Saturday, March 31, 2012

Amazeballs contemporary homes

Check out the following link, featuring the top 10 contemporary homes of the year. Amazing homes with true avant-garde design!

My fave: Chimney House by Marcio Kogan and Studio MK27 in Sao Paulo ;-)

Theo Flamenbaum
- Style + Function + Love + You -

Saturday, March 24, 2012

New vintage finding

As we had this phenomenal weather this week, my friend Dan and I decided to stroll on Queen street west, and I came across a nice little place for used/found/vintage antiques knick-knacks. It's called Abraham's Trading Inc and they're at 635 Queen st, West.

I loved the outside display of these lovely vintage Coca-Cola crates:

And, because I am only human, I walked out of there with some new deer antlers for my seasonal display on my coffee table!

Overall, decent prices for great stuff. Because they buy/sell and trade, the inventory constantly changes. If you need a specific item, they will take your name down and if they come across it, they'll give you a ring.

Theo Flamenbaum
- Style + Function + Love + You - 

Abraham's Trading

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Colour of the year

Pantone is quite a game player in the world of design and colour.

"In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone's founder, created an innovative system of identifying, matching and communicating colors to solve the problems associated with producing accurate color matches in the graphic arts community. His insight that the spectrum is seen and interpreted differently by each individual led to the innovation of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, a book of standardized color in fan format".  - From

2012  colour of the year is:  TANGERINE TANGO 17-1463

Below is a video explaining how and why they create new colours! It's truly fascinating! And no one other than genius Jonathan Adler says: "colour is like an over the counter anti-depressant!"

 These guys at Pantone are genius in the world of visual arts and graphics. I am very happy to see a vibrant, high energy colour as colour of the year. Yet, this colour can be paired up with a  classic neutral to and create a sophisticated yet fresh room! think Tangerine Tango on a date with with Benjamin Moore - Witching hour (2120-30)!

Here are some home accessories inspired from TANGERINE TANGO:

Finally, if you, like me, love all the colours of the spectrum, check out these BEAUTIFUL canister from Pantone's most favourite colours! You can display proudly in your office, home office, living room or anywhere really as they would become a superb accent! Check out also many other kitchen products.

Where to get it? Here in Toronto, I found them at "Neat"
628 Queen St. West - 
Toronto Ontario
M6J 1E4 

Theo Flamenbaum 
- Style + Function + Love + You - 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Grand Entrance

The above is a lovely illustration of a successful foyer. The black penny-round ceramic tiles combined with white walls, a bold-red entrance door and reclaimed wood console table make up a pretty, uncluttered yet visually satisfying foyer-entrance in a home :-)

Theo Flamenbaum
- Style + Function + Love + You -