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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

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Customize-It Project Trestle Desk

It is easy to fall in love with a great desk. The kind of desk that gives you enough space to work on, organize your papers and store your stuff. The Customize-It Project Trestle Desk does all this and more. Best of all, the desk looks great. It has a modern yet warm feel to it and is available in Simply White or Rich Tuscan stain (dark wood). Continue reading

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Buddy Lamp

Buddy is a designer table lamp which won the Northern Lighting Student Award for 2015. This lamp was chosen because it has an original design with a strong concept and characteristic form which challenges the existing lighting design standards, shapes and functions. Unlike typical lamps, Buddy has an attached storage unit that is ideal for keeping pencils and pens and small office supplies. I love how the shape of the storage unit mimics the form of the lamp shade. It’s these little details that make the design complete. Continue reading

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Stacked Shelf System

The Stacked Shelf System offers the perfect solution for those who want versatile, stylish and modern shelving. This shelf system, designed by JDS Architects for Muuto, is made up of various sized blocks which are joined using clips. The exciting part about it is that it provides you with endless options of size and layouts. You can play around with the spaces between the shapes as well as with their height. The units are easy to put together so you can continuously refresh their look. Continue reading

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Marimekko Spring 2015 Lookbook

It is remarkable what one company has brought in to our homes since the late 1940s. Even more admirable is how Marimekko is still leading the way with the freshest, boldest, and timeless designs. In their Spring 2015 Mindscapes Home collection, once again nature is the inspiration. Their new textile designs bring the freedom of the sea inside our homes, giving us a daily escape and dose of refreshing, inspiring, vibrant, and soothing natural colors. Continue reading

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Sempli Incanter

The Sempli Incanter is a designer carafe that offers a refreshing and highly visual way to mix juices and cocktails. The Incanter is made from transparent glass and has an internal cylinder into which you place your ingredients. As soon as you are ready to stir, you gently tap the Incanter, and thanks to its signature spinning bottom, it will begin to rotate. The process is pretty cool since you can directly view the mixing of colors and textures. Continue reading

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Giant Lampshades

Lightemotion has taken residential lighting to the streets in a brilliantly colorful way. Lighting Cartier Avenue in Quebec City are 34 giant, eight feet in diameter and five feet tall, drum lamp shades. In this chilly cosmopolitan mecca for winter sports, the shades send a signal of welcoming warmth. To the street that’s vibrant with night life, restaurants, and shops, the shades add another level of excitement. Continue reading

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Unplugged Collection

The Unplugged Collection by Northern Lighting is a compilation of candle holders by groundbreaking Nordic designers. While they are all different, the designers have upholded the classic ‘Nordic trinity’ of simplicity, beauty and functionality.

Take the Flame, for example – these beautiful holders have a distinct curvature inspired by the flickering movement of a candle flame. They are made from plated steel and tinted shades of gold and have a black cast iron base that anchors each piece. Continue reading

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Hamecon

Oh, the possibilities in a seemingly simple device for hanging garments. Hamecon, which translates to fish hook, is a sweet and demure wooden device that quietly rests on your wall. Its charm will grab you and not let go! Micro Meuble designed the modern elegant hanger to provide multiple functions. Continue reading