November 14, 2016


This delightful product has been brought to my attention by Erika and Maria, the founders of Be-elastic. SNAP is a clever assembly system for furniture that allows you to design endless one-of-a-kind tables, TV stands, shelves, and more. You don’t need tools or complicated instructions to use SNAP. Just find a surface that pleases you, and attach the SNAP pieces to it to see an instant result. Watch the video after the break to observe this product in action.


September 28, 2016


Since we’re on the subject of secret rooms, here is another one. A home office that hides behind the bookcase is part of a house in Vietnam designed by i.House Architecture. What a cool way to find solitude and peace, while working. See the rest of the interior here.

September 27, 2016


This amazing wall of books is part of the apartment in Brazil, designed by architect Consuelo Jorge. And even though this particular space is not small, this element can work very well in a studio or other open-plan apartment. It creates privacy and a heck of a visual impact. You can see the rest of the apartment here.


September 26, 2016


Dutch designer Johan van Hengel created this beautiful minimalist shelving line for Scandinavian design brand MUUTO. Inspired by a play on layers and shadow, shelf’s unique shape is based on a seemingly simple bending technique involving a single sheet of ‘folded’ metal (hence the name). The minimalist fold acts as a practical partition for graphically separating and securing items such as mail, books, perfume and more. This clever shelf also allows showcasing items, by creating interesting visual layers. The piece is available in three sizes and in four colors.


September 25, 2016


Putting big things in perspective by comparing them to something familiar.

– It’s almost the season. Egloo electricity-free heater.

Witty cat in the pocket embroidery by Hiroko Kubota.

This minimalist pepper mill is stunning.

What is the 21K first class flight from Dubai to NY looks like. Documented by Casey Neistat.

– Another great attempt at a portable keyboard.

– Very inspiring. Brice Lee’s never-before-seen notebook.

All ads in London’s metro station have been replaced with cat pics. We need this on Time Square!

September 23, 2016


This project has been designed by Polish studio Modelina Architekci for a client who wanted to organize a small space where he can live and work. Maciej Kawecki, owner of Brandburg studio, found this small apartment and immediately knew this would be a perfect place for him. To create multifunctionality, designers built a modular box that houses both the kitchen and the office. The moving shelf can be removed and reveal a hiding area for Maciej’s 6-year-old son. The rest of the place left as open as possible. The dining/conference table can be wheeled around, depending on the situation. The bike rack and strategically selected visual elements in the room, turn the bike into an art object, when not in use. See more photos after the break.


September 22, 2016


When something as mundane as a smoke alarm is made to look this fun and whimsical, there are no excuses for boredom in other areas of life. Lento smoke detectors, designed by Paola Suhonen for Jalo Helsinki, resemble big flies. Aside from being cool looking, these alarms are as technologically advanced as one would hope. The entire front surface of the piece functions as a test button. To avoid unintentional alarms, the device runs assuring checks by sampling the air several times. However, if false alarms occur, the smoke alarm is equipped with a Silence function, which silences the alarm temporarily for eight minutes. I know that all of you, stove grill lovers, will appreciate this. The device comes in four colors, available for purchase here.


September 21, 2016


This amazing staircase is part of an apartment in Bordeaux, France, designed by Mickaël Martins Afonso and L’atelier miel. To maximize space, designers built shelves that provide a storage and display room for small objects. They also included hidden shoe storage that pulls our when needed. How clever!


September 20, 2016


Norwegian designer Falke Svatun designed this stunning minimalist vase, called Tumble. Thanks to its cut-out base, the vase can be perched on the edge of a table, shelf, or windowsill. Aside from its whimsical look, it also saves space. Unless, of course, you have a cat. Then, it will surely live up to its name. Comes in black and white.



I have a soft spot for pegboards and anything that resembles them, so this furniture line fell right into my thumbs up list. The Crisscross system, designed by UK-based designer Sam Wrigley, is a reusable modular furniture for nomads. It’s quick to build, easy to take apart. No tools required. Fabulous. And because it resembles a pegboard, there are endless storage possibilities. You can add hooks to it, hang things on it, display art, and so forth. Comes in four finishes. Check out the video after the break to see how it works.