Mid–twentieth–century Milan designer Giordano Robbiati achieved a spiritual union between form and function when he devised a new type of coffee maker in the late 1940s. Ciao bella. If you “love” retro modernism and espresso, go no farther. Loved around the world, Robbiati’s patented coffee machine is a classic design of the ‘Atomic Age'(1945–1960). Known […]
Looking back. Special edition Pantone Flight Stool designed for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City, 2005. Timeless sculptured plywood furniture. Designer: Barber Osgerby Producer: Isokon Plus
No more dry, empty bowls on your radiators. Here is a container that holds water and senses when the water is gone. Enter the concrete humidifier. Maybe an alert when the humidifier is empty is next. via yanko design Designer: Sang Jang Lee
Value item: Stocking stuffer under $25. For the pencil sharpener crowd a set of 12 multi-stripe pencils with rubber tops in a matching presentation box. 100% wood, 100% graphite, 100% rigid cardboard box. $12.00US Designer: Paul Smith (UK)
Industrial. Creative. A sculpture? Quite fresh and unpredictable. An emergency laundry drier. Maybe a wall-hook for designer oven mitts? The Ciussai Radiator from Adhoc.
Designer: Stefano Ragaini and Giorgio Di Tullio
For many of our readers, winter is just around the corner. And that may mean it’s time to trade the A/C unit for a humidifier. Here is a cute one. Designed by Takashi Hiroshi Tsuboi, the tear-drop shaped humidifier is ultrasonic and can produce moisture for up to ten consecutive hours. If you speak Japanese […]
Creativity at work again: turning a negative into a positive. Yes, they’re a green product, 100% biodegradable. Producer: Jungeschatel Designer: Jungeschatel via thedieline.com Want to make a 100% biodegradable political message? dogs for democrats
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Value item: Here is an innovative, quirkly little product that may make a big (lemon) splash. The UTILO, Lemon Squeezer designed by Nicole Schaffert. Just insert spout into your lemon and squeeze for quick and easy seed-free juice. Made of stainless steel. Producer: Blomus was established in 2001 to innovatively manufacture stainless steel items utilizing […]
With cold weather just around the corner, tea anyone? Gems Teastick The Teastick GEMS bring new light to your cup of tea. Now with two brilliant colors so sparkling clear you can see the steeping tea bloom. With classic “scoop it, slide it, steep it” functionality The Teastick GEMS are as useful as they are […]