This table is designed to fit into the wall like a puzzle piece when not being used

January 20, 2016 0

Photography by Radu Sandovici   Bogdan Ciocodeica and Diana Rosu are two Bucharest-based architects that have creatively designed a way to include a dining table in a small apartment without much space.   Photography by Radu Sandovici Their solution was to have the table ‘fold out’ of the wall, from the original piece of wood it […]

These clothes hangers are made from recycled cardboard tubes

January 9, 2016 0

  Ukrainian designer Viktor Puzur, has created ‘Trempel’, a coat hanger made from recycled cardboard tubes.     Here you can see how the hangers hang without any clothes on them.   The cardboard tube that was used for this one has a white interior lining.   First, he starts out with regular cardboard tubes.   […]

Design Detail – A platform bed made using reclaimed logs

January 9, 2016 0

Photography by Manolo Langis   For a loft, located a block away from the beach in Santa Monica, California, SUBU Design Architecture created a platform bed made out of 12×12 inch reclaimed logs, anchored by two bent steel plates for side tables.   Photography by Manolo Langis Get the contemporist daily email newsletter – sign up here

A floating forest is being installed in the City of Rotterdam

January 8, 2016 0

  A group of Dutch entreprenuers and designers from Mothership, spotted an art piece named ‘In Search Of Habitus’, by artist Jorge Bakker, and were inspired to create a life-size version for the city of Rotterdam, by installing 20 trees that will bob in the water, just like a fishing float.   Here is an image […]

Matrix LED Screen

January 8, 2016 0

Okay, put your art critic hat on. Now, rest your eyes upon the Matrix LED Screen created by Wolf Udo Wagner, 2014, which is now on sale from MoMA’s Store. Digital art, imported through a USB flashdrive, is filtered through “the luminous surface of softly lit Japanese washi paper.” You may import your own pixelated […]

Marmeria Modular Bookcase

January 8, 2016 0

See this small, sculptural piece of marble? It sits at just under 16″ high, and could function as a shorter side table alongside your favorite chair. However, Italian architecture firm Studio Archea intended this piece, along with its three other siblings, to compose a larger, modular bookcase. Doing a little math, at $300 per piece, […]

A rooftop ice rink has just been installed on a 32 story building in Toronto

January 8, 2016 0

  As part of Molson Canadian’s 2016 #anythingforhockey campaign, they decided to do something we can’t say we’ve seen before. The beer brand will be sending four fans to have a game of ice hockey on a custom-built ice rink, on top of a 32 storey building in downtown Toronto, Canada. Construction is due to be completed on […]

These designers are making carpets by squirting liquid foam out of a syringe

January 8, 2016 0

  Rotterdam-based designers Ward van Gemert and Adriaan van der Ploeg, of design studio NIGHTSHOP, have created the Showdown Carpets, an interesting collection of art made from foam, whose end result is similar to a carpet, however the designers mention “they’re more objects without a clear use”.   Using syringes filled with custom colored liquid […]

Beach House on Anti Paros, Greece

January 8, 2016 0

Paros and Antiparos are some of the lesser known Greek Cyclades islands but both islands have been gaining popularity in the past years. New restaurants and boutique hotels are arriving such as Greek-owned Beach House on Antiparos which opened last … Continue reading

New Furniture Arrivals: Mix Modular Collection from Gus*

January 8, 2016 0

The Toronto-based modern furniture company Gus* has introduced a new collection of modular units designed to facilitate a customized seating arrangement. The Gus* Mix Modular Collection features a series of 5 upholstered modern seating components, each fitting together seamlessly to form sofas, sectionals and chaise lounge arrangements. The collection further allows for the mixing and matching of fabrics, […]

An artist found this branch lying on the side of the road, and made it into shelves

January 7, 2016 0

  You never know where you’ll be when inspiration hits. For artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz, this happened when he was walking down a street in Santiago, Chile, and came across this branch.   Not wanting to miss an opportunity to create something great, he dragged it back to his workshop. At his workshop, he set about transforming […]

Bollard Lamp

January 7, 2016 0

Four lamps in one, really? Yes, it’s true, the Bollard Lamp can be placed in four different ways around your home. Designer Shane Schneck planned the silicone Bollard Lamp to be used in various ways: it can drop down as a simple hanging pendant, you can angle it (hanging) as a spotlight, place it on […]

Bandit Titanium Keychain Knife

January 7, 2016 0

See this tiny, very adorable pocket knife? It kicks ass, because it’s the size of a standard house key when folded. That means you won’t look like a lumberjack carrying it around (not that there’s anything wrong with looking like a lumberjack); it’s small enough to unobtrusively fit in your jean’s coin pocket or attach […]

This unique wedding pavilion is surrounded by tropical ocean paradise

January 7, 2016 0

  Located within the picturesque Maldives, the ‘Afloat’ wedding pavilion has recently been unveiled by the Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru, as a unique wedding option for their guests.   To get to the pavilion, you board a small wooden boat.   Enjoy a glass of champagne on the way.   The boat will […]

The Farm Cube uses LED lights to grow leafy greens inside your home

January 7, 2016 0

  The OPCOM Farm Cubes were recently exhibited at CES 2016 (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. These stacked cubes allow you to grow your vegetables inside, by using built-in LED lights. The LED lights are able to adjust their brightness and color, according to the stage of the plants growth, and you’re able to keep track of […]

Design Detail – Break up plain shelving with feature boxes

January 7, 2016 0

Photography by Quang Tran   Instead of having plain white shelving, when NatureArch Studio were designing this home office in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, they added an extra detail to the built-in bookshelves. Boxes in black, yellow and white, were included as a way to show off little sculptures, and also act as bookends.   Photography by […]

Five Easy Ways to Get Toasty This Winter

January 7, 2016 0

Up until recently, it’s been unseasonably temperate across a lot of the country thus far. But now that the cold has set in, are you ready? Here are five of our favorite ways to get toasty. 1) A warm throw. I love to pick a pretty one so that I can simply throw it over […]

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