April 27, 2016
Our lives may be enhanced by mobile and computer devices, but until further advances in battery technology we remain slaves to ugly charging cables. Young Dutch designer Lotte Douwes (also featured here) has designed a product which at least helps to reduce the clutter and tangles caused by them.
Lamp & Socket is based on the clever idea of transforming suspension light fittings into power sockets. Multiple fittings could be suspended above a table, for example, with some of them used for lights and others as sockets for charging devices. This is a simple and elegant way to provide power to tables away from wall sockets and helps to banish the trip hazard of cables snaking around the floor.
We love unusual furniture with clever functional designs, such as the airplane trolleys from Bordbar, which can be customised to fit different storage needs, or the typographically inspired ABC bookcase from Saporiti.
Lotte Douwes' Lamp & Socket is not the only multifunctional light around. Check out the Mr Ed table light from Functionals, which doubles as a bookend, or the Asterisco table light cum book rest from LZF.
February 26, 2021
How do you square the circle of practical, rectangular spaces with emotive, curvy designs? San Francisco based OPA Architects shows what's possible with the interior refurbishment of a modern house in Mill Valley, California.
February 16, 2021
Japanese zen style goes far beyond minimalist white spaces. It is about thoughtful spaces which encourage the contemplation of light, colours, textures and shapes - the building blocks of nature and beauty. The Shutter House in Perth is a great example.
February 08, 2021
There was a time when the use of marble was largely restricted to floors, posh kitchen counters and grave statutes. And then, at some point around the mid-noughties, marble was everywhere. Could the same be happening to terrazzo?
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