Monday, February 28, 2011


Found on MocoLoco, these bottle stoppers by Orrefors (a Swedish company founded in the late 19th century) are part of the Carat Bar and City Stoppers Collection by Lena Bergström. Available for $50 each, they make a great gift for oneself or others. Additionally, Orrefors announced this past November that they are collaborating with Karl Lagerfeld to produce a joint collection to be launched in Spring 2011.


The Limited Edition XX Light Bulbs can add a fun element (and filament?) to any room. Designed by Brian Donnelly (a.k.a. KAWS) and available in three colors, the set is priced at $65 and limited to a run of 1,000 units. The Standard Hotel collaborates with various artists on a variety of projects but the latest creation, originally found on Fresness Mag, is popping up on blogs everywhere.


The UnTIME Clock by Pushkar Ingale, a fellow in the Stanford-India Biodesign Program, is a really simple but great concept. Two counter-turning dials constantly adjust to show the current time but the combinations of size, background, and colors provide endless possibilities. Notice that design, found on Yanko Design, used the same black wood layout that the website uses for their background (and featured earlier on this blog).

Sunday, February 27, 2011


This modern home, found on MocoLoco, has more history than the surface reveals. Hidden inside is a yellow brick lodge for a local cannon foundry. To preserve the middle-age building but create a modern home, Biuras G.Natkevičius and his architecture firm built a glass box around the original structure. The conclusion is a modern and unique home located in Lithuania's Pavilniai Regional Park.


Minimalist design is the best but there's a certain pleasure that comes from minimalist features. With every new technology product trying to stack its resume with unnecessary abilities, the NoteSlate boasts the opposite. Available in multiple colors of frames, backgrounds, and inks, the simplified version of the iPad starts at a mere $100, looks absolutely beautiful, and minimizes distractions. Found on Uncrate, the NoteSlate can play music  but that's about as complicated as it gets.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


The Artifact Lunch Bag is a classy and environmentally-friendly take on the classic brown paper bag. Found on Uncrate, the bag is made from waxed canvas and features a Horween leather strap and hand-hammered copper rivets. The $45 bag is more fun than buying lunch everyday but you'll need to wake up extra early to prepare it.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Modernist Cuisine by Nathan Myhrvold, found on Uncrate, explores the art and science of cooking through explanations that accompany six volumes of recipes. The 2,400 page collection gives you the expertise and techniques to cook and adjust with confidence. Available for $467 on Amazon, the new skills are sure to impress others.


Hermes traditionally tends toward conservative design but their latest timepiece is a modern addition to their collection. The Hermes Carre H Watch was designed by French architect Marc Berthier and runs $15,000 with a run limited of 173 pieces. Found on Uncrate, the titanium watch is water resistant to 30 meters and features a 44 hour power reserve.