Sleek, modern, and sexy, the Trombone collection by Nick Munro is not your average set of barware. Inspired by the allurement of brass instruments and the sounds of jazz in the London night air, this sophisticated stainless steel ensemble features a band of smooth silhouettes, hip minimalist notions, and a cool mirror finish fit for any cosmopolitan. Continue reading →
These shiny spheres are not other but salt and pepper mills, aiming at making the grinding process in your kitchen a piece of cake, so that you can enjoy freshly, hand-ground salt and pepper any time.
These gorgeous grinders are designed by the celebrated British designer Nick Munro, whose brand and work have become a synonym with sleek, elegant minimalism. Attributes that are clearly evident in this spherical duo, or else mills made from stainless steel, a ceramic twist mechanism and a mostly easy to handle grip. Continue reading →
Let me tell you about a small, family-owned design company based in Northern Finland by the name of Lovi Oy – don’t you just love the name?
Lovi produces adorable, do-it-yourself wooden figures that will add a whimsical touch to your home and office space. Designed and patented by Anne Paso, the entire collection is ecologically-responsible – 100% made from certified Finnish forests, which are re-planted after felling. Lovi actually donates part of their income to re-planting trees around the world, so by buying a small Lovi tree or Xmas tree, you effectively plant one tree. Continue reading →
Winter is here and what better way to soothe the cold weather than to pamper yourself, and loved ones, with a hot cooked meal. As an avid cook myself, I’ve decided to invite a couple of friends over for a simple, unpretentious Sunday lunch, and to make everyone comfortable and warm – a hot and steamy vegetable soup was definitely in order.
Potatoes, carrots, various root and squash, onion and garlic, have all invaded my countertop waiting to be sliced… Now, I don’t know about you but I’ve been searching for quite some time now for that special chef knife that would make slicing and preparing food a whole lot easier. Fortunately, a couple of days ago I received the Naifu D67 – a supremely sharp Japanese Damascus steel chef knife, that was just waiting for its chance to shine. Continue reading →
Have you perhaps grown up in a place where a grandfather’s style standing clock, made quite possibly from dark wood was making kook – kook every time the hour was pointing at “o’clock”? Or perhaps your grandparents actually had one…
Looking back to the days when relatives I was visiting as a child had a similar clock, I recall the sense of awe I felt about their size, wondering why in any case telling the time had to acquire so much space, which in fact remained unused. Continue reading →
Are you a coffee lover? Then for sure familiarizing yourself with the old fashioned future of coffee will fascinate you! Why old fashioned? Cause you can forget all about electricity, while brewing great espresso.
Yes, indeed you can.
Meet Presso, the revolutionary and environmentally friendly non electric espresso machine! A manual coffee maker that lets you brew quality espresso using nothing but water, ground beans and just a little brute strength. It’s energy efficient, completely recyclable and did I already mention absolutely charming? Continue reading →
Let me share with you today a marvelous, new industrial designed lamp, already counting about… half a century of a lifetime. What? A new design which is actually more than 50 years old? What an “innovation” you might come out arguing. Well, not before you familiarize yourself with Asa, a lamp that was first designed and produced in 1961 by Miguel Mila’s and the company he established to bring to life his own work, TRAMO, which carried the amusing name of “Trabajos Molestos” or else translated from Spanish, “Annoying jobs”. Continue reading →
What if Haute Couture stopped characterizing only clothes and also jumped on home accessories, like your glass line for example? In that case, wouldn’t you just love having a set of champagne flutes designed by the remarkable Karl Lagerfeld? The world wide famous designer has re imagined these classical, traditional pieces, which with Holiday season on the way, are ready to be the protagonists of many elegant drinking scenes, filled with sparkle literally and metaphorically. Continue reading →
When it comes to design of daily objects, one characteristic that I primarily and highly appreciate is harmony. When harmony is achieved by also providing an item with an edge, then my need for good design is met and surpassed.
I personally love simple forms and adore different kind of textures as a means of introducing interest. Steltons’s Kontra large fruit ball designed by Maria Berntsen does just that: successfully and harmoniously combining seemingly contradicting materials like stainless steel and bamboo, in a form that smoothly floats. Steel for the base and bamboo for the upper part, this bowl gains its charm and beauty from the contrast between shining and mat surfaces, between cold and warm, between feminine and masculine. Continue reading →
When elegant aesthetics meet playful and innovative design everything is possible… even dining or holding board meetings while… swinging!
“What else will I see?” exclaimed I to myself after becoming familiar with Swing table designed by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London studio.
This is more than absolutely brilliant. While rocking chairs have been since long part of our lives as much as swinging chairs in the form of hammocks or floating couches for siesta summer times or long talks at the veranda, swinging chairs combined with a table, associated with dining or boardroom meetings is a completely new thing around the designing block. Continue reading →