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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

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Izakaya Kinoya

Nestled amongst a symphony of textures, this artfully constructed club, named Kinoya, has found its place in Montreal, Canada. Interior designer Jean de Lessard, has once again brought his dedicated sense of creativity to this project. Designed to create a feeling of inhabiting a cocoon, Jean de Lessard has used texture, geometry and a sophisticated palette to create this unique and earthy establishment. Continue reading

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K Residence

This Brooklyn, NY, that’s right, New York, apartment is a delightful calming surprise. In a four-story condominium building, it’s a respite from the non-stop city, train, highway, and metal scrap yard outside. With just one bedroom, one bath, living room, and kitchen, the 1,065 square foot home feels spacious. Continue reading

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Starry Light Lamp Collection

The creative team of graphic designer Anna Farkas and interior designer Miklos Batisz has joined forces to produce the Starry Light lamp collection by Anagraphic.

Anna’s thought process was two-fold. Her idea was to create a functional and beautiful pendant light that reflected the starry sky she sees outside her home in Budapest, Hungary. This lightweight, powder coated aluminum lampshade projects a soft, indirect light downward for intimate dinners, and a strong, direct light that shines upward and outward onto the adjacent walls and ceiling above for a celestial view of beauty. Continue reading