Archives For May 2014

“Movement” was the theme for 2014’s Designer’s Days (D’DAYS) in Paris—and the Dissidence Hammock certainly got things swinging.

Designed by Laurent Corio in collaboration with French carpentry outfit Tecsabois, the classic yet modern sling was designed for both indoor and outdoor use.

Corio describes the hammock as “an installation which invites to a slow motion, breaking with a stressful and restless everyday life … a vehicle to focus to a much more constructive forward-looking daydream!”

Source: Moco Loco

Orla Kiely’s iconic “Stem” pattern pops up everywhere—on her collaborations with companies like Method and Clarks, her own clothing line, and a seemingly endless array of knockoffs.

So we were excited to see how her 1960’s aesthetic would translate to her Victorian home in London in Dwell. A perfect match, the designer’s colorful prints accent midcentury modern furnishings in an easeful way.

Check out the rest of the house in Dwell’s slideshow.

Images: Chris Tubbs for Dwell

If you’ve ever visited Portland, Oregon, then you know how serious we are about coffee. With so many roasters, brewers, and baristas in this town, it takes a lot to impress.

Enter the Ratio Coffee Brewer. Mark Hellweg, founder of Clive Coffee, came up with the concept after listening to his customers complain about low-quality plastic machines. So he developed a design-forward coffee maker that marries the delicious results of a fussy pour-over with the one-button ease of a machine.

The aesthetic is warmly modern; die cast nickel-plated aluminum contrasts with Oregon black walnut and borosilicate glass. Though the machine isn’t inexpensive (retailing at $480), it’s built to last a lifetime.

The first batch of Ratio brewers sold out earlier this year and the second series is on sale now.

Images: © Clive Coffee

H/T: Remodelista

 

1. A tiger, a lion, and a bear. Best friends ever? (gawker.com)

2. Cannot stop playing with this interactive cocktail page. (nytimes.com)

3. We love this simple yet modern clock. (society6.com)

4. Velveeta, what are you even doing? (jezebel.com)

5. Gorgeous ceramic birdhouse. (contemporist.com)

6. Camera designed to take and send gifs. (npr.org)

7. Kitten saved! (youtube.com)

8. Tulips hanging from the ceiling—yes, please. (ohhappyday.com)

Dabito is one of our all-time favorite Instagramers. And, of course, we love his blog Old Brand New. All of the homes featured have one thing in common—a unique sense of style.

Case in point: this Santa Monica adobe that draws its verve from an eclectic mix of vintage furniture and global accessories.

Be prepared for a serious case of wanderlust.

Images: © Dabito

 

This is what happens when you ask top architects to design bus shelters.

The tiny Austrian village of Krumbach asked seven prize-winning architects to redesign their bus stops, which were built by local craftsmen. You can read more about the process over at Fast Company

The results? Public transit that’s worth the wait.

Images: © Adolf Bereuter, via Fast Company

1. French sangria? Just add Lillet. (imbibemagazine.com)

2. Score one for team cat. (jezebel.com)

3. Wedgwood with a disastrous twist. (coolhunting.com)

4. Sport your bike pride. (scoutmob.com)

5. Kazuya Murata—the amazing yo-yo champion. (youtube.com)

6. Modern grecian sandals top our summer list. (net-a-porter.com)

7. A bunch of strangers made a Lego city. (curbed.com)

8. Feeling crafty? Get Lumi. (lumi.co)

9. 15 animals who had a rough morning after. (justsomething.co)

10. Weekend tunes! (youtube.com)