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.
How simple and cleve is this? Shelves that mold around objects! Shelfie by Finland based designer Nikolo Kerimov allows you to bend your storage your way. The system is comprised of a light timber frame and flexible textile shelves that you can attach horizontally, vertically or diagonally. A truly nomadic product, Shelfie can be disassembled in minutes and folded flat for easy storage and transportation.
Neat freaks – rejoice. This modular furniture system by Ying Chang is made with you in mind. Aptly called Grid, this concept is inspired by the two-dimensional grid used by graphic designers. Here the grid principle translates into a series of transparent mesh components of various sizes that attach to each other, creating unique customizable storage. The same piece can be used as a desk, dining area, kitchen storage and more. The designer explains: “As living spaces get smaller and merge with working spaces, the use of tables, desks and shelving are evolving, yet their basic forms remain largely unchanged.” The main storage components are supplemented by various add-ons – shelves, pockets, boards, even coasters and place mats. Another great customizable idea. Check out the video and more photos after the break.
I rememver mentioning Catissa on this blog when it was still a prototype project. It is great to see it now in its full market glory. This modular tower allows you to elevate your cat from the floor (and your furniture), and give her an attractive place for lounging, privacy and reflection. Without messing up the design of your pad! The piece now comes in more colors and features a luxurious sheepskin cushion in every module.
I really like this sleek compact desk by New York based designer Piet Houtenbos. It features a clever storage compartment, that, in my opinion, is an excellent alternative to drawers. Here is what the designer says about it: “Wynd is a new way to think about desk storage – it’s designed to be as thin as possible while maintaining useful storage. Thinness poses a unique problem for old fashioned storage (aka drawers): to access anything larger than a pencil you are forced to move your chair back to pull the drawer all the way open and retrieve the item. Instead, with no visible hardware (even underneath!), Wynd splits in two to reveal its contents.” To open the compartment, simply press the felted area in the center. Thanks to the innovative mechanism, the compartment stays open or closed without any additional manipulations.
I’ve always had a soft spot for peg boards, their versatility is hard to match. This particular one, designed by Philip Stankard and Jon Alling of Human Crafted, is also a pleasure to look at. Handmade from natural wood, it is as handsome as it is functional.
“This is our take on the standard peg board that everyone loves to hate in their garage. When combined with another garage favorite, the bungee cord, the utility is taken to another level.”
The piece is perfect for a kitchen, home office, or any other place that requires wall storage. Choose a few accessories to customize your board even further.
I’m always on the lookout for stylish pet furniture, and this cat house is quite a looker. Made from birch wood, it is open-aired and light. I also like the humorous aspect of it – a cat furniture piece that looks like a big fish. Restores the power balance in the pet hierarchy. The piece is designed by Korean designer Sang Nam-Park and available for purchase here.