Shark and Olive is curated by a Portland-based creative, painter, and art enthusiast. Shark and Olive features finds that represent a never-ending celebration of art, architecture, design objects, and furniture.

Posts tagged furniture objects
Pale Pink Accents

Pink has long been one of my favorite accent colors (flowers, art, textiles, the list goes on). I am especially drawn to vibrant fuchsias or the palest shades. Currently, the pale pink accents are taking over. I enjoy the versatility  pale pink accents offer. From softening and contrasting metallics, to adding color punch to predominantly monochromatic spaces.  For this round-up of pale pink accents I chose both large scale accents (hello beautiful area rug and modern rocking chair) to small vessels, candlesticks, pillows, and one of the most amazing stools.  Click the arrows to have a look. 

Furniture Objects Part Three: Bold & Beautiful

The bold & the beautiful sets the tone for this round-up of furniture objects. I am currently obsessed with the coffee tables comprised of marble yet used like paper to create ORIGAMI & Earthquake 5.9 furniture collections by Patricia Urquiola. The subtle colors are divine as well. Similar in color, the Mimosa side table (1984) by Ettore Sottsass takes my favorite beverage and re-imagines it as a subdued neon furniture object. Another furniture object that blurs into the world of art is the wire furniture series which resembles wire drawings by Jinil Park. The steel is transformed into distorted lines that when welded together form the furniture as a whole. Concrete cabinet by Jean Willoughby is the perfect combination of wood and concrete. The functional piece showcases the beauty rather than the utilitarian side of concrete. Finally, I could not resist a plywood crafted piece. The plywood table legs almost mimic crosshatching in their elegant geometric form. What better way to start your new year than interjecting color and unexpected textures and forms into your surroundings.

Furniture Objects Part Two

I have been looking for some new furniture pieces that are a blend of industrial and organic elements. I like incorporating furniture objects that bring contrast to simple pared down interiors. The first piece I have recently found is a pink powder coated steel wire side table from Iacoli & McAllister. It is geometric, light, and colorful - perfection. The Coffee One table by Thought Wood uses black walnut with a pinch of bold color, creating a modern yet organic piece perfect for urban surroundings. Along those organic lines is the stumps collection by Sharon Sides. She etches tree ring patterns into her designs. The result is metal furniture transformed into individual beautiful pieces. Signs by Jeremy Murier are stunning metal and ceramic (art) objects that I need to have in my home. Finishing my recent findings is the charred commode by Moran Woodworked Furniture. It is the perfect representation of a modern take on traditional furniture.