A simple circle, resting on the ground with a bar bisecting it. That concept, called “Hoop” — the brainchild of Ian Mahaffy and Maarten De Greeve, designers based in Copenhagen — is the winner of the CityRacks Design Competition and will be used as the new standard bicycle rack installed on — Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2010
By Second Studio from Sweden creates and manufactures classic rug designs with a modern twist. We’ve added 42 new wool rugs in multiple sizes and Shapes.
What could you answer to the one who says you 'I want people to love furniture the way they love clothing'? I guess you would say that it's sound interesting, but how furniture could be chosen the same way as the clothing? The first man who not only give the — Continue reading
I bought one of Rob Cartelli's ceramic mugs recently at a craft fair, and love the shape and simplicity. The colors and stripes remind me of lined paper from school.
The Elephants were finally unveiled! Many thanks to my friend Marina – the elephant chaser – for the images!
One of the great things about acrylic furniture is the versatility in form and functions. A regular coffee table is transformed when it's made as an acrylic i-bean coffee table. A plain dining chair is elegant and chic when is so much more interesting when it's made from lilac acrylic. — Continue reading
Focus is most well know for their Gyrofocus fireplace (which was recently declared "the world's most beautiful object" in the 2009 Pulchra Design Competition, Italy), but it's their steel barbecues that recently caught my eye. Available in two designs, Sigmafocus and Diagofocus. Both designs seem to have some nautical inspiration, — Continue reading
Having a cup of tea in the afternoon is almost a daily ritual especially for the past few years having giving up coffee. I especially love white porcelain something about it is so classic and timeless. Maybe because it reminds me of the dinnerware my parents had years ago. And — Continue reading
…sure do make for a good-looking chair. Introducing the 111 Navy Chair, a project between Design Within Reach and Coca Cola. Durable for inside and out, you can't help but like the bold color, neat design and knowing you've recycled so many plastic bottles. "Made from 111 recycled plastic Coke — Continue reading
The 'Stencil Stamping' trend continues. I invented this term myself so it's not official, just a trend I have noticed. I found this image as I was browsing PadStyle. A really good example of 'Stencil Stamping'…I love this piece. What I love about this trend is that it's completely — Continue reading
2Modern co-founders Greg Finney and Jennifer Sitko have come together to form a new and modern lighting line. The collection features contemporary lamp designs that have been hand-crafted in the USA. Modern fixture fans will find lamps made from brushed metals, embellished with unique designs, and topped with linen shades — Continue reading
Have you ever discovered something and thought, how did I not know about this? Well, I have! And Little People in the City by Slinkachu is one of those things. Last night I was perusing some art books at the bookstore, when I came across Slinkachu's book and found myself mesmerized — Continue reading
The Macau Pavilion by Carlos Marreiros. Shanghai is buzzing with activity. There’s nothing unusual about that. Its always buzzing with activity. But this time its buzzing with architectural activity. Countries from around the world have built-and are building- pavilions for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. These pavilions give architectural expression to each nation’s — Continue reading
Introducing Wall Candy on 2Modern! Wall Candy is reusable wall stickers and wall art, and is the most innovative way to decorate nurseries, kids’ rooms, play rooms, and rooms for teens or adults. Deerly Beloved sticker art creatures are lovely, doe-eyed, and won’t eat all the tress in your yard. — Continue reading
mater has just launched the Papillon chair at Salon de Mobile in Milan. Simply a magnificent chair with its stitched leather surface. The only downside is that we have to wait until this fall to purchase it for ourselves. www.materdesign.com
This year in Milan Design Week 2010, American designer Peter J. Pless exhibited his collection Space. He showed 9 prototypes of usual home objects. He merge their basic functions and create new. The Space include four parts of furniture: intimate, personal, social and public. These four categories offer a significant — Continue reading
Up There is a mini-documentary about the dying art of hand painted signs. Beautifully shot and great interviews with the artisits who are keeping the art alive. "I wrote this documentary along with my friends Malcolm and Christine, as part of The Ritual Project sponsored by Stella Artois (more at — Continue reading
I recently purchased a bag of SunChips and was curious as to why the bag was so noisy. The new bags are now made of plant material and are compostable. If the bags are placed in a hot compost bin, they will break down in about 14 weeks. I have not — Continue reading
Some good finds found… This lovely luminaire was featured on Cribcandy. Still seeing Milan introductions popping up on Design blogs…yes, there was that much good stuff. Creative felt uses is one of my new favorite trends. Design*Sponge has begun their review of bklyn designs. You will want to — Continue reading