Carreaux enchantes “A reinterpretation of the classic square ceramic tile. Form is freed from its shackles and plays with volume and thickness. Everyone can compose their own fresco, decorate their walls and play with these building blocks.” Designed by Chou Cailou, a french graphic/product design duo. Love the hedgehog… found on industreal.
This is the first divani (couch, but divani sounds more exciting) i fell for when i moved to Milan for design school. Wandering through the streets upon one of many exquisite design showrooms, this one has me breathless. So i had to post it when i ran into it again while researching some other pieces…
I fell for the floral ways of Tord Boontje designs long before i realized who they were… they are in fact the brilliant minds behind much of the floral laser cut garland styled lamps, lace, silks, chairs, and patterns you’ve seen around the last 2 years at all design shows… (see more pics post jump)… but i just found these plates at the London Design Museum Shop, and they are just gorgeously playful. Yes i’m grinning to no end posting this post. Enjoy.
To be honest, the last few weeks, life and passions have been conflicted and busy. Trying to get back to what drives me, a few sites pointed me to this amazing Woven Glass art, and its just blown my mind. Absolutely gorgeous, in both a tactile and visual way, i had to share it. Gorgeous and fascinating isn’t it? Enjoy. Also like the design and simplicity of the website… Markow & Norris
p.s. any socal (esp LA or SD readers, who would be interested in getting more involved, or finding new people to embark on ideas and projects with, please email… on a hunt for invigorating, passionate new people to design with!)
Fun design. “Ting’s ‘Sling’ is woven using end of line seatbelt fabric. Soon to be available for personal commissions in a choice of bright shades including hot pink, orange, camel, turquoise, chocolate or chic black. For a stunning alternative the hammock can be woven into a colourful or black and white check. Available in two widths: 80cm wide x 2m long forone person or 1.5m wide x 2m long for two people - great for those that want to cuddle up and swing on the sling.”
The Art Home line of home cleaning products by the Canadian Company Fruits & Passion is eco friendly and gorgeously packaged… Their line includes Ecological Home Cleaners, Fabric Softeners, Detergents, Cleansing Hand Gels, Room and Fabric Deodorizers, Glass Cleaner, and more. Definitely worth looking into further when it comes to eco-friendly aesthetically pleasing products.
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.