Archive for February, 2012

The Life After Corkage

An inspirational design of a bar stool and an ottoman from Gessato. Looking more at the bar stool side of the design, it shows how a restaurant can recycle the many wine and champagne corks they use into furniture. I believe that the corks acting as a cushion would be much more comfortable than some of the other stools i’ve seen made from plastic that you can sit on for only about 5 minutes. The corks are enclosed in a breathable, durable mesh fabric allowing the seat to move with the body. Love the idea.

 

Available to buy from Gessato

Sliding Coffee Table

The REK Coffee Table by designer and architect Reinier de Jong adapts to your needs. Using easy slide out sections, this coffee table can be shortened or lengthened according to the occasion. Built-in stops make sure the sliding parts aren’t moved too far. The top and sides are made from white HPL and the edges finished with your choice of wood. I guess this is another design that to reach it’s full potential and use would need to be in a large area or space. Nice job though. Available from Reinier de Jong.

Found on Design Milk

Hole in the Floor

Hole in the Floor is a serious of ingenious shelving units for a private commission in 2010. From the design studio Raw Edges, these units are based on the idea of things ending unexpectedly. The resemble vertical drawers that are sliced at the bottom. Not quite sure how they get those books so far down, but it’s an interesting concept, making you do a double take. Simple and thought provoking.

Found on Freshome

Zooka Wireless Silicone Speaker

Zooka is a wireless silicone speaker system designed to slip onto any laptop, tablet or any thin edged surface. From the company New, this portable speaker works through a Bluetooth connection. It is made from durable medical grade silicone, making it soft and long lasting, and produces sounds five times louder than the aforementioned devices. It is designed to work anywhere you go, sliding onto any laptop without obscuring your camera lens. There is also a 3.5mm audio input if your device is unable to connect wirelessly through bluetooth. The firm is currently raising funds to launch this product, so watch this space.

Geek Clock

Available in both Maths and Science ranges, this clock adds a challenge to something as simple as reading the time. On both styles the user needs to work out the problem to discover the correct number. Of course it is also simple enough to know that “52 – x2 + x = 10″ happens to be in the “7 o’clock” position, but those whole like some mental arithmetic, this is for you. The Maths one seems a little easier than the Science, but allows you to gain knowledge of some pop quiz questions.

Available from Think Geek

Lemon Sombrero

This design by Mauricio Affonso allows the juice from squeezing a lemon or lime to be transferred straight into the container. Fixing onto the top of any standard drinks bottle, this little gadget is genius.

Available from Umbra

Bathroom Sink Design

From the Italian company Componendo comes this beautiful collection called Quattordici. Using a combination of stainless steel and walnut/rosewood they create a gorgeous contrast between the harshest of materials, and the softest. Accentuating the difference with a slant in the legs. Beautiful statement piece.

Found on Freshome

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