June 3, 2014

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Quirky came up with yet another clever idea – Branch shower curtain rings. Aside from serving their main purpose, these rings hold your towels, loofahs and other bathroom essentials. I especially like that they can add storage on both sides of the shower curtain. Watch the video after the break so see the product in action.

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This tiny 129-square-foot studio in Paris, completed by architect Julie Nabucet,  is all kinds of awesome. Stylish and light, it encompasses several rooms in one. The life of the place revolves around a wooden structure that divides the living room from the kitchen. Serving as storage on both sides, it allows flow and doesn’t block the light. It also houses the bed that can also be used as a sofa. The elevated kitchen shares the space with the bathroom sink that didn’t fit into the actual uber tiny bathroom. Ample built-in storage finishes the arrangement, allowing the rest of the room (however tiny it is) to look neat and serene. See the video after the break for the tour of this unusual home.

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May 31, 2014

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- An ingenious sink strainer that keeps you from touching yucky things.

- A powerful message. Cindy Gallop: Make Love Not Porn.

- Real dandelions turned into OLED lights. Absolutely adorable.

- Fascinating. How the blind see beauty.

- The world’s largest no-kill cat sanctuary. Yes!

- Amazing imagery. Photos of Longsheng rice terraces.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

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As a gal and a tech lover, I couldn’t pass by this product without wishlisting it. Designed by David Stuebe of iSkelter, this make-up organizer doubles as a docking station for your iPhone, iPad and most phones and tablets. The position of the devices is such that you can even check news, weather or emails while getting ready for the day. What a great idea! The piece is chiseled and handcrafted from natural, eco friendly bamboo. The product’s smooth surface is glazed with a protective, stain-resistant sealant. Available for purchase here.

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May 28, 2014

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Swedish studio Resize Design created this clever storage system. Frustrated by traditional storage that often leaves unsightly marks on walls, floors and ceilings (terrible for a rental apartment), designers came up with the solution. They attached floating storage modules to a pillar. The pillar achieves its supporting capacity by being extended between the floor and the ceiling. No screws, nails or power tools are needed. And each of these constructions can serve as a room divider. Lovely! Available for purchase here.

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Who would have thought that a humble radiator could be so stunning! Scaletta by Italian studio Tubes Radiatori draws on the vision of a ladder leaning up against a wall. It can perform in the bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom, using a simple electric cable as a power source. I especially like the little pulley that helps you to control the cable clutter. What a beautiful idea and a simple minimalist execution.

(via designboom)

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May 27, 2014

Choosing a sofa for a small apartment can be daunting. It has to be small enough to allow flow, yet big enough for much-needed relaxation. Well, clever folks at Fab might just pulled it off. The Flip sofa they recently launched is a compact and multifunctional item that can fit in most interiors. It has reversible cushions that allow you to alternate between minimalist and mid-century modern looks. But the biggest perk is the ottoman that flips to reveal a coffee table. What a great thought. Watch the video for a short demo. Available for purchase here.

May 24, 2014

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- Wow architecture. The 30 most impressive stadiums in the world.

- A hilarious old car ad.

- We’ve all seen the hero cat chasing away an aggressive dog. How about a cat that is up against a gang of alligators?

- Adorable felt coasters. Wishlisted.

- Possibly the most epic nature photo I’ve seen to date.

- Steampunk Star Wars. Very cool work!

- Perfect for camping – french press coffee in a pouch.

- A fascinating article about the reasons why we have a hard time changing our minds.

Have a fantastic weekend, folks!

May 23, 2014

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You may have heard of cool and stylish Sabi pill cases and walking canes. The brand is now exploring the new horizons with their line of bathroom accessories, called Sabi Space. This 13-piece collection of interchangeable pieces revolves around the same peg design, which attaches to the tile via the 3M-like adhesive. Definitely something rental apartment dwellers would appreciate. The pieces twist or click via magnets onto pegs, which makes them easy to install and just as easy to uninstall. So, you are not stuck with the holes in your tiled wall and can change your arrangement if necessary. The Sabi Space line will go on sale in September. Check out the video after the break to see it in action.

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Just wishlisted this simple yet clever desk organizer. Thanks to the 5 slots on top of the piece, it holds papers, letter, photographs and other papers and keeps them visible. Perfect for organizing the onslaught of correspondence that usually clutters desks. The holder for pens and other small accessories completes the setup. The Wood Block desk organizer is produced in France by l’Atelier d’Exercices from solid beach wood block (hence the name). Available for purchase here.

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