Cork Trays

 

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.

 

 

 

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Doucement

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meatballs 15 Ways

When it comes to comfort food – which is just what I’ve been craving lately – meatballs are highly underrated. They’re easy to pull together for a meal, so versatile, and can be jam packed with vibrant flavors. If you’re still a doubter just have a look at the 15 recipes below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Beautiful Bluetooth Speakers

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.

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A Little Variety with Purely Fancy Feast Filets

 

Everyone in my house eats grain-free, including me most of the time, so having healthy foods on hand is a must.  And just like my own diet, I like to approach my pets’ diets with a little variety. They may not notice the time and care I put into their food choices, but I know they’re healthier for it and that goes a long way towards my ultimate plan of owning the first immortal cats and dogs. (Mwahahaha!)

 

 

A new addition to my cats’ food plans is Purely Fancy Feast Filets. They’re 100% natural filets of real seafood or chicken with no preservatives that can be fed any number of ways. I recruited my cat Rainey to try out all three types of filets – salmon, white meat chicken, and tuna. We opened the salmon first and flaked a bit of it over her everyday kibble, a healthy way to change up the same thing she’s eaten twice a day for the past four years. I knew it was a hit before she even tasted it because her little paws hit the stairs and she came running down before I even called her name!

 

 

 

Next up was what turned out to be Rainey’s favorite, the white meat chicken. I simply broke up the little filet into pieces she could nibble on and set it out for her to discover – which didn’t take long. This option even received her patented “prey shake” before each bite (she reserves it for the foods she approves of most).

 

 

 

The last taste test was the tuna. I set out the entire filet to see what she would do, and I wasn’t sure if Rainey would grab it and run to enjoy elsewhere or just eat off the plate I had set out. Turns out it was a little of both! After licking it all over she took a few bites and then carried it over to her food bowl to enjoy.

 

 

 

Purely Fancy Feast Filets couldn’t have been a bigger hit! I love that you can tell exactly what you’re getting before even opening the package – real food, no by-products, no preservatives. I’m looking forward to introducing them to my two seniors diets as well because I know they’re going to love them just as much.

This post sponsored by Purely Fancy Feast Filets. All words and opinions are my own, as always. Thank you for supporting the brands that help Design Crush create fresh content!





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Nest

 

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.

 

 

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12 Apps You Should Totally Check Out

 

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Adobe Capture – Turn photos into color palettes, patterns, type, materials and shapes to use with your favorite Creative Cloud apps. With just a tap on your mobile screen, you can transform what you see into creative building blocks for all your designs.

magicplan – Lets you create professional floor plans simply by taking pictures. Use magicplan to generate complete job estimates, view your space in 3D, plan DIY projects, or furnish your home.

Melodist – By analyzing the changes in hues, saturation and brightness, Melodist generates the mode, scale, chord progression and melody automatically, turning every photo into a piece of beautiful music.

 

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Paint Tester – Finding the right color for a room can be a challenge, but Paint Tester shows you the results without all the pain of painting and repainting. Easily try out colors from the palette or take a photo of a color you’d like to try, and apply it to pictures of your own home.

Pantone Studio – Capture your world in PANTONE color, build and create palettes to test on 3D-rendered materials & designs, and share PANTONE colors with your Creative Cloud account, clients, and social networks.

Pee & See – Pee & See is a simple water reminder app that doesn’t need to know when you drink water or how much you drink. Instead, just tap one button every time you go to the bathroom. When you haven’t peed for 3 hours you’ll get a reminder to drink water (except at night).

 

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Plant Life Balance –  Choose from one of seven ‘living looks’, then drag and drop your favorite plants into your room to see how they will make your space healthier and more relaxing. The app even rates the health and well-being of your space based on how many plants you have in it – drawing on results from a study carried out by RMIT University.

Seasonal Food Guide – Find what produce is in season in your state at any time of year with info on 140+ fruits, veggies, legumes, nuts, and herbs, the Seasonal Food Guide is the most comprehensive digital almanac of seasonal local food available.

SMARTIFY – Love visiting art galleries but hate not knowing the stories behind the artworks? Join the thousands of people who have used SMARTIFY in museums and galleries across the world to discover and share art.

 

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Sun – Sun is centered around a single weather line visualising the temperature and precipitation by the hour.

Trips – Explore every day with Trips — a beautiful, simple and intuitive way to share travel experiences. Upload photos and videos to your timeline, then share your trip with your friends, family and fellow travellers. Discover new places, be inspired by stories from the Lonely Planet community and start planning your next adventure.

Verena – Verena is a personal security system for the LGBTQ+ community, giving you the tools you need to keep you safe while you live as the person you were meant to be. Create an account, and develop a network of emergency contacts, who can be alerted without leaving a trace on your phone.

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