Hoshakuji Station in Northern Tokyo is part building, part sculptural delight. Comprised of lauan-made plywood for the structure, and re-used Oya stone, it is a perfect blend of the natural and industrialized. Designer Kengo Kuma describes the project saying, "By using wood, I wanted to revive the humane and warm — Continue reading
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Whotells and Muji have teamed up to design impeccable short stay apartments in Barcelona. These stunning refurbished apartments come in 1, 2, and 3-bedroom accommodations, and start at just 75 euro a night. Learn more and book today here.
Breathe Architecture and clothing store Lulamae have teamed up to create a cardboard pop-up shop in Melbourne. 100% recycled and expertly laser-cut, this is one must see pop-up. See more of Breathe Architecture’s work here.
East Germany has seen some stunning architecture sprout in post-industrial spaces, and this open air library is no exception. Designed by Karo Architekten is both a cultural center and pop-up library where books are available for the taking (and giving) 24 hours a day. Get more information here.
i’m really into multipurpose bags – i hate having to carry around more then one when i’m out, hence the enormity of all my purses. nanda has come up with a great solution for the purse and laptop bag combo, that doesn’t scream "i’m carrying a laptop – MUG ME — Continue reading
generally i look forward to summer because it means warm weather, vacations and lazy days in the sun. but i have a whole new reason to look forward to this summer – the new charles & ray eames stamps! usps is releasing a set of 16 stamps in honor of — Continue reading
a lot of wallpaper is just too overwhelming for me, but this light emitting wallpaper by dutch designer jonas samson is stellar. the wallpaper looks like any regular wallpaper until turned on, at which point your boring wall is transformed into a wall of light patterns. not only is it — Continue reading
living in a city can present some unique challenges when it comes to having enough room in your tiny apartment for company. you come to appreciate the smallest novelties, like stackable chairs – especially fun ones like these by hannes wettstein. 100% plastic, fully stackable and available in a wide — Continue reading
it seems like a lot of people toy with the idea of having an indoor hammock. there’s recently been a surge of designers releasing their variations of the hammock/bed/couch – most of which just look like a hammock that’s been brought indoors. luckily designer tracie herrtage designed a hammock that — Continue reading
talk about some stunning japanese design. leif.designpark is a stellar trio (takashi ueno and mamoru naito and keizaburo honda) who’s work encompasses interior design, industrial products and art. each piece is more unique then the other and each product series has it’s roots in japanese tradition. check out their collection — Continue reading
sometimes you just want to have a little fun and these candy wall decals are just the way to do it. as part of fred flares “the next big thing!” – these removable decals will brighten up even the most glum decors. get them here.
Artek’s Bambu Tables, made of bent bamboo veneer are refined, graceful and well, to die for. Check out their collection of tables, chairs and more at artek.fi.
( ©1996 – 2003 FAMSF)Vivienne Westwood – the innovator behind high-fashion punk in the 70’s – is on exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. With only one month left before it’s close (June 10), this collection is sure to impress with over 150 objects spanning a career — Continue reading
in a great marriage of form and function re-produkte offers the re-babe & re-tire rocking chair and cradle. put the little one down for sleep and rock yourself back to a state of serenity at the same time. the cradle and rocking chair are attached with leather bands and can — Continue reading
These weighted sphere vases at violet.com are absolutely stunning. Perfect for a single exotic blossom, these vases are hand-blown with a center sphere to anchor the bloom within a clear container. An assortment of these would look great on a dining table or as an accent piece in place of — Continue reading
Jenny Sauer of Three Sheets 2 The Wind has released a new line of pillows on elsewares.com. The fresh little pieces would be a great addition to a kids room or graphic living room. If you’re feeling really inspired by Sauer’s designs, stock up on her complimentary wall art too!
Green design has been growing by leaps and bounds in the last 10 years and it just keeps getting better. Joanne Hudson offers some spectacular bamboo dinnerware as the new alternative to paper plates and plastic utensils. The Bambu Veneerware collection are fully biodegradable, are 100% organic and are beautifully — Continue reading