As a student in New York City, Michelle DeCurtis is accustomed to the dual problems of lack of money and lack of space. But unlike many, the aspiring designer turned a problem into a challenge, and has put together creative
Recently I met the Spanish partners of Coco-mat, a greek company that makes sleeping products out of natural materials. The products are fantastic; made in Greece from renewable materials such as wood, wool, cotton, sea grass,
Although interior design events in Latin America are always full of huge museum rooms thought for impossible houses, it's good to see the trend of small spaces popping up in places like Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo.
The French furniture company Griffon was established in 1848 and spent the next century making conventional products for churches and private homes. But in the 1960s, Griffon turned to creating furniture for an increasingly
Inspired by Japanese Kimonos, the coat racks by the German company Noi are sculpture-like structures made from minimum amount of materials. The different wooden objects are all sticks; no need for screws, glue or other fasteners to hold them up. They
It's a design contest. It's a way to rethink the way we live, especially our habit of relying so much on stuff. It's a closer look at our demand for big spaces. It's a way to learn to live with less. It's shameless self-promotion.
Forget the tinfoil hat, it is time for tinfoil pyjamas. Scientific American tells us that the bed frames and box springs in most American beds are half the wavelength of TV and FM signals and are acting
Transformer furniture holds a lot of great promise: multi-function furnishings that really do multiple things well, thereby saving space and resources. But I'd wager that most of the designs we see do more to tingle the imagination than offer true
A couple of years ago Paul Stankey built a little cabin in the woods outside of Duluth, Minnesota, out of a couple of shipping containers. It is all over the web these days and all over the country too; Analee Newitz at i09 puts it in
Furniture made from reclaimed wood, whether it be from the wild or from a collapsing warehouse, expresses the human and natural history of the region it was plucked from. Last week I wrote about Urban Woods, an LA-based furniture shop whose materials