The Plan Desk by London based designer James Tattersall was inspired by a traditional architect workspace with plan drawers (hence the name). It provides rather generous storage for an item of this size, yet stays streamlined and elegant. The large top drawer is capable of storing A1 prints, architectural plans or your laptop computer and files. And the two drawers underneath it can take care of the usual wor-related clutter. “The desk sits on simple trestles allowing easier transportation and the option of replacement to customise the look or height of your table,” – designer explains. The piece is made to order and comes in two colors – white and turquoise. (more…)
Latvian designer Reinis Salins created this stunner of a bike hanger, called Elk. Made out of solid wood, the piece looks great on the wall with or without a bike. Thanks to its shape, Elk is equally attractive from all viewing angles. It is based on an easy to use mount system that can be installed via 3 standard screws. Elk comes in 4 different finishes – cold black, light graphite, brown, natural.
This multifunctional entrance item made me look. Robin Wood by French brand WA.DE.BE combines a small shelf, hooks for clothes and accessories, lighting, a tray for loose change, keys and/or mail and a small mirror. All these essentials in one compact item. Designers call the piece a “swiss army knife” of entryway storage, which is more than fair. Robin Wood is made of solid oak and comes in two sizes.
This is delightful. Designer Adrian Candela was overwhelmed by the packing waste stacked in his living room after a recent move and decided to turn the old boxes into new furniture. As someone with the pronounced cardboard fetish, I did feature his Nit nightstand before. And what a pleasure it was to find this video, shot by Kirsten Dirksen of Fair Companies, showcasing his other DIY ideas. Do enjoy! Also check out Adrian’s website for actual downloadable instructions.
Japanese architects are versed in complying with space limitations. Especially while building in Tokyo, one of the most overcrowded places on the planet. This unusual home, recently completed by architect studio ondesign, is literally utilizing the gap between two houses. The plot is only 9 square meters big (around 97 square feet). Which is why building vertically was the only option. The three-story house includes all that is necessary for comfortable living – kitchen, bath, sleeping and lounging areas, even purely recreational outdoor space. Check out architects’ blog to see all stages of this amazing project.
(via spoon & tamago)
The cool, democratic and versatile Crates Storage System has been created by Atlanta based designer Jenny Drinkard and made in the USA. The flexibility of these smart boxes needs to be tried to be believed. They can store books, office supplies, kitchenware, bathroom paraphernalia, clothes, bedroom linnens, toys… you name it. And thanks to the agreeable looks, Crates can be incorporated into any room in your home. The units are stackable, so you can create various configurations, as big or small as you need. The system includes a number of useful add-ons. You can attach a cork bulletin board or a dry erase board to the side, put a cushion onto the top for extra seating, add a cord clip for wire management, a hook for hanging stuff… Quite brilliant! Available for purchase here.
– Secrets of sleep. Truly fascinating.
– This folding car could probably cure New York parking misery.
– Incredibly gorgeous murals by David de la Mano and Pablo S. Herrero.
– The best view of any house is seen through the eyes of a cat. Toblerone House by Studio MK27.
– A titanium mouse… what will they think of next?
– Trolling in London subway – a collection of hilarious signs.
– Cool bubble wrap ad!
– And one more for the senses – rescued ducks take their first swim.
Have a wonderful weekend, everybody!
This beautiful side table by German designer Philipp Beisheim is versatile as it is elegant. Comprised of three parts, it can be easily assembled and disassembled, and, thanks to its construction, it can take various shapes. Here is how designer describes it: “TOAD side table is an exploration in creating new forms by adding stability to an object. A single table segment cannot stand independently; it has to be connected with at least two other segments to create a stable playful configuration. This was one of the most important factors in determining the form of the table.” The piece is made from solid ash and features lacquered top in two colors.
Whenever I see a good hybrid of a desk and a dining table – I always feel grateful. Work and entertaining are the two activities that are especially tricky to combine. and the Piano table, created by Bernotat & Co Design Studio for German brand Magazin, pulls it off very well. The table has two surfaces – the lower one is for work and storage of the work-related clutter, the upper surface is for dining. The transition between the two modes is seamless, just close the piano-like lid (hence the name) – and you’re done with work and ready for a party. The storage compartments with holes for media cords and cables are an especially nice touch.