Category Archives: Interior Design

A CHAIR THAT MAKES YOU GO EEEEEEEK!

Recently discovered a FUN! design blog called moggit (am I the last to know about this site?).  This design—just in time for your Halloween party if you order it now!— gives new meaning to the term “eyeballing a chair for my living room”. Check out more about this scary chair and other cool design fun at moggit.

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COFFEE TALK

I give the Feng Shui By Fishgirl stamp of approval to the Toby’s Estate coffee shop in Brooklyn, NY. There is a good mix of elements, a nice balance between yin and yang shapes, I like the lighting hung in 3’s that add up to 9 in this photo (all auspicious feng shui numbers). The couch is comfy and makes you want to sit and stay awhile even though the ceiling height is so high. Painting the ceiling black brings it closer. Nicely done and see more pics at Dwell Magazine.

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STATUTORY RAP

How’s this for brilliant: an artist proposes to the city of New York that he move the iconic statue of Columbus into a high end apartment overlooking Central Park and install it on a coffee table. Invite in the public and the press and you’ve got yourself a helluva marketing coup for the artist Tatsu Nishi of Japan. Read about “Discovering Columbus” here at the NY Daily News. The apartment as art installation is genius. As feng shui home, not so much. We know scale is important to feng shui health and comfort. Most of us would not be happy in a home with ceilings six stories high and a giant stone figure staring down at us. The feeling you get here would be that the statue is always in the Command Position instead of you.  So be careful in your choice of art and accessories…but be daring in your dreaming of art projects that can propel you into the media spotlight!

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COOP CO-OP–FENG SHUI FOR THE BIRDS

Can you guess what this stylish unit is? I am pretty sure I wouldn’t have known until I read the full article and saw the other offerings at ApartmentTherapy. . .if you think feng shui is for the birds, this is the proof!

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STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN?

Feng shui doesn’t like spiral staircases because they represent a giant corkscrew piercing the center of your home. Not great. But in a public space like a library or on the exterior of a home they don’t have the same harmful effect. Pictured here is a novel idea: a rainbow painted spiral. If I believed in heaven I might imagine the stairway to it to look like this. Photo lifted from design-dautore.com.

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TERRIFIC TURQUOISE

Turqs and Purps are on my radar right now. I meandered over to ComfyHeavenHomeDecor this morning and found scads of pics of those color schemes. I got excited. Here’s a slide show of inspiration. Let me know if you like.

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DYNAMIC DUO

This bathroom duo has colortastic punch! Designed by architect Carlo Colombo, the red and purple coloration make it the perfect activator / protector if your bathroom happens to be located in the Wealth sector of your bagua. It would also be suitable in the Love & Relationship sector. It can be harmful to your feng shui to have bathrooms situated in awkward locations. That’s when you call in feng shui practice to help strengthen the positive and counteract the negative.

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CORIAN BAR IS FUN SHUI

Mixing Corian with twigs? That is the essence of fun shui! I love this outdoor bar by designer
Cathérine Op De Beeck. It has wit, whimsy, and whiskey. Would you agree?

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LOFTY ASPIRATIONS

I’m a sucker for open loft spaces. Click here to jump to missdesign for a really great architectural reno in Australia to see more pics of this fab complex of apartments. This rusty red color is awesome for activating ch’i, btw.

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BALANCE IN B & W

Can anyone guess why I like this room? Answer: the two round ceramic stools under the wood table balance the yang energy of all the squares and rectangles. So does the round objet d’art next to the hand sculpture as does the cowhide rug but I’m not a big fan of dead animals so that design element  is “optional” depending on your personal preference. I also like the mix of elements: metal, water (black color equals water), wood, earth (plants), fire (red color). See more of this room at Apartment Therapy and browse their great site!

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