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Beaker Skin

Something like this would certainly provide some stimulation whilst drinking your daily intake of H2O.

“The fantastic array of textures comes from printing them with random, everyday objects such as tape, thread, rubber and an orange net.”

2.75″Ø x 4.75″H

Porcelain.
Set of six.

Purchase Information:

Price: $235.00
Availability: Buy Beaker Skin here

Cube Jigger by Josh Owen

Look at this! I love it when someone rethinks a commonplace item and turns it into something worth a conversation.

“designed by josh owen, this aluminum jigger has different measuring pours on each side. according to the designer: ‘the design of the Aluminum Cube Jigger evolved from an experiment to compress the six most common liquid measures used to mix alcoholic drinks, into the smallest possible dispenser. the form was inspired by traditional box-shaped, Japanese sake cups, from which sake is sipped from the corners.'”

available late summer. now accepting advance orders.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Cube Jigger by Josh Owen here

Bauhaus table lamp

Amazing desk lamp at a really reasonable price. Shade is handmade smooth aluminum.

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
Availability: Buy Bauhaus table lamp here

Daisaku Choh: Sakakura chair

Originally designed in 1960 to distribute the weight of the chair over the length of the chair to prevent tatami mat damage, these chairs would add a little nice simplicity to a quiet sitting room.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,500.00
Availability: Buy Daisaku Choh: Sakakura chair here

Equal Area Map

Most of us could probably use a good look at this map- or at least post it up somewhere prominent to remind ourselves that there are many other places in the world. Not trying to be philosophical here, just suggesting some perspective.

“This map doesn’t just look good, it also serves a useful purpose. It is an Equal Area Projection, meaning that all countries are in correct proportion to one another in terms of size. This is rare in global mapping: maps generally illustrate their “mother” country as disproportionately large. Available in two versions. Version 1: yellow to red to purple and Version 2: (limited edition) green to salmon to brown.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Availability: Buy Equal Area Map here

XYZ Candle Holder

This cool candle holder has multiple arrangement options (stacked or individual) and reminds me of those cool old drawings of ‘architecture of the future’.

“..Elegant dark Wenge wood and cool and sleek aluminum make for a classy and elegant presentation of this new candle holder and the fact that it extends into all three axis leaves you lots of room for experimentation… Get a couple of them and start arranging them in different ways: arrange them back to back, or cascading in size, or turn them into a modernistic setting by stacking them…”

9.5″ x 5.9″ x 3.5″ (24 x 15 x 9 cm)

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Availability: Buy XYZ Candle Holder here

Horizontal Shoe Rack- Small

I think this is one of those things that you don’t fully appreciate until you actually own it. It would certainly organize entryways and decrease the chance of tripping over stray shoes. We’ve posted this before a while ago; now it’s available in the smaller size at a slightly more affordable price.

“The Horizontal Shoe Rack (2004) is a wall-mounted solution for organizing shoes. The simple design gives footwear the appearance of floating in air, and by taking shoes off the floor it simplifies the process of sweeping or vacuuming underneath.”

Brushed stainless steel.

H 5.5″ W 28″ D 4″

Purchase Information:

Price: $100
Availability: Buy Horizontal Shoe Rack- Small here

Rondo Pouf

I’ve got to say that I love these in the Apple store, and I like this version too. The Rondo Pouf is a nice sturdy ottoman perfect for seating and they’re really quiet comfortable.

Purchase Information:

Price: $148
Availability: Buy Rondo Pouf here

Noisy Furniture

You too can look like a crazy genius.

“Noisy Furniture is a modular furniture system. Each element attaches to the next via a Dual Lock re-closable fastener. This allows one to create endless constructions ranging from a straight and sober aesthetic to something wild and unexpected.”

Limited Edition of 21 sets with engraved lamp part.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6,250.00
Availability: Buy Noisy Furniture here

Organic iamond lattice duvet cover + shams

I’m glad that the mass-market retailers are finally doing eco-friendly products.

“A graphic lattice motif is jacquard woven onto smooth 250-thread-count, organic cotton sateen. Machine wash. Duvet cover, shell closure. Standard and euro shams, envelope closure. Imported.

Our soft, earth-friendly cotton is certified organic, luxuriously smooth, silky and durable. It is responsibly grown without herbicides, pesticides and all dyes are earth friendly. This makes our organic cotton bedding better for you-and better for the planet.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00-$159.00
Availability: Buy Organic iamond lattice duvet cover + shams here

Clip Bed by Patricia Urquiola

“This padded double bed has a unique design. The headboard continues the entire length of the bed to the footboard and folds back on itself to trace a highly original form resembling a paperclip. The headboard can adopt different inclinations. The bed can take all kinds of mattresses, with thicknesses varying from 6.5 cm to 17.5 cm, thanks to the adjustable support system. The fully removable covers can be chosen from a wide range of fabrics or leather. The proposal is completed with a side table, a lacquered structure.”

+336+ SMS Mirror

Now, let me just say I know this is terribly expensive, but it’s also terribly cool, and I’m hoping that there will soon be a more affordable version (I’m almost sure of it because technology is just that way) for us all to have. It’s a mirror that accepts SMS messages from a phone! I suppose this is a little more of what we would expect of the 21st century, given that we have high expectations from a childhood cartoon.

“The +336+, designed by Robert Stadler (of the French design group Radi Designers), is a mirror able to receive SMS messages sent from a mobile phone. The messages appear as luminous text, running on the mirrors’ surface when one gets close to the mirror.”

Limited edition of 20.

27.5″ x 21.6″

Purchase Information:

Price: $10,000.00
Availability: Buy +336+ SMS Mirror here

Hanger Coat Rack

This is nice if you’re someone who likes to hang your coat, because then you don’t get that little weird bump on the back of your coats from hanging on a traditional wall hook.

“By taking the traditional aesthetic and functionality of an everyday coat hanger this fun and practical product is created. A wall mounted coat hook appropriate for hanging a host of garments. Manufactured out of steel and finished in high gloss black or white.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $75
Availability: Buy Hanger Coat Rack here

Factory by Maxim Velcovsky

Maxim Velcovsky turns a familiar symbol of pollution into an ironic comment on industrialism with his porcelain Factory vase. Instead of harmful exhausts, clean, delicate flowers emerge from out of the smokestack. A dramatic reminder of global warming in an engaging and eye-catching form!

3.25″W x 4.25″L x 10″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Availability: Buy Factory by Maxim Velcovsky here

Legendary Pink Dot Teaset by Maxim Velcovsky

This is a repost because it’s just been picked up by a US retailer and now it’s slightly cheaper.

I love the quirky and intelligent design of Maxim Velcovsky.

A beautiful teaset with unusual pink dot details. It cosists of one Teapot, six Teacups and saucers, milk jug and sugar pot. Also available in multi-color dots.

Made in the Czech Republic.

Purchase Information:

Price: $429
Availability: Buy Legendary Pink Dot Teaset by Maxim Velcovsky here