The Insekt kids desk by the Dutch designer label Buisjes En Beugels +++ is a smaller version of the grownup item by the same name. Both pieces are made from MPLX birch, contain lots of storage space, and come in a variety of tender age appropriate colors. And, as the era of technology dictates, Insekt is equipped with cable storage as well (which nowadays is relevant for all users, even the little ones). The desk is flat packed and can be easily assembled at home.
The Simple side table by Pottinger+Cole lives up to its name: comprised of only three components, it is easy to assemble and take apart. The table’s elegant and understated design is truly universal and can fit virtually any interior. The rubber tabletop offers traction and provides a fun detail, that is also easy to maintain. The item is made from ash and plywood, and comes in three colors.
This little yet capacious trash bin by Australia based designer Jon Liow is a great thing to have if you are a cooking enthusiast. Small enough for your counter and roomy, thanks to its flexible frame, the Flex bin promotes neat cooking preparation, easy disposal of chopping board debris, and is willing to take anything else you may want to throw at (into) it. It is easy to clean and compatible with a wide variety of bag sizes.
These attractive room partition screens, called Modulari, were created by Brooklyn based studio Razortooth Design. Comprised of 12 in. sq. modules, these dividers are called to define, divide and decorate your space at the same time. The assembly is simple and requires very little tool-waving. The pieces are made from a lightweight, non-toxic, EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) – a recyclable material, that is also easy to maintain. Available in two colors and designs, Modulari can segment the room without blocking the light. Perfect for small studio apartments.
If you have an Eames fetish – this is definitely your lucky day. The type foundry House Industries and furniture manufacturer Herman Miller embarked on a collaborative project to produce a limited edition series of 80 Eames wire-base tables. The pieces are hand-printed with letters, numbers and ornaments from the Eames Century Modern font collection. Forty tables were displayed in Hong Kong at the Herman Miller Reach event on September 16, 2011, and another forty will be available at the House Industries exhibition at the Herman Miller Tokyo Showroom on October 27, 2011.
The Scatter shelf by Nendo is a made out of thin black acrylic panels in a grid form, stacked in three layers and slightly displaced. The result is this rather stunning shelving unit where all stored objects look as if they are suspended in a spider’s web. When viewed on an angle, the glossy acrylic face creates a series of reflections within the shelves, making the ‘opaque’ acrylic appear to be transparent. All this aesthetic goodness makes the shelf perfect in any spot of the room, even in the middle of it as a room divider. Watch the video below for a closer look at the piece.
What shoebox dweller doesn’t dream of a portable personal washing machine? Here is one that caught my eye – the Laundry Pod from California based design studio RKS. The technology behind it was inspired by a simple salad spinner (designers noticed that resourceful women were buying salad spinners to wash their delicates). This low-tech hand powered little machine can be stored under the sink, moved easily, and on top of it all – it saves energy and water. Perfect for small loads and indispensable in small apartments! The Laundry Pod has won several awards, including Core77 Design Award.
This minimal bookshelf was designed by Max Lamb for British brand Deadwood. The piece is nothing but a single bar of wire extended from the wall. But thanks to its U-shaped form on one side, it allows you to support and showcase your favorite book, which in turn serves as a bookend and keeps all other books in place. It is amazing what one cleverly directed piece of wire can do…
Filing is one of the most unavoidable dreads of life. So, it is always in our hopes to finish with it faster. The Up Filer from Westerville Design might just help you do it. This is a wall mounted vertical storage rack, which allows files and other flat content to always remain visible. The pivoting hangers provide easy access to each file and make adding and removing items a breeze. And because Up Filer allows storing oversized paper, it is perfect for graphic designers, architects, artists, teachers or anyone who has a need for filing differently-sized flat content.
This unusual modular lounge piece was created by Portuguese designer Joana Santos in collaboration with Patricia Fernandes and Ines Carvalho. The concept explores the physical nature of reading and aspires to provide the most comfortable position for the bookwormy user. Comprised of several modular panels, the piece can be put together to create a lounger with several different levels of support – horizontal, vertical and inclined. One of the pieces can even be used as a free-standing foot stool. Santos thought that reading is a process deserving its own furniture. I couldn’t help but agree.