A great idea, a great use of space, check this out via Apartment Therapy. Simple planks of painted plywood nailed to the supports for the loft above. They create perfect cubby spaces to store books, baskets and even small lights.
Our favorite Russian design house, Artlebedev, has another geeky find. The Dosugus cushion looks like a black screen and has good old DOS directories embroidered on it. It will cost you about $30 plus S&H.
It’s morning, so get out your glock and a cup of Joe. This by far is the coolest coffee mug ever, designed by chillichilly, a Hong Kong-based design studio. Available at shopmodi for $16 bucks. I love the safety on the side and gold trigger.
Care for a spot of tea? Designer Christine Misiak, makes the old new. The tea sets are all about re-using things that people throw away and disregard. With this green set, the silver parts were taken from an old battered tea set. She removes the desired components from the old set, cleans, files and sands them. Then she solders them to the bodies that she made herself, therefore creating a mixture of old and new.
The outcome is an aesthetically pleasing design and form which works well, and celebrates the existence of old tea sets.
Hand made screen printed cushions by Helen Gallogly, available for 45.00 £k.
Designer Karin Blach Nielsen, created this series initially out of folded paper and subsequently carried out in porcelain. The insides feature a white, shiny glaze, while the outside surfaces are matte. Some items feature motifs from old paper cuttings. Sizes vary from 12 to 32 cm. in diameter. Via Designklub
Bones Salt & Pepper Shakers by Chris Stiles are available at Matter. Unglazed, refined white clay, measuring at 5″ long. $27.00
If you live in NYC you know your apartment has been painted, oh….90,000,000,000 times. And, if the previous occupants liked dark moody color’s it’s going to cost you a penny to remedy the problem. That’s where “Aura” comes in ( and it will cost you a pretty penny as well, $52 bucks a can). This paint promises to be fully washable in any sheen, it features breakthrough ColorLock technology where pigments are microscopically bonded to dry paint film, allowing it to completely obscure dark colors in one coat, with no prime necessary. Benjamin Moore is stepping up the game with this new product and a fancy website to boot! That sure is some big talk for a paint company! Via (uncrate)
One of our favorite shops we visited on our recent excursion to Japan was Plus Minus Zero in Aoyama. We were mesmerized by stunning single-slice toasters, 8″ lcd televisions, and fantastic minidisc players, but it wasn’t until we noticed these fantastic “soccer” doormats in varying shapes and portions of the pitch by Etsuya Adachi that we were completely smitten. These and much more available via +-O online shop.
Evlan Tirvet, available at Ligne Roset. Simple idea’s are usually the best!
PreOrder now , the R2D2 Soy Sauce dispenser for $18.47. It will ship mid December.
Designer: Sun-hwa Kyung created the light panel, it can hide discretely in shelves tucked in between books. When you reach for that area, the light automatically turns on only illuminating its surroundings. When your hand moves away, it switches back off. Via yankodesign.
Instead of burning your arm on the radiator why not heat up your muffin and a spot of tea. Designed by Byung-seok You (Via Yanko design)
Well you have a choice, option onthe left or the right.
The Plus Minus Zero humidifier is different from those big bulky ones. Apart from being a humidifier
Living in NYC, you tend to lean towards “black” as a staple. That being said, I think I may draw the line here. According to DesignNotes, who gave it a go, the experience almost made her throw up. If charcoal is good enough to filter your water why not brush your teeth. Take a chance with this Korean toothpaste and let us know.
Created by the Dutch Design House Demakersvan, whom we featured a while back in February, have come up with this nice but not your mother’s nice table centerpiece. The Lucky Charms are a ceramic centerpiece that expresses that fragile balance between centerpiece and functional
object.It is perfectly usable..if you break the chain. The pieces
can be individually combined to make a smaller or larger chain
and assemble your own collection of tableware.
2007 has seen Timorous Beasties design a collection of carpets for Brintons. The Tree of Life, the Devil Damask and the Black Flower. Their lampshades are also now available in new colourways and a sneak preview of their Bloody Hell designs has now been released. For more pictures and info check out andassociate.co.uk