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Bover Sale: Save 10% + Get Free Shipping

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Bover Sale: Save 10% + Get Free Shipping

For an outdoor lighting statement, it’s hard to beat the visual panache of Amphora, a suite of indoor/outdoor floor lamps by Spanish lighting brand Bover. Amphora’s voluminous shade, available in 3 substantial sizes, has the airy good looks of natural fiber, but is, in fact, comprised of hand woven polyethylene, ideal — Continue reading

Fujiyama Beer Glass by Keita Suzuki

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Fujiyama Beer Glass by Keita Suzuki

A beer glass packaged in a specially designed box isn’t exactly standard, but then, there’s nothing standard about the Fujiyama Beer Glass, by designer Keita Suzuki. Elegant and hardly screaming ‘beer,’ the glass has been given an unusual, graceful shape patterned after Japan’s revered Mount Fuji—which means that beer comes — Continue reading

ARGAND Lamp by Quentin de Coster

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
ARGAND Lamp by Quentin de Coster

Belgian designer Quentin de Coster has created a prototype for an LED lamp that replicates the looks and functionality of an oil lamp. ARGAND, which takes its name from the Swiss physicist Ami Argand’s oil lamp innovation of the same name, has a refined profile comprised of base, cylinder, and — Continue reading

Wanderlust: Puerto Rico’s Built World

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Wanderlust: Puerto Rico’s Built World

It’s true that looks aren’t everything, but for design lovers of a certain ilk—namely, Americans with an affinity for Latin esthetic sensibilities—Puerto Rico offers heaps of unexpected beauty. There’s the natural variety, of course—perpetually blue skies, endless sandy beaches dotting its Atlantic coast, waves that beckon surfers to its western — Continue reading

Barbecue Basting Brush With Beaker by Eva Solo

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Barbecue Basting Brush With Beaker by Eva Solo

Adding elegance to the act of barbecuing may be a losing proposition, but Danish brand Eva Solo provides hope by consistently turning out some of the most visually appealing grilling accoutrements anywhere. This characteristically refined silicone basting brush has been given a small stainless steel lip that fits snugly onto — Continue reading

Official FIFA World Cup Posters

Categories: Art + Graphics
Official FIFA World Cup Posters

Subtlety is the last word one would assign to the posters commemorating the World Cup. Neither the official FIFA event poster (above), nor the suite of 12 ‘host city’ posters (representing the 12 different Brazilian cities where World Cup matches will be played over the next month), is given to — Continue reading

Neo Con 2014: Ballo Stool by Humanscale

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Neo Con 2014: Ballo Stool by Humanscale

With evidence mounting that sitting for hours on end is doing us a heap of wrong, it’s little wonder that industrial designers are putting efforts towards healthier working alternatives. Don Chadwick, the man responsible for Herman Miller’s ubiquitous Aeron Chair, has one answer in the Ballo stool, a stool made — Continue reading

Albert Frey’s Desert Modernism

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Albert Frey’s Desert Modernism

If it’s at all possible for an 800 square-foot house to seem decadent, then Frey House II, one of two homes that the Swiss-born architect Albert Frey designed for himself in Palm Springs, California, shows us why. Situated amidst the San Jacinto mountain range that overlooks the desert resort, Frey’s — Continue reading

Yves Behar Promotes Connected Gardening, With Edyn

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Yves Behar Promotes Connected Gardening, With Edyn

Even novice gardeners have big dreams, and Edyn, a new gardening system, promises big things to weekend gardeners and expert growers, alike. A two-component system—a sensor which, when ‘planted’ in garden bed, monitors soil conditions and transmits the data via a smart phone app; and a solar-powered valve which automatically — Continue reading

Exclusive Sale: 15% Off Judy Ross Textiles + Free Shipping

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Exclusive Sale: 15% Off Judy Ross Textiles + Free Shipping

Seeing is believing with our Judy Ross Textiles collection, which features the kind of richly detailed stitching, uncommon in contemporary design, that should be viewed at close range. Meticulously hand-embroidered in New Zealand wool, expressed in vivid hues and graphic patterns, our Judy Ross Textiles are an ideal blend of — Continue reading

Grain Edit: The Wood Collector by LZF Lighting

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting, Modern Decor + Objects
Grain Edit: The Wood Collector by LZF Lighting

New materials may come and go with the times, but wood never loses its allure. Just ask Spanish lighting company LZF, whose ravishing pendant lights exemplify some of the most innovative contemporary applications of wood anywhere. And, as if to reinforce their faith in wood, LZF not long ago launched — Continue reading

Building Blocks for Budding Architects from Barcelona’s Mitoi

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Kids + Baby
Building Blocks for Budding Architects from Barcelona’s Mitoi

Barcelona toy company Mitoi, founded by designer Marc Castelló, has a pair of building block sets which eschew the generic “wooden blocks without meaning” for a collection of blocks that can be fashioned into famous architectural landmarks. With Mitoi’s chunky birch wood blocks, kids can construct simple, stylized, but instantly — Continue reading

Tropical Cushions from Silken Favours

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Tropical Cushions from Silken Favours

Channeling the tropics may be as simple as a these luxury cushions from British fashion label Silken Favours. The brand’s colorful signature prints, based on pen and ink illustrations by founder Victoria Murdoch, have been applied to a suite of cushions, some featuring tropical foliage and birds, and others taking — Continue reading

Coca Cola Imagines ’2nd Lives’ for Coke Bottles

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Coca Cola Imagines ’2nd Lives’ for Coke Bottles

When life gives you lemons…. With ongoing bad news related to sugary drinks, and its undeniable complicity in the proliferation of plastic waste, the Coca Cola company may be forgiven for feeling a bit persecuted of late. But, give them credit for trying to generate some good eco-centric press for — Continue reading

In Venice, A Transparent Tea House by Hiroshi Sugimoto

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
In Venice, A Transparent Tea House by Hiroshi Sugimoto

Managing to pay tribute to an ancient Japanese tradition, Venetian artisans, and the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian all at once, Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has designed a sublime structure that’s grabbing headlines at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale. Sugimoto’s Glass Tea House Mondrian Pavillion, a temporary installation that includes a meticulously — Continue reading

Carl Hansen & Son Introduces Hans J. Wegner’s CH88 Chair

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Carl Hansen & Son Introduces Hans J. Wegner’s CH88 Chair

Carl Hansen & Søn have just released the CH88 Chair, a 1955 prototype design by Hans J. Wegner that had never previously been put into production. In observing Wegner’s 100th birthday, the danish manufacturer, whose recent observances of Wegner milestones have included handsome collaborations with fashion designer Paul Smith and — Continue reading

Diane von Furstenberg Lends her Cache to Google Glass

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Diane von Furstenberg Lends her Cache to Google Glass

Attempting to make Google Glass cool may or may not be a worthwhile endeavor, but kudos to Google for giving it a few serious tries. Its latest attempt at giving the device fashion cache rests on the shoulders of legendary fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, who has lent her famous — Continue reading

Colorful Herringbone Floors Remake a London Victorian House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Colorful Herringbone Floors Remake a London Victorian House

A newly restored Victorian house in London has been given a fairly musical remake in which the floors take center stage. In gut-renovating the four floors of the terrace house into a hotel for guests of a recording company, London based architects Alma-nac took inspiration from the music-related art work — Continue reading

New from Gus*: Switch Sofa With Reversible Cushions

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
New from Gus*: Switch Sofa With Reversible Cushions

Calling it a sofa with a “split personality,” Gus* has introduced the fanciful Switch Sofa, a seating statement which features quilted seat and back cushions with a different stitching pattern on each side. The Switch Sofa’s clean, graphic shape and solid wood feet are standard Gus fare, but the reversible — Continue reading

A Pop-Up Geodesic Dome for the Garden

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
A Pop-Up Geodesic Dome for the Garden

Buckminster Fuller may not have had a backyard respite in mind when he invented the geodesic dome, but we can assume he’d be plenty tickled by Garden Igloo, a German-made structure that echoes Fuller’s dome design for a versatile, easy to assemble, and visually beguiling year-round room. Comprised of a — Continue reading