Archive for the ‘Love It!’ Category

New way to brainstorm

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Everyone could use more space for writing ideas when brainstorming.  The standard 4′x8′ wall mounted whiteboard is often not quite where you need it when the urge to write or draw strikes.  IdeaPaint is the solution for commercial offices, schools and homes.  This product was introduced at NEOCON 2008 which I actually had the privilege of attending.  A whirlwind few days, that’s for sure.  But soooo much product and inspiration.  Check out NEOCON next June if you haven’t been.

I see so much potential for this whiteboard dry-erase wall paint.  Unlimited writing in conference rooms, extra note space in your office, just to name a few.  I think this improves the visual aesthetic of the room by removing the not quite so attractive board mounted to the wall.  With IdeaPaint, your writing surface is integrated into the design of the room.  Think writing space wall to wall above the chair rail line in your conference room, easily accessible daily restaurant menus that won’t fall off the easel.  What ideas strike your fancy?

http://www.ideapaint.com/

http://www.neocon.com/

Suzanne Dummer Stafford, IIDA LEED-AP

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Wallcovering Inspirations

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Tired of wallcovering that looks like paint?  Tired of wallcoverings that all look the same?  Here is something for you.

Large scale, bold wallcoverings are sometimes difficult to find.  I wanted to share a great new wallcovering company I ran across recently called Flavor Paper.   They have offices in New Orleans and Brooklyn.  I think I found it when researching web sites and local graphic designers.  Some of these stock designs are retro, some modern contemporary and the custom capabilities have a lot of potential.   I like the idea for use as accent pieces in commercial spaces.  Depending on colorway choice, even the bold patterns could appear muted when installed.
http://www.flavorleague.com/

This is my favorite design called Flower of Love.  I had to add this one to my Love It file to use somewhere.  I even printed it out to poste on my inspiration wall.
http://www.flavorleague.com/wallpaper/flower-of-love?colorway=espresso

Here is the cut sheet showing a good view of the scale of the repeat on page 2.
http://www.flavorleague.com/pdfs/flower-of-love.pdf

I always enjoy seeing how things are made.  Coolhunting just so happens to have made a great video that shows exactly how these wonderful large scale, silk screened wallcoverings are created.
http://www.coolhunting.com/archives/2009/03/flavor_paper.php

My favorite wallcovering Flower of Love just happens to be showcased on a steamy video by Lenny Kravitz.  The designers for his video must have thought it was great too!  Here is the link to Lenny Kravitz video Dancin’ Til Dawn shot in Paris, France.
http://www.flavorleague.com/installations/lenny-kravitz-video

Enjoy! Suzanne Dummer Stafford, IIDA LEED-AP
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