December 4, 2014

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This simple and minimalist rack by Karl Mikael Ling is both visually and structurally light. The aluminium mounting plate is simply and discreetly attached to the wall. The hanger then pinches the mounting plate (hence the name of the piece), connecting into precut grooves. When not in use, the hanger can easily be hung flat against the wall. Perfect for small spaces. Available for purchase here.

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December 2, 2014

I don’t think I will ever grow tired from the simplicity and functional freedom of the clamp-in table legs. This version, aptly called Adap.Table, is created by two Taiwan based designers Ta Yang Hsu and Francois Elphick. They introduced two versions of the design – Delta and Ribbon, both very elegant. Thanks to the adjustable clamping mechanism, the legs can be attached to any surface, instantly creating a table. Available from Indiegogo.

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November 21, 2014

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The adorableness of this concept is hard to pass by. The laser-engraved storage boxes by Karen Olze and Gisa Wilkens bring a new dimension to organizing small things. Photoprints on birchwood disclose the inhabitants of these storage boxes – and give a reference, what to put in there. Documents belong to the secretary, photos will be received by the gallery owner and the warehouse man will take care of all the bits and pieces tending to lounge around everywhere. A great gift idea. Available for purchase here.

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November 19, 2014

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If you like The Floyd Leg, you’re going to love this new addition to the line – The Floyd Shelf. The principle here is the same: a set of brackets holds a flat surface of your choice, instantly creating a shelf. Just attach the brackets to the wall and clamp them to the material. The piece comes in white, black, or red powder coat finish. It works with any surface up to 1 5/8″ (4 cm) thick. Available for purchase here.

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November 14, 2014

This amazing project has been completed by studio PKMN Architectures in Madrid. The single story 15-square-meter house was remodeled to accommodate one person and all of her belongings. Here is how the architects describe it: “All I Own House materialises the interior of Yolanda’s house through her personal belongings. But these objects, such as Yolanda, would never stand still, they move around with her, accompanying her way through the day.” Several functional zones are rotating essentially on the same spot, all thanks to the three custom made wooden, suspended, mobile and transformable containers. These containers are attached to the ceiling via a simple industrial railing system. Quite remarkable, isn’t it? See more photos after the break.

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November 12, 2014

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I am a big fan of Native Union‘s innovative designs. But my favorite, by far, is this charging solution, called Night Cable. The piece is a clever response to two problems we’ve all encountered with charging cables – length and slipperiness. This cable is long enough to give you range around your desk, bed, kitchen, and so forth. Another neat idea is a weighted knot that lets the Night Cable stay fixed at the given location. No more crawling under the table, no more dropped phones at night. Available for purchase here.

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November 3, 2014

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This aesthetically pleasing planter/desk organizer has been created by Italian design center Fabrica. Designers researched the ways our minds operate when we’re at our desks, and they concluded, that a healthy distraction is needed in order to stay productive. And plans are a natural and non-toxic way to create such a distraction. “The plants, nestled in ceramic pots, balance in a metal structure supported by a stone base, – designers explain, – The two halves represent the physical and mental wellbeing that make us whole. We think of it as a gentle reminder to keep balance in your working life.” The planter swings a little when touched, providing a simple way to switch focus. The indentations on the base can hold your pens, pencils, notes and other small objects.

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October 31, 2014

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– Possibly the best safety video out there.

– This dog acclimates kittens to dogs to increase their chances of adoption. Amazing!

– Bloombagz – a notable Kickstarter for urban gardeners.

Painting with fire and smoke. Beautiful effects.

Natural History museum announces the best wildlife photographer of 2014.

– It works! How to draw a perfect circle freehand.

Stunning handmade minimalist toys (check out the mesmerizing video).

Have a great weekend, folks!

October 30, 2014

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Dublin based power supply company MyVolts teamed up with product designer Paula O’Connor and created something quite special – Z-Charge. It is a long pouch with two charging pockets that hang on both sides of the bed, allowing you to juice all your devices at night, conveniently and securely. No more knocking down your phone from a nightstand or loosing it among pillows. Z-Charge keeps all your gismos handy, but out of the way. And, because it has only one cable, you eliminate cordage clutter next to your bed. Neat! The piece is compatible with most phones, readers and tablets and can charge up to six devices simultaneously. Watch the video after the break to see the product in action and visit Z-Charge Kickstarter campaign to preorder.

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October 29, 2014

This is by far the tiniest of dwellings I have ever seen. The 8 sqm (86 sqft) studio apartment, formally a maid’s room in an elegant Haussmann building, was remodeled by studio Kitoko to serve as an independent living space for one person. In spite of its confined dimensions, the apartment includes all the necessities: twin bed, dining table with two chairs, wardrobe, kitchenette, fully equipped bathroom and a decent amount of storage. And thanks to the clever built-ins, the elements slide out when you need them, and disappear, when you don’t. Check the floor plans after the break to see how the areas are nested to utilize every inch.

(thank you, Dragana)

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