brave new work

tetris shelves

mountain range coat hook

Check out Brave Space Design for innovative design and fun, like the tetrad shelves and the mountain coat range.

park life

tristian zimmerman planter on charles and maria

No not blur, designer Tristan Zimmermann created these little gems available at Charles and Maria today for 100.00. Here’s the details….
“Park Planters were created to elevate the common household plant to the status of full grown tree. The potted plant becomes the backdrop for an urban park scene. This is the first in a series of two different park scenes investigating the dark side of the park, the stuff that happens when the sun goes down and you’re not supposed to play in the park any more. You’ll find a lost salesman, a flasher a gay couple and a mugger, with no two scenes being alike ensuring the autonomy of each piece. Beautifully crafted out of porcelain each set contains a plate, the planter base and two parts of the lid, one blank and one with the scene of your choice.”
The entire planter is 6.5″ high and 6.5″ x 6.5″ wide (at the top) – 16,5 x 16,5 x 16,5 cm – and made out of off white porcelain. Get all 4 and recreate your local park in your apartment.

keep the radiation away 80’s style with hulger

hulger bluetooth phone
The old phone handset with your cell is not new. Although this approach is about style. For $185.00 you get…

Bluetooth brings the sleek 80’s inspired PIP*PHONE up-to-date allowing wire-free calling with MAC, PC and mobile/cell phones alike


  • – Connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth enabled MAC + PC or mobile/cell phone
  • – 5 hours talk time and 180 hours standby
  • – Base holds and protects the handset
  • – Packs easily with laptop for use when travelling or in a WiFi zone
  • – Buttons control volume, answer and end calls when used with a mobile/cell phone
  • – Bluetooth version 2.0
  • – Range: 5 to 10 metres
  • – Can connect to PC/MAC and mobile/cell phone simultaneously if other devices are also Bluetooth version 2.0
  • – Original Design and Manufacture by HULGER

They also sell an adapter to connect it via usb to your computer to make calls over the internet.

cuts like a knife


Design your knives, WMF have created a brilliant set of cutlery called True Lyric. Every cutlery piece is different. State-of-the-art laser technology delivers images and fonts of brilliant sharpness.

how to serve your guests

craft tumbler

Arian Brekveld designer from Rotterdam, designed  this set of  Carafe & Cups – in softcoated black.  Insulating double-walled carafe with tumblers that act as a lid. This looks simple elegant and timeless.

how do you like it hot or cold

temperature coffee mug

Remember the shirts that changed color as you get hotter. Well not to many people do, but I have to say this is a great use of the technology, You will never burn your lip wondering if its ready to drink!    Available at Charles and Maria, today for 25.00

“At plain sight it is a standard black mug as they come a dime a dozen and in big white letters it say COLD. Nothing fancy, but once you add the hot beverage of your choice, the mug changes color and is turning white and in big black letters it states: HOT”

Trophy hangers on

trophy hangers

Designer Phil Cuttance created these little gems. Its very kidrobot in a weird way.  The concept, traditional animal trophies made out of poly resin and are 7 cm wide and 11 cm high (2.75″ x 3.5″) and extend out roughly 3″ or 8 cm.  Phil’s hangers take the trophy notion and add a little twist. Whichever animal you choose, it always comes in a set of 2 – with every front bit you will get the rear as well. They are made out of poly resin and are 7 cm wide and 11 cm high (2.75″ x 3.5″) and extend out roughly 3″ or 8 cm. Via Charles and Maria. They will cost you a mere $50.00

a child could do that…. and they did

antropomorfo chairs by swedese

Antropomorfo chairs designed by Swedese, based on kids drawings.

ever sneaker freak needs a pair

shoe lights

Designers Peter Pracilio and Oscar Lopez designed the shoe chandelier. A long standing icon of city life and offers it up as an original piece of interior lighting. These sneaks will not only illuminate you home it will also mark you gang territory.

eating fried rice with ease


Choplery, the cutlery/chopstick hybrid from DesignGO! Studio made from 100% bamboo and presented in the three basic utensils (fork, knife, and spoon) gives eater’s a fighting chance of conquering their meal by giving them the choice, cutlery or chopsticks? Ease or struggle? The decision is at your fingertips. Via Josh Spear

floor to heaven


More rugs for you pad. Floor to Heaven, creates amazing rugs that will become the focal point of you home.

the perfect martini


The Martini Glass created by AlissiaMT known to all of you design aficionados out there for her wonderful collection of ‘diamond’ rings. “The InsideOut Collection of barware turns the common knowledge of what a drinking glass should look like on its head.” And we all know when you buy the $20.00 martini, you want to drink every last bit of it, and do what ever you can to avoid spilling the nectar of god’s as you bring the glass to your lips. Available at for $55.00 for a set of two.



Vesuvius candlesticks by Ted Muehling, probably a pain in the ass to clean, but they are very cool. Available at Moss

modern and functional

fushion table

Who says you can have your cake and eat it to? This has to be the best pool table / dining table ever. The fusion table is convertible in a few seconds to a pool & game table which adds multi-functionality to the dining room. Via Moco Loco

do not recycle


This is a nice little item I must say. I Am Not A Paper Cup, by DCI Product. Double walled porcelain cup with silicone top. Eco-friendly and reusable. Dishwasher safe. This product retails at approximately $20/piece.
Available in February.

Dimensions: 3.5″ diameter; 6″ tall

how to use every inch


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.

dos boot


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.

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best coffee mug ever


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.

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old is new once again


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.

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