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Nimba Suspension Light: Mystery suspended above your table

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Watch out for it could be aliens hanging no further than above your dining table… or library table, or anywhere for that matter! The Nimba suspension light possibly enforces correlations with what we have been taught to associate UFO’s with: circular light objects suspending in the air. According to the designer, Antoni Arola, Nimba owes its name to being “like the nimbus or aureole of holy images, which may be seen, but are not there”. And I couldn’t agree more, as the association with the unidentified flying object came second to that one of saints. It’s a comforting thought, that of having saints looking after us quietly as we dine, read or simply get together with family and friends. Continue reading

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Lockwood Chair: good posture

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The award winning Lockwood chair, launched in 2008, is the creative child of two brothers, Vincent and Paul Georgeson. They believe in furniture communicating the elements of simplicity, functionality and honesty. And honestly, they seem to have effortlessly achieved that, by bringing to life their chair model made of wood and metal. An ergonomically shaped wooden seat, supported by a metal frame. Which however does come with a felt back pad for those who like to keep their good posture just a little bit more comfy literally, but also cozier looking. Continue reading

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Top 10 Holiday Gifts For the ultimate bartender and wine connoisseur

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The holidays are just around the corner, so we decided to make it easier for you to catch up on your gift list. Today we are focusing on stylish essentials for the bar and wine lover. From handy bottle openers and elegant wine decanters to complete bar accessory sets – Here are our favorite top 10 holiday gift ideas for the ultimate bartender and wine connoisseur. Continue reading

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Spiral Wine Cellars: Wine, architecture and nature’s perfect shapes

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I’ve always been attracted to spirals. These natural shapes are associated with beautiful notions such as balance, progress, expansion and development. It’s a very calming symbol if I might say. One with a firm beginning but then an infinite end, allowing space for all the amazing outcomes which may appear. Spiral symbolism is not the subject matter here today though. But spiral wine cellars are. And what better way to store your favorite wine collection than in your own secret cellar? And even better, it can become the center of attraction when for example instead of a solid door, it is accessed through a round thick glass door embedded in the floor. Simply stunning! Continue reading

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Nuvola Sofa: Cloud nine in your living room

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Paola Navone is a designer that certainly needs no introduction. Neither does her furnishing collection named Nuvola . Since we are all about fall and nesting in, highlighting it though does seem like a good idea. So how about indulging in a fluffy cloud and getting all comfortable and cozy? Cloud you heard me say? Were we not about to talk about comfortable furniture to sit on? Let my word play not puzzle you the slightest little bit. Cause Nuvola sofa not only looks like it is as soft and airy as a cloud, it is also named after a cloud – “nuvola” in Italian. See? We are going to be sitting in a cloud after all. Just not one in the sky, but the one having claimed a spot in our living rooms. Continue reading

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Grafe Towel Warmer: Unexpected stationary for the bathroom

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It should only take a glance to realize that while looking at the Grafe towel warmer of Scirocco’s design collection, a strong correlation to office supplies and going back to school inevitably happens. What is a giant metal paper clip doing vertically or horizontally placed on the walls of our bathrooms? Well, warming our towels while looking smart, attractive and fun! Continue reading

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Wind Fan: An organic take on cooling fans

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Autumn might be running its 2nd half in this part of the world, still being informed on good design of home appliances even when only necessary for the hot summer days is never a loss. This is bookmarked as a potential choice for the next season, should hot summer days decide to settle in middle Europe for some time. Or perhaps, they’ll make a good addition to the summer house… yours and ours. Having a preference to natural materials, the Wind S and L, two size versions of the same floor or table fan seem like a good choice. Jasper Startup is the designing mind behind them. Continue reading

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Crystal Tilt Decanter Set: Crystal clear visions and tilted dreams

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Nambe’s products are well known for their elegance and sense of lifestyle since more than half a century ago. In fact the company was founded as early as 1951, in the tiny village of Santa Fe in Northern New Mexico. Together with time, evolution has come and the company has been introducing new collections, along with the older classic ones always keeping their value and being considered collectibles. Continue reading

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Tati Collection: Charming Lines and Curves

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One of the most wonderfully designed furniture collections that I have recently witnessed is the Tati collection by the hands and minds of Broberg and Ridderstrale, two magnificent architects and designers based in Stockholm. The collection includes a desk, a coat hanger, a console, a wall and a floor mirror as much as a range of tables, like a set of side tables, sofa tables and dining tables in rectangular or round form. The basic design characteristic they feature are the rounded edges of their metal frames, combined with sleek, simple, straight lines. A very balanced interpretation, where not only curves and lines are successfully combined, but also materials such as steel, glass, marble, wood and leather. Continue reading

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Steel Chair: sticks and handles

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Steel chair, unlike its name implies, is made from solid wood. Solid wood that once used to be tool handles, broom sticks, or wooden handles of rakes, spades and flagpoles, all being 28 to 29 mm thick. The color of this chair depends completely on how and where the tools were used, adding a different patina to the wooden texture depending on weather conditions for example. Continue reading