Brooklyn-based artist Tyagi Schwartz designed this table that’s made with a vintage bicycle and topped with panels of rustic wood. While the bike doesn’t function as a bicycle anymore, imagine the excitement of wheeling this beauty out into the backyard during a get-together. It automatically scores you cool points.
Sometimes you can tell which furniture is from IKEA miles away, based on aesthetics and the sheer conformity of its collections alone. Not so these ones: taking IKEA’s self-assembly concept to heart, Wiyono Sutjipto cobbled together some rather un-IKEA-like furniture using random combinations of spare parts and kit bits from IKEA. Don’t you just love […]
You had one job, Mr. Woodworker, one job! Vancouver-based woodworker Judson Beaumont has created the ‘Oops! Cabinet’, a dresser that appears to have a giant cartoon-like hole in the middle, but actually is… yeah that is a giant hole in the middle. But don’t be fooled by the gaping hole, it’s all a clever design ploy.
Remember the time your ancestor climbed into a pterodactyl’s nest and had the soundest sleep of his life? No? Neither do we. Well, maybe Floris Wubben — who designed this nest-like chair out of wooden branches for aMAZElab — does. The form is interesting, but we’re not sure it looks very cosy at all. The […]
Skinny is out, voluptuous is in. Besides, voluptuous looks more comfy to sit on. The ‘Flesh Chair’, inspired by the flappy and chunky folds of an obese person’s skin, was made by Nanna Kiil, a design student at the Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She made the chair not to offend obese people, but to actually put some positive light on their overweight bodies. Kiil says, ‘the intention is to explore the balance between the repulsive and the accommodating through voluminous curves’.
If you’re going to lounge around on a lawn chair all day, might as well be useful and help the environment by using these furniture made out of milk jugs! Loll Design used the milk jugs’ high density polyethylene (DPE) to create durable, waterproof, and not to mention, well-designed furniture. Since it’s made of a […]
Design studio XYZ Integrated Architecture, which is based in Tbilisi, Georgia, has a range of furniture products that tilt so much, it looks like they are on the verge of collapse. Exemplifying sheer edginess is the 60 prototype series they did a couple of years ago, so named after the 60-degree angle at which the […]
Jolene Fung’s graduate collection for Central Saint Martins was inspired by mid century modern furniture. Her designs are created from upcycled plastic bags, but one thing’s for sure; they look nothing like garbage. Fung’s incredible gowns draw on the sleek functionality of mid century furniture as well as the decadence of Christian Dior’s ‘New Look.’
Just the other day, I saw this old guy and his grandson parked on detached car seats in in one of my jaunts about town in Nairobi. Which naturally made me think about car seat furniture. Which then led me to this Nottingham-based company that manufactures chairs and sofas from recycled cat seats. Each piece […]
Wow, wow. We loved Chris Duffy’s swing table and wolf shadow chair, but nothing prepared us for the cleverness of this table that looks like the table top is being lifted by helium balloons.
Eli Elysée is the cutting edge force behind the Black Hole 929 studio, based in Brooklyn. The talented industrial designer and contemporary artist was born in Haiti and raised in New York City. Elysée recently won an impressive Urban Living Award in Berlin for his inspired Missing Link jacket, combining functional handles with fashion to […]
How brilliant! Two designers have found a way to recycle discarded cans from the streets of Brazil’s São Paulo as swanky furniture. A mobile furnace, powered by waste vegetable oil, melts down the cans; while the melted aluminum is then poured into molds and casted as new furniture anywhere on the spot. In a trial […]
Okay, this is the only bed we all want now: the Zip Bed comes with a zipper that you can easily pull all around the sides to hide these messy bedsheets beneath. Even better, its minimalist design makes it quite the sleek stunner. Nobody ever needs to know we’re slobs.
Designer Funn Roberts recently designed a clever way of saving space in a 580 square foot cabin belonging to actor Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell of AMC’s Mad Men. He installed a retractable bed that is neatly kept in mid-air and can be easily pulled down. It is attached to a 300-pound steel counterweight that acts as a simple pulley system.
Welcome to The Super Cool, an online and pop-up store in Melbourne that reminds us of the coolest Pinterest board you’ve ever seen, and where everything is for sale. The site offers up everything from neon cushions to vintage match jars and will very quickly make your house the coolest space in town. That is […]