Chuck is a customizable shelving system designed by German industrial designer Natascha Harra-Frischkorn of Hafriko. The whimsical piece was inspired by the desire to create a room that could be manipulated by the user, resulting in endless individual configurations. The shelving system is composed of six bendable plywood pieces, which are anchored on both ends by two stainless steel joints. Objects then can be added between the pieces of wood, causing them to expand or contract, creating infinite unique formations with each object added or subtracted.
July 18th, 2013
July 15th, 2013
Jewelry Design by Pasha Moezzi is inspired by the theme that no two pieces should be alike. He focuses on using simplicity in his designs. Each piece is hand crafted from start to finish, with a strong attention to detail. His jewelry designs are primarily made out of brass and leather, with an introduction of glass and semi precious stone.
July 12th, 2013
The Safari Chair was created by Danish designer Kaare Klint in 1933, and was inspired by a photograph of an English office chair in Africa. Klint’s design philosophy was based on the idea that furniture should be functional, not just a decoration. The Safari Chair is comprised of 11 elements that can be constructed or separated without the need for tools or adhesives. In terms of materials, the chair is available in oil-treated ash, either light or smoked. The upholstery options are canvas and leather in a range of colours. The continued popularity of this piece of furniture is a testament to its classic and elegant design.
July 8th, 2013
Florals are an extremely versatile pattern that can be used in many different elements in a design, from rugs, to wallpaper, to furniture, to accent pillows, to curtains. As well, there are countless styles to choose from, anywhere from traditional and realistic patterns to modern and abstracted examples, so there are floral prints to match everyone’s style. Furthermore, florals can be utilized for many different functions in a space, including creating a focal point for a room, adding a splash of colour or pattern, tying together the different colours and textures in a space, or can be used as the inspiration for the entire design.
July 5th, 2013
CUT is a collection of earrings and necklaces by New York-based designer Yumi Endo. The inspiration for the unique geometric structures are derived from architectural elements and urban motifs found in New York City and numerous cities that the designer has formerly inhabited or visited. The pieces are constructed by employing both conventional and developing production techniques, and are comprised of stainless steel, sterling silver, and acrylic.
July 3rd, 2013
Looking for a minimalist, yet stylish wallet for someone who values great design? Then look no further than the Union Wallet, designed by Madera Studio, which is made of wood and can hold up to six cards, cash, and small essentials in a slender shell. The Union Wallet comes in cherry and walnut, harvested from sustainably maintained forests. As well, the creators of the Union Wallet, working with plantabillion.org, will plant a tree for each wallet sold, in order to aid in offsetting the carbon footprint that results from production and delivery.
July 2nd, 2013
June 28th, 2013
The Chai Collection by Indian designer Nikita Bhate was inspired by her exploration of the roots of her culture, particularly how tea had become such a large part of everyday life in India, since its rather recent introduction approximately 150 years ago. The collection is made of pure white porcelain, and is comprised of a teapot, containers for milk and sugar, and six teacups with colourful patterns taken from Indian cultural designs.
June 24th, 2013
June 13th, 2013