Having trouble sleeping tonight, can’t find a comfortable position. Found these online, wish i had one now. Before Brookstone’s FOM, there was MOGU, and MOGU comes in great designs and colors… tonight’s feature being the body sized ones… the angular one that emulates a side sleeper you can put between your legs… and a perfectly straight sleeper as well. … you MUST watch the video on the new Mogu Sleep System Pillow here.
Better than the product and website, is the story… of how these “powder beads” were invented and came to save a man and his company… inventing the new material while exploring ways to recycle the tiny beads left over from making bicycle helmets… You must read the full story (post jump).
Handmade walnut cheese board with Turquoise gem inlays that flow like a river. This just struck me when i was browsing online, and the mixture of colors and organic flows create an absolutely gorgeous and functional piece, perfect for serving guests, or just brightening your own cheese and french bread experience solo. Found at Clio.
Simple Human has been the talk of the town with everyone i know moving into new homes, settling into more permanent places in their lives. While the focus lately has been on their trashcans, i am quite impressed with their dishracks. This is the Swingarm Dishrack, which allows the multifunctional rack to serve as both a tray and a wine glass holder… something all of my previous racks have missed. Also innovative, take a look at the Compact Dishrack, which has a sleek integrated drip tray.
Your DNA, beautifully visualized and glicee printed on canvas… While i’m in love with the idea, and gorgeous implementation, you can’t help but wonder, is this like putting your credit card number on the wall? Assuming you have neighbors with the scientific power to clone you from the painting? Ok, all random possibilities aside, DNA11 has really done something interesting here.
Wow it’s hot in Socal these days… unbearably so. I couldn’t imagine getting through it without my trusty Vornado my mom got me back in the beginning of uni. So as i sit here melting less thanks to my infinitly variable speed tall Vornado… i browsed their website for the first time ever, and found this beauty!
So incase you didn’t know either, apparently the Vornados i know are a result of the “new improved Vornado company” of 1989, which inherited a history of fans dating back to the 40’s and 50’s in Whichita, Kansas… That new limited edition version combining the Vornado tech of today and the aesthetic of yesterday is gorgeous. (Also check out the History of Fans and the Green Vintage model)
“I wanted to put a bit of fun into it. They’re usually seen as a utilitarian item but now, with the Ironman, they are being seen as gifts. I think it’s pretty much on all the wedding lists at Living & Giving.” Just because they have become aesthetic objects doesn’t mean they have become less practical than ordinary ironing boards.
Cute idea, pity the man doesn’t actually put the shirt on, and magically iron like those 10 second machines? Still, absolutely adorable.
Oooh, Design*Sponge has found my weakness. Filing boxes for moving, my poor books (the carefully selected one box worth of many) are living in an office depot box, but how much more fun would it be to have them all in these, with funky iconic images punched out at my will? Love them! Maybe me, a hole punch, and my office depot box can get crafty.
designer: Finn Juhl
manufacturer: Niels Vodder
Finn Juhl (1912-1989) was first and foremost famous for his furniture. In the 1940s, he broke with the established furniture tradition and designed a number of creations that regenerated Danish furniture design. At the MilanTriennials in the 1950s, he was awarded no fewer than five gold medals and won international acclaim for his furniture. But Finn Juhl was not only an excellent furniture designer: he worked with all aspects of the architect´s profession. He gained international renown as an interior designer for his work on the Trusteeship Council Chamber at United Nations headquarters in New York. As an exhibition architect, he was the man behind the major showings of Danish applied art abroad which created the concept “Danish design” and paved the way for the Danish furniture industry´s export triumphs in the 1960s.
He’s worth a google if you’re not up on his pieces.
I have a thing for vintage danish teak furniture tonight apparently the following pieces just kind of struck me in a way i can’t describe. Show me more! Find me the Designers. Rationalize my new found thing for Scandinavian design.
What a great chair. Very cute. And the best part it works… Asking $20.00 OBO.
So i suppose i was on a time out from posting due to massive computer moving/server moving/ me moving/ furniture carrying/ outlet installing/ painting and blech fume inhaling… but i think i’m back!