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Royal Wolf Outdoor Room

One of Australasia’s largest container provider, Royal Wolf, has launched a new lifestyle product called Outdoor Room. It’s actually a traditional shipping container transformed into an extra living space, whether a home office or retreat, studio or guestroom.

It’s certainly not the first container conversion we’ve seen however it is the first initiative, at least that I know of, of a large container provider, and in my opinion this is great news. Hopefully this initiative will further promote this affordable and portable accommodation solution. Continue reading

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La Cornette

Imagine a roomy home for two families to celebrate and enjoy holidays together. This country home outside of Montreal, designed by YH2 Architects, may be just what you need. Set on a rolling site, it burrows in and rises above, taking full advantage of the wide open spaces and views. Continue reading

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Pots

Terracotta clay is one of my favorite materials and it is not often used in modern design. It is earthy, warm and has a rich red/brown tone. British designer Benjamin Hubert took on the task of using terracotta to create his modern collection called ‘Pots’ and the result is exceptional. Each pot has a minimalistic shape and the collection as a whole has an appealing sculpture-like composition. Continue reading

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Osound Bluetooth Speaker

Hearing great music never looked better. Osound is a superior wireless audio system with a beautiful and clean modern look. Its Italian designers like to say that it is ‘shaped like a sunrise’. This means that it is circular and the top three quarters so are one color while the base has different tone and texture. The Osound is available in 6 great color combinations and it has a ‘gestural interface’ which gives it a real hi-tech feel. Continue reading

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PodHouse

I look at many prefabricated tiny homes and these have taken top billing! PodHouses come delivered to you in your choice of three sizes, from just under seven to nearly twelve sq.m. Models include the Menhir, Cauma, and Plaun. Portal can be added to Cauma and Plaun for weather protection and a tiny terrace. What they have in common is a charming arched structure with highly insulated walls and roof. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood – larch outside and pine inside – pair with double glazed windows and doors. Iron beams support the floor and ease your on-site installation and future moving. Continue reading

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Klipy Kitchen Tools

I love entertaining, whether on holidays, birthdays or simply on the weekend, there’s nothing like passing time with family and friends. However, as a city dweller it’s sometimes a bit challenging as space is quite compact, which is why I prefer items that are designed with functionality and a small footprint in mind.

Today, I’m going to share two wonderful kitchen tools that will make my life (and yours) a lot easier. One is a cake divider, the other, a compact dish drainer – designed by industrial designer Guy Klipshtein from Klipy Studio. Continue reading

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JUMP Cable

We have all experienced the frustration of having our Smartphone or tablet run out of battery exactly when we need it the most. The JUMP Cable is a great little gadget that prevents this from happening! When you use the JUMP Cable to charge your phone, it automatically charges the battery so that you never run out of power. The JUMP Cable was designed to be robust, compact and portable. Best of all, it just looks amazing- the cable elegantly wraps around the battery and it has a chic slate grey coloring with a smooth matte finish. Continue reading

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Copenhagen Penthouse II

The design team of Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Ronn of Norm Architects are the dynamic duo behind the design of this stunning 84 sq.m. penthouse renovation in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exterior facade fits into the traditional architecture of the area, but as you enter the home, the unexpected awaits you. A stunning palette of black and whiten home that is remarkable in its simplicity and awakens your senses to new heights. Continue reading

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Gothic Office

An 1870s Portland private office gets a timeless update by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. The client chose a deep dark historic attitude that’s apparent immediately in the two story lobby. Continue reading

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Bowtie

The Bowtie is an exciting accessory for trend setters. Unlike traditional ties this Bowtie is made from wood! Each piece is handmade and you can choose from a variety of fabrics that wrap around the center. The Bowtie is great if you love making a fashion statement and want a designer piece that adds a special touch. Continue reading