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Cooking Table For a Minimalist Kitchen Experience

Designed by Moritz Putzier, the Cooking Table is a multifunctional table with a bench and storage bowls. The table features a treated wooden tabletop with a gas burner in the middle. Built into either side are wire supports for hanging all sorts of kitchen supplies. A separate piece, the bench provides a small workspace and a place to sit when the meal is ready. The ceramic storage bowls are sealed ...

Black Wooden Tables Emulate Volcanic Basalt

Normal Studio of France recently created five geology-inspired end tables. The series, Basalt Table, is cut from a single oak trunk. Each of the pieces is made entirely of wood and charred black so that it resembles volcanic basalt. In spite of the violent process, which involves an actual blowtorch, the designs retain their natural tree rings. As fossil-like furniture, the tables represent the history, beauty, and destruction of nature. ...

Sustainable Sand Packaging

Sand Packaging sounds like an oxymoron, but the Barcelona-based studio Alien and Monkey has made it reality. Turning to the beach for a sustainable way to present small gifts, they chose to work with sand because it is an evocative, tactile, and renewable material. Fashioned into rectangular boxes with a stylish diagonal groove, sand is aesthetic as well. The product design features a hardened exterior, a stopper, and an interior ...

Wooden Peg Wall

Designed by Merge Architects, a firm based in Boston, the Peg Wall was built for a private loft in Massachusetts. The structure is a sculptural shelving unit with a bathroom hidden inside. Made entirely of wood, the design is composed of a pegboard wall liner and 40,000 dowels of 30 varying lengths. The pieces flow together, forming a complex geometric wave that functions both as a bookshelf and a discreet ...

Geometric DNA Bench

Designed in collaboration between Deborah Mansur and Leonardo Rossano of True Design, the DNA Bench is a minimalist piece of furniture with a spiral shape. Each section is crafted from a single piece of plywood, adding to the sense of flow between pieces and the contradicting segmentation of the whole. Whether place in a home or a public venue, the geometric design is a sure conversation starter. However, smart alecks ...

Skateboards Upcycled from Bourbon Barrel Planks

Young brand Hepcat is rolling out two sustainable skateboard designs: the Jive cruiser board and the Flip freestyler. Both models feature salvaged bourbon barrel wood, which comes cut and curved in a way that looks rustic and feels balanced. In the pre-made versions, the wood is paired with brightly colored wheels for high-contrast style and a smooth ride. However, for buyers want to build their own ride, the deck is ...

Italian Lamp Inspired by Milk Bottles

Pestrin is a suspended lamp designed by Nicolò Zavagno and made in Italy. The name derives from a Venetian word for a place where people would traditionally go to buy milk. Inspired by the shape of milk bottles, the lamp has a curved porcelain form with a beech wooden stopper. The minimalist design hangs on a cord of white fabric. Available in white, gray, and orange, the lamp is a ...

Ulaelu Modular Outdoor Kitchen

Go beyond the grill and cook a feast the Ulaelu Outdoor Kitchen. The modular design includes a frame with storage space, a grill, a sink, and counters, available in wood or stone. The metal components are made of powder-coated aluminum and the wooden ones of thermo-treated ash. Combined, the two materials have a handsome, almost industrial look, and make the design impervious to the elements. The set can also include ...

Proplamp Sets the Stage for Creativity

Proplamp is a papery suspended lamp designed and made by Erwin Zwiers and Margje Teeuwen. The lighting hangs from the ceiling, softly illuminating the room. Made of a round sheet of biodegradable nonwoven material, the shade comes pre-shaped and can be crumpled again and again so that the design is a dynamic “prop” for staging the scene for any occasion, from a cozy night in to a surreal dinner party. ...

Chocolate LEGO Bricks by Akihiro Mizuuchi

This sweet design began as part of a Valentine’s Day tradition among Japanese designer Akihiro Mizuuchi and his friends. Every February fourteenth, the gang would make chocolates in the image of their favorite characters from Mobile Suit Gundam. This year, Mizuuchi decided to up the ante and make his manga-inspired chocolates from LEGO bricks. He designed the characters on his computer and then created molds using actual LEGO bricks. The ...