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    Featured Designer on Ava Living – Again!

    photo credit: Frankie Norstad

    photo credit: Frankie Norstad

    Susan Diana Harris Interior Design is featured a second time as “Ava’s Choice” on Ava Living, the #1 Interior Design Social Network. Ava’s Choice writes, “Even small spaces can be big on style. Don’t let the lack of square footage stifle your creativity. See how our designers create stylish spaces no matter the size.”

    The featured South of Market urban studio combines a couple’s two wardrobes and lifestyles. The modern condo incorporates multiple areas into one room. Even a small work space fits among the living, sleeping, dressing, dining and entertaining areas!

    A warm, deep gray wall conceals the flatscreen and desk. Dim the lights in the evening to tune down technology’s presence in the room. The opposite wall is lined with mirrored wardrobes that reflect the urban view while doubling the lighting, both natural and decorative.

    See more pictures of this project on Facebook and at Ava Living.com.

    photo credit: Frankie Norstad

    photo credit: Frankie Norstad

    photo credit: Frankie Norstad

    photo credit: Frankie Norstad

    The Chair that Wasn’t There

    Photo credit: Gervasoni

    Photo credit: Gervasoni

    Scared of “modern furniture?” You don’t have to be. It’s all a frame of mind. Paola Navone’s Net 21F chair crushes our expectations of modern furniture being glossy white, sharp corners and bulky mass. This quaint chair has quite a bark, yet it’s barely there! Its iron frame is handwoven with dark pulut, or rice. Felt has warmed humans for centuries and here, as a cushion, it also hints at today’s modern shapes and proportions.

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    Photo credit:Marie Claire Maison

    Rustic materials and age-old secrets — such as hand painted rugs — meet modern sophistication in Paola Navone’s own home in Greece. Who says a serene sanctuary can’t be modern? See more of this architect and designer’s work here.

    Express Yourself

    Hudson Paints

    See that big surface down your railroad hallway? Write on it! Then, wipe it clean with a damp cloth and do it again! Free your hands from technology and test out your handwriting on paints that made their debut in a New York City school. Hudson Paints introduces bright colors to the grays and greens of yesterday’s chalkboard palette. Order any of their twenty-four fun colors online, including “supergirl periwinkle,” “bakery green,” and “terracotta brown.”  Turn almost any surface into a chalkboard: walls, pipes, furniture, even your refrigerator.

    Photo credit: Hudson Paint

    Photo credit: Hudson Paint

    Personalize your home and business and watch your kids, out-of-town guests, party-goers and customers take a moment to express themselves, too.

    Feel Seating System

    Photo credit: Animi Causa Boutique

    Photo credit: Animi Causa Boutique

    Crazy? Perhaps. Comfy? Most likely. This collection of one hundred and twenty 8″ foam balls offers support wherever it’s needed. One-hundred percent foam balls wrapped in stretch fabric make up the Feel Seating System Deluxe from Animi Causa.  Available in six sizes, the lounger-bed caters to people of all shapes and sizes. The current collection comes in basic colors – though a fun, designer print would be a welcome addition in the future!

    SF Workwomanship

    River TablePhoto credit: Adrien Segal

    San Francisco and Oakland are lucky to have furniture designer, Adrien Segal.  Her River Table takes waves to the next level.  Layer upon layer, the table’s shape and form mimics the contours of a flowing river.  The natural wood top cascades right over   the edge to create a unique and functional piece.

    Photo credit: Adrien Segal

    Photo credit: Adrien Segal

    A recent graduate of California College of Arts, Adrien’s work can be found in local stores and galleries through out the San Francisco Bay Area   and internationally as well.

    Lovely Italian Lighting

    photosource: SLAMP

    This lighting studio started back in the “Swatch era,” according to the founder of SLAMP, Roberto Ziliani.

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    Beforehand, Ziliani was busy designing events for the fashion world. Then, 1994 marked the beginning of many collaborations with artists, architects and designers. The diverse source of creativity shows in SLAMP’s lighting. The designs span from adventurous art to detailed, three-dimensional subtlety. Iridescent designs made up of laser-cut layers shimmer like jewelry. Meanwhile, more conservative styles stack form and shadow for details on top of details. Turn the light on for yet another effect entirely!

    Gira Fiore Suspension Lamp by SLAMP

    SLAMP has four strong, patented materials: Opalflex®, Cristalflex®, Steelflex®, and Opalflex®. SLAMP deftly combines these with natural leathers, woods, metals and Swarovski® crystals for lighting to keep for generations.

    photo credit: SLAMP

    Take a (Gorgeous) Seat!

    Dezeen

    High gloss paint and natural wood criss cross each other as Raw-Edges combines three distinct benches into one interlocking art piece. Art, that just happens to be furniture… Again! The Plaid Bench is one of many beautiful, colorful and sophisticated creations from the seemingly unstoppable young duo, Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay.

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    This plywood, pine and hardwood work was on display with 9 other benches at The Lollipop Shoppe’s Bench 10 at this year’s London Design Festival.

    source and photo credit: Dezeen

    Garden in Style

    City dwellers! Plant away with this simple planter by Greenbo. These brightly colored pots are built to last with UV-safe polypropylene.  Your plants just might last, too; deep containers and removable drainage trays allow for easy care without drowning your neighbors below!

    Greenbo Planter

    Greenbo Planter

    Balconies are extensions of the rooms they adorn – choose from nine colors to complete your interior outdoors.  Turquoise, white, green or grey, perhaps? These square footage savers are great in lofts, as well!

     Greenbo Planter

    Greenbo Planter

    Photo Credit: MyGreenbo’s Flickr Photostream

    Plywood’s Inner Beauty

    Mensa Table

    These billowing curves lend their lightweight appearance to laser cutting technology and the design of Liam Hopkins of the Manchester design studio, Lazerian.  The Mensa tabled collection combines birch plywood and stainless steel rods for sturdy table bases that add stunning artwork where it’s least expected: under your meal, remote control or laptop.

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    The versatile modern motifs spruce up the simplest of interiors and the most complex!  These subtle beauties were premiered at the London Design Festival last Fall and will continue to appear in modern homes for years to come!  Check out Lazerian’s laser cut lighting and jewelry, as well!

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    Frilly Chair

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    Spanish architect and designer, Patricia Urquiola has done it again with her Frilly Chair for Kartell. Urquiola’s fans now watch her in her adopted home and workplace: Milan. The city is known for decades of shapely, colorful modern furniture. and the Frilly Chair is no exception. Urquiola’s indoor/outdoor line boasts eight bold colors with “crystal clear” promising to fit into any color palette! Stack them five high or line them up – the chairs’ asymmetrical lines will add depth, color and glowing shadows to any space.

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