German designerStefanie Schisslercame up with the concept for an original looking upholstered daybed. As the designer herself stated, the overall goal of the project was to create the ultimate relaxation place. A chill-out zone that calls out to the user with its genuine appearance; one should feel the comfort just by looking at it. The undulating surface caused by the different sized pieces of upholstery foam make for a genuine...
The best modular shelving systems will encourage individual expression and personal style. An investment in both design and practicality, they are something that we choose to live with (design is arguably always a choice). Famed industrial designer Dieter Rams once remarked: “I am convinced that a well-thought-out design is decisive to the quality of a product. A poorly-designed product is not only uglier than a well-designed one but it is of less value and use. Worst of all it might be intrusive.” This quote, from a speech on ‘Design by Vitsœ’ presented by Rams in New York, 1976, remains pertinent today.
Green in the girls’ bedroom coupled with pink works surprisingly well and it elegantly complements other colors such as brown and orange as well. Working with more than 3 or 4 bright colors in a room requires great care, perfect planning and a hint of ingenuity that lets each hue standout even while blending with the overall look. While it does sound like a risky proposition, get it right and you will have a playful kids’ room that is a visual treat.
Inspired by children’s constant experimenting – when they either learn how to do or how not to do things – the Time Out Timer Stool was designed to help parents add a twist to those five minute time-outs. Every time the child needs to be punished, the hourglass -shaped Time Out Timer Stool can come in handy – just ask the child to sit on the stool until all the sand...
As we alluded to earlier, green and white is a smart combination that works well in a modern bedroom and balances energetic overtones with a serene backdrop. The amount of green you use here depends on the size of the room and the amount of natural light that floods into your bedroom. Smaller bedrooms with too much green might seem both overwhelming and visually cluttered.
If you believe that green does not work in a trendy and minimal contemporary bedroom, then think again! A green accent wall is easy to shape and it brings that much needed warmth to an otherwise cool and mundane interior. Just repeat the color in the room using vivacious bedding, accessories, nightstands or even a couple of lovely vases and you have an inviting bedroom that is both energetic and relaxing. Those who feel that an accent wall in green or décor are not your thing can still add the color by placing a couple of potted plants to fill up those empty corners. It is an easy, eco-friendly and healthy choice to turn to that will instantly alter the mood in the bedroom.
The Stacked system was designed by Julien De Smedt for Muuto. Held together using small clips, Stacked comprises modules of varied sizes that are arranged to create many different storage solutions and set-ups. The 835 Infinito modular bookcase was designed by Franco Albini for Cassina. Comprised of vertical elements, containers with doors or flaps and shelves in two depths, Infinito is an expression of possibilities that are designed to bring order to a space. Randomito from MDF Italia is a single unit hanging bookcase (available in white, orange, sand and green) that can also be turned upside down. Combining units provides a larger configuration with a striking visual impact.
The Light Walls House is a project developed by mA-style Architects in the city of Toyokawa, Japan. What’s really interesting is that, despite not having windows, the house is uniformly lit, enhancing the feeling of peacefulness. The neat, rectangular-shaped home was designed to take advantage of the natural light, in a less common manner, but hey, we’re in Japan, the land of the almighty extravaganza, where less common things are actually common!
With infinite combinations and practical applications, the Montana System is a late 20th century classic. Peter J. Lassen established Danish company Montana Møbler A/S in 1982 and designed its extremely efficient shelving system. Comprised of 36 basic modules in four depths, the system includes shelves, doors, drawers, trays and lighting. With infinite combinations and practical applications, the Montana System is a late 20th century classic. Peter J. Lassen established Danish company Montana Møbler A/S in 1982 and designed its extremely efficient shelving system. Comprised of 36 basic modules in four depths, the system includes shelves, doors, drawers, trays and lighting.
We’ve seen plenty of peculiar things that actually turn out to be quite useful but we’ve never seen anything like this before! Amusing, functional and well, let’s face it, elegant, Bog Standard is an oak toilet seat with a built-in toilet paper holder. In other words, a clever and ingenious accessory that adds a touch of fun to your bathroom. Ok, maybe “elegant” isn’t the right word to use when describing a...