Thursday, January 31, 2013

we wood

There may be only one word for Rainer Spehl’s  MacBook/Pro laptop cases: Classy. These babies are made of solid wood, are lined in leather, and come equipped with a magnetic closure. We wood definitely get this!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dream wall

Dreamwall is high-quality imitation brick, stone, slate wall products for the modern wall.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rocking bed

Private Cloud by Manuel Kloker looks like a giant rocking chair, or to be more exact like a rocking bed. The bed requires a little more space than a “normal” bed but we're pretty sure that this bed can offer new experiences to any couple. The bed will sway when someone touches it, but it can also lock into a certain angle of tilt. Looking for something a little more conventional>

Monday, January 28, 2013

Cool collage

Through layering, collage and juxtaposition, Hillary Williams makes gorgeous layered pieces that deal with the absurdity, poignancy and joy of our world. We are big fans.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hang on...

Every closet needs these amazing patterned hangers made from traditional textile belts in Ukraine. In fact, everyone needs 30. Designed by Bernhard Burkard.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Smart design

Exovault is a metal iPhone case that acts like a vault — locking your iPhone inside and protecting it from damage. Made of two pieces of solid metal, the case snaps shut and offers a safehouse for your most important personal accessory. Designed, manufactured, and assembled by hand in Brooklyn, New York. Available for iPod Touch, iPhone 3G/3GS, 4 and 5.

Engraved cases are also available!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Take a number!

House numbers…functionally we need them to identify our homes for visitors and emergency responders but shouldn’t they also be visually appealing? Modern House Numbers does just that by offering high quality and affordable address numbers, mailbox numbers and curb stencils for the modern dweller. Now offering more than numbers; check out their letters, symbols and custom plaques. Modern House Numbers was started in 2008 by two young architects who wanted to make a personal statement on their own home without breaking the bank.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Grand baby...

Creative genius Poul Henningsen introduced his mind-altering Baby Grand Piano design in 1931 - and it still belongs to the future. Look ahead twenty years. Now look again. There is nothing else like it, and there never will be. Great design baby!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Vase case

Graham Johnston creates and produces a range of high quality contemporary vases. His Ness and Beauly vases not only allow you to display the flower heads but also the flower stems through a series of channels. The Ness vase is wall mountable and Beauly is a free standing, double-sided vase. Both are suitable for a range of flower types working exceptionally well with fresh tulips! The water trays provided ensure that enough water reaches the flower and it easy to top up. Yes, you can use artificial flowers too:)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Main squeeze!

One of these things is not like the other. If you guess the townhouse in the middle — you are right! This townhouse in Landskrona, Sweden by Elding Oscarson is quite different than its neighbors. The narrow site is sandwiched between very old neighboring buildings. Three thin slabs are projected into the open volume, softly dividing its functions. The continuous interior space is opening up to the street, to an intimate garden, and to the sky. Great space!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


The Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation commissioned Todd Saunders of Saunders Architecture to create a series of six artists’ studios on Fogo Island, which is located outside of Newfoundland, Canada. The organization is committed to preserving the Islanders’ traditions and rejuvenating the island through the arts and culture. This project was ideal for Saunders, who happened to grow up in Newfoundland. These buildings represent three of the six studios, which are located on beautiful, dramatic sites. We think we could be creative here, especially with furniture selection!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Mr. Nonski is influenced by major cities and their architecture. Abstract shapes, surfaces, structures, and patterns are often the initial inspiration for his workpieces. The process of his artwork is mostly adventurous and spontaneous. He uses different techniques to create something new by chance. Cool video>

Monday, January 14, 2013

Worth it's salt?

Earl brings a scientific element to sophisticated dining.These lab-ware style salt and pepper shakers inspired by the iconic Erlenmeyer chemistry flask complete with cork stoppers with drilled holes. From our good friends at MODE.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Get cool this weekend!

Shameless plug warning! LAST DAYS OF NEW YEAR YEAR...ENDS SUNDAY 1/13/13!!!
Take a half day trip to one of our 3 conveniently located dane decor locations! Why? Glad you asked. We have a huge selection of fresh, brand new, cool designs.  And of course, a huge selection of classic and coveted designs at prices that make them even more beautiful! Our modern and contemporary furniture is meticulously crafted by the world’s most revered factories. Stop in and get cool!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The right cord

These really struck a cord with us.  CableDrop gently grasps your power and peripheral cords so they do not fall off your desk every time you unplug your laptop. CableDrop's unique design makes cable management fun and can also be used as a general purpose clip in a multitude of creative ways. We love creative ways!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Down the tubes...

Belgian designer Sebastien Wierinck creates installations of sculptural furniture made of flexible polyethylene tubes. From public benches to cafe seating to temporary installations, his pieces always challenge the way people view and interact with environmental space. Finally a creative use for those flexible polyethylene tubes!

Monday, January 7, 2013

A turn on!

Spectacular and extravagant, in a breathtaking, unheard of design, the lusso is built upon alternate layers of aluminium and black acrylic, including the topsy-turvy cone for the aluminum platter fitted with an acrylic plattermat! This gorgeous piece of design is driven by a precise high-end synchronous motor suspended within one of the cones. The cones, not connected to each other, embrace height-adjustable feet that serve for perfect set-up. Even the carbon tonearm, mounted on a cone, demonstrates high style. Now if we only had our Trini Lopez albums back!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Mono cool

This eyewear series by Monoqool is inspired by the shape of a spiral, translating it into a delicate design – it features sensuously appealing functionality, yet at the same time also presents a new approach towards the understanding and construction of eyewear. The eyewear is focused around a spiral hinge of avant-garde appeal that we find  fascinating – it makes the hinge look like a refined accessory, but actually it the basic design element. We are getting these!
Design: Flemming Bo Hansen