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Eye On Design: Mattia Bonetti, Lucky Side Table or Stool

Lucky Side Table or Stool
(“Get Lucky” (All Photos By Gail)

Swiss designer Mattia Bonetti scores again with Lucky (2013), a stainless steel Di (get a second to make proper pair of dice) which measures 18.62″ H x 18.6″ W x 18.62″ D and can be used as a stool or side table. Available in an edition of 100.

Lucky Side Table or Stool

Photographed in the Paul Kasmin Gallery in NYC.

Showtime House in Tribeca, See It While You Can!

Showtime House Montage
See Rooms Inspired By All of These Shows at Showtime House!

As a hardcore NYC-loving gal, I am always looking for fun weekend adventures to have here in the city. Today I am putting fans of Modern Interior Design and / or Showtime Television programming on notice: you only have two more weeks to see the mind-blowing awesomeness that is Showtime House, which Geoffrey and I spent a couple of hours exploring yesterday afternoon. For this years’ exhibit, two New York penthouses – located at the top of the luxurious Tribeca Summit Lofts building – have been transformed by a selection of renowned designers into thematic rooms inspired by Showtime’s 6 Original Series; Californication, Dexter, Nurse Jackie, The Tudors, United States of Tara and Weeds. The exhibit is a collaboration between the Showtime channel and Metropolitan Home, and features entirely different rooms than those found in last year’s Gramercy Park Showtime House. So even if you went last year, you will want to go again.

Weeds Dining Room
Weeds Dining Room

My favorite rooms this year were the Weeds and Dexter Dining Rooms and the United States of Tara Duplex, which included this very cute snack nook inspired by Tara’s “T” personality.

US of Tara T Ice Cream Party

Geoffrey and I also enjoyed the Nurse Jackie Bedroom and all of the rooms inspired by The Tudors, even though I do not personally watch that show, because it sucks, hard. Showtime House, located at 415 Greenwich Street (I strongly recommend first consulting Hopstop.com for directions) runs through the weekend of October 18th and the exhibit is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. Admission is $20, but if you bring your Time Warner Cable statement, you can get in for free. If you do happen to score the free admission, you might still want to leave a small donation, since proceeds benefit the Housing Works project, which provides services to homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. This exhibit is not to be missed, and photography is allowed so bring a camera if you have one!

G and G at Showtime House Nurse Jackie

G and G in Nurse Jackie Bedroom!

More pictures After the Jump!

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Egg Rug, Over Easy

Sunny Side Up Shag Rug by Designer Valentina Audrito (Image Source)

Modern and innovative home design gets my attention every time. I love this egg rug where the yolks serve as head cushions – perfect for lounging on the floor and watching TV in true comfort. Eggstatic!

Urban Field Trip of the Week: Ikea!


Today Geoffrey and I had a very exciting adventure together when we hauled our tight little asses out to Redhook, Brooklyn and spent a couple of hours wandering around in a daze inside the gargantuan new Ikea that opened just last Wednesday. It was so much fun! Here’s what I came back to the city with:

4 Black 20-inch square throw pillows

1 Multi-colored rag rug for my kitchen floor

1 Vanilla candle in reusable glass holder

1 Lint roller

Total cost for all this loot: $20!!

Gee wiz, what a bargain! I will be returning to Ikea again and again!