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d*s reader rec extravaganza

bleu chandelier 1

while i was gone so many of these piled up so here's a big old slice of readers in need of some help. i hope we can steer them in the right direction!

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  • d*s reader maki desperately needs to know who makes this gorgeous chandelier (above) from the juliette binoche movie bleu. anyone know?

  • d*s reader lourdes is heading to the czech republic and would love any design recs. something like the "john derian and rare device" of the czech republic. any ideas?

  • the lovely stephanie of agnes and hoss needs some help finding a modern sawhorse. she wants to make a dining room table out of an old door with mirrored inlay that she recently found but needs a modern sawhorse (basically a nicer steel, chrome, etc. version than something you could find a home depot). any ideas where she could find one?

  • and last but not least, d*s reader diana is headed to oriole territory (baltimore) and would love some design recs! anyone have some great baltimore tips? thanks guys!

  • ooh! and miss rena needs some ideas for her trip to prague and berlin this summer. any good places in either city? thanks!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Williams Sonoma Home has a gorgoeus chromed saw horse desk base.

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that sawhorse desk in William Sonoma Home but didn't think you could buy the base separate from the top?

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about this?


unfortunately, it doesn't say what kind of weight it can hold. they should definitely contact the manufacturer before they put anything as substantial as a door on them.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Summer said...

Baltimore has a lot of great home design shops in the Fells Point area... Su Casa is a local place and one of my favorites, on Bond Street and open late! There are several new places along that same strip... can't remember their names right now but will look into it.

The main shopping drag for antiques and kitsch is The Avenue in Hampden (the P is silent). That's 36th street... lots of great shops!

10:14 AM  
Blogger stephanie said...

just saw these while searching for something else this weekend:

10:31 AM  
Blogger Lori Zimmer said...

Not design related, but I went to an amazing Egyptian restaurant near Fels Point!

10:31 AM  
Blogger The HQ Duo said...

For Rena,
In Berlin I stayed at the Ku'Damm 101 hotel. Beautiful interior, really amazing, and I got a great price on it at www.hotels.ca. One of the best modern hotel rooms I've ever been in, great TV unit, great bedding, juliet balcony and AMAZING bathroom.

There are many cute little stores in the Prenzlauerberg area. Also there are some cute shops on Weinmeisterstrasse, a mix of clothing, homewares and accessories.

One of the best home goods stores I've seen in Berlin is P van B Wallpapers. They carry all sorts of great home wares, edgy fun stuff. Their address is 15 Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse. Their site is www.pvanb.com.

Hope that helps, have fun!

10:53 AM  
Blogger blackbird said...

Ikea used to have sawhorse kind of things sold expressly for a table top.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The design company which makes that chandelier does not respond to emails asking about it (you can look in the credits to the film to see the name of the company, maybe they will answer you!). I asked about it for YEARS. Finally I gave up, and right about the time I gave up, Swarovski made one, a one-off (maybe it's one-off, maybe not?) for a celebration of some sort. That may be a good place to start, although I am not so sure you'd want to pay the price.

Lolli e Memmoli in Milan do work with crystals, and they introduce a new color/new colors each year. You may be able to contact them and see if they're interested in copying another artist's work.

I'd be interested in knowing the outcome. I tried for *years* to get one and finally gave up.


1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few months ago This Old House Magazine had a fashion magazine type double page spread of saw horses. Metal, plastic, wood, all with their pros and cons. Your local library should have this.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Summer is right - there are probably 2 main design areas of Balwmer - Fells Point and Hampden. Hampden is probably better known for Kitch (think Jon Waters movies - some were filmed here), but they also have a few great botiques - Shine Collective (on 36th st) and doubledutch just around the corner on Falls Rd. Fells Point has Su Casa (furniture only I think), Bluehouse (a little off the beaten path, but worth finding for their selection in 'green' products, and great coffee) , and a ton of other small and independent shops scattered everywhere.

Enjoy your trip!


3:49 PM  
Blogger Sallie said...

If I wanted that chandelier and could not find one already made, I would take a silk knotting class (or there is another version where they use invisible cording) and just start collecting cyrstals and make it yourself. Then you would have a work of art and a converstion piece.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Susan Schwake said...

There are so many cool shops in Berlin, where to begin? Kantstrasse is a great street in the Uhlandstrasse shopping area with furniture and paper goods, Boutiques abound around the Fasanesnstrasse, Bleibtreustrasse and Mommsenstrasse. Even the weekend street fairs were packed with goodies but you have to bargin with them a bit ... they start high. Cool second hand shops are in the area beween Hackescher Markt and Rosentaler Platz. In the historic area the Mitte are really pricey elegant things just for window shopping. It is one of the finest cities in the world I think. I LOVE IT! have fun.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blue chandelier

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the feedback on the chandelier.

Sal, I may indeed resort to making a version myself but I thought I would put the question out there re: purchasing one. So many projects, so little time. I still have two sweaters in-progress from last winter plus a new home (first time home owner!) to work on.

Thanks again! I'll have to rewatch Bleu and check out the end titles.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Summer said...

Su Casa has a lot of great accessories too... not just furniture! I adore their furniture, especially since they have free local delivery, but I take visitors there all the time and they always find something suitcase-sized!

3:41 PM  
Blogger the bridal wishlist said...

baltimore is great. but if she has some time, she should make her way to dc to check out dupont circle, georgetown and the 14th street corridor... the city is going through a major revitalization and there are some great shops here.


9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Citizen:Citizen has gold sawhorse brackets for $1,900.


I'm sure that this isn't quite what Stephanie is looking for, but I thought it was interesting to mention none-the-less.

12:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if it's not too late...definitely check www.qubus.cz when you go to czech republic. they're based right in the centre of prague...

3:29 PM  

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