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Efasma

Never has eco-friendly furniture been woven so beautifully as the commissioned workings of Bureau de change. Hired to represent the brand Efasma, the company and designers themselves have managed to take natural materials, combine them with traditional methods of furniture making, and put a modern spin on their impeccable craftsmanship. Continue reading

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Misha Lamp

Taeg Nishimoto is a Japanese and American architect, designer and educator. His work continuously explores the relationships between different materials, objects and spaces. The Misha Lamps are part of a series of investigations into the behavior of fabric in lighting. The white fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles and it is meticulously formed to provide a shape with a rich play of shadow and light. Continue reading

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Living Pet

If you live and or work in a relatively noisy environment, there is something AMAZING you can do about it. Designer Lorenzo Palmeri, who is part of the Dutch design team at DeVrom, created the Living Pet collection – a breathtaking series of gigantic animals made from recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate). In a unique manufacturing process, the PET is transformed into soft felt, a material that absorbs and reduces noise. Most importantly, the large animals have a fantastic aesthetic appeal add style and sophistication to a space. Continue reading

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Carat

When I first saw the Carat glasses, my reaction was “WOW, I want one!”. Created by Lincoln Kayiwa of KAYIWA studio design – a Finish based studio- the glass collection offers a new, exciting and super stylish way to enjoy your favorite drink. The glasses have an irresistible diamond shape and a pointed vs. flat base. This means that when you rest the glass it lays on an angle- a design element that truly sets it apart. Continue reading

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Tino

Designed by Zaven for miniforms, the Tino dinning table offers a flexible and refreshingly diverse option to traditional tables. Although the suggestion has long been not to “reinvent the wheel”, that is exactly what Tino has done with its unique design, delivering diversity, simplicity and beauty all in one. Continue reading

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Wireless Charging Furniture From IKEA

There is really no need to explain how fabulous this invention is- a pad upon which you can place your iPhone and it will charge automatically. IKEA designer David Wahl created two versions- an elongated pad, known as the Triple Pad, that simultaneously can charge three phones wirelessly, and the Work Lamp that consists of a single charging station located at the base of a desk lamp. Continue reading

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Frida Stool & Side Table

Collapsible stools and tables always come in handy, especially when guests come over and you need an extra seat or when you are hosting a large party and need surface space. Designer’s Zanocchi and Starke created the Frida Stool and Side Table – designer furniture pieces that are truly on a league of their own. Continue reading

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Tull Metal Cage Desk & Ceiling Lamp

The light fixture you choose for your home or office can truly help set the tone for the space. This is especially true of the Tull Metal Cage Desk or Ceiling Lamp. The light fixtures, designed by a young and promising Italian designer named Tommaso Caldera, definitely command attention. Their design is a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional lamps commonly found in workshops and the execution is simply outstanding. Continue reading

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Growth Expanding Origami Pot

The concept behind “Growth”, an expanding origami pot, is nothing short of genius. Instead of having to transfer a plant every time it outgrows its pot, the origami pot expands with the plant, dramatically decreasing the trauma the plant undergoes. This method also saves the plant owner a lot of hassle since he/she doesn’t have to transfer the pot and only needs to add soil. The design is absolutely exceptional. Based on Japanese origami technique, the pot is composed of triangular shapes. In its most compact position, the triangles are closely knit, and as the plant expands, the triangles take on a three dimensional and more fluid look. Continue reading

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Chic & Basta

Can’t make it to Quebec, Canada for a one-of-a-kind shopping spree? Chic & Basta can make unique purchasing desires an online experience available to all! Whether you are looking for a hand-stitched quilt, a recycled cardboard bowl, or a ceramic chalice, this site is bursting with a curated collection of handcrafted items worth every non-existent Canadian penny! Continue reading