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Naber Concept Kitchen

What a delightful solution for paring down your kitchen, or better yet, making it mobile. Naber designed a solid and durable kit of parts for a kitchen that moves inside or out and even easily relocates with you. The concept fills that need for highly functional food prep in limited or temporary spaces. It’s also ideal for your outdoor living area. Continue reading

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Naomi Paul Omi Pendant Collection

A true artist has the ability to take an ancient craft and surplus materials and create timeless, functional, and contemporary pieces. In Naomi Paul’s Omi lamp collection, she has painstakingly hand crocheted brilliant modern lamps from otherwise surplus materials, typically from the fashion industry. Mercerized cotton and silk, and now even wool, are transformed in to voluptuous elegant pendant lights that float on coordinating woven fabric cables. Continue reading

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Maison de Chateaubriand

Once the home of a train station master, this expanded Montreal house adapts remarkably to its evolved surroundings. The train tracks have been replaced by an urban park with mature trees. On the east side, the elevated highway addresses the street face of the home. The discreet and sober brick facade hosts a swath of vertical wood slats and limited-in-number windows and doors. Their blackened steel frames enhance the iron tones of the original rusty brick. Continue reading

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Plaat

Plaat is a designer handbag that definitely draws attention. The exterior is made from laser cut wood that is hand-finished. The design of the wood is very technical and modern. It has a clean repetitive pattern that incorporates small cubes connected by broad wooden lines. The interior of the Plaat is made from leather and has a very symmetrical layout to compliment the wooden exterior. The Plaat can be worn in three different ways- as a handbag, a shoulder bag or as a clutch. Continue reading

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TeaHouse 3 Tent

If you love camping you’re going to love the TeaHouse Tent by Ticla. What sets it apart is its amazing design- it has windows on every wall so that you can fully enjoy the view around you while you are in your tent! Imagine lying in your tent and watching a thunderstorm outside or just staring at the mountains from your sleeping bag…sounds great, doesn’t it? Continue reading

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Tipi & Boo

The designers Marten & Gustav Cyren who created Tipi & Boo have a great philosophy- they create “furniture for tranquility”. Furniture designed to be used in times when you are relaxing and enjoying yourself and those that you love. Tipi & Boo are fantastically designed outdoor pieces that truly encapsulate this motto. Tipi is a lamp made from teak wood that has an appealing tipi like shape, and Boo is a fire basket that can be used either for live fires or can be reversed and used as a lantern holder. Continue reading

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Mini Studio

Once again, creativity takes limited space to new heights and spatial richness. FRENTE Arquitectura carved a small artist studio in to the plot of a former storage space in Mexico City. In this residential neighborhood, they were restricted to a tiny area of just 27 sq.m. Day light is an artist’s best friend yet worst enemy if it’s too direct and glaring. Their challenge was to maximize useful light, garden views, and the sense of space. Continue reading

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West Village Duplex

Above the gritty streets of New York City, rests this sophisticated and elegant duplex apartment. It’s located in the West Village, an area that is known to be home to quaint shops, celebrity sightings and turn of the century townhomes. As you enter this abode, notice the quiet sophistication and a substantial array of textures that envelope your senses. A soft palette of creams, whites, taupe’s, grays and pops of black meander throughout the spaces unifying them as one. Continue reading

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Nidi Design Spaces for Children

Move over trains, ballerinas and robots. I invite you to check out the new Graphic Collection designed by Nidi Design. What a welcome sight to find children’s furniture that is both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Design savvy parents need not look any farther than this series. Graphic pops of color mix with simple wood grains resulting in sophisticated furnishing solutions for the little ones in your lives. Continue reading

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La Plancha

If you love cooking gourmet food, you are going to love the La Plancha. The La Plancha is a cooking appliance designed for outdoor use that has a smooth enameled cast-iron surface. This unique surface enables a style of food preparation called “cooking by contact” which is very popular amongst leading French chefs. Using this method, the food is cooked rapidly, healthily and has a delicious taste. Continue reading