Antwerp, Belgium-based design firm Unfold knows how to exploit the internet’s weakness. They’ve come out with Felix Domesticus, a giant cat-shaped sofa that will soon replace every couch in the world. Wait, wait, I need to retract that statement. Sadly, turns out this is only an art installation and won’t be in stores anytime soon… […]
This chair will blow your mind. Just like the ‘dream-within-a-dream-within-a-dream’ concept from the movie Inception, the chair features a recurring pattern within a pattern that creates the illusion of infinity. Designed by Vivian Chiu, this chair is a beautifully crafted conversation piece. And the best part? The chair actually comes apart to reveal ten identical […]
For those of you who prefer to travel light, inflatable furniture should be right up your alley. Sounds like a dream from the 60s? Well, not anymore. The future is NOW thanks to Philipp Beisheim. Produced using a durable neoprene polyester fabric, Hypalon, Beisheim has made a highly practical, yet highly stylish alternative to lugging around our parents […]
The recent fashion trend of wearing strangely photographic patterns such as galaxy and cloudy sky prints is kind of tacky yet awesome. This stormy sky lampshade is the more sophisticated version of the trend I’ve seen yet. It’s all the cool of clean design mixed with the splendor of storm clouds beginning to brew. Designed by Young and Battaglia, this handmade […]
Let’s face it: the Manoteca Indoor Table is incredibly manly yet stylish and highly functional. Why waste space on both a dining room table and a desk when you’ve got a world to save, a mountain to climb, a cave to explore, a bear to wrestle, or some other super macho activity? You don’t have extra […]
Like what you see? Go ahead, just download it for free. I love this new trend of free download for product designs. Now, even cool electronics have entered the realm of DIY arts and crafts. If you have access to a laser cutter and some extra materials lying around, then you can make this. And you can […]
Have you ever fallen asleep on your keyboard? I bet it wasn’t every comfortable. But thanks to Italian design firm ZO_loft, we can all take comfortable naps on our keyboards. This QWERTY sofa is the most cushioned keyboard out there! Trust me, you’ll sleep like a baby.
This great little stool is a genius blend of gorgeous, minimalist design and function. When you order this rocking stool, it comes with simple instructions to help you assemble it in no time. But here’s the ace up their sleeve: you don’t just order a pre-cut, mass-produced chair from some factory in another country. No way, that’s not an […]
I’m a big fan of what Karton are doing creatively in regards to environmentally friendly design: 100% recyclable and flexible ingenuity. I particularly appreciate the decorative feature options for the home or office, including various animal trophies. Available exclusively online, Karton keeps things easy and fun and adds something unique to the space you live […]
Say hello to the solution to all your book collection growth pains. Cleverly designed by Dutch designer Reinier de Jong, this bookshelf expands as your collection does. Function meets modern beauty in this gorgeous piece. Never run out of shelf space again! It’s time to take control of your clutter. This bookshelf helps you turn your boxes of books into something stylish. Finally, […]
An article in a Dutch Newspaper stating that the use of electronic gadgets alone is responsible for the forthcoming creation of an extra 30 power plants in the very near future, made Michiel van der Kley decide to do something extra as a designer. Having designed furniture for 20 years, he wanted to design things […]
Admittedly, most of my reading is done electronically now either via the Kindle for books and the iPad for magazines, but nothing beats a physical book collection for turning a house into a home (or a house into a library, in my case). After seeing the Bibliochaise on a UK book show where it was […]
Imagine the earth abandoned by humans, blanketed in rubbish and white ashes, where insects are the only living species left. This is what my dreams are made of, unnerving visions of how we use and abuse nature in a way that is detrimental to humanity. My Creatures and Conflict conceptual art and furniture expresses this in a dramatic way, nature entangled and conflicted and fighting for survival, a kind of dream-like poetry in motion.
Michael Perry from Walk the Plank has returned home with a fresh container load of furniture that will form the centerpiece of an exclusive show at Sydney’s China Heights Gallery. Titled Casually Approaching Shore, Perry’s debut collection has been inspired by the concept of casual furniture, which he has transformed into classic handcrafted pieces for everyday use.
As the new generations become more sensitive about our planet’s fragility and excited about recycling, upcycling and reclaiming, the need of combining quality to innovative design becomes essential if we want to keep such public invested.