privacy-chair-pod-bh2

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

industrial-lighting-wrkstd5

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

beetle-note-design

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

By
garden-swing-leaf2

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

clock-lamp-gingko

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

kitchen-storage-jars-bh

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

kitchen-tools-klipy

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

By
table-clock-around3

Around Clock

The Around Clock is an analog clock that displays the time on a cylinder as opposed to a traditional flat face. It has a very clean and minimalistic design that grabs your attention and invites you to experience telling the time in a brand new way. The Around Clock has a contemporary aluminum finish and its numbers and marks are displayed in clear and bold black font. I particularly like the arm which is bright red and made from a solid cable like material. The arm gently rotates around the cylinder to indicate the time. Continue reading

table-lamp-blom-sb

Blom Lamp

The Blom Table Lamp is an exquisitely designed light fixture that is composed of small petal like pieces. Just like in a flower, the petals gently intertwine to create a beautiful whole. This modern design was inspired by nature and specifically by the process of growth which triggers the emergence of shapes in nature. Continue reading

sculptural-bench-urban4

S Urban Bench

The S Urban bench is an award-winning design created by Madrid-based Veronica Martinez. The design was inspired by nature and specifically by the soft spiral movements that can be seen in so many growing elements such as plants and flowers. For this reason, the shape symbolizes regeneration and constant movement. The subtle flow of the S Urban bench is truly exceptional and Martinez created it in three different mediums- solid surface, wood and Cor-Ten steel. Continue reading