Archive for October, 2008
Bet you didn’t know October is design month in Bulgaria. With its theme as “The Art of Creating Quality of Life”, it aims to attract a “full kaleidoscope” of works from all the fields of of design. Some of the projects which won awards from an international jury, were stunning in their simplicty, beauty and function. We’ve highlighted just a few: the “Cradle Light” and the “Hug” chair.
No room for a Christmas tree? Never fear, Tapetensticker is here. From the delighful site, loopdsgn, comes this violet and pink vinyl sticker for your wall.
Danish design company Normann Copenhagen thinks that it is time to pimp your lamp with their new wire colours! Try Silver, Olive, Steel, Purple or Blue. An easy way to upgrade your lamp or make it more colourful.
Nina Jobs has recently launched a new collection of wall paper for Borås Tapeter/Eco Tapeter.
The calm and smooth movements of the Leander Cradle make your child feel safe while stimulating the senses, just like being in the mother’s womb. The child can make the cradle swing slightly, either independently or with the help of a comforting hand. Design and functionality blend together to create an aesthetic and practical piece of furniture. Workmanship of the highest quality is applied to even the smallest detail. Awarded First Prize at the Salon Génération Bébé in Paris.
You hand-picked everything for your house right down to the ….mouse pad. Instead of a boring, functional pad, you chose the stylish, amusing Polar bears, designed by Klaus Haapaniemi for Polar bears. Set in hues of bright blue, Moma bear and baby bear only costs $16.
Isn’t this fun? The Pablo Umbrella Light is a fully adjustable modern table lamp with a form fitted (washable!) lycra shade. Featuring a die cast iron base of powder coated silver and a stainless steel shaft, you can put it just about anywhere. And since it comes in three sizes, it’s totally affordable. ($110 – $200.) Check out the designers other fun and function light forms here.
I know, I know, you don’t even want to start thinking about the hols, but here’s a handy way to cut down on wrapping, and yet still have festive packages. Use the “Tinsel Tape” on boxes, on wrapping paper, basically anything that doesn’t move. At Atypyk.
There’s something so enticing about these gleaming white porcelain keys. And at 8 bucks a piece you could play around — hang some on the wall, scatter them on the coffee table, or even make them into a jangly necklace. Designed by Japanese artist Saikai, they come in different lengths, ranging 1 1/2 to 2 3/4″long and are sold separately. At Rare Device.