October 31, 2013


This tiny apartment in Madrid, Spain has been designed by Beriot Bernardini Arquitectos. A 28-square-meter pad has been transformed to include all functional attributes of a much larger space. The clever loft box, built above the kitchen and bathroom, includes a sleeping nook and an ample storage. Even the very steps to the higher level serve as an extension of the closet. This concentration of elements allows the rest of the apartment to remain open and spacious. The unified whiteness of the place creates an illusion of openness and volume.

(via desire to inspire)


October 29, 2013


I’m in Europe right now, and I came across this interesting piece of furniture – mobile bed. A clever hybrid between a murphy bed and a loft bed, this piece can maximize space and create multifunctional areas (a concept particularly useful for shoebox dwellers). The bed is simply lifted to the ceiling when not in use, allowing you to enjoy the extra room. And, unlike murphy or loft beds, the mobile bed doesn’t require you to climb any stairs or adjust messy bedding. Simply lower it down when you’re ready to turn in for the night. Quite brilliant. Available for purchase here.


October 28, 2013


Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Donald M. Rattner.

In 1964 Andy Warhol made a huge splash in the art world with his Brillo sculptures. Blurring the boundaries between art and industrial production, Warhol asked whether these two previously distinct categories could remain separate in an age of mechanical reproduction and mass media.

Recently, the Andy Warhol Foundation teamed with the multi-disciplinary interior and product design firm Quinze & Milan to ask the question again today – only now it’s a piece of furniture that bears the famous logo. Made of plush and easy-to-clean QM foam, and measuring 15 3/4 inches in all directions, the Brillo pouf works as a seat, an ottoman, a pedestal or your own piece of post-Pop sculpture. Purchase here.

October 25, 2013

How to core a head to iceberg lettuce in 3 seconds? Watch.

– Adorable. Baby LED light suit halloween costume.

This wooden bread knife is a beauty.

– Typography geeks – for your enjoyage. Type:Rider app.

– Another smart way to deal with unruly cordage.

The world’s worst cities for air pollution (not the ones you’d expect).

– An amazing installation – Trace of Memory.

– And something for the senses – panda sunset.

Have a lovely weekend, everybody!


Living in a small studio apartment is often associated with the lack of privacy. This mobile bed cube is a fresh solution to the problem. Instead of buying a sleeper couch and feeling like a guest in your own home, why not create a private retreat within a given space? The cube is on wheels and can be moved around according to your mood or social situation. And the best part – it’s DIY! Check out the instructions on how to make your own mobile bed cube here.


October 24, 2013


Leviathan Table has been created by German designer Michael Bernard. Minimalist and aesthetically pleasing, the piece features removable lightweight legs, made from wire-tubing. The table is easy to put together for a dinner party and take apart for storage. Clever.


October 22, 2013


Sgabo is a collapsible piece created by Italian designer Alessandro Di Prisco. This stool is both attractive and functional, and it’s ability to fold flat makes it a solid contender for a small urban apartment. It can provide an extra seating or serve as an impromptu side table. The folding is done with a single fluid motion. The seat features ergonomic holes for your fingers (nice!). Sgabo is available in four colors – white, yellow, light green, and light blue.


October 21, 2013


This beautifully designed apartment is located in Stockholm, Sweden. And, even though it is rather small (only 70 square meters) – thanks to clever space-saving and decorating techniques, it looks airy and spacious. Of course, the abundance of natural light and high ceilings played their role here, but if you look at the floor plan – you’ll be amazed at how limited the initial layout has been. I love the use of the architectural details in this interior – door lintels are turned into a headboard and a mirror frame, moldings are serving as shelves for art pieces… The old and the new coexist in this project very harmoniously. The color scheme, aside from several decorative accents, is kept black and white, creating unity and openness. Check out more photos after the break.


October 18, 2013


– Amazing optical illusions painted on the walls of abandoned buildings.

Ostrich Light – perfect for commute and travel. Wishlisted.

Wheel momentum explained (wow science).

– A stunning ad campaign starring Christopher Walken – Made From Cool.

Temperature indicating smart mug. What will they think of next…

– ‘Evil’ African lake turns animals near it to stone.

Are we taking too much vitamins?

– Yummy and adorable. Portraits of grandmas and their cuisine from around the world.

Have a great weekend, guys!


This upcoming furniture collection holds a lot of promise for an urban dweller. Envisioned by studio New York Functional Furniture (NYFU), the line consists of transformable, compact pieces, ideal for cramped city living. Each item is designed with the dual (sometimes triple and quadruple) purpose. I especially love the storage infused desk and imaginative transformable seating. Watch the video after the break to see these pieces in action.