Monday, August 15, 2011

The Design Scene in Brazil

I dragged the Fam out this weekend in search of these ikat rugs I saw advertised in a local design mag. Not that I could come within an inch of affording one, but still, my eyes needed to witness this greatness in person.
Bummer. Turns out only the São Paulo location has them in stock. But, while we were at it, I figured I'd catch up on some Brazilian design.

Loved, loved, LOVED this grouping of theater-style pendants. I'd use them together like this as a type of light/art installation, or as singles to direct attention to other great pieces.
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Classic, pre-worn Chesterfield yumminess. This one would set you back about eight grand. Ugh.
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If you prefer vessel sinks and fantastic fixtures, then you would love it down here.
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A painting I definitely could love in my home.
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Mini Panton chairs. Nearly irresistible.
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These bamboo garden seats were at a patio furniture store, but I wouldn't hesitate to use them indoors to bring in a natural element.
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One trend I picked up on was large, LARGE lamps. You'd certainly need to know what you're doing to work with the scale on some of these, but oh, wouldn't it be fun?!
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Yes, they used an entire tree trunk for this one.

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And, last but not least, a table full of Buddhas....
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I think it's the store's way of telling their customers, "Hey, you just dropped a butt-load of cash, but it's all gooooood."

See any eye candy yourselves this weekend?

11 comments:

Life of Style said...

ha, love the last one, thanks for sharing! love seeing what is going on around the world.

Ashley said...

I love this little global shopping excursion. And the ikat rug...it's to die for.

Dina said...

Thank you so much for this post! I am about to get some legs for the vintage chesterfield I scored on Craig's List and I wasn't sure what style would look best. Now I know! Also, mini panton's are the next thing on my "to buy" list and I appreciate this real life shot. I've seen tons of the website photos but this helped me really see the finish. Thanks!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Bahhaha a butt load of cash comment made me literally almost snort my coffee up my nose! Love all of the pieces you listed though..especially those adorable little chairs. Very eclectic and unique!

JMW said...

Ha! Yep, the Buddahs make it all better, don't they? :) That is a feast for the eyes - I want that painting, pronto!

Much to My Delight said...

Oh man, I am such a sucker for a good-looking lamp. But no, I do not tempt myself with such decor goodies as I am recently unemployed and have to save my money for things l like ramen noodles and bean burritos.

naomemandeflores said...

Oh, those Mini Panton chairs are adorable? Remember the name of the store?


Camila Faria

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh! Loving the Brazilian eye candy! That chesterfield is practically made of chocolate it is so yummy! Beautiful art too!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I think I NEED one of each- the mini pink Panton just makes my heart flutter- so so cute!

J'aime By: Jamie said...

I actually gasped when I saw the "tree Trunk" lamp and then read how it was in fact a tree trunk. Love! Thanks for sharing.

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