Repotting plants is such a dread. In my case it is also the time when a plant usually dies (my love for indoor gardening is largely unrequited). And this is why this pot by Helsinki based Italian designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso is so very clever. Aptly called Fold Pot, the piece grows along with the growing plant. It is made from rubber, so it is flexible enough for adding soil without having to remove the plant. And thanks to the ability to unfold, the Fold Pot doubles its capacity. Available for purchase from designer’s website.
This product has been created in the shoebox dweller’s heaven. The Floyd Leg is a table leg with the simple clamping mechanism that can be attached to any surface material. The possibilities are truly endless. The legs are compact, easy to store and transport, and they ship flat, saving money and resources. Brilliant! The Floyd leg comes in two sizes.
This small and inventive Paris apartment has been created by studio Schemaa. The main strategic element of the interior is the staircase to the attic, that doubles as storage. Comprised of cupboards of various sizes, this wall of storage allows the rest of the room look airy and minimal. A large mirror reflects the windows and adds light and illusion of a bigger footprint to the room. Another great space-saving trick is a dining table that is easily disassembled and mounted on the wall. The attic houses the bedroom and a compact dressing area. Very succinct and well-thought-out design.
This modular storage system by Fritz und Franken does everything modular storage should do – it adapts to any space size and shape, it is easy to plan and even easier to put together. The modules are held in place by side-mounted runners and skids placed along the opening edges of each cube. Clever. The boxes come in several pleasing pastel colors, so they will look right at home in any room. And made from the renewable polyrey high pressure laminate (a material that is made of 65% paper), this furniture is as eco-friendly as it is goodlooking.
This adorable bluetooth speaker has been created by French designer Mathieu Lehanneur for Binauric. Light and compact, the Boom Boom speaker can be carried anywhere with ease. It wirelessly connects to any computer, mp3 player or smartphone, iOS or Android. The design is truly intuitive. The speaker communicates with you in several languages, the controls are self-explanatory – a simple touchpad allows you to manage volume, play/pause and control bluetooth connectivity. Boom Boom features the audio jack cable that also acts as a handle. The piece is available for purchase here. Watch the video after the break to see it action.
As someone who constantly tries to build a herb garden (with inconsistent results), I always welcome new modular planter ideas. This one comes from Finland based designer Niko Laukkarinen. The Hookie planter can be suspended from your ceiling, freeing windowsills and counters for other important objects. Each piece has a hook on the bottom, so you can combine several planters for a beautiful and space-saving display. The piece is currently being launched at FundedByMe.
Finally, a charging stand that will work with any device, past present and future one, Apple or Android. Yay!.. San-Francisco based collective DODOcase, in collaboration with Stikwood, created Charing Nest, an elegant adaptable changing station. The piece features rich, smooth orchard walnut with a leather wrap made from American-tanned Logger’s Leather. It is compatible with the following devices: 30-Pin cable (from the Original iPhone and iPad through iPhone 4S); Lightning cable (iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPad mini, iPad Air, and forthcoming iPhone 6); Micro-USB cable for all Android devices. The Charging Nest is wide enough to accommodate any cover too. Sold here.
I quite like this slim and minimal desk by Nathan Yong. Inspired by mid-century design, the piece looks modern and vintage at the same time, a difficult fit to pull. The desk is compact, the work surface is big enough for a laptop and a writing area. The two sets of drawers, one under the desktop and one above, provide storage for papers, writing paraphernalia and other essentials. The upper drawers also serve as an additional surface for your lamp, books, or other whatnots that would otherwise take out desktop space. The frame and the drawer fronts are made from solid American walnut, the rest – from veneer and MDF. Available for purchase here.
I’m positively in love with this small apartment in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. The owners, a young couple, are major Scandinavian design fans, so shades of white and blond wood play a big part in the aesthetics of this project. In order to adapt to the elongated shape of the rooms, designers custom built several elements. Namely, the kitchen nook, bed podium and the vast tall closet wall in the corridor. The bed podium, aside from elevating the bed off the floor, provides ample storage, allowing the rest of the space look neat and serene. See the photos after the break for the full tour of this beautiful home.