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Insula Cups

These ceramic cups feature a gentle organic ripple pattern on their exterior and a clever insulating double interior wall, making them cool to the touch and easy to hold with even the hottest beverages.

Set of four comes in sea blue, kiwi green, snow white, and salmon orange. Hand-wash only.

Purchase Information:

Price: $44.00
Availability: Buy Insula Cups here

Elan Four-drawer Chest

I like how this is simple, no-nonsense and looks a little like packing crates. It’s got a sturdy price tag because it’s made with all the traditional joinery techniques that make it last forever: tongue and groove, mortise and tenon, and dovetailing.

“Each piece of wood is hand-rubbed with oil to bring out the grain’s character. Four-drawer dresser has an open and airy look with horizontal slats exposing vertical supports and hidden angle-cut self-pulls.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,099.00
Availability: Buy Elan Four-drawer Chest here

‘big bend’ desk by jeff miller for baleri italia

This piece is strong enough to stand on it’s own in a large room (it would have to, considering the price).

“a sculptural and flowing desk design from jeff miller that pushes multi-ply wood curvature technology to new limits.

two identical pieces of curved multi-ply wood form the legs and base, supporting a matching multi-ply top that almost appears to float above the base and legs.”

dimensions : small – 39.35″w x 70.86″l x 28.35″h : medium – 39.35″w x 94.5″l x 28.35″h : large – 47.25″w x 106.25″l x 28.35″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $5207.00
Availability: Buy ‘big bend’ desk by jeff miller for baleri italia here

Surikata by Maxim Velcovsky

The think I would like to live in the mind of Maxim Velcovsky. I would run, chase and play with little porceline meerkats all day.

PS. Have you seen what he did here with Jakub Berdych for Qubus?

Nyla Coffee Table

I love the bi-level feature of this table. I would like a desk like this.

“Laminated baltic birch plywood with veneered outside edges or laminated mdf painted white, finished with a durable clear lacquer. Veneers currently available include walnut, maple, and cherry. Email for pricing info on all other wood veneers.”

H 18″ W 48″ D 20″

Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Availability: Buy Nyla Coffee Table here

‘serpentine garden shower’ by extremis

Seeing that the summer months are just around the corner, this seems appropriate for those of you that might enjoy the convenience of showering outside. The sun warms up the hose, providing you with comfortable warm water whilst enliminating pressure pumps and more permanent installations.

“place the serpentine wherever you want. plug your regular garden hose to the end of the stainless steel tube and your shower is ready for use. serpentine is a garden shower with an attractive and practical design. the added value comes from the light construction which provides very easy mobility in the garden.
as form follows function, serpentine’s shape is reduced to pure functionality. attach your garden hose to the end of the serpentine with one simple click. open and close by simply moving the lever in the middle up or down…”

dimensions: ø 23.6″ x 82.7″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $839.00
Availability: Buy ‘serpentine garden shower’ by extremis here

taper double old-fashioneds

These have such a nice subtle color and a price that’s hard to beat.

• Handblown glass with cool-cut rim
• Dishwasher-safetaper double old-fashioneds

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.50
Availability: Buy taper double old-fashioneds here

SENZ Umbrellas

This makes so much sense for stormy days. Sadly, US customers (and non-EU residents) will have to be patient, as storm umbrellas cannot yet be shipped outside the European Union. via core77

“SENZ Umbrellas is proud to introduce the first game-changing innovations in umbrella design. The aerodynamic SENZ Original easily resists storms up to wind force 10! From now on, you’ll experience rain as liquid sunshine! The SENZ Mini is unique for always finding the best position in the wind, which requires minimum force.”

More information:

View SENZ Umbrellas here

3-D Chandelier

Want to add a little irony to your opulence? Try a 3-d chandelier.

“2 pieces of MDF are cutout to look like a candle chandelier. You put the 2 pieces together, fasten them with the included ties, add your socket set and HELLO, new 3-D chandelier! Look at you, so modern with your non-chandelier chandelier. ”

* 25″l, 25″w, 25″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00
Availability: Buy 3-D Chandelier here

Oval Racetrack Coffee Table by Eva Zeisel

Eva Zeisel has long been recognized as a world renowned designer, perhaps most notably in the field of ceramics. That’s why it’s a delightful surprise to see that her later work in life extends into furniture design quite successfully.

“Originally designed to add a sense of beauty and style to the traditional straight-edged office decor, Eva’s coffee table is perfect for living rooms, master bedrooms, lobbies, and everywhere in between. With its solid wood frame and rich espresso stain finish this table invites you to pull up a seat and enjoy some good company. It’s a great piece of furniture to tie together an Eva inspired room or for showcasing one of your favorite centerpieces.”

Available in walnut and black.

L 64″ x W 38″ x H 18″

L 58″ x W 33″ x H 18″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,600
Availability: Buy Oval Racetrack Coffee Table by Eva Zeisel here

Tak Coatrack

This wall mounted coatrack could also be used to manage all of your ‘hangable’ objects, like keys, jewelry, camera, etc. As a bonus, it looks really cool even just empty.

Designer: Alissia Melka Teichroew

Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Availability: Buy Tak Coatrack here

20″ Modular Pillow

Part art and part pillow, you’ll be investing in something special when purchasing this one-of-a-kind item.

“About the designer: Galya Rosenfeld’s work sits on the lines between fashion, design, craft, and art. Ruled by mathematic formulas as much as creativity, her designs emerge from the place where whimsy meets pragmatic thought. Her pieces are individually crafted, often without the use of thread, patterns or other tools found in traditional tailoring. Galya’s pieces have been accepted into the permanent collection of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.”

materials: Shell of reclaimed ultrasuede (scraps from the upholstery industry); filling of natural feathers (95%) and down (5%).

20″ square.

Purchase Information:

Price: $598.00
Availability: Buy 20″ Modular Pillow here

Supernatural Chair

I’m quite fond of the nimble shape of this chair. It’s stackable, and suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

“The organic form of its perforated back allows the light and shadows to create intriguing patterns. Made by Moroso using an advanced technology of injection molding of fiberglass-reinforced polyamide.”

Made in Italy

Size: 32h x 21w x 20″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Availability: Buy Supernatural Chair here


This is so very clever. Mountable as a shelving solution or stacked to make a storage unit, the Designchain is a good solution to all that stuff that needs organizing. It’s modular, so it can also be added to by attaching other Designchains.

“Designed by New Zealander Alan Hucks, the Designchain is an effortlessly stylish, multi functional storage system based on a bicycle or motorcycle chain. It is made from crystal clear polycarbonate and is linked together to form a series of tubes that will hold anything from wine to flowers, magazines to utensils, remotes to mobile phones.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $190.00
Availability: Buy Designchain here

kartell modular hamper

More from the Castelli Ferrieri series, this clothes hamper has a door that hinges down.

measures 15″ x 15″ x 22″ height

Purchase Information:

Price: $187.00
Availability: Buy kartell modular hamper here