roclaiming that I hate Mondays seems redundant. My mood on this day, the day after a lovely weekend no less, is just what it always has been. Try to change this mood and you risk decapitation (or at least a snarky comment). Is there nothing that can lift my spirits? Why, yes!!! The remedy: Marsotto Edizioni. Showcased at the 2011 Salone Mobile this italian company produces the most uplifting designs that one could imagine and all done in marble. White Carrara marble. Minimalism and extreme simplicity matched with precision to craft are what makes these pieces so equisite. Still, even a few of them evoke a very industrial feel to me. Monday blues gone!
lease don't ask me to explain my various and sundry obsessions. For, some of them have just been an evolution of my taste level and make no real sense. And, the more I am introduced to quality designs, the higher that bar is raised. Case in point - tufting. I adore it. I want it. I covet it. I want to lie naked on it so as to leave a pattern of tufting all over my body. Yes, I realize this is crazy and someday I will end up in a padded (and hopefully tufted) cell. And yet, it's not so absurd to have such feelings I think. Especially when this technique is applied with a level of perfection as is in this sofa by Italian designers Alessandro Castello and Maria Antonietta Lagravinese of Castello Lagravinese Studio. Many of their designs marry the art of tailoring with the sensuality of draping. I love how modern and crisp these looks can achieve and yet feel so causal and comfortable. Adding in some architectural elements like nail-heads lend a more masculine touch to another of their designs I love. I'm also completely bonkers for the birdcage-like low slipper chair - in gilded gold no less. I will happily succumb to the men in the white coats as long as I know these pieces will be waiting for me once I get to the asylum. Hopefully, that nasty Nurse Ratched will have retired.