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Digging the New West Elm

I am really enjoying the new direction of West Elm in their Fall 2010 catalog.  The design team has integrated some of the vintage elements while preserving the West Elm look.  The result feels more like what a home should be, a mix! I always love to see a product catalog that is inspiring from a design standpoint.  And it helps people envision a space that doesn't feel like it came straight from a catalog.  I stopped cold when I saw the above image.  I love the gallery of frames and the wallpaper.  After doing some digging, I located the wallpaper which is "elizabeth on shimmer" from the eco-friendly madisonandgow.  Here are more new West Elm items that I love.

Woven veneer pendant

Jigsaw Spin Bookcase (L) Wood & Resin Boxes (R)

Tripod Table


Images from West Elm



Wild about Brazillian Architecture

Wallpaper* is wild about Brazil after moving operations there for several weeks for their Born in Brazil issue. Rather than simply taking a snapshot of the country in the issue, will be updated for the coming weeks with more news, video coverage, interviews and more.  After checking out the directory of architects, I can see why they want to continue this story.  I have included some of my favorites fromthe directory of architects.

Architect:  Mareines + Patalano Project: GLEM Offices

Architect: Humberto Hermeto Project: Casa JE, Vale dos Cristais

Architect: SPBR Project: Ubatuba

To check out the directory of Brazilian architects on, by clicking here.

IMAGE CREDITS: Image one from Mareines + Patalano; All other images from Wallpaper