This stool reminds me of my time spent in the model making studio when I went to school for Industrial Design at RIT. I remember the day I found out about the vacuum former and I remember thinking the infinite possibilities! It was so much fun to see how each sheet would turn into a 3D product with the touch of a button.
When I saw this stool online this week, I was so happy to see the perfect blend of wood and plastic together to support a functional piece of furniture. I don't know a lot about the designers behind this project but I think they are from a school in Israel. For more information about this project and for a video on how this is made you can click here.
The Cross Decor and Design, Vancouver Canada
On my trip to Vancouver last year I came across a store called The Cross Decor and Design right on the corner of Homer and Davie St. This shop has a large variety of home goods and accessories, it's beautifully decorated and if you check online you can see an even larger range of furniture. They are known for their choice of bold colors and classic design. They carry all those pieces that will make a loud and stylish statement in your home. If you are planning a trip to Vancouver be aware of all the great boutiques, as well as the beautiful outdoors and the friendly people. For more on this great shop click here, for more on my Vancouver review click here.
Pei Pod Pet Beds
Check out these very stylish pet homes from Pei Pod. They are made from high density polyethylene, the same durable and safe material used on baby products. These adorable homes are available for dogs, cats and all other small pets you may have, they come in fun colors and also with a cozy cushion. If you have a pet you know how this can be a fantastic gift for your pet and home so go to Pei Pod and check them out, click here to visit Pei Pod now.
Tablecloth Table by Tal Erez
This is a creative way to work with layers and the idea of natural and artificial materials covering and revealing each other. This is a wooden table with a window of the natural wood grain on what looks like a white tablecloth. This is a one piece table and it was designed by Kwak Chulan. If you liked this project and want to see more inspiring projects click here.
Rik Stool by Inon
My favorite part of going to school for Industrial Design was working in the workshop with the vacuum former machine, it was like seeing magic in front of my eyes. All my memories of those days surfaced when I saw these Rik stools by the Israeli designer Inon. These stools combine natural wood and vacuum formed plastic. The webbing formed by the process adds strength and dimension to the stools which makes the use of both materials perfect choice. For more on Inon's work click here.
Spun Chair by Thomas Heatherwick
Check out this chair I found at the Vertigo Home Blog. This is Thomas Heatherwick's interpretation of a chair inspired on a spinning top. What I like the most about this design is how fun it looks, I know my industrial designer friends will appreciate this piece. This furniture piece is without a doubt a wonderful piece of art in any home. For more on Thomas Heatherwick click here.
I know the holidays are just around the corner but in case you didn't get your kid's gift yet, I got an adorable option for you, the Vespa rocker. It is a beautiful wooden rocker inspired by the retro Vespa scooter. The rocker it's suggested for kids ages three and older and it's available in pink at Barneys. If you like the idea of a rocker but are not sold on the vespa, click here for more rocker designs.
Moooi Furniture And Lighting
This post is dedicated to the furniture and lighting line available at Moooi, their range of product is so large that I didn't want to cram everything in one post. These are only some of my favorites furniture and lighting pieces but there is so much more available at Moooi.
Sang and Serena
I have so much respect for textile designers, they have the ability to bring shapes and color together for a perfect composition. These very inspiring textiles are from Sang and Serena, a textile and furniture company based in Virginia. Although the general vibe feels very traditional they colors are timeless and rich.
The company's founders, Sang Won and Serena Weaver, travel to India and find the finest textile patterns and color from the state of Gujarat and the most unique furniture pieces from the state of Rajasthan. For more on Sang and Serena click here.
Primo Quarto by Saba
Italian furniture design company Saba came out with a new take on bookshelves. These bookshelves are a great way to storage your books and break up the monotony of any room. Its whimsical shape and minimalist design are prefect for the modern home. These shelves come in two sizes depending on your needs. To see more of Saba's product click here.
Pressed Chairs by Harry Thaler
The best part of going to school for Industrial design was working on projects that really impacted the way factories made product and efficient ways to save on time and materials. Harry Thaler worked on this project which he called the "Pressed Chair". This is a light weight and stackable aluminum chair. The metal sheets pressed are only 2.5mm thick. This design bypasses any assembly of components or the use of different materials. Everything is made with one sheet of aluminum and the is no waste in the manufacturing process. If for some reason you don't want this chair anymore, it's 100% recyclable! this is a wonderful piece or work. To see more his designs click here.
Barrel Chair by Harry Thaler
This is a really original take on a chair, it has an industrial look to it but at the same time it's clean and really simple. It was made by Harry Thaler, who is from Italy and is now based in London. The crushed barrel chair not only looks like a fun piece of art, it also looks comfortable. If you want to see what other creative projects Harry has done click here.
Let's start the week with the beautiful and colorful designs of Zoe Murphy. The young British designer uses old furniture to showcase her imagery and add a new personality to re-used furniture. Her line includes, wood furniture, pillows and even hand painted wall decor from old cafe and kitchen counters.
I found this website today and I found so many interesting items not just for kids but also for adults. Here are my favorite kid's pieces. The dolls on the top caught my eye because of the variety in characters and colors, I must admit I love the crazy crooked eyes. The play tents at the bottom are just one of those fun pieces that make you smile and think of your childhood. If you want to see more fun products at Nordic Elements click here.
Here are some fun accessories for your home. I found these at Mxyplyzyk and thought they had that uniqueness that I love. The totem tea cups, the beer glasses, salad bowl and the clothe pins garbage bag holder are just a few of my favorite items, this website is filled with exciting home accessories and gift ideas. For more click here.
When it comes to eclectic interior design Bokja is the first thing that comes to mind. They combine the most beautiful and traditional furniture design with bright colored fabrics. Bokja is a lead by a female duo based in Beirut. The pair shares a love for vintage furniture and ancient textile and tapestries. If you need a small make over in your home this is a really fun way to spice it up. For more of Bokja furniture click here.