7 Free & Easy Ways to Organize Your Office Space

Free and Easy Ways to Organize Your Office Space

I used to think that organizing your workspace meant going to Staples and spending a fortune on office supplies – and somehow that the shiny new folders and pens would immediately ignite my productivity fire. I learned the hard way that blowing my paycheck on mechanical pencils and binder dividers had no bearing on my … Read more

Efeet: Whimsical Home Collection by Dylan Kendall

Dylan Kendall Efeet Collection Orange White Coffee Mug

Have you ever thought that your dishware was a little blah? Boring? Old? Ceramist and social entrepreneur, Dylan Kendall, has taken a stand against boring dishware with her Efeet collection, a set of home accessories for people who are searching for whimsy and minimalist design in their everyday lives. Dylan launched a two Kickstarter projects … Read more

7 Unique Flat-Pack Alternatives to IKEA Furniture

Flat-Pack Caribou

Flat-pack furniture has been a growing trend recently because it’s affordable, lightweight (think lower shipping costs!) and easy to transport. Most flat-pack, hardware free home items are also environmentally friendly, made out of cardboard, recycled wood or other recycled and recyclable materials. Last month we featured the ease and eco-friendliness of SmartDeco furniture and if … Read more

7 Unique Nightstand Ideas

Unique Night Stand Alternatives

Who said you had to use an ordinary bedside table as your nightstand? You can bring a lot of interest and a great, homey feel by playing up the unusual nightstand look — just look at the one above! Who would have thought that 3 vintage suitcases you could probably pick up from your grandparents’ … Read more

Swing Table: Contemporary Design by Duffy London

Swing Table by Duffy London contemporary design

Put a little fun into your contemporary board room or dining room! This swing table designed by Christopher Duffy of Duffy London adds a bit of charm to what would otherwise be an overly formal working or living space. From the designers: Putting a little extra fun into dinner time and boardroom meetings, this four poster … Read more

Library Tree Branch Bookshelf by Olivier Dolle

Libary Tree Branch Shelf by Olivier Dolle

Fall is almost here! It is ridiculous how excited I am. In honor of the upcoming season change, here is a unique shelf design by French artisan and designer, Olivier Dolle. Named the Library Tree Branch (or Bibliotheque Tree Branch), this unique nature-inspired shelf takes a unique approach to presentation and interior design by turning … Read more

Creative Flower Pots: Opot by Clara del Portillo

Wall Decoration: Opot by Clara del Portillo

Want a creative way to showcase your flower pots? Valencia, Spain-based designer Clara del Portillo, who is the senior designer and partner at Yonoh Estudio Creativo, has designed a creative way to hang your flower pots with her accessory: Opot. According to Clara: Pots hanger Opot is extremely easy to use. Made in Tyvek® in a … Read more

DIY: Picnic Table with Built-in Drink Cooler

Summer’s finally here, and if you have the luxury of having your own backyard, that means barbecue parties galore! If you’re looking to add some flavor to your backyard parties, here’s a little DIY project to add a drink cooler to your backyard picnic table. Step 1: DIY Drink Cooler Materials and Tools You will need the … Read more

Ultimate Portable Couch: Reflex by Picnic Time

Standing concerts, subway stations, airport lounges, rooftop parties — there’s always a place you wish had more comfortable, reliable seating (or any seating at all)! The innovative outdoor furniture and accessory company, Picnic Time, has decided to fulfill your wish by releasing a portable couch that seats two people comfortably. Take a look for it … Read more

American Standards Lamp by Peter Bristol

Designer Peter Bristol came up with the concept of the American Standards Lamp in 2010, in which he had discovered a creative way to make use of standard materials and sizes. It is not yet available to the public for purchase, as he is looking for manufacturing and distributing partnership offers. There is a dual … Read more

Designer Loft by Graft

Los Angeles-based urban planning and design company Graft really pulled out all the stops when they were hired to design the 1,270 sq. ft. loft in a restored Hamburg residential building. What would otherwise be a standard high-ceiling and minimalist white space truly stands out because of its focal point: a pod in the center of the loft

The pod, which evokes a rustic feel with its textured walnut panels, serves an even more functional purpose, as it houses the gourmet kitchen, a stone-covered bathroom, as well as shelves for a multitude of books. Even more, it hides the central heating, cooling, and plumbing.

The walnut pod provides a wonderful contrasts to the soft fabrics and sleek furniture choices in the rest of the loft. [via The Cool Hunter]

 

‘ANGOLO’ Pendant Lamp by Michael Schmidt

This light fixture is designed by international industrial and product designer Michael Schmidt. Appropriately entitled ‘ANGOLO’, this pendant lamp was inspired by the origami folding technique. It is made of metal material and can make its home in any industrial style office or home.

Via Michael Schmidt:

The multi-folded light produced by light reflecting her fascination with surfaces that reflect light at different angles in the room.

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Bathroom Designs by Windsor Smith

Los Angeles-based designer Windsor Smith has consistently done a fantastic job  bringing together elegant lines, details, and discreet colors to create whimsical, transitional rooms. As a famed designer who caters to all the Hollywood stars, what else are you to expect of her talent? Even more exciting to those who follow her designs but do not exactly have a Hollywood actor’s budget is the creation of her decorating service, Room in a Box. Room in a Box allows those of us with a pension for elegant design with less disposable income.

A gallery of her tasteful bathroom decor is on display below.

Don’t you love her  wonderful mixture of cremes and whites with splashes of color, along with her juxtaposition of traditional curves with contemporary lines? All signs of transitional style done well — classic.