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CSYS Tall & Task Lights

It is common knowledge that light bulb technology has come a long way. In addition, many of us are concerned about how to properly dispose of fluorescent and incandescent bulbs so as not to harm our fragile environment. A welcome addition to the category of task and floor lights is the JDP CSYS line of environmentally sound, dimmable LED lights that combines innovative design and modern technology. Not only are these lights beautiful to look at, they also provide a warm glow and are energy efficient at only 8w. Continue reading

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Vitrina Collection: Color Through the Looking Glass

A bright pop of energy on the case goods horizon is the new Vitrina collection designed by Hierve for Case Furniture. Hierve has successfully combined function and form in these delightfully designed cabinets. Continue reading

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Colletto Bed: A Nest to Sleep In

I’ve always felt a little unprotected in a bed. Childhood fears of monsters have held intact into adulthood, I’ll admit it. So I always have covers on my feet, but even this doesn’t seem to be a sufficient defense. Perhaps not designed with my childhood neurosis in mind, nevertheless, the Colletto Bed is the most interesting (and protective) place in which to sleep that I’ve seen. Continue reading

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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