Notes from Paul’s Desk: America Recycles Modern

Notes from Paul’s Desk: America Recycles Modern

 

How cool is it to have a local public library using chairs at tables and computer workstations that are referred to as Recycled Seat Belt Chairs (custom designed Rock and Stop Chairs)?  Composed of solid natural wood frames with seat belt webbing, they are both green and very comfortable. Enter the Gotham Rocker, designed by  J.Persing  the same small niche U.S. company that built the library chairs mentioned above, called the Rock and Stop Chairs. Again using surplus automotive seatbelts Paradigm Gallery offers these environmentally friendly chairs which are dyed with non-toxic water-based inks.  Its light weight form is intentional:  great design with minimal material.  America is truly coming back!                                                                                 

Le Corbusier Hotel Marseille

Le Corbusier Hotel Marseille

Le Corbusier Hotel, Marseille Photo Courtesy of HotelsWeLove.com

One rainy afternoon I came across a fabulous website, Hotels We Love.  The following is a small excerpt from their “about us” to share the passion that drives them towards more amazing discoveries.  “Hotels we love are personal, creative and inspiring, with that special quality the Dane’s describe as hygge. Hygge loosely translates as ‘cosy’, but it’s more than that, it suggests a sense of well-being, a moment in time when people and space fall into place and create a warm, special kind of ambiance. A kind of bonhomie applied to space.”

These talented videographers have captured a unique view of Le Corbusier’s La Cite Radieuse, or Radiant City.   Please follow this link and take the time to enjoy  the short video.  This hotel is on my bucket list.  As the artists who created this story and video would ask, “are you a Le Corbusier tragic?”  I know I am, if you are too, please leave a short comment below.

http://hotelswelove.com/category/hotels-we-love-in/marseille/

Wonderful video of the Hotel Le Corbusier

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Paradigm Gallery in Playboy; Lounge Acts

Paradigm Gallery’s feature in the September 2009 issue of Playboy with Heidi Montag of MTV’s “The Hills” fame on the cover. The story features our Eero Aarnio Ball Chair The story, “Lounge Acts”, as written by Scott Alexander, makes the point we’ve been preaching for years: when you’re budget is limited, your ambition and desires don’t need to be. Modern classic designs are available at many price points, and high quality reproductions are a viable option for many….

Credits:

Source: Playboy

Photography by:
Michael Williams

Article by:
Scott Alexander

Introducing Paradigm Gallery's Modern Mirrors

Introducing Paradigm Gallery's Modern Mirrors

This is kind of like an exclusive! One week before we’ll be rolling out our modern glass mirrors on the Paradigm Gallery site, you get a sneak peek through the blog only.

We have 8 new, beautiful, gorgeous, amazing, and wonderfully designed modern mirrors available now for any room of the home. Starting only at $395, these modern mirrors are appropriately priced.

And don’t forget, you still get 5% off these prices, so take a look in the mirror today.

Times are tough – help your neighbors

Times are tough – help your neighbors

In today’s economy, millions of people are facing new struggles and challenges. Some of these people may include your neighbors. The people sometimes closest to you could be facing some extremely difficult circumstances and we should all help. Simply click on the United Way Community Support banner below to volunteer, provide donations, and help out in any way you can. We all can make a big time difference.