UNIQUE WOOL RUGS THAT BRING MOSS AND MEADOWS INTO YOUR HOME

Alexandra Kehayoglou was born into Argentina’s first family of rugmakers. The 34-year-old artist started making unique, moss-like carpets after finishing art school in 2008. Kehayoglou uses scraps and threads from her family’s Buenos Aires factory, taking up to two months…

THE GLOBE GARDEN CHAIR

The original Garden chair, designed by Peter Opsvik 29 years ago, is now re-launched in a new version by Moment AB. In the updated version the branches of the tree continues down and become supporting footrests. Garden is an icon,…

$500.000 CHALLENGE: Build Projects To Help ALS Communication

ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects neurons in the brain and spinal cord causing rapid loss of motor control. Those who are diagnosed often face total paralysis within 5 years. Not only can they not physically move, but…

THINGTHONG: The Flip-Flop That Doubles As A Swim Costume

Singapore-based BBH Asia-Pacific copywriter and associate creative director, Douglas Hamilton, has created a concept dual-purpose flip-flop as a last-minute solution for those who forgot their swim costume. Called the ‘ThingThong’, the slipper’s Y-straps are adjustable and elastic so that you…

HOW APPLE IS GIVING DESIGN A BAD NAME

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong. Don Norman and Bruce Tognazzini from Fastcodesign explains below what’s going on with Apple: “Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion…

HOW PANTONE® BECAME THE DEFINITIVE LANGUAGE OF COLOR

  A few minutes into the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy opens her eyes and surveys the Technicolor world around her. Dorothy follows the Yellow Brick Road, she arrives at the Emerald City, and she clicks her Ruby Red slippers. Those…

ICONIC FURNITURE DESIGNS EVERYBODY SHOULD KNOW

The designs and ideas of the Modernist era went on to shape the face of furniture design as we know it, and many of those pieces are now certified works of art. If you're still struggling to tell your Rams…

QUIP TOOTHBRUSH

Quip is a new electric toothbrush developed to take the simple and often overlooked task of brushing your teeth, to the next level. It has vibrating bristles, and a smart electric motor with a 2 minute timer, just to make…

THE MiiR 32 OUNCE HOWLER

Is Miir’s 32 Ounce Howler the perfect bottle for transporting your craft beer? Close to it, anyhow. These handy howlers are made of double-walled stainless steel for a vacuum-insulated seal that keeps cold things cold for upwards of 24 hours,…

WHEN MACINTOSH MEETS iPAD AIR

The Macintosh is a computer with history: with its first desktop computer "Lisa" Apple showed more than 30 years ago not only what was technically possible - the design of the iMac & Co. regularly causes stir. For CURVED/labs a…

THE PETER SCHLUMBOHM’S CHEMEX COFFEE MAKER

Vintage and antique enthusiasts Collectors Weekly bring us the story of Peter Schlumbohm, a German-American immigrant who invented the Chemex coffee maker over 70 years ago. The design of the cone-shaped glass carafe remains exactly the same today, with only…

MARSALA 18-1438 PANTONE: The Color Of the Year 2015

It’s that time of year again when the color experts Pantone announce their color of the year. The winner? Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala 18-1438, an earthy rust red that will, no doubt, make you think of wine.…

CRAYON FOOD BARS BY LUXIRARE

“Crayon” is a series of food bars by luxirare that are made from various other foods crushed
together and formed into cylinders to look just like crayons. the set of bars are each a unique
shade that is made from other foods…