Starting as a fishing chair. Quite like a director chair. But ending up a little more.

October 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

director chair with a twist

director chair with a twist (not the one in the pic)

Designed by Spanish studio Mr. Simon, these chairs can be stacked into a sideboard (they refer to it as a desk), thus serving as a multi-purpose piece of furniture.

Cóm-oda is made from wood and cotton, the chairs detach from the whole and provide additional seating for impromptu guests. « Read the rest of this entry »

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Cheap and fast and modern(ified) decor

October 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

old figurines, modern looksEver wondered how could you add some interest to your collection of figurines or some wooden/china animals? Perhaps you just don’t want to trash them up or store them somewhere only to add clutter to your already crowded living space. I once wrote about a « Read the rest of this entry »

Straw Collective piece of lighting design that won my admiration

October 31, 2011 § 1 Comment

Straw Collective piece of lighting designSimple like it grew there by itself, very natural looking (it makes me think of a bird nest and tree branches), the design from Straw Collective is really an inspiring  design. Congratulations, I’m loving it. « Read the rest of this entry »

DIY air-dried porcelain

August 31, 2011 § 1 Comment

air-dried porcelain necklacePerhaps you’ve stumbled upon one of my previous articles on ceramic lamps and if you read my blog you know that I always try to find great designs which are functional and eco-friendly. That’s why I bash petroleum-based plastic and other toxic materials. Clay/Porcelain  is easier to obtain than glass or metal but it’s still energy intensive while making. Air-Dried Porcelain would be a dream come true for DIYers. Consumerism is a plague these days so anything self-sufficient and sustainable is a blessing.

Originating from Argentina, this Cold porcelain, aka “porcelana fria”, is a « Read the rest of this entry »

Visual Pesticides : no household flies killing involved

October 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

Visual Pesticides: scare-fly

Visual Pesticides: modern scare-fly by Jose de la O

In different parts of the world it’s already a cheap and well-established method of scaring away household flies, involving a plastic bag hanged in front of the window or door. For example the owners of outdoor taco kiosks in Mexico use this ingenious form of pesticide based on light refraction. The plastic bag full of water hangs from the ceiling, amplifying the « Read the rest of this entry »

Flux Chair: a solution for gatherings in space challenged rooms

September 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

Flux Chair

folding chair by Flux

Douwe Jacobs has designed a fun, stable and seems pretty confy too chairthat can adapt to as many spaces as you can imagine, from outdoor fun to office meetings as you can learn from the link below. Built from some kind of plastic by injection molding it isn’t exactly green -unless it’s recycled plastic, of course – but it wins strong points « Read the rest of this entry »

eco-friendly T-shirt folding jig

September 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

cardboard T-shirt folding jig by French clothier All-Tribes

cardboard and tape for lean shirts

Until you have a dozen T-shirts and limited time you won’t think of such thing as a folding jig but think of this scenario: your wife just ironed all of your washed T-shirts and the next morning you take your first one and then decide you’d rather wear the marine-blue polo. So you try your best to fold the other one and put it back. Next morning you’ll learn that the nice ironed T-shirt is « Read the rest of this entry »

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