Inspired by more traditional baskets, designer Saif Faisal created a group of cork trays. The soft square, circular, and loop shapes are made from two types of the material – one for the main piece and a second for the strap. They’re so beautifully versatile that you can use them in the kitchen, on your dresser, or even hang them on the wall.
Check out this mirror bookmark originally designed as a palindrome machine! It’s the size of a standard bookmark and its polished surface reflects text and generates palindromic phrases while saving your page.
Doucement is an independent textile art and design studio helmed by Monica Hofstadter. The textile objects she creates from natural fibers and radiant plastics blur the line between minimalist art and over the top creature comforts. Each piece is inspired by the love of being home, creating serene moments for the senses, and the magic and spirituality of the tangible world.
Blossom Speaker by Bebop
Blossom is made of finely textured plastics in matte finishing that is lightweight and warm to the touch. The audio-dispersing cone can be nested into the main cylinder body for portability, while also serving as a protective shell for the delicate speaker cloth cover. The cone’s movement also acts as the power switch.
Cromantica Bluetooth Speaker by Habits Design Studio
Color and sound come together to adapt to your moods with this glowing speaker. Choose from a wide variety of color illumination and control with a touch or with your smartphone as you play your favorite music or ambient sounds.
Monkey Radio & Speaker by by RSW
Like a monkey swinging from tree to tree, this compact FM radio and bluetooth speaker can curl its flexible antenna “tail” around a bike handle, your wrist or a shower rod. (It’s waterproof!) The rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts for five hours and takes three hours to fully charge.
Reykjavik Speaker by Vifa
With three drivers packed into a pebbly shape that enhances 360-degree sound, the Reykjavik comes either covered in Kvadrat woolen fabric or in a fully anodized aluminum version that’s as tough as it looks.
Whyd Speaker by Whyd
360 Whyd Sound technology delivers crystal clear sound with deep and dramatic bass in all directions. Control your music from anywhere in the room, without a phone. Ask for a track, artist, playlist or radio.
Nest is a literal nest egg! Crafted in 3D printed porcelain and steel as a numbered edition, Nest can be used to collect change and then smashed when full. Its metal base doubles as a makeshift hammer when the time comes, and inside you’ll find an unexpected homage to the traditional piggy bank in miniature.
I’ve had various pieces of statement art sitting atop my mantel in both of the homes I’ve owned, but I’m starting to think that it might be time for a change. Lately I’ve been noticing mantel mirrors more often and I love the way they can make a room feel larger through illusion. My living room is a decent size but my home isn’t terribly wide, so I’ve been considering what shape and style I might incorporate into the space. So far my research has put these thirteen mantel mirrors at the top of the list – which one are you drawn to most?
I’d love to have one – or five – of these ceramic wrap vessels by Formantics in my hot little hands! Each piece is a bespoke handcrafted original artwork, with everything from the hand-drawn pattern to the glazing being completely unique.