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Ready Made Curtain

Not often do I wonder how I can improve my curtains. They are very stark, almost ugly, and functional. I think about installing new ones because they don’t block enough of the ambient streetlight in my neighborhood. Continue reading

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Ole Jensen Kitchen/Tableware: Simple, not Silly

As a life-long fan of kitchen appliances, and perhaps a little obsessive with them, it is reassuring to find a set like Ole Jensen’s. The starkly-designed set of cups, plates, pitchers, juicers, bowls, and storage containers is something of an ideal. Continue reading

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Sian Zeng’s Magnetic Magic

Sian Zeng, an award winning London based designer, creates whimsical, fun, and interactive products for children and the young at heart. Her wall paper designs invent magic fairy tale rooms that let imaginations soar. With a magnetic under layer, the Woodlands and Dino patterns allow your children to connect with design and write tales of their own. Continue reading

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White & White LED Clock: Bold, Very Bold

Big, bold numbers are the centerpiece of the White & White LED Clock from Kibardin Design. Set up in a 24 hour mode with three-dimensional classic digital numbers, the White & White clock simply cannot be left unnoticed. Continue reading

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Rustic Storage Coffee Table: basically beautiful

Wood is the magical material for design and it is best left un-manipulated for the most part. Maybe a few ornaments or a couple of beveled edges. But wood, especially if it’s solid, not some pulp material, is beautiful by itself. It was used by the master carpenters of old, and it should remain basically unchanged. Continue reading

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Twist Decanter: Watching Wine Pour

Wait until the guests are here before you pour a new bottle of wine into the Twist Decanter. Or, you could always entertain yourself, too. The glass decanter is like a frozen tornado. It is designed with a deep pinch between the base and the top that twist the glass into a spiral. I would imagine that when the wine pours into the decanter, it begins to swirl like a fantasy dream sequence in film. Continue reading

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Twist Whisk: Hidden Design

Kitchen appliances are something of a fetish for me, and I can never find enough kitchen activities to justify buying as many as I want to. But I must, must find a use for the Twist Whisk. A convertible contraption, the Twist Whisk can expand or contract depending on how you want to use it. Continue reading

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MK1 Transforming Coffee Table: Configuring Comfort

The MK1 Transforming Coffee Table is exceedingly simple but outrageously complex all at the same time. In the city where apartment space is minimal if almost feeling non-existent sometimes, the MK1 is desperately needed. At once a coffee table and a dining table, this multi-purpose piece of furniture can switch to one or the other depending on how space is needed. Continue reading

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Long Horn Deluxe Excess Sofa: Focusing on Comfort

Danish Modern design is exceptional at minimalism. They take the essence of a piece of furniture and strip away everything else. The Long Horn Deluxe Excess Sofa, by Danish designer Per Weiss, is a perfect example of this. With its broad design and exceedingly comfortable look, the Long Horn Sofa uses its stark, gray fabric finish to hold-off on startling you and bring you into complete comfort. Continue reading

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Form Teapot: Old World Design

The Form Teapot from Tom Dixon is something I would like, and I expect myself to get one soon. It is a marvel of restrained design with all the appeal coming from the bare material and simple shape. Continue reading