Showing posts from December, 2013


Inspired by science and natural forms, Lola Lely’s signature aesthetic is achieved by experimenting with processes such as patination and marbling. We love! Video>>

Jenny from the block

Tel Aviv-based artist and children’s book illustrator, Jenny Meilihove. Meilihove, who moved to Israel when she was a kid, studied at Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem, and today, displays her naive, imaginative world, where anything is possible, through her pictures. These portraits—who appear to be of our favorite scarf-maker Yokoo Gibraan—made us smile.

Making it


Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

We wish all our friends a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year. Filled with comfort and joy. Especially the comfort part!

Lego my iPad!

If you’re close to our age, you probably remember the classic 1984 Apple Macintosh computer with the built-in screen. We love this LEGO interpretation from Oslo-based Jason Kinsella and Charlotte Bakken ...a classic with a modern twist!

For the birds!

Birds continually take off and land in new places, always seeing the world from an enviable perspective and one that all travelers seek. To acknowledge the journey, Airbnb commissioned five artists to create birdhouse models (Birdbnb) of some of their most interesting listings for rent around the world. The result is 50 birdhouses that were strung up at the “Tree of Life” in New Orleans’ Audobon Park where they shot this “Home to You” video! Thanks Design Milk.

Video for the soul


Want a sandwich?

Would you believe that an adult bicycle could arrive flat-packed, be easily assembled by you at home, and ready to be ridden in just a short matter of time? Basten Leijh has done just that with Sandwichbike, an innovative bicycle made of wood that he designed and developed.
Sandwichbike’s unique frame is made of two weatherproof beech wood panels that will stand up in less than ideal weather conditions. The wood comes from sustainably managed forests in Germany as the company takes environmental concerns seriously. Carefully milled aluminum parts are what holds the two wooden panels together, turning all of the individual pieces into a Sandwichbike. With the handy tool that’s included, you can assemble your bicycle in less than an hour. “If you can make a sandwich, you can make a Sandwichbike.”

Yummy treats for the holidays!


So hot

Legendary Viennese company Carl Auböck launched brand new product in the collaboration with London-based designer and craftsman Michael Anastassiades. Anastassiades's eclectic modernist style matches with Carl Auböck's craft and design heritage pretty nicely. These brass Italic pepper mills pay tribute to the mid-century work of Carl Auböck and connects it with the ingenious Anastassiades's minimalism.


More often than we like, we find ourselves wishing we had a tape measure. We love these pebble tape measures. Available in three kinds of wood, these pebble-shaped tape measures offer a smooth finish and a natural appearance. From LEIF.

  -  Solid wood
  -  Extends to 72 inches
  -  Displays inches and centimeters
  -  2.5" diameter x 0.5" high

What wood you say?

Matthew Hoffman has been saying it with wood for years and he’s bringing back his What Wood You Say series with a bang. This latest edition is a framed, hand-cut piece of art featuring whatever you want to say in three-dimensional wood letters. The customizable piece begins by you picking the words and whatever colors you want to use. Hoffman then gets to work by hand drawing the words, painting them, cutting them out, finishing them, assembling them, and then mounting them in a frame. Each custom piece is made from solid mahogany and comes already framed in a ready made shadow box waiting to be hung up. VIDEO>

The Ultimate TV Tray

Designed to fit in wherever you need it to be—the ergonomic WorkPad can work as a mobile freestanding desk at home or in an office, or within a systems environment. Moving silently up and down in seconds, the WorkPad uses an innovative counter-balance mechanism to enable immediate and effortless, single-handed height adjustment - and it allows you to make the transition from seated to standing position heights so that you can simply work sitting or standing. With a small footprint, castors for quick mobility and several finishes to choose from, this table is an easy fit in any space.
And the perfect holiday stocking stuffer!  Available at dane decor Downingtown & Old City Philadelphia.