How about some functionality with a dose of poetry all in one? This is how I see Sundays! Functional because one is free to use such days as they wish, nevertheless poetic cause let’s be honest, what is more poetic than breakfast in bed or brunches, cuddling with your loved one, enjoying the view from your bedroom window while reading your favorite books together, side by side? What is more poetic than the simple moments life offers?
Let me not argue about this issue any more and get to this post’s point, which is no other than sharing with you this lovely shelf and wall light combined in one object. An object named after the day we were just talking about: Sunday! Continue reading
Candles are undoubtedly instant mood inducers. It’s somehow a little ironic how in our modern super industrialized societies and fully technologically equipped lives, the warmth of flickering candlelight reminding of past eras still simply rocks our worlds. From daily family meals, to friends coming over, to more formal occasions, candles are everywhere.
Shelton’s Twilight is in fact an elegant arch made from polished stainless steel which gives home to two candles. Two candles equals light times two, therefore its name, twilight. The name also refers us to the time when usually lights are lit, the twilight or else the border between light and darkness. Continue reading
When a thermos gets in the hands – ruled by the mind – of a designer like Nicholai Wigg Hansen, the least one can expect is seemingly effortless excellence. Nicholai, a designer who has had his own design studio since he was 26, has designed Geo for Normann Copenhagen and it’s fast becoming a favorite central coffee table piece able to hold both hot and cold drinks. Continue reading
Here are some chairs successfully falling in the range of unique and unusual ones! Designed by Tomas Alonso, the conceptual basis of this one of a kind chairs was to create each of them using one single bent, powder coated metal tube, around which a solid ash structure was made to support the seating surface. Faithful to the whole unusual process, the wood used to create the seating surface was in fact reclaimed Victorian ceiling boards. Continue reading
Fireplaces are a wonderful focal point whether placed inside or outside. They add actual and visual warmth, attracting people to sit around it.
Not all spaces are designed incorporating one though. An easy fix is to use a “no smoke, no soot, no ash” alternative, which are usually built to be powered by clean-burning, environmentally friendly bioethanol. Continue reading
Having the chance to share with you here through my posts exceptional talent is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling moments of writing these mini articles. Keeping short and to the point always requiring effort, the designer duo presented here today is one whose work can certainly not fit in but a few paragraphs. You’ll have to devote time going over their website yourselves, while I take the chance to share but a few facts about them.
In their late 30s Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings are already counting more than a decade since the establishment of their design studio back in 2000 and more than a few nominations and awards. From young designer talent of 2011 for Elle decoration in Milan, to being honored twice with prizes for their textile collection for Hay company (another favorite of mine) in Dutch design awards and Sanoma Woonawards 2011.
What is it that is so special about this magnificent designer couple? Continue reading
Does combining functionality with innovative design and a quirky twist puzzle you? Do you wonder how can a cutting board serve additionally as a tray, while your favorite glass of wine is safely transported on it, even using only one hand? Continue reading
The Danish do it better. Fact. When it comes to furniture and product design, they have a distinct, unforgettable way of doing it, wouldn’t you agree? Now let’s take the charming duo of Sebastian Holmback and Ulrik Nordentoft, who met at the Danish Design school. They formed the company HolmbackNordentoft – cleverly and simply combining their surnames – 10 years after their graduation.
Well, some things take time, especially good things. Other than combining their names, the Danish duo mainly combine their fabulous sense of aesthetics, while working in a wide range of design areas like interior design, furniture and lighting. From their range of products, today the spotlight is shown on a source of light itself: the Fuego Bio Firelight, designed for and available via Shelton, a company we love to love here. Continue reading
Famous fashion illustrations on your porcelain cup of tea? Well, why not? Rorstrand, a firm which always sought to find form of collaboration with the most interesting designers, has joined forces with the fabulous, world known illustrator, Lovisa Burfitt, whose fashion illustrations can be regularly seen in several of the most prestigious fashion magazines in the world.
Now thanks to this brilliant cooperation, the eccentric stories of Mademasoille Oiseau – I couldn’t adore the name more! – are decorating finest china in the form of mugs, espresso cups, side plates and trinket box with a lid, assuring to bring tones of elegance and fun in your daily coffee and / or tea ritual. Continue reading
There’s nothing like a flickering fireplace to set the mood on Christmas eve. However, not all of us are lucky enough to have one or even a mantle to hang our family’s stockings from. In that case, we usually find ourselves looking for new and creative places to hang our Christmas stockings… and let me tell you, this is no easy task!
This year we have a wonderful solution, that will not only take care of this problem but also decorate your room and serve as a handy item for the rest of the year. Continue reading