Sunday, May 31, 2009
This V.I.P. chair was designed by the Dutch Marcel Wanders for the World Expo 2000 in Hanover, and is completely upholstered with a woollen, felt-like textile. It is quite possible the most comfortable "executive" type chair I've ever sat it. It's only about $2,000! Ha! As if! One day I will cast my eyes upon this chair again, but until then, it is enough that I know such a cool chair exists.
If I ever become rich and have my own office, this would by chair of choice for the conference room in which meeting participants will eat ice cream while deciding on important matters of the day.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I've seen a lot of music videos in my day; Some were good, some were excellent. Most were totally lame. BUT yesterday (or the day before) I came upon this video on youtube, which features His Royal Hotness, Gael Garcia Bernal. The video, titled "Quiere Que me Quieras" --- which means "I Want You to Love Me" in English, is the best, most amazing music video on the entire planet!! I'm not even kidding.
Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKZAWvs9qpY
Gael is really bringing Mexico to the international stage of excellence in art, film and music. He is what I call a "transformational artist," one who surpasses and even crosses international borders to reveal an emerging mastery of art, in more areas than one. His inspirational films include, but are not limited to: Y Tu Mama Tambien, El Crimen Del Padra Amaro, Amorres Perros, Babel, La Mala Educacion (Bad Education). I can't wait to see his new movie, Rudo Y Cursi!
Incidentally, I saw him in the East Village about 6 years ago, holding hands with some random girl. My friend and I were about two feet away from him, walking side by side, and we FROZE! What does one do when in the presence of such remarkable beings? If I could go back in time, I would say to His Royal Hotness, Gael Garcia Bernal, "Hola! You are super hot! By the way, can you please give me Natalie Portman's phone number?"
Whoever designed these hangable chairs is a genius! I don't like the style of the chairs too much, but still, this is pretty awesome. If you have a studio, this is perfect. Most people have anywhere from 4 to 6 dining chairs, but only use 1-2 at a time. This is very inefficient use of space. I just solved your space saving problem! Too bad I can't figure out who made these chairs.
Monday, May 11, 2009
This awesome table can double as a desk, dinner table or work space. It's very cleverly designed, and it's made with recycled and earth-friendly materials. The only thing is it costs over $2,000. That's a bit much, but I guess sometimes eco-friendly stuff costs more to produce.
Anyway, the table also comes in red. Maybe I can volunteer to work at this company (Um Project) and get this table as part of my payment. I can sweep their floors full-time or answer phones. I don't mind. I can also organize or file or go on coffee errands (like the girl in Devil Wears Prada).
Friday, May 8, 2009
When I was a kid, I had bunk bed. It was brown and ugly. I guess I can only chalk that up to being a product of the 1980s (which seems as though it was a bad time for fashion and design -- but not for music), but truly my bunk bed was oppressive. Thankfully, times have changed! Kids today can have hope! They can live their lives and be free of offensive and unimaginative furniture! Kids have it soo good these days.
Anyway, I saw this from the BKLYN Designs fair going on this weekend in DUMBO! I hope to check it out.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I came upon this beat coat rack (by Colin O'Dowd) the other day, and thought it looked pretty cool. I actually have one just like this, but I can't seem to find a suitable place to hang it on the wall. Too bad for me! Mine was also about $50 cheaper.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Although we at Cheese Lovers International are design afficionados, we are humble enough to admit that when it comes to simply putting together the coolest of spaces, we are still light years away. So when I came across this, I was in a state of awe that lasted for at least 10 minutes. Check it out here:
Who is Caroline Gomez? I think she's a genius! Look at her magnificent use of color. I must put google to work!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
OMG! These bookshelves/occasional tables are simply magnificent!! I can't believe how beautiful a bookshelf can be! Or how majestic an occasional table can make you feel. AND if you happen to have a lot of Penguin (the publisher) books, you MUST buy these immediately!! Here is where to buy them! Do it NOW!
Friday, May 1, 2009
Cheese snobs: a group of people who believe that good cheese can only from Europe, specifically France. They think American cheese can never be formidable or worthy of their attention. They have probably never tried delicious northern California cheese. And they scoff at the idea that something as pure and sweet as macaroni and cheese can't taste...scrumptuous!
To these charlatans I say "WHATEVER"! Cheese snobs are ruining the sometimes ill-refined palatte of the novice cheese eater. True, there are some "cheese products" that would serve humanity best if they were banned from the planet (like Kraft singles), but this does not mean the world is not big enough for various forms of cheese. For example, I have tried Mexican cheese, and eventhough everytime I eat it I get really sick, this does not mean that it is not actually a worthy and even delectable. After all, who am I to say what is good cheese and bad? I am not the cheese hegemon! Or the cheese police inspector! (Though that position sounds fun).
So, I say, to all you cheese snobs out there. Have an open heart! Try to break free from your imperialist notions of cheese! Take a trip out to Vermont or northern California! While your delicate sensibilities may not warm to this, surely your love of the divine master (cheese) will pull you there...