Interior

Owls

Owls

The owls in this post is the result of a design collaboration between Norwegian designer Andreas Engesvik and the design company StokkeAustad (also based in Norway). The cute wooden owls are unfortunately just prototypes but I hope that they find a producer for them. They sort of got a Alexander Girard feel to them, and that’s not bad.

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Chalkboard storage cabinet

Chalkboard storage cabinet

Slovakian designer Peter Jakubik have designed a playful storage cabinet with a bit of a misleading name, Blackboard. The cabinet has a DIY feel to it and the idea is that its owner can modify the cabinets look easily with just some white chalk. More pics after the jump!

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Globe by Ulla Christiansson

Globe by Ulla Christiansson

Growing up my parents used to drink their wine in nice rounded glasses from IKEA. I’m sure that IKEA still carries them but if you want glasses with a bit more finesse and finish you can now get some, and a nice decanter, from Design House Stockholm. The glasses are part of the glassware series Globe design by Ulla Christiansson.

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Animal boxes by Karl Zahn

Animal boxes by Karl Zahn

Designer Karl Zahn grew up in his fathers woodshop in Vermont. He later studied furniture design in Copenhagen. The classic Scandinavian touch can be seen in his cute series of playful beech wood animals. The animals doubles as small boxes, perfect for coins and nicknacks. The series is carried by Areaware and they cost $49 each.

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Aesop

Aesop

It’s not often that you come across a a company that has such a well thought-out identity as Australian Aesop. The identity is not just limited to the packaging but the clean and beautiful style can also be found in their boutiques. After the jump you’ll find examples of the boutiques (designed by March Studio) and some more packshots (designed in-house).

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Parquet Table

Parquet Table

When I think of parquet I almost instinctively think of floors. But parquet can of course be used for more things than beautiful floors. Just look at the wonderful tables by Something From Us. The tables are made to order and that means that they are a bit expensive (995 €), but I’ve said it before, good design costs!

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Kola by Mikko Laakkonen

Kola by Mikko Laakkonen

Kola by finnish designer Mikko Laakkonen comes in a couple different variations but all are made out 100 % recyclable moulded polyester felt with an epoxy coated or chromed steel base. Smart use of materials combined with the chairs aesthetically pleasing and light way design is reason enough for me to write about the chairs. Perhaps not a chair for one’s home but it would look stunning in more or less any office, restaurant or lounge.

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Heima by Francis Cayouette

Heima by Francis Cayouette

Canadian designer Francis Cayouette has for danish Normann-Copenhagen designed a wonderful series of cast iron candlesticks and holders. The series is called Heima, a icelandic word that more or less means home and I think the name suits the series. Heima has a homely and old fashioned look that I really like. More pics after the jump of course!

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Collector’s Loft

Collector’s Loft

Dutch UNStudio design for a loft in Greenwich Village is just wonderful. It’s perhaps the dream apartment for some of you, I mean, a loft apartment with a good address in NYC can’t only be one of my dreams? The loft is more than just a apartment though, it’s a meeting between a art gallery and living spaces. A meeting that could make the apartment feel cold and impersonal but I feel that the UNStudio’s design mixes the airiness of gallery with the living areas exceptionally and I would love in a space like it.

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