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Bolt Battery Pack by Fluxmob

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bolt Battery Pack by Fluxmob

Few things are more maddening to the device-laden than running out of juice, and good luck trying to find an electrical outlet to plug that charger cable into. Portable battery packs abound, but the Bolt battery pack by Fluxmob is one of the smallest. Measuring a diminutive 2.75 inches in — Continue reading

An Immaculate Fire Island Beach House by Richard Meier

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
An Immaculate Fire Island Beach House by Richard Meier

It’s a measure of contemporary sizing standards—or just the tony circles in which Richard Meier travels—that a recently-designed 2,000 square foot beach house by the New York-based architect qualifies as ‘modest.’ By summer house standards, 2,000 square feet is a bit beyond modest, we think, but on New York’s pretension-free — Continue reading

AKA Mobile Suite Offers Airstream Luxury

Categories: Uncategorized
AKA Mobile Suite Offers Airstream Luxury

Just when you thought trailer living was the antithesis of luxury, along comes the AKA Mobile Suite, a getaway package offered by the long-stay hotel chain AKA, that features a gleaming Airstream trailer, yours for the taking on a road trip of a lifetime. A collaboration with Airstream 2 Go — Continue reading

Porcelain Light Socket from Commune

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Porcelain Light Socket from Commune

The renaissance of the exposed light bulb continues with this simple light fixture from Los Angeles-based design collective Commune. The socket—designed to be affixed to either ceiling or wall, and available in a range of 9 comely colors—is made from porcelain, and the bulb can be pretty much any size — Continue reading

An Austrian Village Gets 7 Fancy Bus Stops

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
An Austrian Village Gets 7 Fancy Bus Stops

The village of Krumbach, Austria, boasts something that no other city in the world has: bus stops—seven of them—designed by an international list of architects. The end product of a project called Bus:Stop, the structures were created via collaborations with local craftspeople and businesses to help boost tourism in Krumbach. — Continue reading

A Bicycle Whistle From Bookman and Acme

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
A Bicycle Whistle From Bookman and Acme

Upping the ante on bicycle bells, Swedish brand Bookman has come up with a contemporary whistle that leverages “wave interference” technology to produce a sound that transcends street noise without the help of moving parts. Bookman collaborated with Acme Whistles, the century-old Birmingham, England, whistle manufacturer on the design, which — Continue reading

In West Virginia, A House of Salvaged Windows

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
In West Virginia, A House of Salvaged Windows

Even for those of us inclined to romanticize communing with nature, the dream of building a humble house in the middle of the woods (on a miniscule budget, of course) will forever remain a fantasy. But photographer Nick Olson and clothing designer Lilah Horowitz pooled their artistic resources to turn — Continue reading

Manulution Sale: Save 25% on Select Designs

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Sustainability
Manulution Sale: Save 25% on Select Designs

A wood carving tradition that dates back to the 19th Century and the Bosnian town of Konjic is still practiced by Manulution, a modern furniture company that pays homage to a Balkan craft perfected over the course of four generations. Manulution’s sustainably sourced European hardwoods find expression in simple forms — Continue reading

Ikea Puts Singapore Shelter Dogs On Show

Categories: Sustainability
Ikea Puts Singapore Shelter Dogs On Show

There’s nothing cute about millions of animals doing time in shelters, waiting to be whisked off to a loving home—only to be put down when the wait becomes too long. But Ikea’s inspired marketing campaign, aimed at finding homes for shelter dogs, is plenty heartwarming. Teaming up with creative agency — Continue reading

Marimekko Joins Paperless Post

Categories: Art + Graphics
Marimekko Joins Paperless Post

Sending that party invitation just got a whole lot prettier, thanks to Marimekko. The venerable Finnish brand has just announced a partnership with online stationery platform, Paperless Post, becoming the latest—and easily the most iconic—design brand to join the company’s roster of high-profile collaborations. Which means that Marimekko buffs (count — Continue reading

Knoll Office Sale: Save 15% on Chairs, Tables, Desks

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Knoll Office Sale: Save 15% on Chairs, Tables, Desks

Knoll champions classic modernism through groundbreaking collaborations with the world’s most celebrated architects and designers. From 50-year old icons to 21st Century award winners, Knoll task chairs, desks, conference tables and office storage pieces help extend that iconic look to the work environment. Shop the Knoll Office Sale through July — Continue reading

Iconic Houses, Animated by Matteo Muci

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Iconic Houses, Animated by Matteo Muci

Ah, if only creating a masterpiece were this simple—and this much fun. Designer Matteo Muci has created a cute little animation that shows the construction (well, an oversimplified version, needless to say) of 5 icons of architecture: Le Corbusier’s Ville Savoye; Schröder House by Gerrit Rietveld; Farnsworth House by Mies — Continue reading

NewspaperWood Cabinets by Studio Vij5

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Milan Furniture Fair 2014, Sustainability
NewspaperWood Cabinets by Studio Vij5

Dutch design brand Vij5 has introduced a collection of cabinets partly comprised of NewspaperWood, a composite material they helped develop in 2011 with designer Mieke Meijer. Reversing the wood-to-paper process, NewspaperWood is born of layers of newspapers, which, when rolled and sliced, expose patterning akin to that of wood rings. — Continue reading

On a Belgian Estate, Indra Janda’s Garden Room

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
On a Belgian Estate, Indra Janda’s Garden Room

Belgian architect Indra Janda has designed an outdoor room that we’d happily convert into a year-round abode, if only we could. Janda’s ‘garden room’ is a modest size—less than 500 square feet—with a rudimentary shape consisting of 4 walls and steeply gabled roof, entirely and artfully constructed via a network — Continue reading

Buzz Flyswatter by Normann Copenhagen

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Buzz Flyswatter by Normann Copenhagen

Who hasn’t longed for a flyswatter that didn’t obviously betray its unsavory purpose? No sooner had we reported on Normann Copenhagen’s citrus Sqeezer than we spotted Buzz, the Danish brand’s spanking new flyswatter, said to be inspired by that old fly-swatting standby: the rolled-up newspaper. Designer Hans Hornemann’s silicone Buzz — Continue reading

Vietnam’s Bamboo Domes by Vo Trong Nghia

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Vietnam’s Bamboo Domes by Vo Trong Nghia

Calling it “the green steel of the 21st Century,” Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia has indeed made a strong case for bamboo as architectural material, revealing a project in progress: a community center in Ho Chi Minh City, comprised of an arrangement of 8 bamboo domes. Even with only 2 — Continue reading

3Form’s Eco-Friendly Full Circle Series

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
3Form’s Eco-Friendly Full Circle Series

3Form, makers of architectural surfaces, has a sustainable, socially responsible answer to expanding its translucent Varia Ecoresin product line. The company’s Full Circle initiative mines the skills of artisans across the globe for the hand-crafted decorative elements used in creating its Varia Ecoresin panels, a material comprised of 40% pre-consumer — Continue reading

Gus* Summer Sale: Save 20% July 17 – August 17

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Gus* Summer Sale: Save 20% July 17 – August 17

Laurentian Citrine isn’t the only color being discounted during our Gus* summer sale, but we can’t think of a more appropriate hue for this warm and sunny season. Now, through August 17th, all Gus upholstered furniture, including the Switch and Carmichael LOFT Sofas, the James Sleeper Lounge, and the Carmichael — Continue reading

Cesar Pelli’s Red Building for Pacific Design Center

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Cesar Pelli’s Red Building for Pacific Design Center

West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center, a three-building project that took four decades to complete, was finally brought to a conclusion last month with the unveiling of the third and last of the complex’s geometric structures. The PDC’s dramatically angular red building joins the existing blue and green glass buildings, all — Continue reading

Candy Striped Moss Bluetooth Speakers

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Candy Striped Moss Bluetooth Speakers

Talk about audio candy! If there’s a more delicious wireless speaker out there, we don’t know of one. This tiny, artfully constructed speaker from Singapore-based Moss Audio makes good on its promise “to make beautiful speakers that sound great.” A creation of British designer Nik Lee, the speaker’s internal workings, — Continue reading