Monday, August 25, 2014

BED AND EARTH....made on earth!

Food isn't the only thing you can buy organic! BEDANDEARTH (BE) is a boutique brand that offers luxe, high-end, Organic Cotton & Cotton bed linens.

We at Bed and Earth are dedicated towards providing you with luxurious, handmade, 100% rich cotton bed linens. To do so, we have traveled far and wide to find products that will provide you unparalleled comfort and stunning aesthetics. Our focus is on boutique, small-scale creation from independent artisans.
The Bed and Earth brand was created by professionals with over 15 years of home decor industry experience so every stitch, tag & button gets a meticulous attention to detail & you can feel assured about the products you purchase. We believe your linens should reflect your personality and offer a range of modern and classical designs to suit any kind of bedroom.
An average person spends 1/3rd of their life sleeping so we believe linen should be a joy to buy, to own and to sleep in every night. Cozy vs. Bright. Sophisticated vs. Fun. Simple vs. Vibrant – Pick your style and enjoy flat rate shipping for any number of items.

Why Bed and Earth? We would like to convey three simple points:
Especially for YOU- Most of our products are designed by experienced Interior Designers and are either hand printed or hand embroidered by skilled artisans, which gives each piece a personal touch.
Environmentally friendly- We create natural linens by using 100% cotton fabrics and eco-friendly dyes.
Ethical campaigns- Our handcraft based production methods aim to provide a sustainable source of income for artisans and their families, and help preserve centuries old cloth-work techniques.


Adult Cradle

Richard Clarkson and company wanted to create a kind of low-tech, sensory-deprivation, sofa-style seat where one can curl up and forget the workaday worries of ordinary life … and perhaps even doze over before you notice you are slowly falling asleep.

While there is art and craft in this object, there is science that went into its design as well. Specifically, research into autistic children and those who suffer from RMD (rhythmic moving disorder) played a crucial role in the shape and structure of the result.

The entire piece rocks forward due to wood weight when unoccupied, then lounges back naturally when someone sits in it.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Living Room with a Swimming pool!

It's holiday year-round at Evelyn McMurray Van-Zeller's Kasbah-meets-Hollywood townhouse in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. Evelyn inherited the place and its 30,000-gallon indoor swimming pool when her brother passed away in 1995, and she gave it a Moroccan-inspired look with antiques and medieval art.

The biggest hassle for her? Dusting off the antiques, medieval weapons, and the suit of armor she's placed around the pool. And here I am thinking about the chlorine getting all over the furniture and "prized" art.

But the rest of the house has a lived-in vibe with comfy sectionals, a cozy library with wall-to-wall bookshelves and a handful of quirky objects throughout. Oh, and by the way there's a second pool on the roof ... for Evelyn's pet turtles.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lamp made from a Vegetable...Gourd

If you are looking for creative ways to light up a room, enjoy these Gourd Lamps by Calabarte. Each gourd lamp is made from a gourd brought from Senegal and their exotic design is achieved after carefully selecting dried shells of gourd fruit and drilling patterns into them. Different patterns are designed by carving deeper or shallower into layers of wood. This allows light to pass through each carving, creating beautiful patterns of light on the walls. The gourds are all unique and the perforations differ in diameter, exposing light through its intricate patterns. Resting on a base carved in wood and finished with Italian natural oil, the Gourde Lamps will attract admiration and will surely offer an enticing atmosphere to the room. The fruit of the annual tropical vine originating in Africa and Asia are transformed into exceptional table lamps by careful drilling and framing. Calabarte makes different designs, so you can choose from several lamps the best one suited for your home.

A’jia Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Located directly at the Asian-side shores of the Bosphorus, the A’Jia Hotel is definitely a unique building, with a remarkable history. It has been built at the end of the 19th century by an unknown architect. At one time it was burnt down and then rebuilt in 1898. Immediately after that it was sold to the Istanbul Municipality by Ahmet Rasim’s family( Ahmet Rasim Paşa : 1826-1897). At one time it functioned as the 36th elementary school of the new Turkish Republic. In 2002 began the restoration process meant to turn the building into a hotel and the process was completed in 2005.

 The hotel offers massage treatments and a jacuzzi, fishing and boating trips, a private port and a sundeck area as well as a well-stocked wine cellar, restaurant, bar and lounge. It’s also a great place for hosting events like wedding ceremonies or birthdays.

Innovative table with grass planter...

Created by Emily Wettstein, a 25-year-old designer from Brooklyn, NY,  this table is as fresh as it gets. With an original appearance, it can literally bring nature indoors, since it features a removable planter that can hold a variety of plants. The table itself is made from reclaimed walnut and steel and looks great, with or without the creative green addition.

Interesting Furniture...

Buddha Head Table & Pouf...
The head of Buddha, symbol of a faraway culture, is used here in a new way as seating, becoming an easy and versatile piece of furniture.