Sunday, May 30, 2010
Not just merely uncomfortable, it’s Sofa King uncomfortable! Looking like a gag gift for Wile E. Coyote, the “Ouch Couch” is (thankfully) not real, but a processed graphic image. The diabolic divan starred in a series of ads for Sony’s AXN pay television, cable and satellite television channel in conjunction with the tag line “Relax. If you can”. Just below the ultimate tough-love seat is a hand-molded silicone chair & footstool combo modeled after a prickly pear – and what a prickly pair they are! It was featured at the China Chair Project art exhibit and is the work of artist (and sadist, obviously) Xiang Yun.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Dumb as a doorknob? Not THIS doorknob, called The Doorknob Condition by its designer, Arnaud Lapierre. An innovative pulley mechanism retracts the outside doorknob to be flush with the door’s facing, thus foiling any uninvited “guests” who attempt to enter.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Why should all of a kitchen’s vital components be pushed up against the walls of the room? This compact modern kitchen design by 3 Chinese designers places the sink, stovetop, dishwasher, oven, and cupboards in a central island that takes up as little floor and wall space as possible. The entire island can be rotated and is topped off by a combination overhead light/vent hood.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Taking a bath in this whale bath is very relaxing experience. Just look at the design. The mini shower like a little waterfall looks great. Besides wonderful design, you also have bubble massage and chromatherapy lighting. All these to make you feel like “The king” of the ocean riding a furious whale.
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Monday, May 17, 2010
When you have space saving ideas and space saving furniture, sometimes you have a little bit confused because what kind of room that you may create for the space itself. And your next idea is you want to make a room that can make you feel invigorated and alive. That is a home gym design ideas. To decorating your home gym it’s not very complicated anyway, because the home gym room itself should be inviting and make your workouts less of a chore. It does not need interior small home or apartment because all the things you need to do is only home fitness equipment décor that designed by Lucie Koldova. She create a multifunction furniture that could be use as storages and fitness equipment, perfect to furnish your own home and for stretching your body also at the same time. The dimensions of each piece of her furniture are optimized in order to serve both functions well.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Here’s the perfect chair to have when you need a friend to help you move… and you happen to really hate your friend. Stefan Zwicky’s 1980 homage to the classic 1929 Le Corbusier Petite Chair has little to recommend it besides rock-solid durability – and one ton of mass. Comfort zone? More like Twilight Zone. Plunk this concrete chair in the middle of the Sahara Desert at high noon and it’ll STILL be cold & clammy.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
You could say German artist Kerstin Schulz might not be the sharpest pencil in the box, but that’s understandable as she’s worn out every sharpener within reach to create a suite of furniture only a lovesick porcupine could love. Just looking at her graphic graphite Pencil Chair is giving me lead poisoning… and don’t even ask what she did with all the shavings. Schulz was commissioned to craft something special for Faber Castell’s 100th anniversary exhibition in 2005; we can bet she’s looking forward to doing something similar for Bic.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Lamps never quite fit into corner spaces, taking up much more room than they should. This corner lamp design by Ji Young Shon is basically one-fourth of a lamp, the perfect size and shape to blend effortlessly into spaces that can be quite challenging to decorate.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Is a portable sink all wet? Not necessarily. Jessica Nebel has engineered a sink that sits on top of a base… until you need to move it somewhere else. The drain holes match up when in sink mode and close when shifting watery loads to a kitchen island, patio or wherever the cook’s fancy takes them.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Art Ceram Bathroom Sink, Wall Mounted combines the light and airy grace of modern Italian design with the spirit of the Space Age. The Urbinati-designed sink features a transparent basin and an invisible drain. Though eminently practical, it’s hard to imagine washing your socks in this exquisite sink.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
If the Mydna Bookcase from Mexican designer Joel Escalona looks familiar, it also sounds familiar: as in “My DNA”. Available in two versions – one static and the other rotating on its pedestal, the Mydna Bookcase puts a new twist on storing one’s books.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Book storage turning you into a nervous wreck? Reiner De Jong has a solution: REK, an expandable bookcase that expands to accommodate your book collection. Composed of 5 sliding sections that fit together not unlike a jigsaw puzzle, REK will enhance any decor scheme with its tough laminate finish (gloss white outside, satin grey within).
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Can you get away with being messy, yet somehow organized at the same time? This clever desk design allows a sort of controlled chaos with nooks and crannies in which to store items that would otherwise be scattered across the desktop or shoved into drawers.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
For the tech geek that loves to disassemble electronics just to gaze lovingly at their inner workings, this combined computer-and-desk designed and built by Popular Mechanics might just be the ultimate in office furniture. Each part is illuminated by LED lights and surrounded by clear laser-cut acrylic, cooled by fans and liquid.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
If you buy a home without the necessary space to house an office, adding a custom modular extension can be the perfect solution – especially when it’s easy enough to DIY. This outdoor ‘office shed’, designed by Stephen Meir, consists of a modular system of parts that can be configured to create a modern office space in a variety of shapes according to your needs.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The charge station Powerwise lowers energy consumption, reduces standby times and diminishes the risk of fires. It also keeps all your chargers in one place and frees your walls and floors from untidy and unsightly tangled cords and plastic gadgets.
Monday, May 3, 2010
There are three ways in which we work, relax and interact in an office environment: social/interactive, functional/focused and casual/private. That’s the idea that designers o4i used to create this thoughtful all-in-one desk concept, providing a standing area at which to present ideas and communicate with others, a desk at which to sit and work, and a relaxing lounging space in which to dream up new ideas.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
H20 Architects came up with a brilliant way to divide up a small children’s room shared by a baby and a young boy: a central wall that provides privacy on both sides, but also serves as an interactive play space and storage. It incorporates twists and turns, stairs, cubby holes and a loft – much more fun than a simple wall would have been.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Another space-saving solution for bathrooms is this rather futuristic-looking column of compact fixtures, including lights, a sink, storage space and a toilet. Since the components rotate out, they’re easy to access but tuck out of the way when not needed.