September 11, 2014

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Petly is an automatic pet feeder, that makes a lot of sense for the busy urban folk. Designed by Japanese studio Rinn, Petly dispenses pet food at specified times, so your furry companion can have an independent meal schedule, no matter what life throughs at you. Good for your peace of mind and your apartment – the piece is minimalist enough to blend with any decor. Watch the video after the break for more details.

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September 10, 2014

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This cute and clever piece of furniture, called Dice, has been created by Japanese studio Torafu Architects. Resembling rolling of a dice, the piece reveals different sides and functions. Envisioned as children’s furniture that can grow with its owner, Dice starts its life as a little desk and chair for a toddler. It continues as a shelf or a stool with extra storage. Dice will be manufactured by furniture maker Tanseisha.

(via spoon & tamago)

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September 9, 2014

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Wondering how to tame the constant overflow of small objects on your desk? The .Org Deskscape System by Seattle-based company Ladies & Gentlemen Studio appears to be a great solution for that. The set comes with 4 different components with each module designed be tiled together to create a tidy desk landscape that can be configured in various ways. The modularity of the system is especially useful if your desk space is limited. The pieces are constructed of solid wood, cork, and metal. Each module is crafted in small batches in the USA and finished with natural danish oil.

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Urban gardeners out there will appreciate this little product. Cynara by Italian studio Bulbo is a small adjustable light that enhances growth of your plants. Fitted with LED and incredibly energy-efficient (7 watt, as the router of the wifi), the lamp features a terracotta lampshade and an aluminum rode that can be placed directly into your planter. You can also hang Cynara over your plants via its cord. Simple and brilliant.

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September 8, 2014

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This miniature house in north London has made headlines for its whopping listing price – £275,000 (roughly $444.000). Described as a “one-bedroom terraced house” on the seller’s website, the tiny 188 square-foot home is just one room with a bedroom loft. Situated in a fashionable neighborhood of Barnsbury, the deal proves, that location is the key element in urban living. “It’s possibly the smallest house in the world,” said the agent. “It’s just been developed and put on the market. It’s a great crash pad for the area. It’s got everything a house would have and the space is cleverly used. There’s storage under the raised part of the living area, a patio out the front and a window. I’ve been to the property and it’s a really sweet house – it works.”

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If you haven’t seen this waste bin yet – feast your eyes. Designed by Shigeichiro Takeuchi, the Swing Bin was getting raving reactions as a prototype. Now, finally, it looks like the project can see the light of production, thanks to this Kickstarter campaign. Pledge to get yours.

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September 6, 2014

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How different groups spend their day. In America.

– Really easy and cool way to serve and eat a watermelon.

– This photo of the sun blew. my. mind.

– Fantastic gift idea. Certificate of Awesomeness.

– Funny geeky vid – Java 4 Ever.

– I wouldn’t mind to have this T-shirt from hydrophobic fabric. Sold here.

House with rotating rooms. Wow.

– A brilliant idea – chocolate Lego cubes.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, folks!

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This small (65 sq. m.) Barcelona apartment, renovated by local firms Miel Arquitectos and Studio P10, combines two individual micro spaces, divided by the shared kitchen and dining areas. The challenge was to make sure the spaces can be closed for privacy without limiting the flow of natural light. So, the segments were positioned on either side of a narrow unit and separated from the communal area via sliding semi-opaque panels. The result is a bright space, full of sunshine and character. Each room includes a desk, double bed, and a storage loft, made possible by the high ceiling. See more photos after the break.

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September 5, 2014

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The Dots shelving system by Italian studio Aris has taken the peg board idea to a new extreme. Comprised of modular panels, the furniture can be attached to the wall of any height or size – a great call for small and odd spaces. The shelving boxes are attached to the panels via small wooden cylinders, so you can customize and modify the size and capacity of your storage with elegance and ease. The Dots system has already landed a Red Dot Design Award 2014 for Interior Design Elements. Kudos.

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August 28, 2014

This is just delightful. A hanger that unfolds in order to double its capacity. Shanghai born and Germany based designer Ivan Zhang created this clever little item that takes the traditional hanger function to a new level. Designer explains: “Keeping the original shape and function, Hanger’ can easily twist into two paratactic hangers by using the feature of elastic material and a clever structure design. Then we can keep two pieces of clothes hanging on the same hanger, which is a common usage in daily life. However, the difference is that Hanger’ can help people freely take off the inside clothes, rather than taking off the outside ones first.” A very neat idea that leaves no excuses for messy closets. I like that.

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