Here is an idea – instead of trying to fit all our pots and pans inside the cabinets, why not create pieces beautiful enough to display. The Hook cookware collection, designed by Karim Rashid for italian brand TVC, is meant to be out in the open. As the name suggests, each piece features a hook allowing us to hang it on the wall. There are several colorful options to choose from, so the kitchen never looks boring. A lovely aesthetic approach to saving space.
I’m very impressed with this peg and rack system by Swiss designer Christoph Goechnahts. Modular and unobtrusive, it allows you to hang things around the walls all over your apartment. The rails have notches at regular intervals, into which wedge-shaped pegs are inserted. The pegs can accommodate coats, bags, umbrellas or any other items that usually clutter your space. You can even put a bookshelf on top of those pegs, and who doesn’t need another bookshelf… The piece has already scored first place at the 2014 [D3] contest for young designers. It’s easy to see why.
Now, this is delightful. All-Dock is an attractive docking system for all your handheld tech. It works with Apple, Samsung, Blackberry, LG, HTC, Motorola, Microsoft, Huawei, Nokia, Kindle, Sony Ericsson, Nexus, etc. And the best part – it is Kickstarting (and it looks like the project is a go), so you can preorder and save a few bucks. The piece comes in three sizes and three finishes. Wishlisted.
I can’t walk past a home garden idea, especially when it’s as elegant as this one. The Quadra lamp, designed by Italian label Bulbo, is a gardening tool that can let your herbs and windowsill veggies feel happy all year long. An adjustable aluminum frame is fitted with LED lights and accommodates plants of various height. Bulbo people claim that the lamp is energy efficient and eco-friendly. I love the sleek design and subtle glow of the piece. The Quadra lamp comes in two sizes.
Constant motion is the name and the underlying principle of this loft in Kiev, Ukraine, created by architect Alex Bykov for a young creative couple. Kitchen here is made the center, the “heart of the home” (as it is very typical for Eastern European dwellings), and the rest of the apartment revolves around it. The functional space is divided into bedroom, lounge, library and entryway, connected to the bathroom/closet area. You can move from one room to another in an uninterrupted circle, since the spaces flow smoothly into each other. Thanks to the ceiling height it was possible to elevate the library. Not only this created a more secluded reading retreat. The podium itself is filled with hidden storage, something any small apartment can use. Check out the photos after the break to get the full tour of this hip and clever home.
The gimmicky name of this piece says it all – Put Baby In The Corner lamp fits perfectly in every corner and every niche. Powder coated aluminum provides the necessary lightness, the removable cover gives the lamp its color. Beautiful. The piece has been designed by German studio Scharp Inc. Produktdesign. It comes in two sizes and four colors.
(via design milk)
No two workspaces are alike, because working process is such a unique experience. That’s why a customizable desk is always a good idea. This one, envisioned by San Francisco based designer Francois Dransart, features so many storage ideas at once, anyone can find a comfortable setting. Perfect for OCD sufferers like me. The piece integrates lighting, boxes, trays, felt pockets, even a headphone stand. And you can be very neato with your cables and cords, thanks to a clever hidden compartment. The desk is a concept so far, the I one really hope to see produced. Watch the video after the break for a more detailed view of the piece.
With this piece you can really let your artistic flag fly. Created by Munich based designer Natascha Harra-Frischkorn, the Chuck shelf is an attempt to introduce freedom and individuality to storage. The shelf consists of six planks of wood that are lifted individually in order to display your favorite items. Aside from being cool and sculpturesque, the item is practical too. You can accommodate books and things of various height easily and achieve the capacity you need. Watch the video after the break to see the piece in action. The Chuck shelf is now on sale here.