This chair by American designer Aaron R. Thomas is a playful homage to Philippe Starck’s classic ‘Ghost’ chair. Made in acrylic, it is called the ‘Deconstucted Louis Chair’ and costs $3,150 USD. I think it’s cool….


Win a 2 night’s stay at 40 Winks! by Kelli
May 8, 2009, 2:45 pm
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Schedule a free design consultation today and you will be entered to win a weekend getaway at 40 WiNKS! Email us at 40winks banner

Chair (bench) of the Day – The Hive by Arktura by Kelli

The Hive can be utilized as a bench or a table – I love the algorithmic pattern in it!


It’s available in a striking blue, orange (shown), black and white.

Chair of the Day – The Cabbage Chair by Nendo Japan by Kelli


Chair of the day – Showtime collection by Jamie Haydon by Kelli



Chair of the Day -The Dancing Chair by Constance Guisset by Kelli

The Dancing chair by Constance Guisset was shown and the Paris and Milan Furniture Fair 2009


Chair of the Day – Chaise Her (and Him) by Fabio Novembre by Kelli

This one is for David –

fabio novembre

Fabio Novembre designed the Chaise Him and Her as a playful response to the famous Panton S Chair  by Verner Panton.

Chair(s) of the Day – by Marc Newson by Kelli

One of my fav Australians – Marc Newson


Orgone chair

Embryo Chair

Embryo Chair

We all know my love for Arne Jacobsen – This Embryo chair (to me) is influenced by Jacobsen’s Model 3107 Chair and Swan chair.

Chair of the Day – Tom Dixon’s Tall Dinning Chair by Kelli


Chair of the Day – Canasta by Patricia Urquiola by Kelli

One of my favorite designers of all time – Patricia Urquiola


Chair of the Day – Arne Jacobsen by Kelli


Gallix Design – @ Milan Furniture Fair 2009 by Kelli


Thanks to Interior Design Magazine I found Gallix Design – another innovative furniture design company that will be showcasing at the Fuori Salone at Milan Furniture Fair 2009. I like the simplicity of this table collection… what do you think?


Visit Gallix at the Milan Furniture Fair – Via San Giovanni sul Muro, 18 (MM1 Cairoli MM1/MM2 Cadorna)

Green Chairs by Jolyon Yates by Kelli


I was drawn to the Stingray Stool (by Jolyon Yates ) because of the organic and playful shape… I am pleased to find out that it is made almost entirely in renewable birch and all the adhesives used are selected to have a low environmental impact.

My love for chairs by Kelli

When shopping for clothes my weakness is always shoes… but when shopping for furniture, it is almost always chairs! After all it was the fantastic chair designer Arne Jacobsen who was my inspiration to pursue furniture design in the first place. 🙂 You can expect me to write often about chairs I love… and today I want to share with you Meridiani.

Meridiani are producers of high quality designer furniture with showrooms in Milan, Paris, and Singapore (but they distribute worldwide). Visit the Meridiani stand at the Milan International Furniture fair – FIERA MILANO HALL 5 / STAND C 06

Milan Furniture Fair 2009 by Kelli

Every year in April, designers from all over the world venture to Milan Italy to attend one of the most important interior and furniture design shows, Salone di Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair). This year is the most important of all because La Murrina will debut my fantastic lamp design, Coutures!


The city transforms into a large showroom with events and shows all week. Apart from the fair there are smaller shows like Satellite (Young designers) and Euroluce (all about lighting and where you can find La Murrina) and of course showrooms around town. Some of my favs last year were Moooi and Tom Dixon at Superstudio Piu. Let me know if you are planning to attend and hopefully I will see you there!!!


Light Fantastic by Kelli
April 8, 2009, 10:16 am
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David had luminous chandelier ‘couturier’ Eva Menz around for a drink last night. Eva is an established star in the glittering world of bespoke (custom for my American readers) lighting, creating often innovative and breathtaking pieces in a range of unusual materials such as origami, pearl and even ice!!! Pieces range from £5,000 to £100,000. Eva has an outstanding portfolio that you must check out but here I picked my favorites to share. evamenze-copy

Sexy style beyond your wardrobe by Kelli

You know what it’s like to put on a new stylish outfit and get all gussied up for a night on the town. Something about being all put together causes our confidence to rise and maybe, if I dare say, feel a bit sexy. Well, as an interior designer, my goal is provoke similar emotions through the spaces I design. For example, designing a bedroom or bathroom that makes you want to undress, turn down the lights and bask in the ambiance, where the colors, lighting and textures scream luxury, style and sex appeal. If you’re looking to add some new appeal to your pad, consider adding some luscious fabrics as window treatments, upholstery, and bedding. For example, check out the fabrics from the “Grandezza collection” (pictured below) by fabric designer Jab Anstoetz. I am not a fan of ALL of his work but I do find this collection sexy, full of texture and color. gradezza

Another way to give a bedroom or bathroom more drama and appeal is by adding one of my favorite design elements: the vintage chandelier. As some of you might already know, I have designed a few lamps myself but I still love the simple elegance an antique chandelier can bring to any space. I plan to put together a post soon all about my favorite lighting so stay tuned!

xx Kelli

Fabulous Tiles and More! by Kelli


I am now a fan (and I’m sure you will be too) of Belgian architect Agnes Emery and her concept interiors company Emery & Cie. Emery offers a wide range of beautiful hand crafted products from wall finishes and fabrics to breathtaking glass tiles, lighting and accessories. Every piece in her collection is unique and bursting with color and a quirky style. There is a showroom in London by appointment only but you can check out her website at

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40 WiNKS by Kelli

As if he isn’t busy enough already, David has just opened ‘40 WiNKS’ – the world’s smallest boutique hotel!! Well, that’s how he’s cheekily describing it…. What it lacks in the staffing and room service departments is more than made up for by its seductive ambiance. If you haven’t heard about it yet, you will. In the meantime, check out the blurb….

The fab 40 WiNKS "Green Room"

The fab 40 WiNKS "Green Room"

The blurb:
How would you like to spend the night in one of London’s sexiest and most glamorous houses for less than it costs to stay in a Travelodge?
Affordable style and luxury really have arrived in town in the form of 40 WiNKS, London’s newest, and possibly smallest, boutique hotel.
Launched to coincide with London Fashion Week, 40 WiNKS is the concept of internationally celebrated interior designer, David Carter. His London residence is not only regularly featured in many of the world’s top interiors magazines, but, as one of London’s best-loved location houses, also plays host to a stream of famous actors, models and popstars who come there to be photographed for high-end fashion spreads and major advertising campaigns.
David’s beautifully restored four storey Queen Anne townhouse was built in 1717, and is situated in trendy and vibrant East London – the playground de jour for London’s artistic set. Although boasting just two bijou guest bedrooms, he decided to open 40 WiNKS to provide people in the fashion and creative industries with somewhere fun and different to stay when they are in town for work or pleasure. “East London is where many of the photographers, stylists, models and magazine people I work with want to hang out in the evenings, and there is almost nowhere for them to stop over around here. It just seemed like a natural extension to what I am already doing…” says David. “Many of my best friends work in the industry, so it’s also a great way of meeting new people who like the same sort of things I do.”
With A List visitors, and the likes of Vogue, Tatler and Elle shooting there, 40 WiNKS can certainly claim to be one of London’s most fashion-friendly and glamorous places to stay. “Bold, romantic and fantastical” is how one major American magazine described it. But with the single bedroom at just £65 a night and the double bedroom at £80 a night, David has also pitched his prices to appeal to even the most bargain-conscious fashionista. “It’s not about making loads and loads of money.” says David, who runs his own very successful interior design business, “The house has a special, magical quality to it, and I love having people here. If I didn’t I wouldn’t have been running it as a location for such a long time.” He does, however, have ambitious plans for 40 WiNKS, and is already in discussions with a number of high profile brands who are interested in working with him. Over the next two or three years, he would like to open branches in all the world’s major fashion capitals, so New York, Paris and Milan watch out… you may be waking up to a 40 WiNKS very soon!!
– Kelli