made from white laquered glass balls and are available in wall mounts, or floor and table stands.  They are only available in white, and they are easily cleaned with a soft cloth and warm water.

Copper Shingles

Product: Copper Shingles

Manufacturer: Zappone Manufacturing
   Contact: Jerry Couch

These copper shingles are made from 99.96% pure copper and have a special interlocking system that doesn't require fasteners.  It has a 200-300 year lifespan and has passed hurricane wind and wind driven rain tests.  They are environmentally friendly and can be recylcled.  Zappone takes quality in their manufacturing of the shingles, even signing and dating the back with the inspector's initials.

Leather Wall

Product: Leatherwall in Luxury

Manufacturer: Studioart
Contact: +39-0444-453745

This wall covering is made of flat and padded geometric shapes that have different textures and patterns.  The shapes can be leather, or metal laminas and the design and size of the shapes can be unique to the individual.  This wall system comes in ivory or crema, and in other leatherwall collections.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Light-Transmitting Concrete Blocks

Product: Light-Transmitting Concrete Blocks

Manufacturer: Litracon Kft.
Contact: +36 30 2551648

These concrete blocks are made up of 96% concrete and 4% fiberglass and are very strong despite their thin appearance.  The blocks come in a maximum size of 600x300 mm, but can be custom ordered smaller.  They are available in grey, white, and black with a few design options. They give texture, and interest to a room.


Product: W+W

Manufacturer: Roca
  contact: +34 93 366 1200

This innovative design combines a toilet with a sink.  While being compact, the porcelain fixture is extremely efficient as the waste water from the toilet is filtered for the use of the sink.  It saves water, saves space, and it cuts down on CO2 emissions.  It was the winner of the 2010 Design Plus award.

Interior Dividers

Product: Interior Dividers

Manufacturer: Raydoor
Contact: 212-421-0641

These room dividers allow light to channel through acrylic while keeping a space private.  They can be framed in wood or metal(real or laminate), and come in lattices or simple panels that can have a variety of finishes or inserts.  The panels can also be specified for folding, pivoting, fixed or sliding while not being on a floor track.  They are available in any size under 10' high.

Marmoleum Flooring

Product: Marmoleum Flooring
Manufacturer: Forbo Flooring System
contact: 800-842-7839
Local dealer: Architectural Floors
Marmoleum is a flooring solution that is made from rosin, wood flour and cork flour.  The flooring is very durable, available in a variety of colors and applications.  It is very environmentally friendly, and can be custom designed.  It is easy swept, or cleaned with a damp mop and water.

ResinArt Panels

Product: ResinArt Panels

Manufacturer: Veritas
Contact:  1-877-411-8008

Local Representative: Larry Vernier
Contact: 281-362-0500

The decorative panels are created with a Polyester resin, and are very durable.  In addition to being used indoors, they can be used in exterior applications if a UV protection layer is specified. The great thing about the panels is the variety of finishes, inserts, and textures that can be combined to create a unique feature. They are available in 4'x10' and 5'x10' sheets.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Composite Panels

Product: Composite Wall Panels(Rainscreen)

Manufacturer: Doralco
   Contact: 888-44-DORALCO
Local: Steve Golonka

These aluminum composite wall panels come in a variety of attractive finishes.  The panels have exceptional weight bearing, and you won't find buckling, dimpling, or oil canning. The finishes have acid and humidity resistance while making the exterior look innovative.

Loop Table Lamp

Product: Loop Table Lamp

Manufacturer: FontanaArte
  Contact: 866-428-9289

This Italianlamp can be used on a table or on the floor.  It has a rotating lid that controls the amount of light that is given out of the bottom.  The design is by Voon Wong & Benson Saw and is available for $1,168.00

Hot Water Dispenser

Product: Hot Water Dispenser-Model H-778

Manufacturer: InSinkErator Food Service

This stainless steel dispenser can gives out 1oo cups of water at 190 degrees farenheit per hour.  It can be placed in a standard sink hole, and no relief valve is needed.  The dispenser is insulated to help stop heat loss which adds to the efficiency that this produces.  It's great for businesses and for residential homes.

Opalescent Glass Mosaic Tile

Product: Solistone Opalescent Glass Mosaic Tile

Manufacturer: Solistone
 Contact: 1-888-252-2621

This opalescent tile is perfect to accent applications in indoor and some outdoor areas.  The color will vary on the tiles and the installation is very easy.  They should not be used where high traffic or abrasion will be on them.  They can be maintained  by being cleaned with a mild detergent and a soft cloth.

Metalworks Canopies

Product: Metalworks Canopies

Manufacturer: Armstrong
Local Dealer: Acoustical Specialties & Supply
  Contact: (225)275-3440

Metal canopies made of galvanized steel are great for commercial and hospitality applications.  This product comes in a variety of custom colors, finishes, and shapes.  It is adjustable and helps the room's accoustical value.  The canopies also have potential for LEED credits.