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Filotto Pool Table

There is an Italian expression that goes “Calma e Gesso”. It originates from the ancient game of billiards and refers to the calmness (calma) and reflection a player takes before hitting a challenging shot, as he or she rotates the chalk (gesso) atop of the cue stick. Designer Gregg Brodarick and Adriano Design took this motto and created an entire brand out of it. The philosophy behind the brand is the need to take the time necessary before a challenging decision to calmly select the best direction. Continue reading

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Beer Foamer & Glass Set

Here is a great gadget for your home bar- a beer foamer that lets you serve beer as if it was on tap! The Beer Foamer & Glass Set is easy to use and within seconds you can have dense beer foam that adds to the aroma and flavor of your favorite beer. Continue reading

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Pie Chart System

If you love design that is versatile and colorful, then you are bound to fall head over heels for hierve’s “Pie Chart System”. Part of the H Collection 2015, the Pie
Chart is a truly refreshing table system that can be assembled using different geometrical shapes- a quarter circle, half circle, three-quarters circle and a full circle. Each unit comes in a “table” version and a “container” version and is available in 15 different colors, so the mix and match alternatives are endless… Continue reading

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Reusable Nespresso Capsule

We are all learning to live more ecologically responsible lives and luckily there are many great inventions that make it even easier. A wonderful example of green innovation is the Reusable Nespresso Capsule by My Coffee Star. The capsule won the prestigious “Best of the best award” at the Red Dot Design awards in 2015 and is also the “Gold winner“ of the International Design Awards (IDA) 2015. Continue reading

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Ka Wood Lamp M

The Ka Wood Lamp M is a designer piece with an innate ‘bare’ beauty. Stripped of all excess ornamentation, this floor lamp is primarily composed of wood with small additions of leather and metal. The simple and understated appeal of the lamp is modern and clean. Its wooden rods are assembled into a tripod which gives it an unusual shape, and its leather strap which holds the rods together, adds to its quiet sophistication. Continue reading

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Oslo Collection

The Oslo Collection by Muuto is truly art for your, can we say – derriere? Not only a pleasure to look upon, but also a joy on which to sit on. In fact, we feel this furniture series is well worth hosting a housewarming gathering over, if only as an excuse to obscurely show off your new find. Designed by Anderssen & Voll, this Norway crafted lounging collection is upholstered in Denmark with Kvadrat textiles, delivering beautiful design elements, backed by quality, and ensuring bottomless aesthetic appeal. Continue reading

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Contour Rollerball Pen

There is an explosion in the use of concrete. Many designers have fallen in love with the material and are creating a wide variety of unique accessories such as jewelry and bowties. One such love affair is between Taipei-based 22 Design Studio and concrete. The designers view Taipei as a city “made of concrete and steel” and have set out to redefine these materials with their designs to create bold and unique products. An incredible execution of this concept is the Contour Rollerball Pen. Continue reading

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Bonsai Equilibrium Vase

Here is a designer worth noting- her name is Beatrix Li-Chin Loos and she is based in Strasbourg, France. Loos specializes in creating unusual objects from recycled and leftover materials, especially wood. One of her signature designs is this captivating Bonsai Equilibrium Vase. Continue reading

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Nude Landing Hangers

If you have ever played the game “Pick Up Sticks”, you will know what fun can be had arranging a group of wooden sticks in order to orchestrate a strategic game. The Nude Landing Hangers, designed by Wenjiao Shen and Ruiqiong Huang of Soso studio, act similarly. With no metal fittings, glue or paint to hold them together, they simply perch amongst themselves, waiting for your move on how they should be approached. Even the product name itself incites an image of simplistic beauty, and that’s essentially what they deliver also. Tall, slender, natural, simplistic beauty. Continue reading

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Maria S.C. Chandelier

I am always inspired by artists who take “defined” objects and place them in a new and refreshing context. Polish based artist Pani Jurek, did just this when she created the Maria S.C. Chandelier from laboratory test tubes. The result is a colorful and playful design with a strong reference to the classical European chandelier. What is even more wonderful is that the Maria S.C. Chandelier invites its owners to participate in the creation. The tubes can be detached, and you can add liquids of various colors to change the appearance of the chandelier. Another option is to add plants or candles which too create a whole new effect. Continue reading