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About Alexander Calzadilla

Alexander Calzadilla is a Cuban male originally from Philadelphia, who has happily called Miami his home since moving here at the age of 15. He attended Southwest Sr. High School and Florida International University, ultimately receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. While in college, he began working as a paralegal for the Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Reichenbacher, a position he kept for seven years after graduation. He subsequently worked at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Associates before landing at Costa Nursery. After distinguishing himself with many accomplishments, he was promoted to the position of Director of Specialty Products, which included the orchid, bonsai and lucky bamboo departments. When Alex was first put in charge of the three departments, they ranked near the bottom. By the time he left Costa after seven years, Alex had transformed the floundering departments into unqualified successes, posting record earnings, sales and profitability. In 2008 Alex was named the Costa Employee of the Year. Alex now puts his formidable prowess as a businessman into his newest venture, Avant-Garde Home Furnishings, LLC, serving as Managing Partner.

About Avant-Garde

We offer home furnishings and decor for every area of your home,both inside and out, always striving to bring you the most current design elements being used by today's top designers, at a fraction of their retail cost. Whether you are completely redecorating an area of your home, looking for the perfect accent piece to finish off an existing room, shopping for a unique gift, or simply "window shopping" to get design ideas, Avant-Garde is the place to go for everything modern & contemporary for your home.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Modern contemporary random items...

Modern contemporary random items... 

Today I am featuring random items I happen to see in blogs, magazines, etc that I think simply pop out and are memorable.. And if I think they are memorable, I guarantee all of you will as well... 

Enjoy the pics and post...

A new nightlight.. or accent light



In conjunction with award winning designer Derrick Hurst, Ghost Nest is pleased to be announcing their bold new lighting product, Geode. It’s not a simple picture frame, or a simple accent light – it’s a dynamic way to light your space while showcasing and illuminating your image.  Help us bring our project to life on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/Vh7dLn


There are three features that make Geode unlike anything else.  Each frame is interchangeable and so is the image contained within, Geode unplugs and glows for 6 hours (and recharges once plugged back in) and due to its angular nature, Geode has seven unique resting positions. Geode is 5”x5”x4.5” and is constructed of plastic and aluminum.  The removable frame is a soft, matte finish silicon, while the body is a white opaque, glossy polycarbonate.

Pablo Lighting: 


Yo! Only a few days left to get an awesome-looking light for your awesome house from those awesome folks: Pablo Lighting! Until October 15th enjoy 15% off their light fixtures that are modern but sport a ton of personality.  This a is a sign from  a site I fully recommend great lighting ideas here.. Amazing

6 Amazing Vases



There’s no denying the freshness that flowers bring to a space — modern or not. The problem with flowers is they need a place to stay in! Don’t just let flowers dry up and wither outside of vases — grab a few modern ones that will bring as much pattern and color into your home as the flowers themselves. Here are six awesome ones:
  1. Alex Marshall Studios Cylinder Vase
  2. iittala Aalto Vase 6.25
  3. Areaware Brush Vase
  4. Alex Marshall Studios Sphere Vase
  5. notNeutral Flora Vase Set
  6. Ferm Living Wonderful Vase 1
Amazing vases that are great accent pieces for any home... 


8 Interior designs that just bring out color...

No matter your own personal tastes or style, there’s something arresting about a bold, pop of modern color in an interior. Have you ever wanted to add some to your space? We see gorgeous looks all the time through the blog, and plenty of these gorgeous architectural spaces have interiors with killer pops of color. We’ve rounded up eight recent great looks:

Specht Harpman’s West Lake Hills Residence

Stuart Sampley’s Newton Remodel

NOVA architect gallery: Mon Cheri Urban Life

Banging & Bold Modern Kitchen Inspiration

Hatch Works’ Dan Cave

Swedish Design For Sale

Birdseye Design Architecture’s Dwell-Ing



Modern contemporary ideas..

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