Gravity balance recliner: Feel light as a feather


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


Galileo Telescope: A beautiful sight


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


Soma Water Filters: Carafes for design thirst


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


Slate-Ish Tiles: Sustainable interior design just a stones’ throw away


The range of tiles from Slateish are composed of reclaimed Richelite or Paperstone, a high tech paper resin layer material (if you need more detail Google has your back). Aside from some directional jewellery, the brand specializes in tasteful, simple slate effect tiles for all uses.

The range comes in six unpretentious shapes, and there is no minimum order, so you can bring some sexy stone effect to even the smallest space. Of all the geometrical styles, our favorite is six-sided Hex, or three-sided Tri, which will both bring an understated cool to surfaces. The tiles are lightweight and easy to fix, in a selection of 3 earthy colors – Soot, Chocolate and Bark (slightly darker when painted with Bioshield sealant for waterproofing). Continue reading


Wooden Skandinavian Breakfast Plates: Refined Rural


This set of six Skandi inspired breakfast plates in natural wood echo northern hemisphere honesty and style at relaxed dinners or for quick lunches. The pieces are simply round and flat, with a grove to catch crumbs and drips, finished in a beveled edge. The look is quite aptly described by Rowen and Wren’s various collection titles – ‘Refined Rural’ or ‘Timeless Living’, as these are the sort of plates that are simply made, yet will always look sophisticated. Continue reading


10 ways to set the perfect mood for the holidays


The upcoming holidays are the perfect time to inspire relaxation and festivity. And what better way to set the mood than with flickering candles and glowing lights. Here are our favorite top 10 stylishly elegant mood setters for the holidays. Continue reading


Flaster Tiles: Pick, Mix and Grout


The Flaster tile series by Ivanka is a colorful, innovative tile collection designer that balances a classic Turkish shape with novel materials and combinational flexibility.

Available in 3 depths and 2 sizes, it comes in a set of 30 beautiful standard colors, and if that’s not enough, custom color requests are available. Made from 100% performance concrete, the tiles are a uniform shade the whole way through, giving a special solid and pleasing sort of effect. The design is a traditional dual-symmetrical arabesque cross shape, the sort often seen in the near east (and now your house!). Continue reading


Top 10 Holiday Gifts For The cooking aficionado and kitchen chef


Today we bring you the coolest gadgets to spice up your kitchen. From handy cookbook stands to elegant grinders, measuring cups, knife sets and more – Here are our favorite top 10 holiday gift ideas for the cooking aficionado and kitchen chef. Continue reading


KeepCup Reusable coffee mugs: Hug a Mug, on the move


Using the power of ‘brand in hand’ to drive sustainable reuse behavior in the to-go market, the KeepCup is a covetable, personalizable reusable coffee mug. In four sizes from XS to L, there is a KeepCup for every espresso and pumpkin Frappuccino, plus everything in between. Continue reading


Perpetual Calendar: Color pop your way through the seasons


The perpetual calendar by Block Design is part of the company’s confident, rainbow hued range of homeware, designed in Cornwall UK. The calendar is as simple as they come, using cut-out letters and numbers with a reverse colored magnet that shifts to highlight the current date. Continue reading