Pallet Chairs by Clarke Titus from Rough South Home

While furniture should be pleasing to the eye, one should not forsake its functionality simply for beauty. The buzz that pallet furniture created couple of years ago is still going strong today. If you are ecologically minded, think outside the box and like unique furniture pieces, have a look at the pallet chairs designed by Clarke Titus of Rough South Home in a simple industrial style. Pallet chairs are durable, quite versatile and have reliable …

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JAPANESE WOODEN OFURO TUB

Traditional Japanese design is famous for its elegance, clean lines and synergy with nature. The Japanese are also known for their hot tubs or Ofuro, as they call them. Many Ofuro tubs come with built in benches so that you can sit in the most comfortable position and enjoy your deep soak. Also, Japanese Ofuro tubs are shorter and deeper than regular western tubs thus they use less water and, because of the reduced space, the …

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SERENDIPITY WINE RACK | BY ROSSITTO WOODWORKS

Some of the most original products came about totally by chance. Swiss engineer George De Mestral, took his dog out and, on his return, noticed several cockleburs stuck to his clothes and his dog’s fur. He took his microscope out and examined thousands of small hooks that line cockleburs. He was amazed how they could easily attach to the small loops in clothing and fur. And, voilà, Velcro was born! Another great product, the Serendipity …

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GREEN BOX | BY ACT_ROMEGIALLI

Green Box, a former garage in the Raethian Alps is the best example of how the concept of a green roof can be further enhanced on such a simple structure like a garage. The original shape is combined with lightweight metal galvanized profiles and steel wires creating a new structure that has the function of supporting the vegetation that is the actual point of the Green Box project. The garage used to be an auxiliary structure …

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SELGAS CANO OFFICES IN MADRID, SPAIN

Selgas Cano Offices is one of the most astonishing ideas for offices ever. Apart from being distinctive and great looking, it is also very practical. The design has generated some mixed reviews, but the employees are sure to love working in this place. Selgas Cano is an architecture firm from Spain, and their newest offices are placed in Madrid. The main idea is fairly simple. The structure is, basically, a simple tube placed into the …

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MOODY AQUARIUM SINK | BY ITALBRASS

Have you ever had a compulsion to perform your daily hygiene routine in a sink that is also an aquarium? Probably not. But have you ever wanted to own a sink that is so unusual and entertaining that your friends or guests won’t stop talking about it? Probably yes. Moody Aquarium Sink, by Italbrass, is quirky as quirky gets. The Moody Aquarium Sink has a removable top, a water pump, a water filter, lighting, decorative …

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JEEVES & WOOSTER PENDANT LIGHTS | BY JAKE PHIPPS

$339+|

If you want a British icon in your home, office or restaurant, but cannot decide which one, have a look at Jeeves & Wooster Pendant Lights. They are fun, dapper, and authentic. These tongue-in-cheek pendant lights are classically British – a gentleman’s bowler hat (Jeeves lamp) and a top hat (Wooster lamp). They are designed by Jake Phipps, manufactured by Innermost and, of course, made in England. The hat lights are lined with anodized gold …

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VIVID FESTIVAL IN SYDNEY

Vivid Sydney is a festival that transforms the entire city. Now, this can be said for most big festivals, with thousands of visitors and different programs offered that are bound to change the face of any city, but Vivid Sydney literally turns this Australian city into a canvas for creative individuals. After dark, the festival begins with its play of lights, music and various ideas. This year’s (2013) event lasts from 24 May to 10 …

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FUTURE HOTEL SHOWCASE BY LAVA

Future Hotel Showcase Room in Duisburg, Germany, a joint effort of the LAVA architects and Fraunhofer IAO (Institute for Work Organization) is possibly the most innovative hotel concept released to date. Completed in 2008 as part of Fraunhofer’s IAO Inhaus2 program, a platform dedicated to delivering the hotel experience of the future in the present, Future Hotel Showcase Room successfully blurs the lines between the cutting-edge technology, architecture and natural design. The strongest emphasis of …

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DANIA FOLDING TEAK BEACH CHAIR | BY SKAGERAK

You have packed your sunglasses, towel, flip-flops, and your favourite reading. You are ready to hit the beach. But you are missing something…. What are you going to sit on to make your day in the sun a truly enjoyable one? A folding beach chair. If you are looking to buy one this summer, look no further than the Dania folding beach chair. Why? Because it is a wonderful fusion of Danish craftsmanship, functionality, comfort, …

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