Monday, June 29, 2009

CA Boom Review + Coolhaus

Our visit to CA Boom was relatively short and sweet (something about the U.S. playing in a soccer match that Cezanne just HAD to see), but I did find some noteworthy products to share.

Moduture had three products to unveil that will be going into production this fall. The most interesting was this coffee table called 'the puzzle' table. The two halves slide apart to reveal the puzzle in construction, so you no longer have to feel like you have to finish that 1000+ piece masterwork in one evening. If puzzles aren't your thing, there are plenty of other objects you could store below and they're also working on a similar dining table, which means plates, placemats, even flatware, can be stored right below the eating surface - smart for small space dwellings.

Although it's not even close to the holidays, I couldn't help but fall in love with these mod ornaments from 9 Mile Schoolhouse. The Montana-based company integrates traditions and cultural influences from all over the world into their holiday collections and they have recently expanded to gifts and home decor, such as pillows and mobiles.

Harbour Outdoor, which made it's debut in the U.S. at ICFF this year, had its West Coast premiere at CA Boom.

Ronan + Erwan are certainly having a stellar year, with 'Kvadrat Clouds' for Ligne Roset showcased at Dwell On Design and the Vegetal chair (top) and this amazing sofa, the 'Alcove' for Vitra, on display at CA Boom. The Vitra booth (in conjunction with Magedman Modern) even had a child sleeping on the sofa just as in the photo above! Completely unintentional, but oh so cute! I didn't take a photo, as I didn't want to wake him.

Last, but not least, we finished the day off with an ice cream sandwich from Coolhaus. These cool treats are built to look like modern homes, and wrapped in edible rice paper to hold the miniature work of art together. And check out the names - 'Orange Julius Shulman', 'Frank Behry', 'Mies Vanilla Rohe' and many other creative flavors not only taste great, but also make you smile.

Also coming up this week, more on Dwell on Design including Unison Bedding and Charley Harper, photos from my discovery of a mid-century enclave in Gardena, and products from the Rug Company and Blu Dot. Check back daily!

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