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Inspired By: Ingrid Michaelson

3 Comments 19 October 2010

By Niki McNeill, SingleBubblePop

Before I could even read a book, music was my first love. As a designer, I draw a lot of inspiration from the sounds of music, as it compliments aesthetically inspiring pieces in a way nothing else can. Playing the piano was my first creative expression as a tiny 5 year old stretching to reach the keys on my parent’s hand-me down upright. Ever since then, piano heavy music has always drawn me in. A few years ago, I came across the work of Ingrid Michaelson, an indie artist who shot to fame when the popular show Grey’s Anatomy featured a few of her songs. After listening to her album “Girls and Boys” I knew she was so much more than a one-hit wonder and an amazingly talented songwriting and pianist. I connected with her vulnerable free spirit immediately and still follow her music today!

Surely, Ingrid’s “nest” is a reflection of her vintage modern style. This CB2 lounge is both modern & multi-functional; she can lounge on it as she’s writing her latest song or use it as a sofa when she’s having a jam session. We know from her “Girls and Boys” album cover that she loves a little whimsy, so I thought the fawn mug would be perfect for her tea as she pampers her voice. The pillow & the set of cannisters are reflections of her affinity for vintage, but available to all through Urban Outfitters and Modcloth.com. I love the black plastic frames she’s rocking in her latest promo shots too! Please check out her latest album, “Everyday” and the rest of her fantastic albums. Happy nesting!

Photo by Leah & Mark

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Design Chronicles

Christopher Peacock’s Culinarium Kitchen

1 Comment 18 October 2010

Tuesday, October 19, the Culinarium begins at the San Francisco Design Center—a three-day kitchen and epicurean event featuring live cooking demos (including our own Chef Lea!), complimentary design workshops, seminars, cocktail parties and panel discussions for the public and the trade.

Most exciting is that Christopher Peacock, founder of Christopher Peacock Home, has designed a fully functioning kitchen in SFDC’s Galleria Atrium. It’s state-of-the-art and will represent how we can all have beautiful design, innovative appliances, and technology in the heart of our homes.

Here are the construction plans…

The kitchen is being built in front of the Atrium stage. There is a demo island so audiences can see Tyler Florence, Lea McIntosh, and Tanya Holland while they are cooking! Behind and on stage, there’s a dining room display from McRae & Co., designed by John Stewart, and an outdoor dining display by McGuire Furniture.

The cabinetry is from the Christopher Peacock Refectory Collection, a transitional style constructed from walnut and stained in ebony with polished nickel CP hardware.

An example of Christopher Peacock’s Refectory Collection cabinetry.

The appliances by Miele are just amazing! The ovens feature PerfectClean Enamel, Miele’s revolutionary interior finish that make spills so easy to clean…no baked-on mess to scrape off.

1. La Perla Dishwasher
2. Master Chef Convection Speed Oven
3. Wine Storage Unit
4. 36” Refrigerator
5. Master Chef 30” Single Oven, Clean
6. Ceramic Electric Double Burner CombiSet
7. Convection Steam Oven
8. Tepan Yaki CombiSet
9. Induction CombiSet (not shown)

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