EL: Table, Bookcase, Cabinet, What?

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Designed by Konstantin Slawinski, the EL is a shapeshifter if it is a piece of furniture. Combination bookcase, table, cabinet, drawer, and counter, it is a chameleon of a desktop utility. The EL’s sectional module gives you the ability to shape and reshape the pieces to whatever configuration you need. Continue reading

Wallsuit: Dressing Your Space

I love this concept and its realization that varies for each individual. Nikola Saric dresses spaces, much as a suit clothes us in our very own personal style. Particularly he dresses the walls which define the boundaries of rooms. Wallsuit attempts to redefine your lifestyle by crafting your personal story for your home. Continue reading

EcoQue Artisan Oven & Smoker: For the Endless Summer Party

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While I was raised on the ball-shaped, black Weber charcoal grill, I will argue that I should have been raised on the Artisan Wood-Fired Pizza Oven and Smoker from EcoQue. There is plenty of enjoyment from turning barbecue chicken and hamburgers on a charcoal grill, but as my appetite for diverse dinners increases, the impressive pizza oven and smoker is all that will satisfy me now. Continue reading

The FJ Panel System: An Ideal Work of Art

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Let us begin with a lesson in aesthetics. There is a German term that refers to an ideal work of art. Gesamtkunstwerk, hopefully I still have your attention, is a completely realized artistic vision. A painting that reflects everything the artist imparted through the brush. An unveiled skyscraper the architect has complete confidence in. And for famed Danish designer Finn Juhl, it is the FJ Panel System. Continue reading

Juicy Pendants: Basic Elegance

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Hovering like a UFO from the ceiling, the Juicy Pendant is a smooth teardrop of a light designed by Salto & Sigsgaard. Consisting of a wire, cone, and shade section, the pendant distributes diffuse illumination like the classic icons of Mid-Century lighting. Continue reading

3.2.1. Glassware: flowing

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The 3.2.1. Glassware and tumbler set is either a functional arrangement of carafes and decanters or something like a piece of jewelry. It is difficult to tell at first because of how rare the design is and how stunning. Manufactured from blown glass and etched crystal, 3.2.1. is sure to make you feel like a very important person. Flowing from a triangle to circle shape from the bottom to the top of the bottle, 3.2.1.’s physical design reflects the constant movement of whichever drink you choose to fill it with. Continue reading

Fenton Wing Backed Stone Sofa: sitting on a throne

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You may imagine yourself sitting on a throne when you relax on the Fenton Wing Backed Stone Sofa. With a tall and narrow body, the sofa looks like a construction of regal request, for old French nobility, perhaps. Continue reading

Hanging Line: Makes Perfect Sense

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Made of nothing more than a line, a magnet, and two brackets, the Hanging Line is an example of a design that includes only what is necessary and does exactly what it is supposed to do. The Hanging Line is a wall-mounted magazine and towel holder as well as a toilet paper roll holder. It was also designed with a special hook that can be attached to brushes or hand-held mirrors you may want to hang, too. Continue reading

x3 Watering Can: bent in three places

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Always it is true that the simpler design tends to be better than the more ornate and complicated. The x3 Watering Can satisfies this specification and then some. Manufactured from three pieces of copper, brass, or stainless steel, the x3 is a functional but nevertheless beautiful object and tool. The handle and spout are the same piece of metal that has been bent in three places to create a continuous form, hence the name: x3. Continue reading

The Podpad: a piece of art for storage

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You’d think the Podpad were some piece of art suspended on your wall. A 4.5 inch thick installment made of four differently-sized, modernist-looking rectangles highlight an iPhone dock recessed in the construction. Continue reading