The Design Scene in Brazil

I dragged the Fam out this weekend in search of these ikat rugs I saw advertised in a local design mag. Not that I could come within an inch of affording one, but still, my eyes needed to witness this greatness in person.

Bummer. Turns out only the São Paulo location has them in stock. But, while we were at it, I figured I'd catch up on some Brazilian design.

Loved, loved, LOVED this grouping of theater-style pendants. I'd use them together like this as a type of light/art installation, or as singles to direct attention to other great pieces.


Classic, pre-worn Chesterfield yumminess. This one would set you back about eight grand. Ugh.


If you prefer vessel sinks and fantastic fixtures, then you would love it down here.


A painting I definitely could love in my home.


Mini Panton chairs. Nearly irresistible.


These bamboo garden seats were at a patio furniture store, but I wouldn't hesitate to use them indoors to bring in a natural element.


One trend I picked up on was large, LARGE lamps. You'd certainly need to know what you're doing to work with the scale on some of these, but oh, wouldn't it be fun?!




Yes, they used an entire tree trunk for this one.


And, last but not least, a table full of Buddhas....


I think it's the store's way of telling their customers, "Hey, you just dropped a butt-load of cash, but it's all gooooood."

See any eye candy yourselves this weekend?