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Industrial pipe desk and shelving: stylishly industrious

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It is most likely that you have noticed the clever uses study steel pipes can have incorporated in design lately. They act mostly as support to keeping shelving and working surfaces in position. How do you like that? I find it a very welcoming alternative to floating shelves or just plain shelves secured on the walls with brackets. This Industrial Pipe Desk & Shelving unit is a great example. A piece that can be easily mixed in various styles other than obviously incorporated in an industrial look. Continue reading

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Wanda bathtub: Spa quality at home

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When it’s time for some relaxation, what better way to do that than by soaking up in warm water, beautiful aromas, even perhaps being surrounded by some candle light? Expensive spas in exotic places are certainly not the only way to achieve that, however wonderful it might be… All of that can take place just at home, in our bathrooms, there where design plays a strategic role, considering the fact that they are the places we visit first and last during our daily lives.

Quality of time is the key and for that functionality must meet aesthetics in its best possible ratio – So must have thought Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri, the designers responsible for the gorgeous Wanda bath tub. Continue reading

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Smeg washing machine: Do your laundry in Fab Retro style

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Gone are the days when household appliances lacked in beauty and quite often hiding them away was the only solution. I don’t know about you, but I have vowed to have nothing in my home that is neither pretty nor useful at the same time. My washing machine might not be as charming as Smeg’s 50’s style model – a continuation of its famous reproduction of fridges – but it is nice and new, neatly placed behind a pretty curtain at the laundry area next to our kitchen, occupying our very small corridor. Continue reading

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Norton Wing chair: Classic elegance with a breath of fresh air

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Now that autumn has settled and winter is quite evidently on its way, spending more time at home is an effortless choice. Next to the word home for me, comes my favorite armchair, there where books and magazines will be read, music will be heard or some quiet times taking in all of life’s beauty will be reflected upon. I’m always attracted by good design, where simplicity and function go hand in hand, while aesthetics are discretely emphasized.

The Norton Wing Chair, designed by James Harrison and fully produced in Britain using traditional techniques, is an exceptional choice. Continue reading

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Bana vase collection: Rough materials and sharp lines ready to embrace delicacy

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Whether you like colorful flowers or minimalist green leaves to bring life to your home’s decor, the Bana Vase Collection is an unusual suggestion for their arrangement, which will open your eyes to many possibilities. The Bana vases come in groups of three or two and are in fact black hand painted tubes of steel cut diagonally so that they are never vertical – a feature which gives them a contemporary dynamic design. Continue reading

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Vase salt & pepper mill set: Spice up your food and dining table alike

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Spices make the food while details make the table setting, wouldn’t you agree? What’s a delicious chicken soup without salt, pepper and fresh herbs and what is a dining table with no stylish accessories like a good looking and well functioning pepper mill set? I think that you see my point. As I was on the lookout for the perfect one for our dining table I thought I’d share this wonderful find with you. Continue reading

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Citybook modular shelving: home living with love

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It is pretty possible that one of the first things you begun to draw as a little child were houses. You know, these super simple structures consisting of two – almost – parallel vertical lines and two more meeting each other on the top, forming the triangular roof. Being officially an adult since a few decades now, this uber simple design still manages to totally move me and in fact rock my world. Perhaps cause there is in fact no place like home in the world. Additionally perhaps there’s nothing like a child’s interpretation of the adult world. I’ve been so happy to be seeing lately, this simplified structure representing a house, incorporated in magnificent design. Like the Citybook bookcases, modular and flexible shelving design suitable for all kind of spaces. Continue reading

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Gravity balance recliner: Feel light as a feather

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A good posture seems to be directly related to our health, well being and how we feel. I guess I’m not a minority here often feeling cramped from too many hours of computer work sitting in front of a screen. Almost daily and even sometimes more than once per day yoga exercises are remarkably beneficial and enjoyable. Any additional help is more than welcome, which is exactly what I thought when seeing Peter Opsvik’s Gravity Balance Recliner. Continue reading

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Galileo Telescope: A beautiful sight

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The award-winning Galileo Telescope is a renovation of the exact telescope used by Mr Galilei to spot the phases of Venus, or Jupiter’s lesser-known moons. The tube is not only faithful to the exact length and focal distance used by Galileo, but also to the 17th Century material of choice – birch wood. The only differences are the use of modern optical lenses to optimize your view of the planets. The mechanics and stand are also made in metal, finished in white, which makes a lovely complement to the pale wood (and will match your Apple accessories). This telescope looks very different from most of the bulky black equipment on the market, but doesn’t scrimp on performance. Continue reading

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Soma Water Filters: Carafes for design thirst

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The Soma water filter brings a new concept to the market for filtering tap water at home. When you buy the Soma you are automatically enrolled for bimonthly deliveries of the biodegradable cartridges. Just replace these in the curvaceous glass carafe and drink away. Continue reading