Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The eyes have it!

Magne-hinge glasses by Nendo
The hinges of these glasses by Japanese studio Nendo use magnets rather than screws to allow users to detach, mix and match arms in a range of different colours.
Magne-hinge glasses by Nendo
Nendo replaced the traditional screw hinges commonly used for eyewear with magnets, so the frames are more flexible and harder to break.
Magne-hinge glasses by Nendo
"The temples release smoothly when pulled from the side, so that users can create different looks by purchasing temples in different colours and materials," said the studio.
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The Magne-hinge glasses were shown as part of Nendo's solo exhibition in Milan's Brera district earlier the month.
Magne-hinge glasses by Nendo
Disk-shaped magnets in the arms clip neatly between two parts with a similar shape on either side of the lens frames.
Magne-hinge glasses by Nendo
A selection of coloured arms, including black, metallic, tortoiseshell and blue options, can be swapped in and out to customise the frames and coordinate the accessories with different outfits.

Friday, April 25, 2014

For your subconscious mind: the art of Alexandra Ethel

We love collage artists. Recently we came across Alexandra Ethell, an artist from Melbourne who creates quirky and dreamy collages, freezing impossible moments with so much beauty and elegance. She says that she is a self diagnosed insomniac who started creating these "moments". We assume she is just dreaming while awake while craftfully sharing those dreams with the world. Let's just hope that the insomnia continues. Also, her art is available at very affordable prices!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

And the winner is...

A few of our favorite A' Design Award winners, rigorously judged by an international jury of design professionals, in a total of 80+ design categories (you can see all winners here):

Folded Tones Rug by Enoch Liew  Flatness is done away with in a rug that presents a 3D optical illusion of folds, using deliberately limited palettes of only three colors, for easy blending with any interior.

Black Shadow H-E Hydrogen-Electric Hybrid Motorcycle by Mark Norton Menendez, Platinum A' Design Award Winner in Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Category, 2013-2014. Future-is-now eco-bike features a lightweight carbon titanium composite frame and an exhaust that emits only oxygen and hydrogen, with the retro styling of a cafĂ© race.  

Eternity Urban Bench by George Drakakis, Golden A' Design Award Winner in Street Furniture Design Category, 2013-2014. "Just drop & forget" with this no-maintenance outdoor unit that provides comfortable seating and a bit of optical fun, in waterproofed reinforced concrete.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Leah yeah!

Leah Gilberson paints the mundane and makes it gorgeous. Check out the rest of her work! Interested in cool modern chairs?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

To a tea!

There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea to bring peace and relaxation. There is one minor annoyance though – getting every inch of tasty tea out of that tea bag, and well, getting rid of it.
The Tea Cup SlingsHOT by Samir Sufi solves both those problems at once. It has a little funnel for you to squeeze every last drop of tea out of the bag without dripping everywhere. It also acts as a place for your old tea bag to rest while you sip your tea.
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The Tea Cup SlingsHOT Means No More Wet Tea Bags in home furnishings  Category

Monday, April 7, 2014

Seen in High Point 2014

Giant Adirondack

Mini Adirondack

Carl at work

Reclaimed garbage from a beach in Thailand made into an awesome side table. We bought one!

Check out Pinterest High Point for hours of exploration!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

High Point Spring Market

We are on our way to discover new and exciting furniture and accessories to fill our showrooms. We will keep you posted with all the live action!