This bright family from lighting specialist Plumen has brought design to an everyday object. The low-energy bulb is a sexed-up version of standard forms in curving lines to form droplet shape that comes in standard mini styles thus suitable for main lights and also lamps. Continue reading
Four cushions piled on a low wooden table, wrapped with two leather belts – so simple, yet so attractive. Perfectly formed for tea (or other beverage) lovers with a small space, a great garden, or wanderlust. The Banquette tea bench is a Japanese inspired pale wooden portable coffee table and seats in cream linen. The table is in keeping with smooth Scandinavian carpentry, featuring a drawer and grooves for the belts to fit. What’s more – when all wrapped up it’s a great stool seat alone. Continue reading
Organic forms and design attract me particularly. The Eclipse nesting tables, designed by Jon Gasca in 2009 and available at Stua, are a great example. Inspired by the organic shapes found in nature, the designer aimed at allowing personal expression, offering his own vision of the classic nesting tables.
Four tables with different surface shapes, sizes and heights that can all be stored one under the other. The smaller ones can disappear under the immediate larger ones just as an eclipse would do. When there is need they can be brought out, being arranged just according to each specific situation. The combinations and possibilities are endless. Continue reading
A simple window added to a traditional hemlock and walnut sauna pushes this model out of the ordinary, and into the beautiful. The sauna also has a suite of up-to date extras including Bluetooth audio systems and a weekly planner, but the clear glass side is the design element that sets it apart. Continue reading
The dream of finding and owning a summer house somewhere at a corner of the world where the sun shines and the ocean is but a step away has begun demanding immediate gratification. As I browse through places and objects, there are these ones I must note down, cause they embrace just perfectly my heart’s desires and my decorative visions.
Needless to say that a swing chair is a must on the list. A sofa can wait, usual chairs can wait. We can sit on pillows or poufs but a swinging chair is a must. For the sense of freedom it offers, for the ability to take you back to days of childhood innocence and carefree. Nautica swing chair by Mut Design made me feel that the potential perfect chair for my future summer house has been finally found. Continue reading
Bathroom design is sometimes underestimated. After all it’s “just” a place we spend only but a small fraction of our lives. However small the fraction, it is quite important, when we consider that our days begin and end in our bathrooms. Ensuring that these rooms of our domestic environments are well taken care off and they also express our personalities and interior design preferences is important. A day that begins in a beautifully lit, aesthetically pleasing space prepares us properly for the day ahead of us, while setting the tone for how we’ll react to life and its happenings. Continue reading
At first when I saw this sculptural piece, the word “Chair” didn’t necessarily come to mind. A futuristic rocket, maybe… By successfully utilizing chrome-plated steel, LA-based product designer Carlo Aiello created the Parabola Chair – an award-winning perforated piece of furniture with a minimal frame and a super dynamic form. How amazing would it look in your living room or office? Continue reading
The Epaulette frame set by Caroline Olsson is a simple picture framing set that replaces complex components with intelligent carpentry. It is a simple set of glass sheets for the faces, wooden rungs for the frame, and (the best bit) copper corner fixes that hold it all together at the ‘shoulder’. Continue reading
The corporate mission of Tubes could be in fact every interior designer’s and architect’s dream come true: introducing radiators that look more like architectural elements than system components, radiators that are not restricted to satisfying heating requirements. A perfect balance in terms of utmost energy efficiency and aesthetics is achieved, while making your living room or bathroom look and feel fabulous. Continue reading
The Pantone Espresso Set is considered a classic favorite of the design industry. It’s a part of the PANTONE UNIVERSE collection by Whitbread Wilkinson and is a must have item for any design-conscious coffee lover. Continue reading