Come and knock on my door….

… I’ll be waiting for you..

Behind these gorgeous, environment friendly, and so chic entry doors. Stunning entry doors like these by Neoporte are guaranteed to leave lasting impressions. The are fully customizable with options for levers, billets, but what I love the most is are the embedded organic elements within the glass. How super duper cool! Neoporte delivers excellent craftsmanship and easy installation. They build each system to order, can accommodate individual door dimensions up to 4’6″ wide by 10′ high for a total double opening of 9′ wide by 10′ high. Add sidelites and transoms for total system dimensions limited only by your imagination.

Their design philosophy is so close to my heart –

Our design philosophy is that trees look better green and in the forest.
All Neoporte doors are made from 100% stainless steel, a durable, recyclable
material that lasts a lifetime without the need for toxic refinishing.

And the best part is not that they are endorsed by the US Green Building Council, but these gorgeous show stoppers…

Knock knock…

Neoport Doors

Neoport Doors

Neoport Doors

Neoport Doors

Neoport Doors

Neoport Doors

Neoport Doors

Neoport Doors

Neoport Doors

Neoport Doors

Neoport Doors

Neoport Doors

Neoport Doors

neoporte

More details and specification on their website www.neoporte.com

If you need me, I will be in an Orchid, W or Egg

Care to take a seat with me?

Sebastian Gronmeyer, born is Germany and educated in North America, used Arne Jacobson’s Egg Chair to hide in as a kid. Motivated by his first attempt at design which was an electric guitar, he decided to pursue a career in design. Here is the outcome – The Orchid and W chairs. I call him a genius.

Orchid chair

Silence and Grace Orchid Chair

Silence and Grace Orchid Chair

Silence and Grace Orchid Chair

The W chair

Silence and Grace W Chair

Silence and Grace W Chair

Silence and Grace W Chair

The texture in this W chair is chic, and the lines so inviting.

The famous Egg chair by Arne jacobson

Arne Jacobson Egg Chair

bahaus 2 yours Le Corbusier Chaise lounge

b2h chaise

Need I say more? Could someone get me some tea? If you need me I will also be hiding in one of these.

How about vines with your wine from Napa?

In addition to all the full bodied wines, you can bring some vines home too!

Searching for restored wooden furniture, similar to Kings Road Home, I came across Napa Style.

Founded by Napa Valley chef, vintner, tv host and author, Michael Chiarello, NapaStyle showcases an eclectic mix of handcrafted and exclusive home goods and artisanal specialty foods that celebrate all things cooking, entertaining, wine, garden and home. Michael expresses his passion for seasonal and sustainable living through his television shows and cookbooks, and his uniquely designed NapaStyle products, such as his artisan-made salami, salts & spreads, reclaimed barnwood furniture, vintage flatware & antiques, and specialty barware & tabletop. All can be found in the NapaStyle retail stores, online, and in its catalog.

Wooden base and glass top, these tables bring such a natural feel to interiors. I’m imagining white hardwood floors under these.

Coffetable

These tables were made from old retired vines, and are handmade. Aren’t they so earthy? These 80- to 100-year-old trunks come from California Cabernet and Chardonnay vines that have stopped producing grapes. A resourceful artisan rescues, cleans and forms each vine base with handmade care. They are kiln-dried, sandblasted and lacquer-sealed to preserve their majestic character.

Winestorage

Isnt this trolley table perfect for a night of scrabble and wine?

Visit their website to browse through more of their products.

Chopstick trouble?

If you have a good chance of dropping your California roll midway to your mouth, then TUKAANI is perfect for you.

Tukaani

The sterling silver TUKAANI is a hand made eating device for Asian food. It may be held as traditional chopsticks. But unlike the disposable wooden chopsticks, TUKAANI is both machine and hand washable and much easier to set on – and use at table. The matt surface and taut movement allow steady grip in the hand. The curl at the end of the TUKAANI provides eased food picking and delivery to the mouth. The loop also allows easier hanging, storage and display.

I think it looks very stylish and appears to be so easy to use.  So practical. Tukaani can be ordered through Mochatini or directly on Kawiya.fi.

TUKAANI is Finnish for the toucan bird species. The Toucan’s bill provided inspiration for this cutlery project.

dimas

Tukaani is Lincoln Kayiwa’s stylish replacement to the traditional wooden chopsticks. No more embarrassing moments or wood splinters. Lincoln is also working on some other interesting projects like the Rosè. The ROSÈ glasses are the solution to the wobbly glasses at picnics. No more drink spills!

And another interesting design by Lincoln, the Ittoli. Sculpture, amorphous, malleable… However you may interpret it, the ITTOLI is a comfortable single metallic rod three seater thanks to the alignment of the loops and contours, which also allow the varying sitting postures.

To see his other work, visit his website. I can’t wait to see more designs by Lincoln. He has promised to keep us updated on Mochatini.