Another interesting find from Buenos Aires design fair, Feria Puro Diseno (FPD), this is a modular system designed by local studio Disenaveral to build different kinds of shelving spaces that adapt to changing situations.
I move around a lot - between being home, at school, and now living abroad, I've lived in seven different apartments or rooms in the last five years. And I don't see myself settling down any time soon. That's why I'm
TreeHugger founder Graham Hill is trying to radically reduce his footprint and live happily with less space, less stuff and less waste -- on less money -- but with more design. He calls it LifeEdited. To find each ideal piece of furniture for his small Ne
From South Korean design studio DesignJoo comes the Giro One, the piece that lets you put your own spin on your shelves, lighting, and side tables. The concept is simple: shelves can be added and their height adjusted by spinning them
Our friends over at the design blog Dezeen have launched a pop-up shop in the smartest part of town. Calling it Temporium, because it is only up for 10 days, it features the best of new British design.
From Japanese designer Sakura Adachi comes this marvel of space-saving design: "Trick," the bookshelf that hides a table and two chairs. Featured by Italian manufacturer Campeggi at the 2010 Salone del Mobile in Milan, this is a great
Perfect for small spaces and aiming at the less-is-more approach, Rubix is a transformer-furniture set that can be both a living room lounge and a dinning room set up. Designed by Colombian firm DosUno Design, the set
Here is an interesting idea for a rug made of pieces of felt. We stumbled upon Julika Welge's Growing Carpet at this year's Designersblock at the London Design Festival, where the bright colours and the rich texture first
Domestic compost bins come in many shapes and sizes, for indoor and outdoor use, tumbling or not, to help you turn organic waste into delicious hummus for garden and pot plants. However, if until now you haven't come across your desired shape or size,
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
Pigeontail Design shreds your junk mail or those annoying bill that you want to avoid into attractive colourful strips of shredded paper. It's hand-cranked, too. They call it the Papervore. The Papervore from Pigeontail Design on
Actually, the student designs steal the show every year at ICFF, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair held annually in New York. This year was not quite up to Pratt's spectacular exhibit from last year, but was close.
I think Parsons the
For years, TreeHugger has been showing designs that help integrate work and living by making your computer hardware go away when the workday is over. It is less of a problem than it used to be, as our work hardware becomes our entertainment
When I first head about the MusicLite from Osram Sylvania, combining an LED light fixture with a wireless sound system, I was reminded of Saturday Night Live with Chevy Chase selling Shimmer! "It's a floor wax! No, it's dessert topping!" But in fact it
Rainer Graff of Atelier Graff is clearly a minimalist, and thinks if you have a big loft that it should be open and flexible. He asks "How can openness and generosity of the loft floor plan be maintained during everyday use?"