While surfing the web I stumbled upon the work of SmithMatthias, a London-based design studio of Jack Smith and Gemma Matthias. One of their creations, designed for Discipline, is called Tilt – a beautiful timber ladder designed to store and display objects. Continue reading
Here’s a cool storage solution from the Swiss design collective Postfossil. Designed by Thomas Walde, the Shoes Books and a Bike unit puts your beloved bicycle where it should be – framed, on a pedestal – almost like a trophy. And I mean this in the most positive way, as cycling has increased in popularity in European cities as the most ecological way of getting around. Continue reading
The Veliero shelving unit, a part of Cassina’s I Maestri collection, is a re-creation of the unique bookcase designed by architect Franco Albini in 1940. This classic piece of furniture – made in a limited edition of 50 – has been inspired by the world of sailing and suspension bridges, featuring a metal base clad in ash wood, glass shelves, and a circular cross-section bar for extra stability and load capacity. 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
Keep your favorite shades on display and never lose sight of your keys again with modern accessories caddy. Handmade in Colorado, the Elephant created by Board by Design encompasses a minimalist approach to practical design. Continue reading
Walk-in closets are the ultimate luxury some may argue, while at the same time being something that more and more people are incorporating in their home designs and daily lives. Even if one’s home is just but a simple apartment, lots of people enjoy the functionality of immediate access to their daily wardrobe. And the more proud and in love one is with their clothes ,the more they enjoy displaying them in a corner of their bedroom or when space allows it, dedicating a whole room for the mere purpose of clothes and accessories storage and display. Continue reading
Remember the good old days when life was simple? Our possessions were few but nevertheless dear to us, and we kept them in a place just as special… our cubbies! Re-live your childhood with this modern coat and storage unit. Continue reading
Bicycles have evolved beyond merely a utilitarian means of transportation. These days, your bike says a lot about you, much like the way your clothes and accessories do. So instead of banishing your personality on wheels to a dark garage or chaining it to some metal bike prison, how about giving your mobile friend a home within your home? No room you say? No problem!
The Fixa bike shelf by Latvia design firm Chrome has revamped the traditional bike storage rack with a modern twist. Continue reading
After a long day’s work, it’s easy to walk in the door and just throw your stuff anywhere, all but later leaving you to frantically search high and low the next morning for your keys, cell phone, sunglasses, etc. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your own personal valet waiting at the ready with your daily essentials in tow whenever you need them?
Meet the Clip Tree by Matthew Plumstead. This one-of-a-kind organizer has got you covered from head to toe. Continue reading
Few could disagree that life itself is all about the perspective every individual has on its happenings. Where some see obstacles, others see opportunities. Where some see opportunities, others in fact create them. Some devote their lives into self discovery and full self realization. Others are busy creating a puzzle out of fragments of other people’s lives. Whichever the case, it’s all a matter of perspective. Continue reading