Monday, September 20, 2010
Images from cleverscene. Via ReNest.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Click through to their website or Design*Sponge to see more photos. Can't wait to see what they do next.
Images from bright designlab and Design*Sponge. Via Design*Sponge.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
They're probably too dark for our bathroom, but they're certainly perfect for somewhere. If you want one of your own, you can order directly from Jerry Kott's website or find them at re:modern.
Images (c) Jerry Kott
Friday, June 18, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Lots more on his website. Wow, wow, and wow.
Images from Dennis Slootweg. Via ReNest.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Images from Lauren Tickle. Via Inhabitat.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The addition of fine jewelry details (pearls, clasps, fittings) pull it all together. I'm especially smitten with the use of oil filters and electrical wiring. Any way you slice it, the results are stunning.
Images from Paola Volpi. Via ecouterre.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Dutch furniture designer Peet Hein Eek mills these bowls from wood scraps. No newcomer to "green" design, the artist has been using scrap wood in furniture designs since the 1990s. These are CRAZY expensive, but it's an interesting idea. I like how rough and imperfect they look.Images from Piet Hein Eek. Via NOTCOT.
Monday, May 3, 2010
While the world is jumping on the iPhone/iPad bandwagon, I’m still sticking to my Luddite tendencies and basic flip phone (which, as my husband complains is usually at the bottom of my bag with a dead battery). However, I can’t help but drool a little over all the wonderful design that’s happening in the Apple adjacent spaces. I’m madly in love with these stylish bamboo cases from Grove Made. They have some stunning ones ready to go, or you can upload your own artwork for a custom number.
The cases are made in the USA, and they have an oh-so-clever strategy to use the offcuts to make the packaging, which has an extended life as a mini photo frame.
Packaging becomes photo frame
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Over at Martha Stewart, the craft department went a bit nuts with leftover wool felt scraps, creating this stunning felt floor mat.
It reminds me of the seat slices sold at Branch. I’ve always loved the slices, but never really thought how easy they would be to DIY.
Images from Martha Stewart and Branch Home. Via re-nest.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I love the modern shapes. You can see more in person at Sobral’s NY showroom, or online at Sobral USA.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Innovative lighting ideas from a showcase of Israeli design students at the Milan Furniture Fair. Some of the more interesting examples:
- Still Light: A light powered by tomatoes
- 97% Soap: A light made from soap, which would melt with a normal incandescent bulb.
- 100% Plastic: A light made with zero plastic manufacturing waste.
Many of these lighting ideas would be impossible without the advances in low-power, low-heat light bulbs, which allow the use of more delicate (and often more eco-friendly) materials.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Images from Red Tail Fenders. Via design*sponge.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
These stunning rings are made from spent bullets (reclaimed from firing ranges). The result is a very provocative line of jewelry from Jerusalem-based design student Adi Zaffran Weisler. Wow.
Images from Adi Zaffran Weisler. Via Ecouterre.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Emeco has remade their classic 1944 aluminum Navy chair in recycled PET (rPET, mixed with glass filler and pigment). They have partnered with Coca Cola to use reclaimed soda bottles. Each 111 Navy Chair™ will consume approximately 111 20-oz. plastic bottles, sourced from a Spartanburg, SC recycling plant. The chairs will be molded in North Carolina and sold via DWR retailers starting this June. They’ll still be a bit expensive for a plastic chair, but I like the direction this is headed, where we use locally generated recycling to make products that have iconic styling and are designed to last. Unfortunately, with all the fillers, I’m guessing the chairs can’t really be recycled again at the end of life, but with luck, they’ll last a long long time.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I like the look of the river rocks and the rock wall.
Images from Straighline Designs. Via Re-Nest.