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Tipi & Boo

The designers Marten & Gustav Cyren who created Tipi & Boo have a great philosophy- they create “furniture for tranquility”. Furniture designed to be used in times when you are relaxing and enjoying yourself and those that you love. Tipi & Boo are fantastically designed outdoor pieces that truly encapsulate this motto. Tipi is a lamp made from teak wood that has an appealing tipi like shape, and Boo is a fire basket that can be used either for live fires or can be reversed and used as a lantern holder. Continue reading

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La Plancha

If you love cooking gourmet food, you are going to love the La Plancha. The La Plancha is a cooking appliance designed for outdoor use that has a smooth enameled cast-iron surface. This unique surface enables a style of food preparation called “cooking by contact” which is very popular amongst leading French chefs. Using this method, the food is cooked rapidly, healthily and has a delicious taste. Continue reading

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Starry Light Lamp Collection

The creative team of graphic designer Anna Farkas and interior designer Miklos Batisz has joined forces to produce the Starry Light lamp collection by Anagraphic.

Anna’s thought process was two-fold. Her idea was to create a functional and beautiful pendant light that reflected the starry sky she sees outside her home in Budapest, Hungary. This lightweight, powder coated aluminum lampshade projects a soft, indirect light downward for intimate dinners, and a strong, direct light that shines upward and outward onto the adjacent walls and ceiling above for a celestial view of beauty. Continue reading

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Benjamin Hubert Pod

This is a seriously fabulous chair with a very long list of credentials. Let’s start with the style and design, by Benjamin Hubert. The Pod’s height creates a cozy private space for working or reading. It wraps above and around your head making an acoustically and physically intimate environment in its small foot print. Continue reading

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Workstead lighting

Workstead is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based design firm of Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechnuehler. The focus of this highly evolved team is on architectural and interior design, lighting and furniture. These fascinating light fixtures are crafted from re-purposed hardware and new steel and brass sockets. The pieces were originally used for industrial workbench lighting that have been reborn into these intriguing yet functional light fixtures. Continue reading

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Paper Collective Posters

I like to mix and match when it comes to my home decor, especially with art. Whether it’s Black & White photography, art prints or posters – anything goes as long as it touches the soul. A few days ago I stumbled upon Paper Collective, a Danish group that curates and produces beautiful graphic prints and design posters by top international graphic designers, artists and illustrators. Continue reading

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Leaf Swing

Inspired by the leaves that fall in autumn, Madrid-based designer Verónica Martínez created the Leaf Swing. The Swing is an exquisite example of functional art and is available in two mediums- wood and cast aluminum. The cast aluminum Leaf Swing received 1st prize at the International Design Feria de las Ciudades Sostenibles at Porto, Portugal 2012. The design of the Swing beautifully captures the soft curvature of the leaves as well as the visible veins that run through them. Continue reading

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ClickClock Lamp

The ClickClock Lamp is a beautifully designed contemporary piece that combines a light fixture and a clock. It is ideal for those who need space-saving solutions since it is small and compact. A great feature of the clock is that it is sound activated and you can turn it on by clapping your hand or clicking your fingers (and it also automatically turns off). The ClickClock Lamp has an appealing rectangular shape and the light fixture is classic white. The base comes in several tones of wood and you can also choose from a variety of LED colors. Continue reading

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Pots

Terracotta clay is one of my favorite materials and it is not often used in modern design. It is earthy, warm and has a rich red/brown tone. British designer Benjamin Hubert took on the task of using terracotta to create his modern collection called ‘Pots’ and the result is exceptional. Each pot has a minimalistic shape and the collection as a whole has an appealing sculpture-like composition. Continue reading

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Klipy Kitchen Tools

I love entertaining, whether on holidays, birthdays or simply on the weekend, there’s nothing like passing time with family and friends. However, as a city dweller it’s sometimes a bit challenging as space is quite compact, which is why I prefer items that are designed with functionality and a small footprint in mind.

Today, I’m going to share two wonderful kitchen tools that will make my life (and yours) a lot easier. One is a cake divider, the other, a compact dish drainer – designed by industrial designer Guy Klipshtein from Klipy Studio. Continue reading

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