The Boat origami candles ($TBA) are designed to give a touch of originality to any room in your home.
You know, origami is an art with paper, but the Slovak designer Roman Ficek has modified this idea by making these beautiful candles origami boats.
The shapes of the sails are designed to catch your attention with the way both with beautiful pastel colors. Referring to the shape of the sail is placed in a container with water to make it float as you would a real boat.
More information at Candle design website.
The Nepa Lamp ($TBA) is a bi-dimensional floor/wall lamp designed by Giles Godwin-Brown. It’s wall-mounted and equipped with friction hinges to allow the piece to pivot away from the wall. Constructed of birch plywood and stainless steel with some aluminum details, it utilizes high-powered LED lighting.
You learn more at Giles Godwin-Brown’s website.
Are you looking to impress your friends the next time you organize a game night at your place? Nothing better than The World’s Largest Scrabble Game ($12,000). One of only nine in existence, it is handmade by John Kahn, renowned mixed media artist and creator of colossal pop art.
What were you saying about your Monopoly special edition?
You can buy at at Hammacher Schlemmer.
This one is for those tea-loving geeks. Remember in the 80′s when we thought that by 2000 we would have robots helping us around the house? While Armed With Technology Tea Infuser ($15) doesn’t go quite as far, it can definitely help you to make some awesome tea. Just fill it with your favorite leaves and hang it on the rim of your mug with its hands.
You can buy it at ModCloth.
I drink a lot of tea. I also like simple, intuitive designs. So imagine my elation when I came acrross the Tea-Time Steeper ($TBA).
Deisgned by Pengtao Yu, it’s minimal, hourglass design ensures that it won’t get tossed in the back of your cupbard, and may in fact earn it a permanent spot on your counter.
It’s designed using a spring-loaded timer, so it’s pretty low-tech. You simply put tea leaves and water into one of the cups, attach the top, twist to set the steep timer, then flip to start timer. That’s it. Once the timer goes off, you take the top pieces off, and you’ve got your tea.
I have a very nice clay teapot that I was quite content with. Now, if Pengtao Yu ever produces this, I MUST have one. Must. I mean, it’ll make my tea taste better, right?
You can’t buy it yet but you can ask for more information on the Pengtao Yu’s website.
Those who know me in real life may have notice I have a slight fascination with skull designs (especially on t-shirts–not the Ed Hardy type). That’s why I couldn’t resist posting this beautiful chair designed by Pool and introduced in 2011 at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy.
Souviens toi que tu vas mourir, chair ($TBA) (translated :”Remember that you will die”) is described by the designers as “an emblematic monobloc chair reinterpreted as an expression of vanity. This memento mori represented by a skull acts as a leitmotiv for those who seek the comfort of a chair and the ceremonial act of being seated.” Pretty serious stuff.
You can find more about it at Pool’s website.
Re-invent the lightbulb? of course!
The Plumen bulb ($29.95) is the first energy-efficient design.
The dynamic form and “sculpted” contrasts with the current forms of energy, making it unique lamps.
The Plumen works like any other high quality low energy bulb – saving you 80% on your energy bills and lasting 8 times longer than a standard incandescent bulb.
You can buy it at the plumen shop’s
For lovers of ”Form beyond function” here we have SPEAK-ER ($ 99), small speakers with an awesome iconic shape.
These speakers offer a clear and precise sound through a combination of sophisticated electronics and a perfectly tuned bass reflex, and although they aren’t very large, each has enough power to fill a room with a thick sound and robust.
Each set comes with left and right speaker for stereo sound quality.
You can buy it at THE.
Can you imagine a magazine printed on different objects instead of paper? That’s exactly what the THE THING Quarterly is. And Issue 16 ($65) is by American writer Dave Eggers.
This issue is a monologue that is told to Dave Eggers by his shower curtain. And it’s published on a shower curtain, with the idea that one would read it while showering
Produced in collaboration with Izola, it’s printed on a 72×72 inch PEVA (PVC Free) shower curtain.
You can buy it at The thing Quarterly.
I still remember the first time I saw the original QLOCKTWO; it was love at first sight. Beautiful, elegant and minimal. I loved the idea of being able to literally read the time on my clock. The only thing I didn’t like was the $1,150 price tag.
Now Biegert & Funk is bringing everything that the QLOCKTWO is, right to your table, with the QLOCKTWO TOUCH ($513), an alarm clock version of the original wall clock.
The QLOCKTWO TOUCH features a touch-activated snooze function, an ambient light sensor and an interchangeable letter matrix in different colors and languages (you can purchase other matrices separately).
You can buy it on the Biegert & Funk Store.