Go to almost any public park, and you’re likely to find a large number of people ignoring any benches in favor of lounging around on the grass. Most people enjoy relaxing in an open environment, which is almost impossible to find in a typical apartment or office building. That’s why one design team recently set out ..read more..
I recently stumbled upon the sculpture/furniture pieces of designer Michael Coffey. Working with allot of wood layerings and natural shapes, his pieces have a cool, timeless, one of a kind type of style. Born and raised in New York City, he worked from 1953 to 1972 as a clinical social worker while he self-taught himself ..read more..
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing” – George Bernard Shaw Playful furniture like these adds fun to any board meeting or dinner session. The Swing Table from Duffy London has eight suspended seats floating around a walnut wood table and is available in bespoke finishes and sizes. This ..read more..
The biggest danger during an earthquake is getting crushed by stuff falling around you. That’s why experts will tell you to take cover under furniture or in a doorway. Better still would be to have a special crush-resistant place to hide, like this 65-ton seismic bed. And because exploiting people’s fear of a crushing death ..read more..
27 years ago, when infrared cordless phones were just becoming available, Philip Stone and Robert Luchetti predicted in the Harvard Business Review that the desk was dead and your office is where you are. With the huge growing sophistication of smart phones it’s almost safe to say that these days “our desk is in our ..read more..
Hangups and Baggage launched a new line of products at the New York International Gift Fair 2012 that looks like a very interesting attempt to add both beauty and function to your walls when it comes to hanging stuff. This new collection includes neat new space organizers/wall decors to replace your traditional coat-racks, mail holders ..read more..
Ikea, the go-to big box for affordable Scandinavian design, has given its designers the opportunity to revise their work (as well as that of their predecessors), adding increased functionality and sustainability. “[We] challenged our designers to bring their designs forward with innovative products that belong in the future,” Janice Simonsen, Ikea’s design spokesperson, says. The ..read more..
Using the sciences as inspiration, Maarten Maarten De Celaer wanted the pieces in his Mutation Series to resemble transformations of cells, that have germinated into upholstered mutations because of a chemical or nuclear reaction. This approach to furniture design is rarely seen and it’s why Maarten’s project is featured at this year’s Milan Design Week. Achieved by carefully composing ..read more..