Thursday, January 31, 2008

Guillaume Delvigne

French designer Guillaume Delvigne, the mastermind behind the clever DPI lights, also created 'Chapeaux pour Vase' as part of the 'In Dust We Trust' collection for Industreal. The glazed porcelain and glass are a nice combo.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Plate U

'Plate U' coffee table, made from second hand plates and stainless steel, by Veli-Matti Tolppi.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


The same designers who brought us the popular 'NEKKO' vase, &design, deliver the 'Frame Hanger', an oversized picture which also doubles as a handy coat rack. I like the concept, but I'm not sure I would use up valuable wall space to put one in my house...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Rafael Morgan

Rafael Morgan is a Brazilian based designer whose work includes the thought provoking 'Light Drop' LED lamps and 'Hope Table' (based on a bottle bobbing out at sea). I've always enjoyed his work, but I also really like his website for the honest and straightforward descriptions he provides about his designs.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Janne Kyttänen

Dutch designer Janne Kyttänen created these beautiful lights through rapid prototyping. Inspired by a coneflower, the pieces are based on the the Fibonacci sequence. (images via yatzer)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Blowin' in the Wind: Demakersvan

Demakersvan plans to have their 'Light Wind' design go into full production this year. Inspired by the windmills of the Dutch countryside, this freestanding outdoor light harnesses the power of the wind with its 6 foot wide propellers.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Jason Iftakhar

Designer Jason Iftakhar uses the same compression machines found in recycling centers to create a series of cardboard benches called 'Raw'. (bottom image via designboom)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hella Jongerius Props

Hella Jongerius's 'Props' for Vitra are,"hybrids between a functional product and a character from the fantasy world of animal fables."

Monday, January 14, 2008

Sylvain Willenz

Sylvain Willenz's 'Torch' lamps combine the form of a flashlight with the diffused face of a headlight.

Friday, January 11, 2008


BLESS is the dynamic design duo of Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag. I first saw their work (USB cable jewelry) at the Future Perfect in Brooklyn and have been impressed their designs ever since. Recently, the pair released their new 'Telescopic Chair'. (chair image via today and tomorrow)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tejo Remy & Rene Veenhuizen

A beautiful rug made from recycled blankets by Dutch designers Tejo Remy and Rene Veenhuizen.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Spirit of the East

Maxim Velčovský creates everyday porcelain objects, often with a humorous or quirky twist. I love his latest design for Qubus, a car-shaped candle holder called, 'Spirit of the East'.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Sarah Kueng & Lovis Caputo

Designers Sarah Kueng and Lovis Caputo are masters of cardboard. In 2006, they created the '72 Hour Hotel' (top) where users could rent one of their theme-based cardboard suites for as little as 15 minutes or as long as an entire night. As guests checked in they were given a suitcase filled with items relevant to the theme (i.e. magazines, a diary and a walkman for the Teenager Suite).

This year, the pair set up '5 Stars Cardboard' at the SaloneSatellite in Milan, offering passersby the opportunity to escape the chaos and retreat into one of their four customized suites. The rooms were flat packed, set-up on location and included some very cool cardboard pop-ups in the interiors (bottom).

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


Poufs made from recycled tires by Khmissa Design.