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Houzz the new pinterest.

September 2, 2012

Keep it young recommends this week Houzz  the new social network / app for home decor and design.Pinterest is like but this is deeper.



Ideas for recycling for this weekend!

August 30, 2012


August 29, 2012



July 18, 2012

Hide Your Remotes & Controllers Inside Lift-top Coffee Tables


The other day I was at a friend’s house when I noticed their new coffee table. I also noticed their place looked a lot less cluttered; the usual cluttery-collection of remotes and Wii/Playstation controls were no longer visible. Later, when it was game time, I discovered where everything had gone: inside the lift-top coffee table!

I liked the lift-top coffee table a lot and began browsing the web for some nice options. Here is what I found.

Rustic Storage Coffee Table (shown above the jump): This option from West Elm mixes the functionality with great, warm industrial style. Thanks to its clean lines, warm wood and steel base, it would be an easy fit in many types of decor.


Lucca (shown above): The Lucca table doesn’t provide additional storage, but I like the warm spice finish and feel the lift-top is at a perfect height for placing a laptop on and doing some work in the living room.


Turner (shown above): The Turner table is good for smaller spaces and is well designed with a nice black finish. Because it is a smaller table, the storage space is more limited, but can still hold small items like remote controls, cards and small knick knacks you want to keep out of sight but pull out when you have company.

Herschell: If you want something more sleek and don’t want to go for wood, the Herschell has a white piano painted finish and steel legs. There’s ample storage space beneath, and it’s versatile enough to fit in pretty much any room.


Aurora (shown above): The Aurora coffee table could work equally well in a home office or in the living room because of its modern and minimal design. It comes fully assembled and is available in a sleek gray or white.

Country Vista: This one is an option for those who have furniture in a more classic style and need a coffee table to match. It also has more storage compared to some of the other options. We like the heavy turned and tapered legs and the contrast between the oak veneer and the black finish on the legs.

David Rasmussen Furniture Design – from ashes to production

July 17, 2012

Lego Table

Like the polished core revealed when a geode is cracked open, Lego is a geometrically-shaped table that has been split open, in concept, to reveal it’s multicolored core.  The top is an acrylic painting that has been sanded and sealed for durability.  Lego’s legs are up cycled from old school chairs.

Lego Table
Lego Table
lego table top
lego table top

The Artichoke Table

The Artichoke Table was designed to represent an organic form that has been split to reveal its core, in this case the cross section of an artichoke.  The body of the table is made from shop-molded plywood, faced with exceptionalZebrano veneer, and shaped to form the elliptical shell.  Cocobolo legs are mortised into the shell to make this table heirloom quality. The acrylic painting on the top of the table has been sanded flat and treated to act as a durable tabletop.

artichoke table
artichoke table
artichoke table top
artichoke table top

Milk Packing

July 16, 2012





















Karl Lagerfeld Store @ St. Tropez (Temporary Store)

June 7, 2012


Karl Lagerfeld Store @ St. Tropez – This Friday opens the first store temporary legendary designer / photographer / creative. The retail store will remain open during the 5 months of summer, and a special collection of shirts may only be acquired here.

Bedridden Photo Shoots/Ken Okada Invites the Paris Public to a Bed Photography Session

March 21, 2012

In celebration of spring, Paris designer Ken Okada has invited the public to his store for an in-bed photography session. As a tribute to the famous whims of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the Ken Okada store bed features a poster that reads, “Shirt Peace Bed Peace.”

The fun-loving bed photography sessions showcase Ken Okada’s designs. With a particular focus on his reinvention of the classic work blouse, various families and friends of the shop have shown their support for the amicable project.

The bed, which was installed during the winter months, has been the set for some amazing moments which have all been captured on film. Ken Okada has maintained that the bed photography sessions boast his love for his clientele, and that each snapshot reveals an amazing story.

Hipster Branding

March 16, 2012


LEGO offices

March 5, 2012

Conceived and designed by the architects of Rosan Bosch and Rune Fjord, this office is the ideal concept for LEGO employees asto discover new business development in Billund, Denmark.

Moleskine meets LEGO®

March 1, 2012

The new limited edition bears a real LEGO® plate embedded in its cover.

Plot: Exploring a deserted land, two LEGO® aviators create the basis of a new city. For everyone who still enjoys letting their imagination fly.

Available at the MoleskineStore (, MoleskineUS ( and MoleskineAsia (

by ComboCut Film

I Have a (Puzzling) Dream

March 1, 2012

MAKE Sales Manager Brigitte Kunde shared this amazing build with us, spotted online by a friend of hers. Pete Fecteau used over 4,000 Rubik’s Cubes to create this 18′ 6″ x 9′ 8″ mosaic of Dr. Martin Luther King. Apparently Rubik’s-based artwork is a “thing.” There’s Rubik’s Einstein, Lincoln, Sitting Bull, Kathy Lee and Hoda(?). There’s even a name for the genre: Rubikcubism.

LEGO Sydney Opera House

February 27, 2012

Danish architect Jorn Utson’s world renowned design of the Sydney Opera House will be the next model in the LEGO architectural series to be released. The Opera House is just one of about 12 famous buildings to be scaled smaller to be a part of the series. Other building kits in the series include work by influential architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies van der Rohe.  The Opera House serves not only as a monumental construct for Australia but internationally as well. The unique design has brought spectators from all corners of the world to revel in its beauty.

Design Days Dubai

February 20, 2012

March 2012 brings the inaugural edition of Design Days Dubai, the first fair in the Middle East and South Asia dedicated to collectible and limited editiondesign. preview here @ facebook.Held in collaboration with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the Emirate’s dedicated Authority for culture, arts, and heritage, Design Days Dubai will be an annual event in the international art and design calendar attracting influential galleries, collectors, designers, critics and curators from around the world with its exclusive showcase of collectible and limited edition design and cultural and educational programme.
Over 20 of the world’s leading galleries specializing in 20th and 21st century collectible design will take part in this year’s fair, along with a public series of talks and workshops led by international designers and experts including Rabih Hage, Li Edelkoort, Nada Debs and Kwangho Lee.

2012 Light Festival – Ghent, Belgium

February 4, 2012

Just like fireworks, originally used in celebrations to reach up to and greet the spirits in the sky, this LED-light cathedral aimed VERY VERY high! We’re not sure if it was visible from space (or higher) but it certainly glowed brightly.

More than half-a-million people were drawn to the Luminaire De Cagna LED-light display at the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. Luminaire De Cagna became the main attraction of the Festival that included more than 30 other displays and exhibitions.

Constructed of wood, covered with 55,000 LED lights and reaching 28 meters (92 ft.) into the sky above Belfortstraat, the Romanesque cathedral-like Luminaire De Cagna used only 20 kWh of energy.

Luminaire De Cagna is an Italian family business that has created light displays since 1930. They started with oil and carbine lights, moved on to electric and, since 2006, have used LED-lights exclusively. – Tuija Seipell

Printable ‘Lie-ca M3’ camera by Matthew Nicholson

February 3, 2012

photo © Matthew Nicholson

Just because you cannot afford a Leica camera that does not mean you cannot have one.  Matthew Nicholson, a designer and photographer based in London, has created the ‘Lie-Ca M3’ pinhole camera fully functional with a 35mm film for a fraction of the cost of the real heavy version. The camera comes with a full 10 page pdf (£2.00) with detailed information on how to build this exclusive paper luxury product.  With beautiful infographics and a set of instructions, you can now enjoy the best that your money can buy. Are we therefore buying form or a feeling? This project explores these issues with luxury consumer products and reveals the playfulness of adapting luxury to an attainable experience for those open to it.  Go ahead, try it out and share your pictures with us.

photo © Matthew Nicholson

photo © Matthew Nicholson

photo © Matthew Nicholson

photo © Matthew Nicholson

Leica M3 advertisement from its first year of production; U.S. Camera, December 1954


January 27, 2012

Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam is one of Japan’s leading fibre artists, and one of a very small number that sometimes use knitting or crochet in their work. Living in Canada, she now specialises in creating large, interactive textile environments that function both as imaginative and vibrant explorations of colour and form, at the same time as providing thrilling play environments.

The beginning of her career coincided with the development of ‘fibre art’ as an active sub-section within the fine art world. Her work was very much a part of the new wave of fibre art that happened in the 1970’s, and she was one of several Japanese artists to make a deep impression.

Fibre Columns/Romanesque Church‘ and ‘Atmosphere of the Floating Cube‘ were two pieces that were featured within several major accounts of that movement, in books such as ‘The Art Fabric Mainstream’ by Mildred Constantine & Jack Lenor Larsen. There they describe how ‘she knit hundreds of gold and silver lengths, stretched them into concave panels, and composed them as a cube. Then, with powerful knee-height floodlights, she transformed the whole into a haloed radiance.’


Just for fun.

January 25, 2012


The hipsters of yesterday

January 25, 2012


Wonderful series of illustrations of the Fab Ciraolo hand from Santiago de Chile where Pop portrays various characters such as Frida Kahlo, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Che Guevara, Cleopatra and Salvador Dalí and transforms them today somasterfully in the notorious “hipsters” .