Designs for Modern Luxury is a blog by Karman Ng, principal of Cantilever Design, an award-winning interior design firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Always reading, researching and reveling in “the best of design” for himself and his clients, Karman began his blog as a way to share his thoughts and finds-from furniture to fashion to food. Karman hopes his blog fosters dialogue and sharing of design-related products, news, tips, ideas and secrets so that everyone can enjoy a little bit more modern luxury in their lives. For more information about Cantilever Design, visit http:///www.cantilever-design.com or follow Karman at http://twitter.com/karmanng.

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  1. JoAnn says:

    Hello Karmen: I discovered your blog this morning, it is fabulous! Complimenti! I represent several Italian design clients. In particular you may enjoy seeing the releases from Cleto Munari. May I have your e-mail address please to add you to my press list?
    many thanks,

  2. Melissa says:

    Hi Karman, your blog is an invaluable resource to anyone interested in interior design. I’m actually keen on featuring in our magazine 2 of the design stores you mentioned in your post on the best design stores in the world – Spazio Sette and Collete. Would you be able to direct me to the source for the pictures you used? Thanks very much!

    • Melissa, the pictures of Spazio Sette were my own, from my trip there last summer. The Collete photo was off the internet – but I remember digging for a while to find a good one. You might have to go several search pages deep on Google to find one. Good luck, and let me know how I can be of service. BTW, please send a link to your article when you are done as I would love to read it!

  3. Pouji says:

    Dear Karman,
    I was wondering about the copyright of Burj Al-Arab image with the beautiful sunset used in one of your articles. (link: https://cantileverdesign.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/blog_burj-al-arab_80309.jpg)
    I was wondering if I can use this image as the cover of a real estate magazine at the architecture Department of Technical University of Delft.
    The magazine is free of charge and not for a profitable purpose.
    Best regards

    • Hi there, I wish I could say yes to your request, but the truth is that I found it on the web so the image is not mine. But all I did was a Google image search to find it – though I remember going several pages deep before finding something that I like. So I think you should be able to find the rightful owner. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help. Good luck.

  4. Thao says:

    Karman, I loved your mid-century makeover of the Eichlers! Every detail in the bathrooms was so carefully and well chosen. I’m specifying details for three bathrooms in a home renovation now: can you tell me what brand you used for the shower glass? I love the clean and minimalist effect your choice created, as if the glass did not exist.

    • Thao,
      Thanks for the kind words! So on almost every recent project of mine I’ve used a different shower glass fabricator so I do not think the fabricator or brand really matters that much. The key is specifying “crystal clear” glass versus standard “clear” glass. Crystal clear glass is an upgraded glass that has much less of the green hue normally found on the standard glass enclosures. Obviously, the transparency and clarity is amazing; but you will be paying more for it – I would estimate at least 25% more. So depending on your budget, this could be a sizable upgrade. I would also consider the type/color of the shower material that will form the backdrop for the glass – meaning if you have a dark gray tile in the background for example, a slight green hue will not be very noticeable so the glass upgrade may not be worth it. Just a thought. Good luck on your bathroom!

  5. Hi Karmen: I just put a photo of you and a mention of your blog on our facebook page. Check out Zipper art form + function. Hope all is well with you — your blog is great! Elizabeth

  6. kanzie nguyen says:

    karman, I loved your design specially at the Riviera Resort & spa in palm spring , the moorish screen design in the lobby is really cool Karman I’m opening a lounge i go for modern with baroque twist the design of that screen i would love to incorporate to the design can you tell me where can i buy or who making it would you be kind let me know I appreciate best regards

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