April 30, 2013

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The Litho desk has been created by French designer Thibault Desombre for the furniture brand Ligne Roset. The piece features a natural oak veneer top with drawer on the left-hand side, plus a satin-lacquered desk top at an angle on the right-hand side.  “Litho is a poetic approach to the workspace,” – designer note. But in addition to the inspired look, it is also quite practical. The clever asymmetrical shape of the desktop creates more space while remaining compact. The desk comes in white, mustard, caramel or deep khaki.

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April 28, 2013

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Assemblage is a set of 10 modules that fit snugly inside each other, and then slide out so they can be stacked for use as customizable shelving. The piece is held together by twelve metal clamps with a striking red tightener. You can arrange the unit into various configurations, so there is never a dull moment with Assemblage. And if moving or storage is in order – the piece is disassembled and nested, thus turning into a compact and manageable item.  The shelving is made of lacquered MDF and comes in black and white. Available for purchase here.

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April 26, 2013

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Stunning Pacific Ocean captures by photographer David Orias.

– Hilarious – unexpected orchestra prank.

– This cat cardboard cosplay is absolutely awesome.

– A house-shaped tissue box cover? Yes!

– Ever wondered how much food you can buy for $5 around the world? Watch.

– A great Pinterest board dedicated to chair design.

– I never knew a spagetti measuring tool could be so stylish – Typeface spagetti meter.

– Haunting and beautiful – 9 fascinating abandoned mansions.

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!

April 25, 2013

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The Bike All shelf by Colorado based studio Board by Design is an interesting transition between a bike hanger and a bike stand. The piece doesn’t keep your bike fully suspended in the air – one wheel still touches the ground. But with the saddle firmly parked under the shelf, it is a sturdy solution. And, because the saddle part is common for all bikes, the shelf is compatible with all bike models. Available in two natural woods, the Bike All comes with all the necessary mounting hardware. Available for purchase here.

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April 24, 2013

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Modest Stool by French designer Paul Menand is a clever nesting design that follows the same principle as the one we saw in Menand’s Tripplette Chair, featured in one of my previous posts. Again, the piece can be used as a single stacked item or taken apart and function as three individual ones. The bottom and middle stools feature slots that allow to fit the components into each other. And the half pipe legs make the stacking process seamless. Watch the video after the break to see Modest Stool in action.

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April 23, 2013

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This clever little shelf/bookend has been created by Tokyo based design studio YOY. The piece, called Extend, can be attached to a desk or to an existing bookshelf in order to generate some extra space. With the books in place, Extend becomes invisible and creates an illusion of books floating in the air. Beautiful. The piece is made from powder coated steel.

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April 22, 2013

In a tiny space having a full size bed and a full size desk is a rare combination. Unless some clever thinking is involved. Hers is an interesting idea from Baltimore based designer Graham Phakos – Urban Desk. The spacious desk is hidden underneath a double bed. As the bed pivots to lean against the wall, the desk is lifted to the appropriate height. The arrangement also makes room for extra storage – always a welcome addition to any urban dwelling. The piece is only a concept at this point. I really hope it finds its way to production.

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April 19, 2013

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NASA has discovered three Earth-like planets. Phew… about time, NASA.

– Absolutely stunning miniature houses made by Mrs James Ward Thorne.

– Now, this is the coolest scientific experiment ever! Wringing out water in space.

– A delightful, funny and surprisingly accurate site about all things Russian – WOW, Russia.

– This emergency toilet roll idea made me chuckle.

– A fascinating Instagram account, dedicated to eagles, hawks, falcons and owls living at the Avian Reconditioning Center in Florida.

All three parallel universes theories clearly explained in this cool animation.

– What a cute idea – eco-friendly confetti that grows into wildflowers.

Have a lovely weekend, folks!

April 18, 2013

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We are used to the thought that big pieces of furniture don’t work too well in tiny spaces. This 32 square meter loft studio in Budapest shows that they can. Designers gave 1/3 of the living space to the ample white sectional, without letting it dominate the senses. The uniformity of color and the openness of the layout (the only enclosed room in the apartment is the bathroom) made the place look spacious. The mirrored closet doors, cleverly positioned to reflect the windows, add light and depth to the design. Check out more images after the break.

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April 17, 2013

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Bikini Island by German designer Werner Aisslinger, created for Italian furniture brand Moroso, is a new approach to a living room couch. Instead of traditional mono-directional sofa, facing the common TV screen, this modular item can be arranged to accommodate different space uses.

Here is how designer describes his idea: “Life in the living room has changed quite a lot recently: families and their kids are ‘chilling’ with different activities: reading, downloading files, writing emails, gaming, chatting with friends, watching movies on a pad, relaxing, talking, thinking, meditating… The easy to arrange bikini-sofa landscape invites to find ones own composition due to space and activities.”

The piece is comprised of various soft volumes of three different heights. Additionally, small storage items, coffee tables, bookshelves, and other accessories can be integrated into the unit. The curtains allow to isolate certain segments and provide privacy – perfect for a single-room layout.

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