Here is another ongoing noteworthy Kickstarter – Camerino Valet Stand by London based design duo brose ~ fogale. The piece is a lightweight and compact alternative to bulky wardrobes. Here is how designers describe it: “Camerino is a flat-packed valet stand that provides a convenient place to hang your belongings, keeping your house tidy and giving a home to your pocket ephemera. Traditional valet stands were popular in the 1920′s, but have since been forgotten. We have revisited this piece of furniture to fit a modern lifestyle.” What a cool idea! Camerino is available in fluoro yellow and oak. The mirrors are hand polished in copper or chrome. Pledge at Kickstarter to get yours.
This simple and stylish shelf mirror made me look. Comprised of two interlocking parts, it can be assembled in seconds and disassembled again for storage and transportation. Love the angular shape of the piece. The wooden hook is also a nice touch. Available for purchase from Golden Biscotti.
We are at that point of a summer season, when grilling fun starts to wear a bit thin. If you are tired of burgers on a barbecue, check out this product from the Austrian brand What a Wok. It allows you to expand the horizons of traditional outdoor cooking and include some healthy alternatives. The product is comprised of a metal bucket that you would fill with wood or coal, a clay topper and a wok pan. Just ignite the coal and start cooking. I also love the fact that the whole apparatus is very compact and easy to store till the next season. Wishlisted.
A big part of the appeal of Apple products is their streamlined design. However, if our workspace is cluttered – the minimalist effect is nulled. Bind is a new noteworthy Kickstarter project that offers a very simple and clever solution. This acrylic fame is designed to keep your keyboard and track-pad aligned while you’re working. And when the work is done – simply attach it to the back of your iMac monitor for easy storage. Bind keeps your desktop organized, and allows you to discretely store (and charge) your accessories and additional devices. Watch the video to see how this product works and pledge to get yours.
Swiss company Victorinox understands cooking process. Their new creation, knife and table block, is ideal for multitasking in a small space. Made from natural wood, the piece has a shelf, that displays your tablet, eBook, cookbook or manual at the ideal viewing angle. The swivel base easily rotates, so you can alternate between selecting knives and reading recipes. Available for purchase through Fancy.
The Bivi bike hook is yet another bicycle storage option to consider. I love how minimal and no-nonsense it is – just a steel plate and a single hook. The rack attaches directly to the wall or to the end of a Bivi bench. Watch the video to see how simple the installation procedure is. Purchase here.
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Donald M. Rattner.
The JosephJoseph Nest 100 takes the company’s award-winning series of nested kitchen implements to a new level. Made of high quality 18/8 stainless steel and sleek black ABS, this set of nine nesting food preparation tools is crafted for exceptional durability and visual luxury.
Take the set of nested bowls apart and enjoy a great deal of utility. Stack them together and that utility compresses into a minimal amount of space. Each two mixing bowls with non-slip bases (4.75 qt and .5 qt), a fine mesh stainless steel strainer (1.74 qt), a stainless steel colander (3.17 qt), and a set of five black measuring cups ranging from 1/6 to 1 cup sizes. Dishwasher safe. Purchase here.
This sculpturesque storage system from Alberto Villarreal is a beauty. A refreshing combination of walnut and cement paired with the bow-tie pattern creates a lovely effect. You can stack the elements on top of each other or position them horizontally, if your space allows it. Litos storage system can be used for displaying wine, plants or any small items.
The biggest issue with the most filing systems out there – they tend to look like something you lifted from your office. Not terribly elegant. So, I’ve been in search for something lightweight and easy on the eye and stumbled on this item from Italian brand Magis Design. XX file holder is a modular and stackable storage piece. Stylish X-shaped frame holds your folders in perfect visibility, which promotes tidiness and systematic approach to filing. The frames can be combined into various configurations. You can use one or two units to store files on your desktop, or stack them vertically in multiples to capture those bits of left-over space that would otherwise not get used. Made of polypropylene with connecting elements of anodized aluminum. Each unit comes with six file folders, label holders and labels. Sold here.
This low key multifunctional piece has been created by Norwegian design duo Ane Domaas and Kathrine Høgh of Domaas/Høgh. The Blu glass flips over to reveal an indentation for placing a candle. Simple and clever. Designers explain: “In the current society where we live in smaller living space it is necessary with products that have multiple functions.” Blu comes in several sizes. The bigger volumes can serve as vases. Available colors are gray, blue, white and transparent.