The Cliffhanger is a design by German designer Thomas Schmitz from Stilsucht and its natural habitat is primarily – but not exclusively – in typical German “Altbau” high ceilinged, raw, pre war buildings apartments, since two parallel water pipes are necessary to utilize the clever helper. Cliffhanger is simply clipped between them and is then available as a flexible hook. No matter whether you want to warm up the bath towel, hang a net of onions, lemons or potatos in the kitchen or want to clear away jackets and coats, the hook is versatile and universally usable and convinces through its wonderfully unpretentious appearance while being easily fastened by its own weight. [via]
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 11 April, 2013
Suburbia is the result of a collaboration between Italian manufacturer Seletti and Stockholm-based design studio named Note. A flexible storage solution with iconic architectural shapes – a top view of a village to hang on the wall. The objects interact with a scale of the landscape in a playful way. Suburbia works at home, in the office or in the kids room. We want one!!!
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 10 April, 2013
Beautiful in its simplicity, this versatile shelf is well known as a classic creation from Danish design studio Linde&Linde. Perfect for those small but nevertheless important things that one needs by the bedside. It looks great and doesn’t take up too much space. This perfectly clever little design can be useful in so many places throughout your home, making relevant space exactly where you need it.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 1 April, 2013
1) T-Laundry Bag : Collect your laundry with style and save space. T-shirt shaped laundry bag. Hang it on your wall or in your closet and take it with you on your travels.Price $30
3) Set Sail Napkin Holder : This elegant ceramic napkin holder will add a sense of tranquility to any dinner table. Price $31
4) 4th Dimension Concrete Clock – A wall clock made of one solid piece from cement. Concept of linking time and space is visualized with the form of a spiral staircase that has hands on its top level continuously going down and up as time goes by. Thus, the “4th” dimension. Light and shadow also changes with time in this clock. Price $375
5) Mood Mugs :Mood Mugs are a range of insulated mugs with quirky facial expression to reflect your mood.
These hand made porcelain mugs have been cleverly designed with double wall insulation so they don’t need handles. They keep your drinks warm and hands cool, whilst showing everybody how you’re feeling. Price $15 each
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 7 March, 2013
1 ) Giraffe Clock : Have you ever taken a close look at the spots of a giraffe? The intricate pattern is made by nature but follow a quite simple mathematical formula called Voronoi. The Voronoi cells on this clock are laser cut. The side of the wood is black, resulting in beautiful depth and contrast. Price $90
2) Tote Magazine Rack : The clear acrylic magazine rack easily stores reading materials in a stylish and discreet manner. Let it display your magazines, books, and pamphlets in an organized yet modern way; function meets contemporary design. Price $98
3) Switch! S&P Dispenser : It’s time to switch out your boring salt and pepper shakers in favor of something more electrifying! Turn on the pepper, or switch your spice selection and flip on the salt. Interactive fun at the mere flip of a Switch! Recyclable clear giftbox packaging.
4) Giraffe & Hippo Vases : Like observations from a jungle safari, this outrageous animal vases are just the thing to make spaces look a little less tame. These expressive beasts are bound to fill your home or office with whimsy whether you prop them with fresh flowers, stow snacks, or round up your pen collection. Price $49 each.
5) Moustache Door Mat : Real gentlemen and ladies wipe their feet before entering any decent establishment. What better way to do so than on these wonderful whiskers? Price $66.
6) Cheese Board : Crafted out of a solid slab of walnut, Phase Design’s signature wood, this dual purpose cheese and cutting board is an updated take on traditional party serve ware. The groove in the wood creates the perfect space to place a line crackers or a cut baguette. The scoop can act as a handy channel to push freshly chopped vegetables or herbs when this doubles as a cutting board. Price $180.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 28 February, 2013
I know we live in a plastic and technology driven world with new material choices being developed almost everyday, but to me nothing can beat the inherent beauty of wood. Somehow I stumbled upon BDJ Craft Works and its extraordinarily talented owner Brian David Johnson. Located in Austin Texas, this is a man who understands wood and the creation of beautifully streamlined contemporary designs. From his smaller decorative pieces such as wooden vases and planters (which can be found on his etsy shop) to furnishings and custom cabinetry. He has a modern design flair that shines through.
Here are just a few snippets of his work…
Posted by KarenShearer at 7 February, 2013
I am a gardener at heart. I love growing flowers and vegetables in the summer and attempting to keep my indoor plants alive in the winter. These new planters from Luca Nichetto Design Studio will be the perfect compliment to a contemporary exterior. Plantrellis is a collection of three concrete outdoor planters with coordinating metal trellises designed for Berga. They have a great modern design and the trellis can provide a splash of color as a backdrop for your greenery. The planters can be used as singular units or in combination with or without the trellises attached. The trellises can also be used independently or in various formations to create an interconnected system among the planters. The Plantrellis Collection is being shown at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, which runs from February 5th through the 9th.
Posted by KarenShearer at 6 February, 2013