9.4.08

{eco chic: cork}

{photography by Max Kim-Bee for Domino September 2006 }

I used to have a rather large cork inspiration board above my desk, filled with the things I liked to gaze at while working and daydreaming. And while it has since been replaced with a picture wall, I've always missed the versitility of the cork . . .

Perhaps I could find a little cork lamp {above}, similar to
Jessie Randall's, who adds a personal touch with photobooth strips and a brooch from her father's antiques shop.

{photography by Joshua McHugh for Domino March 2007}

Seamless-looking cork floor is as durable as hardwood also cushions tired feet and works well in high-traffic areas.

{photography by Paul Costello}

Jodie Patterson Becker, publicist for Zac Posen's foyer wall, covered with a sheet of corkboard and personal photographs.




{photography by Justin Bernhaut for Domino, March 2007}

This beautiful, tile-like floor is cleverly made from wine bottle stoppers.

{cork tables via automatism}

{photography by John Coolidge for Domino January 2008}

Former interior designer Suzanne Donegan's cork walled studio in her L.A. apartment.



{photography by Justin Bernhaut for Domino March 2007}

Make a huge impact with wonderful graphic patterns of peel-and-press cork tiles.

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16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never been a fan of cork. But your post convinced me it can be really beautiful, and totally functional :-) Thanks!

April 07, 2008  
Blogger Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I really love cork. I almost put cork floors in my kitchen, but ended up with Bamboo. Now I can't remember why. But anyways, I do love the options these days with cork flooring.

Great post, dear!
Hope you had a terrific weekend!
xo

April 08, 2008  
Anonymous Christine said...

I never would have imagined so many uses for cork. I just love the desk cork for photos. Just perfect for a small desk like mine! :)

April 08, 2008  
Anonymous automatism said...

Love this post - so many ideas! And thanks for the mention, too!

Lori

April 08, 2008  
Blogger my little apartment said...

ooh, what a lovely post! i love cork, be it vintage or new...thanks for the inspiration!

April 08, 2008  
Anonymous Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall said...

Wow, these photos offer a lot of different options for cork. The floor in the last photo is too cool!

Great post, very inspiring:)

April 08, 2008  
Blogger Jelenie said...

Great post hon! I would love one of those cork bedside tables - that's such a great idea if you have a small table with no space there for frames.

April 09, 2008  
Blogger All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Fantastic post Glamorous - original & great pics.

April 09, 2008  
Blogger Alkemie said...

I especially like the cork on the lamp, that is really cute how you can put photos and other things on there! Great post and selection of photos!

April 10, 2008  
Blogger emily@designsmack said...

I replaced my cork board with a painting by my grandmother, and while I treasure it, I really miss the cork! It housed everything from my favourite inspirations to my next dentist appointment. Such a cool post!

April 11, 2008  
Blogger katiedid said...

nice post! Peter Dunham has some cork lamps for sale which you can see at Peter Dunham's shop Hollywood at Home: http://hollywoodathome.1stdibs.com/itemdetails.php?id=190970

April 11, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Katie, Peter Dunham's lamps are great--thanks for the link.

April 12, 2008  
Blogger maison21 said...

funny, i just decided to post some cork panels in my spare bedroom, and finally transform it into the home office i desperately need. think i'll try painting it though, as cork in it's natural state is just a just a little to earthy for my current decor.

thanks for the inspirational post!

April 13, 2008  
Blogger Diana said...

Love the cork lamps...what a clever idea!

April 14, 2008  
Blogger JLC Studio said...

Oooh, I love cork! We used cork flooring in one wing of our client's home and it's held up soo well!

My favorite is the lamp! Great finds!!

April 24, 2008  
Blogger ::{J}:: said...

I told my husband that when we build our house-we're having cork flooring!

May 09, 2008  

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