What’s your approach to the existence of UFOs or else simply and commonly “flying unidentified objects”? Whether positive or negative, there is a chance to reconsider the whole concept, thanks to Alessi Lux portable luminaires. Cute as button only but few could argue, while many could support the view that they are bringing home lighting to a next level.
Torches? Lanterns whit flickering candles? Leave that behind and give it a try with these portable light bulbs, completely cable free, which can illuminate your every step through out your home, in an emergency or just for fun! But for those which need the feeling or warmth candles and lanterns bring, just wait a few more lines till I share something that you’ll probably love. Continue reading
Let me introduce you to a distinctive housing project made for a very special place: Morerava Cabins. This isn’t a conventional prefab cabin project because of the site for where it was meant to be erected: Easter Island. This Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean is one of the world’s most isolated inhabited islands. The challenge was to offer a low-impact retreat to visitors without damaging the already fragile Eco-system environment. Continue reading
Anyone nostalgic of the 20s here? Despite the fact that I don’t consider myself nostalgic of any period than the actual one we are currently living in – mostly as a result of the principle of living in the “here and now” and concentrating in the present, I did felt attracted to this unusual secretary trunk. Distributed by Restoration Hardware and bearing the name Blackhawk, I particularly like its matte aluminum finish, which is in fact all made by hand, aiming at a slightly distressed and vintage look. There are intentional nicks, dings, small scratches and other imperfections all contributing to the character and uniqueness of each one of them. Continue reading
Let me introduce you to a very special cabin built for a Navajo woman by a group of eight architecture students from the University of Colorado in the Utah desert, USA. This unusual constructive process reveals how sometimes less can be the ultimate more! Guided by a senior tutor, this courageous team of future architects rewards us with an outstanding achievement: a successful blend between traditional Navajo values and modern technologies. Continue reading
Elegance is often tricky to achieve. When designing furniture, it’s a characteristic to pursue unconditionally. Italian company Meridiani managed well in designing this beautiful writing desk, named Cruise, combining elegance with function. A statement presence in any living space, in both cases of it being part of a separate working room or included in a larger living area. Continue reading
A house extension with butterfly wings…Isn’t this something truly innovative and fresh? In Berkeley, California there’s a prefab building that captures the essence of two related worlds: an existing 1950’s house and its unique surrounding environment. In order to preserve the existing atmosphere designed by a popular landscape architect some cautions were taken as guidelines for the new house extension: two new structures and a recast landscape, all balanced with the original residence. Continue reading
When art, architecture, and science fiction collide, things may get pretty messy (in a good way). Meet the Melting Chair. This unique work of art by Phillipp Aduatz is not your average piece of furniture. Resembling what looks like a futuristic meltdown, the Melting Chair is constructed from glass fiber reinforced polymer with a mirror like scratch resistant silver and polyurethane laqure coating. Continue reading
Can a book play a vital part in the design of a modern house extension? The answer is positively yes! and to demonstrate such a remarkable capacity there’s an undeniable tiny statement called Book Tower House Extension in London, UK. The client’s need for storing a large book collection determined the conceptual approach given to this special home extension. In a very pragmatic and poetic solution, walls of books fold around a wooden staircase where a small study area allows a comfortable use of this unique domestic library. A little pearl is now available for all inhabitants to enjoy… Continue reading
Whether you work from home like I do, or would just like to have an elegant office corner as part of your living area, the Slim office by studio Bertjan is a choice to highly consider for its beauty and well thought of functionality.
A table originally designed to serve as a dining table was dressed up for the office and the Slim office was born. Simple, chic while having every comfort an office needs, such as drawers and a matching wall panel and trash bin, attached to the office’s leg by a magnet. What an ingenious detail you may exclaim much like I did. Wait till you hear more: the accompanying drawers can be moved freely and attached under the office’s surface just about anywhere it suits you and easily change the position thanks to the magnet system holding them together. Talk about innovative design! Continue reading
Creative juices were definitely brewing at the Reebok headquarters when the concept idea of paying homage to classic films by shoes hit the table. The latest edition to the Reebok Cinema Pack Collection is the Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark inspired BB 4600. The BB 4600 is by far the best shoe to come out of the Cinema Pack (strictly my opinion). If ambitiously charismatic colorways are more up your alley, then the Purple Rain or Tron: Legacy cinema kicks may be closer to your cup of tea- for all others there is the BB 4600. Continue reading