Archive for August, 2008

Metro Sofa Table in Espresso

Metro Sofa Table in Espresso

Complete your living area with the metro sofa table – a combination of form, function and fashion. The clean lines and up-to-the-minute design provide elegant, graceful stability. There is plenty of center storage space for your magazines, candles or living room essentials.

$388 at Apt. NY

DIY Cubic Wall Clock

DIY CUBIC WALL CLOCK

The DIY Cubic Wall Clock consists of 12 freely placeable multi-hued 2″ cubes and one chrome colored cube containing the movement. The cubes are made to hang on the head of a nail or screw. Requires 1 AA battery.

$79 at Design Warehouse

Wrap Up Storage Bin

Wrap Up Storage Bin

No more hunting this stuff down! In fact, youll feel so organized accessing your paper towel, plastic wrap and tin foil from this sleek, convenient dispenser that youll begin to look for more things to wipe off and seal. (Well, perhaps were exaggerating slightly, but this 3-in-1 concept does make mundane tasks more user-friendly.) Looking more like modern art than storage, it attaches to your wall to save precious counter space. In contemporary stainless steel with mounting hardware, included.

$78 at Chiasso

Biomega AMS Bicycle

Biomega AMS Bicycle

“There are loads of good bikes for specific sports,” says designer Jens Martin Skibsted, “But few are built for just getting around town.” Filling this void is his Biomega AMS 8-Speed Bicycle (2004). When discussing his design, the designer uses the analogy of an Apple computer and a PC: Other bikes may offer more in the way of specialized functionality, but Biomega’s integrated design is easy to use, reliable and virtually maintenance free. In other words, it’s simple. This appropriately geared, reliable machine delivers a level of responsiveness that’s made for city riding. The bike’s cardanic shaft drive is an integrated, chainless transmission that’s extremely durable and low maintenance. The upright seating position makes for a pleasant ride and the brake cables run through the frame where they’re better protected and out of the way of pedaling legs. The front disc brake is placed where it’s needed to handle 80% of braking power. Simple assembly required.

Now: $1,232.50 – $1,232.95 at Design Within Reach

Naolab Charger Frame

Naolab Charger Frame

ChargerFrame transforms your electronic landscape into wall art. It is the hub for all your chargers – as you add a device, the picture changes. This active interplay between cables, gadgets and indicator lights is neatly framed and finished off by an energy-efficient master green switch. Hang it, wrap it, lay it and plug it. Hangs portrait and landscape. 750 by 550 by 120mm; wood, veneer, electric components.

Limited Edition 450 Euro at Naolab.com

Elihu The Elephant Clock

Elihu The Elephant Clock

As a truly multi-talented designer, George Nelson was also successful as a graphic designer. His Zoo Timers – colorful personalities from the animal kingdom – contrast sharply with his sculptural wall clocks from the 1950’s thanks to their graphic touch. The Zoo Timers offer a playful and enjoyable approach to telling the time. These clocks are produced from the original design documents from the Nelson archive with the blessings of the George Nelson estate.

$140 plus Free Shipping at Hive

Lomography Fisheye 35mm Camera

Lomography Fisheye 35mm Camera

Fisheye Camera. The worlds only 35mm camera with a built-in fisheye lens! It sees a sweeping 170-degree view compacting everything around you into a compact circular image. Get right up to your subjects nose for slamming distortion effects. Huge depth of field renders both the foreground and background in complete focus. Its premium glass lens offers bright colors and knockout contrast. Rocks a built-in electronic flash for use day or night. Uses normal 35mm film that can be processed anywhere. Also available with the tasty Fisheye Frame!

$50 at Amazon

Classic Study Solution

Classic Study Solution

The Classic Study Solution includes the Sliding Sofa, which converts to a queen-size bed and a removable slipcover; the Swag Leg Desk, designed by George Nelson in 1958 and recently reintroduced with cable management; the Swag Leg Armchair. also by George Nelson, and designed with a comfortable waterfall seat edge and open back for air circulation; the Luxo L-1 Desk Lamp, designed by Jac Jacobsen in 1937 and considered such an icon of creative thinking that it was chosen by Pixar to be their logo; and Modular Shelving by the team at Studio North Design, who refined the classic dorm-room-style cinderblock and plank shelving by making good use of forest-salvaged old-growth Douglas fir. A straight-grained, amber-colored wood, this material comes from logs that have long since fallen in the forests of the Pacific Coast.

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