Machine Shop Lighting Co.’s ‘brilliant’ idea.
Blues, booze and BBQ aren’t the only things colorful and eclectic Austin, Texas is famous for. Long a haven for creative souls, artisans and ‘tinkerers’ of all stripes, it’s no surprise Machine Shop Lighting Co. calls Austin home. Read the rest of this entry »
Take a ‘load off’ in style with West Elm’s tailored and hip Sedgwick Recliner.
If there’s one thing we here at A Life Designed despise more than those incessant AARP card applications that keep showing up in the mailbox lately, it’s the dreaded… Recliner!
Disturbing and frightening images of overstuffed, green Naugahyde or plaid monstrosities, complete with all manner of cup holders and other odd thing-a-ma-jigs spring to mind and the images are never good. Until now that is. Read the rest of this entry »
The Most Beautiful Brunettes of 2012
Like a fine red wine, dark and deeply intense, the brunette is at once complex and full of spice, mysterious and seductive. Throughout history and myth, brunettes have been cast as the temptress, drawing us in, causing us to lose our sense and better judgement. Yet try as we might, resistance is futile. Read the rest of this entry »
… That’s ‘O’ as in the perfect Omelet!
For local Portland, Oregon residents and frequent visitors, this blog post will come as no great revelation, as breakfast at the Bijou Café at least once is almost a de rigueur rite of passage. But for those new to the area and in search of what just might be the ‘ultimate’ brunch, you simply must experience Bijou! Read the rest of this entry »
The NewYorker by Jen Turner proves that being ‘two-faced’ sometimes isn’t such a bad thing after all.
With more and more people downsizing their living spaces, (thank you economic meltdown of 2008), the need to maximize every square foot has become more important than ever. The NewYorker, a workstation/bar does just that with style to spare. Read the rest of this entry »
Tony Cochran creates one-of-a-kind guitars that are music to the ears AND eyes.
Where the average person sees a pile of “junk”, nationally syndicated cartoonist, musician and guitar luthier/mad scientist Tony Cochran sees gold. The Columbus, OH based Tony Cochran Guitars creates unique, one-off musical works of art as notable for their industrial-chic looks as their sound. Read the rest of this entry »
BKNY Design takes your iPad ‘back to the future’ in style with the V-luxe accessory stand.
While in our never-ending pursuit of great design ideas, A Life Designed recently stumbled upon the V-luxe iPad accessory stand and immediately fell in love with its terrific retro-styling and clever design. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes, the only thing better than a delicious, bold red wine is a delicious, bold red wine found on the cheap!
At an average price of $13-$15 a bottle, Corvidae’s Rook wine certainly more than qualifies. Read the rest of this entry »