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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

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Lookout House

Simple typology extruded to new levels creates a brilliant home focused on spectacular views. Room 11 architects designed this modern residence for a gently sloping coastal site in Port Arthur, Australia. For their semi-retired-couple clients, the home’s design is extremely private at the entrance. Clad in vertically oriented timber, the façade of the triple gabled house is permeated only by an elongated hexagonal window. Black steel track reveals the nearly hidden sliding door. Deep roof overhangs, also clad in wood, cast a dramatic anticipation for those about to enter. Continue reading

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Berlin Boombox

Remember the ghettoblaster from the 80’s? Well, Berlin-based designer Axel Pfaender decided to give it a modern comeback. The execution is absolutely brilliant! Made from recycled cardboard, the Berlin Boombox has a cool, sturdy outer shell and it is also equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system that is compatible with any smartphone or MP3 player. Continue reading

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Tiny Apartment

It’s difficult to believe how spacious this tiny studio apartment feels. I’m certain it’s all due to the high ceilings and a wall of enormous south-facing windows in the dual purpose living room and bedroom. The thick exterior walls create deep window wells. Topped with black marble, these built-ins are perfect for display or as an impromptu desk kept cozy by the full-window width radiators. Continue reading

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Yohann IPad Stand

Tablets have become an integral part of our lives. We use them for work, leisure and virtually everything in between. The Yohann Stand is a designer piece upon which you can rest your iPad. With the Yohann, you can enjoy the best viewing angle and also benefit from a beautiful and elegant stand that compliments both your iPad and lifestyle. Continue reading

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Le 49

Two stacked and overlapping white rectangles rest on the top of Mount Kamakura in Japan, overlooking Sagami Bay’s stunning vistas. APOLLO Architects & Associates designed the sleek modern home for a husband and wife who left behind the bustling city life of downtown Tokyo. Continue reading