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Daily Archives: April 1, 2013

Sharper Image

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Sharper Image

Next time you feel like impressing your guests with a salad, try Karoto, an outsized pencil sharpener-like device that peels and “sharpens” carrots, cucumbers and other similarly-shaped vegetables to produce curls and shavings like those from a sharpened pencil. Designed by the Israeli product designer Avichai Tadmore for the Tel Aviv — Continue reading

Body Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Body Art

If you’re an architect, interior designer, illustrator (or just an enthusiastic bystander), try not to be completely won over by Three Houses, a temporary tattoo design by illustrator Judy Kaufmann. Created for the designer tattoo brand Tattly, the Barcelona-based Kaufmann has cleverly applied her talent for simple, stylized and colorful illustrations — Continue reading

Home Library

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Home Library

The distinctive three bands and monochrome color scheme of the Penguin paperback cover has had more than its share of design and art world admirers—the painters Harland Miller and Alanna Cavanagh, amongst them. So, perhaps Penguin Library, a new wallpaper motif by Osborne & Little, was simply an interior design inevitability. Still, — Continue reading

Playing Safe

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Playing Safe

The UK’s Newhouse Textiles company has designed a simple and attractive child safety device for window blinds. Small steel brackets—disguised by a variety of playfully appealing shapes—act as traps for dangling cords or chains, affixing them to the window frame or wall and out of toddlers’ hands. Each winsomely stylized — Continue reading