One of our highlights of the Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show is the 304 series of lamps by Dutch designer Nick Beens.
Italian production house Car-Met has turned to a new generation of designers to create an enchanting collection of furniture that plays on shapes, colours and versatility.
During the recent London Design Festival we came across these ingenious modular light sculptures designed by Ying Chang, working in collaboration with Federico Trucchia.
Christopher Stuart, our favourite American master of sleek and sculptural forms, has launched an alluring collection of furniture at the London Design Fair.
The trend for using mixed materials remains unabated and we are all for it, especially if the products are as beautiful and useful as the stacking vessels from Utopia and Utility.
The aim behind One Plus Eleven is to build "conceptual furniture" that inspires and provokes by blurring the boundary behind art and design.
Frama is one of a new wave of Scandinavian brands which eschews ever more exuberant and indistinguishable designs in a return to fundamental values of utility and timelessness.
Industrial style pendants, for long the suspension light of choice by loft-dwellers and hipster bars the world over, may be a dime a dozen, but few can match the extraordinary quality and design clarity of those made by Eleanor Home.
Frederik Roije, our favourite Dutch designer and the maestro of minimalism, has designed a clever and sophisticated new chair for Dutch design house Puik.
Good living comes from wellness, great design and a life of purity and refinement.
WRKBNCH has long been a well kept secret for those seeking high-end bespoke cabinets, but the brand is about to find its way into many more little black books with the recent opening of its first showroom in Shoreditch, London.
Of all the media at a product designer's disposal, sound is probably the least explored.
Multidisciplinary design collective Uhuru has long been a scion of the Brooklyn design scene.
It's a problem common in all big cities: as property prices skyrocket and living spaces shrink, how should furniture manufacturers fit the same amount of stuff into broom-cupboard sized apartments?
The sun is out and so is school, which means it's the time of the year when we can feast our eyes on new works from design school graduates, whose boundless enthusiasm and endless creativity is always a joy to see.
Glass is an astonishingly beautiful and versatile material, especially in the artistic hands of Angie Packer.
The experience of eating is much influenced by our interactions with the tableware on which the food is serve, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that designers would attempt to forger deeper connections between us and our tableware.
American designer Fernando Mastrangelo uses cement mixed with unusual materials such as coloured sand, salt, coffee and glass to create intriguing furniture and decorative objects which showcase the raw beauty of the materials.
Savannah, Georgia based Korean-Brazilian designer Eny Lee Parker's love for terracotta goes far beyond the odd planter and carafe.
We were delighted to come across the furniture and lighting collections from Seatle-based design studio Iacoli & McAllister during the recent Sight Unseen Offsite exhibition in New York.
Steel is widely admired for its strength and integrity, qualities which are celebrated by the furniture collection of Dutch architect Dimitri Kruithof.
During our recent visit to the ICFF trade fair in New York we were drawn irresistibly to the eye-catching display of mirrors at the Bower Studios stand (and that's not just because we like the image reflected in the mirrors).
With the proliferation of scented candles on the market, finding a fragrance that tickles your fancy is not so difficult, but to find a scented candle which looks as good as it smells is much more challenging.
It would be impossible to do justice to the thousands of new designers who showed their works across Milan during the design week, much of which are as likely to delight as they are to bewilder.
Furniture design from down-under may have been under the radar, but that is set to change with emerging design brand SP01.
During the Milan Design Week the wild frontier of design was undoubtedly the Ventura-Lambrate district, where emerging and experimental designers showed their wares under the vast rusting hulks of disused industrial facilities.
For some people less may be more, but for others too much minimalism makes you a dull boy.
One of our highlights of Milan Design Week is the Norwegian contemporary crafts and design exhibition curated by designer Katrin Greiling, who put together a highly polished showcase of the most exciting design talent from Norway.
The exhibition halls of the Milan Furniture Fair can be an endless, monotonous stream of same-ness, so imagine our surprise when we stumbled upon the JCP stand.
Capturing the fleeting beauty of nature is the raison d'être of Andrea Forti and Eleonora Dal Farra, the experimental design duo behind Alcarol.
Patricia Urquiola has designed a collection of Moghul-inspired outdoor rugs and furnishings perfect for those who want to recline in style.
Ever wondered why it is bad to watch TV or use computer devices before you go to bed?
For all serial plant-killers out there, Barcelona-based designers Álvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera have come up with a clever and stylish product to help keep your indoor plants alive.
When the Paris-based Murano glass specialist Veronese decided to make use of the spare crystal ornaments which have been accumulating at the basement of their Paris showroom for over 40 years, they knew exactly who to call.
Nordic cool and Japanese minimalism make great design bedfellows, as the simple and sleek collections from Finnish design collective Kaksikko show.
It's not an exaggeration to say that Piaggio, the creator of the Vespa scooter, changed the concept of mobility.
The Craft of Thread Wrapping is an ongoing project by Swedish Chilean designer Anton Alvarez to create objects using different materials bound with colourful glue-coated threads.
Always complaining about not having enough time? French designer Bina Baitel has designed a unique clock which encourages you to take the time to enjoy time.
Never one to let creativity restricted by material limitations, Swedish designer Erik Olovsson has created a series of highly appealing stools using nothing more than pine blocks and paint.
What do you get when you mix mid-century design style with a dash of contemporary attitude?
We may be in deepest winter but it's never too early to start planning for the spring clean.
The annual graduate show of Design Academy Eindhoven is a veritable treasure trove of great design ideas, too numerous to document in full.
Recycling and upcycling may be all the rage, but these products often end up looking haphazard and artisanal.
Korean designer Juno Jeon is well known for his Alive Furniture Series, featuring cabinets with wooden "scales" which move as the drawers are open and closed.
Ability to create ambience is the key to success for any interior design scheme, but how?
In a world full of noise, wouldn't it be great if we were able to tune out parts of the soundscape in order to focus on the sounds we really want to hear?
When Puck Dieben was a little girl she liked to build structures out of bedlinen and towels.
Often we take simple things in life for granted and fail to appreciate the value they add.
A certain Swedish furniture company may have popularised flatpack furniture, but it is young designer Christian Heikoop's Glissade collection which injects a much needed dash of panache to this much maligned category.
Regen is a unique system of making garments devised by Wendy Andreu, a designer fascinated by materials.
Graphic designs which play on perspectives may be old hat, but to apply such designs to rugs? Now that's fresh.