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Pakiet

Imagine creating furniture from just plywood and steel clips. You can do just that with Zieta’s Pakiet line of modular tables and benches. Their production is precise. Plywood is cut to size. Slots are cut for the clips that will hold the parts together. Grooves are added for boards to form a tight assembly. Your complete kit arrives in a neat cardboard package. Assembly is quick and requires no tools. That’s right, no screw drivers, no hammers, no drill, and no Allen keys are necessary. And its simple assembly is just one fine feature. Continue reading

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Upcycle Lamps

These unique pieces of lighting fixtures are actually recycled lamps made from birch plywood. What makes them especially appealing is their beautiful play of shadow and light that changes with daylight. Each upcycle lamp is handmade in the Netherlands by Dutch artist Benjamin Spöth. He takes recycled birch plywood and cuts it into millimeter thin pieces. The pieces are then softened using steam. Afterwards, the treated strips are delicately manipulated to create a pattern. Continue reading

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Archilume Chandelier

The evolution of LED products continues to excite with designs that go above and beyond merely replacing the incandescent lamps of old fixtures with LEDs. Saleem Khattak’s designs for Archilume are fresh, original, and born from the infinite possibilities of light emitting diodes. Continue reading

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Yot Side Table

The Yot Side Table is a designer piece of furniture that truly takes your breath away. Created by Florian Saul, a design company based in Berlin, Germany, it has an ultra-modern form and delicately combines solid oak and man-made Corian. The soft curvatures of the wood give the table a distinct warmth, and its tripod shape and handle-like top remind me of a safari animal. Continue reading

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Lungolinea Ping Pong Table

If you are looking for a real show stopper, look no further than the Lungolinea Ping Pong Table. The Lungolinea redefines the age-old game of Ping Pong since it is made entirely of glass and players can enjoy a game on a transparent surface! Continue reading

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Ayers Cork

I’m obsessed with every quality of natural cork. Its malleability, texture, softness, history, and sustainability make it very desirable. Add to that its luxurious feel, durability, and natural ability to resist mold and fire and sustain ancient cork forests and the workers that maintain them, and I dare you not to covet cork. In every form from flooring to counters, its benefits have been proven as timeless, practical, and beautiful. Yet Albertina Oliveira has elevated cork to a previously unattained height. Continue reading

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Per Meter 01

The Per Meter 01 invites you to have fun with lighting fixtures in your home. As the name suggests, the Per Meter 01 consists of a meter long LED light. The LED is placed in a very lightweight Asian cedar frame which attaches to a wall using a magnet. Depending on the size of the room you are designing, you can connect up to 4 Per Meter 01 units to a single power plug. This is where the fun begins- you can line the lights up in a neat fashion or create an abstract shape. The choices are endless. If you prefer a pendant lamp, the Per Meter 01 can also be adjusted to hang from the ceiling. Continue reading

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Knitted Stools

I simply love the knitted stools by designer Claire-Anne O’Brien. Crafted from sculpted wool, their appeal is truly timeless as they combine the ancient craft of knitting with functional pieces of furniture. The stools are available in a variety of shapes, heights and colors and are the perfect solution if you want to add a splash of color and texture to your living room. Continue reading

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Papertrophy

It is quite safe to say that the charm of real animal mounts has thankfully worn off. However, when the mounts are made from paper, they have an almost magical appeal. Berlin-based designer Dr. Holger Hoffmann has created a series of colorful wall mounts and free-standing statues made from environmentally friendly paper. The figures have a minimalist cubist design which gives them a chic modern look. Aside from their appealing style, Papertrophy invites you to be part of the production and to assemble the figures. Continue reading

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Biblioteca Wallpaper

Art aficionados and book lovers unite! Artist Ekaterina Panikanova’s creations on books bring the history and lives of their readers in to your home. The accomplished fine artist continues their story by embracing the volumes’ wear and tear. Book owners’ personalities are revealed in their notes, underlines, and dog-eared pages. It is here that she begins her paintings on the books perhaps illustrating the reader, the story, or her personal interpretation. Continue reading