Friday, September 27, 2013

The perfect look...

You might know EXOvault for their superbly awesome metal and wood iPhone cases and now they’re bringing their wizardry to your face in the form of eyeglasses. Their first style is their EXO1000 Kingsland frame which are machined from solid aluminum and are just “like a spacecraft for your face.”

Aluminum Eyeglasses from EXOvault in style fashion  Category
Aluminum Eyeglasses from EXOvault in style fashion  Category
Aluminum Eyeglasses from EXOvault
Aluminum Eyeglasses from EXOvault in style fashion  Category
Aluminum Eyeglasses from EXOvault in style fashion  Category

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Design Shot

French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has created a glass with a stem that holds exactly one measure of alcohol for liqueur brand Ricard. Lehanneur designed the glassware primarily for bars and restaurants to enable the precise amount of Ricard's anise-flavoured spirits to be poured. The flared stem prevents ice cubes from distorting the measurement and forming crystals that detract from the taste while permanently sitting in the liqueur. A carafe for mixers has a similar spout to the glass stem and a larger base with the same conical shape.

Mathieu Lehanneur has completed a few projects recently, such as the interior of a cafe in Paris that serves food in edible packaging and a chandelier that looks like illuminated lengths of rope.

Carafe and glass by Mathieu Lehanneur for Ricard

Carafe and glass by Mathieu Lehanneur for Ricard

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

An eye on style

warby parker fall 2013
Warby Parker’s collection is the perfect compliment for the transition from summer to fall. The cult New York-based eye-wear has just released a 1960s inspired range of glasses that lovers of classic style are sure to get behind. Looking for Classic furniture?>

Ripley in Oak Barrel.

Ames sunglasses in Whiskey Tortoise.

Duckworth in Oak Barrel.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mini Moderns

LDF13: Mini Moderns Remix in news events interior design home furnishings  Category 
Daniela Gargiulo (seen above with Mini Moderns’
other co-founder Mark Hampshire) of Ivy Arch
designed these C-60 lavender bags and purses,
inspired by the Mini Moderns C-60 wallpaper.
Image of Darjeeling Wallpaper - Welsh Slate

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Introducing our new Live Edge Furniture!

James (or Hank as we call him) is one of the owners of Dane Decor. Hank has been making our Live Edge wood furniture for us for about three years.

Live edge wood is so unique because it shows a cross section slice of a tree and gives clues about its time on earth. You can see years that were dry and years that were wet. You can see when the tree was starved of sunlight (growth rings are smaller) or when the canopy was thinned either by nature or by man and the growth rings became larger. There may be evidence of disease, fire, or possibly damage by man or nature. Many of us are drawn to nature in some way and having a slice of a tree as part of our daily world serves as a nice contrast to the high-speed, high-tech world we live in. What could be more inspiring and uplifting than dining or meeting around an actual cross section of a tree?

We have over a dozen pieces of Live edge furniture in each of our showrooms. The beauty is that no two are the same. Stop in soon and you will be amazed!

Live Edge. Crafted by James H. Hamilton from wood that is 100s of years old.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wood wonderful wood

Weighing in at nearly 2.5 ton, Hugo França's new 'casulo' (cocoon) sculptures are awe-inspiring in scale and ambition. The artist uses hardwoods indigenous to his native Brazil to create his monumental organic artworks and sinuous furniture, currently on show at R 20th Century Gallery in New York, crafting each piece from ancient 'pequi', a gigantic oleaginous tree that averages 45m and can live 1,000 years.

A committed naturalist, França is meticulous about the way he sources the wood, traveling through the forests, sometimes for days, in search of solid trees that have been felled or died naturally. Each casulo is then 'refined': carved, smoothed and shaped from the trunk or roots to create an organic space of retreat and contemplation. When finished, it inspires what he describes as 'a bonding experience between man and nature'. He encourages people to get inside the sculptures, 'as if they were a part of it'.

Thanks Wallpaper for the post!


Friday, September 13, 2013

Take a note

We are always writing stuff on little scraps of paper that seem to congregate all over our beautiful jesper desktop. We found this notebook post and had to share. NO MORE SCRAPS!

ROW 1: Sea Foam Strokes Journal // Large Notebook // Bloom Notebook Set    ROW 2: Notes Blue A6 Notebook // Small Notebook 1 // Letterpress Map Notebook    ROW 3: NOTES 04 // Multi Notebook    ROW 4: Strike Through Notebook // Lanvin Printed Notebook // WORD Notebook    ROW 5: Basic Fig. 1 Notebook // BRIKA Notebook Set 2 // Pulp Notebook    ROW 6: Dots Journal // Sailor Medium Spiral Notebook // Signature Duo Notebook

Thanks to our friends at Design Crush!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A can do attitude...

Thanks from everyone at dane decor to all our wonderful customers who helped us gather cans for our local food bank! We think that the small things DO make a difference. This time of the year we look forward to the coming holidays and are thankful for all the wonderful things we have. Maybe this small gesture will help brighten the day of someone less fortunate at this time.

Take a breath.

This teapot, called Take Breath, made of ceramic and wood, it definitely has a simple, soothing effect on the eyes, which echoes the very beverage that it has been designed to serve. Designed by Pinyen Creative, a Taiwan-based design company, this tea pot will be shown along with some of their other work at Fresh Taiwan exhibition during Tent London.
Take Breath Tea Pot by Pinyen Creative
Take Breath Tea Pot by Pinyen Creative in home furnishings  Category
Take Breath Tea Pot by Pinyen Creative in home furnishings  Category

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Jaws. From Denmark.

Flip on the light and you’ll see: There’s nothing threatening about this set of Jaws. Painted metal strips form a colorful cage around the bulb, giving a playful punch to the classic floor lamp. Designed by our good friend, designer Benny Frandsen.We have a limited number in stock. Stop in and experience what's new at dane decor.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Organic ceramic

Cécile Daladier creates vases and singular objects all linked to the botanical world. She works in the south of France where she shapes and fires her ceramics. We love her work!

Monday, September 9, 2013


Watch 'Crushing', an exclusive film, narrated by Ron Arad himself, about compressing a series of Fiat 500s for the 'In Reverse' exhibition at the Design Museum Holon. Courtesy of Ron Arad Associates