I’m a sucker for unique things and the Haoshi X Rings more than satisfy my wanton needs. I love the Animal Series of rings made of resin set in sterling silver. They’re eye catching, high quality, beautifully designed and unisex. My only regret is not knowing about them sooner to include in our DO WANT! Gift Guide but who needs a holiday to shop! At $75 a ring with 10 animals to choose from – I say go treat yourself and buy one! What we loved: Beautiful carved resin set in
Interior designer Olga Polizzi and architect Flavio Albanese have designed the recently opened Verdura Resort in Sicily. Set across 230 hectares of olive groves and countryside, the rooms are in two distinct types of building, Courtyard and Landscape, which are woven subtly into the landscape and offer a real sense of privacy and space. Natural materials such as stone, sand, wood and cane echo the traditional architecture of Sicily, and rooms make imaginative use of both outdoor and indoor spac
The 2Oct2031 watch concept has been designed for future to provide the future users ultimate luxury with great functionality. The integrated diamond like face of the watch contains two dial plates, one in center and another at the bottom left angle, which is supposed to be used and customized by the users. While the black diamond aspects symbolize luxury, the superbly designed durable belt provides comprehensive safety for the watch as well as comfort for the users. Designer : Tao Ma
Hiller Residence by Michael P. Johnson Design Studio by Harry / December 26, 2009 Via Trendir, a remodeled mountain home in Colorado with a cantilevered second story that stretches over a forest. More at Michael P. Johnson Design Studio and noticias arquitectura.
Pekapeka House by Parsonson Architects by Harry / December 26, 2009 Via @ArchDaily, an ocean-side holiday home in New Zealand "is an exploration in how to create a building of both a strong architectural character and economy." More at Parsonson Architects.
To finish off the year we’re going to showcase the five most popular Dezeen stories from each month in 2009. Number one in January was Jean Nouvel’s pool complex in Le Havre, Les Bains des Docks. Second most viewed was a set of ten stamps issued by Britain’s Royal MailÂ celebrating 20th-century British Design classics. A compact living environment called OrganiCube by Austrian designer Christian Precht was third most popular. In fourth place was a house with a mobile sect
agideas international design forum is on again in 2010. The upcoming design forum will be the 20th year the event has run – a big congratulations to Ken Cato and the agideas team and the long list of volunteers for reaching such an amazing milestone. The forum will be three days of presentations conducted by over 40 of the world’s leading talents in design and creativity, including Alex Alvarez CEO of the Gnomon Visual School of Effects, Dan Formosa of SMART Design, Richard Ferlazz
It’s always the recliners and sofas that take away the credit of being innovative in design. Footrests and tables all included! So the Puppo comes as a refreshing change coz it’s a simple chair that you could keep in your dorm (occupies less space), yet gloat that it’s a decent recliner with its footrest and storage-box-space! Just tinker a bit with it’s mechanics. Designers: Mladen Milosevic & Vuk Dragovic
A-cero Architects have completed an office interior in the recently built Torre de Cristal “Crystal Tower” building in Madrid, Spain. Full description after the photos…. Description of the Torre de Cristal Office Interior by A-cero Architects The architecture studio A-cero, that Joaquín Torres directs with his collaborating associate Rafael Llamzares, it finishes the first phase (the first office) of the design of interiors of the building Torre de Cristal “Crystal Tower” o
If you thought installing tiles was a huge job, think again! Refin has come up with a new concept, appearing at Cersaie 2009 – an innovative thin porcelain tile designed by Michele De Lucchi that makes updating your kitchen and bathroom a breeze. Measuring just 4.5mm thick, the new Skin tiles are so thin they can be installed directly over your existing tile without affecting the floor height, cutting a complicated three-day job into an easy afternoon project. These ultra-thin stoneware tiles