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
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
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
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
The collection of ready, custom and bespoke wallpapers by IdentityPapers offers a refreshing set of wall coverings with intellectual as well as aesthetic interest. All are printed digitally on robust non-woven paper. Walls can lose their passiveness if clad in one of these papers, whether using complex image collages (see Mi Casa Su Casa for example) or geometric lettering (we love The Quick Brown Fox), the designs invite interaction from viewers. Whether reading the text or spotting the odd one out, you are bound to spend a few seconds at least looking closely. Continue reading
Wintertime calls for candle light, a cozy fireplace, hot drinks, warm blankets and the getting together of family in the heart of the house, wherever this might be. During this time of year, my favorite thing to do is to be lighting up, admittedly a few dozens of candles, scattered in our little maisonette by the woods. From early morning breakfasts to dinners in the evening. However matches are more romantic and add to the the whole ritual, there are times that simply proceeding a little bit faster and more effective with the whole process addresses the needs of our everyday life. I love functional objects that require no hiding after or before their use is completed. It makes for easiness. So, I’m always on the search for the perfect table lighter. Continue reading
Fall is spreading in this part of the world, making our homes places to be spending more and more time at. It’s a calling for making some changes, adding something new or perhaps retrieving something old from the cupboards and giving it a whole new life. How do you like antique demijohns? Perhaps you, like me, really like them for the rustic and relaxed feeling they easily add in our spaces, yet are concerned that finding the right ones might cost a little fortune. After all, antique hunting is quite often an expensive sport, unless we get lucky with our occasional flea market finds. Continue reading
Mr Perswall Wallpapers represent the logical next step in wallpapers. They offer an enormous selection of easy-up wallpapers in off-the-peg designs, but also in custom imagery. Continue reading
The smell of a place, they say, can be more memorable than its appearance. This neat humidifier from Japan can bring a fresh perfume to a room in little time, with little effort, as it is based solely on paper evaporation, requiring no power or flame to run. Continue reading
The established rug and carpet design house Nani Marquina has released the Natural Rug Collection this year, composed of 8 styles made from 4 different raw materials, all ultra-natural and kept that way. Afghan wool, Jute, Silk and our favorite Nettle are tamed with simple but hard work manual processes to softer forms of themselves. They are then simply knotted, knitted or woven into rugs that come in custom sizes. Continue reading