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Catch-All Side Table

Created by the French interior design studio Grégoire de Lafforest, this small table features a  built-in chute-and-bag system for keeping stray objects. The tabletop is carved so that items slide down into the flexible bag-drawer, which can be opened from the other side as needed. This inventive furniture design hides clutter and gives users something nice to look at instead. The table serves as a shining display and is a ...

Contemporary Wheelbarrow Chair

A crafty chair with simple beginnings, Rapide explores how a common wheelbarrow can be reimagined in contemporary design. The lounge chair is curvy and bold with wooden wheels on either side of the seat. More than a referential detail, the wheels allow the design to be driven just like a wheelbarrow. Users simply lift the piece up by the wooden handle on the back and push where they want the ...

Babilus Vases by Nir Meiri

Currently on view at London Design Week, Nir Meiri’s Babilus Vases can be found at 19 Greek Street Gallery. The naturalist design is layered with different materials such as stone-rendered Corian, bamboo, glass, and oriented side board (OSB). Available in four sizes, the finished pieces contrast light and dark shades of brown, black, and white. Photography by Shay Ben Efraim

Evercut Stainless Steel Knives

The FURTIF Evercut collection is an innovative line of stainless steel knives by TB Groupe of France. Pressurized and laser-bonded with titanium carbide, the knives are 300 times stronger than regular steel blades and only require sharpening every 25 years. All in matte black, the knives look good enough to keep around for generations, too. The Evercut collection includes chef’s, kitchen, office, paring, and santoku knives, available here.

DesignPOP by Lisa Roberts

Just released, DesignPOP is the second book by design guru Lisa Roberts, author of Antiques of the Future. While Antiques of the Future focused on Roberts’ own collection, the new title explores contemporary design in the context of changing technology and values. DesignPOP is both an introduction to cutting-edge design and a resource for inspiration, collecting innovative work created between 2000 and 2014.  Published by Rizzoli, DesignPOP is a hardcover ...

Origami Lighting for a Good Cause

Orikomi is series of tea lights and handmade origami lamp shades by Blaanc. Crafted from high quality paper, the delicate shades are particularly eye-catching. Each piece plays with color and shape, and the overall effect is reminiscent of a dancer’s bright skirt. The design promises to soften any room with pastel colors. Moreover, the product sales benefit Adobe for Women, a nonprofit that funds sustainable housing projects and teaches Mexican ...

Pinhole Coffee

A new craft coffee shop in San Francisco, Pinhole Coffee draws inspiration from pinhole photography and, more generally, the idea of from the idea of making something big from something small. Founded by JoEllen Depakakibo, a former Blue Bottle barista, Pinhole Coffee uses Blue Bottle coffee, skilled brewing technique, and excellent design to deliver an all-around standout cafe experience. Depakakibo specially partnered with Monarch Methods of Toronto to design a ...

Stone Age Desk Accessories

A personal project by Studio JinSik Kim, Stone Age shapes an ancient material into a modern form. The marble design is made up of four parts that can be used separately as paperweights or combined as a pencil holder. See the minimalist desk accessory here in “Black Marquina.”

Colorful Gamma Chair Made in Italy

Designed by Pianca and made in Italy, the Gamma Chair is a clean, contemporary furnishing for home or office. The scooped seat is made of chrome and stands on metal, pylon, or wooden rocket legs. The design can be upholstered with a removable fabric cover that’s colorful and a little wrinkled, just like a favorite t-shirt.

Glass Sanctuaries for Endangered Plant Species

Designed by Morgan Ruben Jansen op de Haar and sponsored by Fraunhofer COMEDD, Sanctuaria is a series of safe displays for endangered plants. Like time capsules, the micro environments conserve. Their particular use is to preserve endangered species found in tropical rain forests. There are mini, reclining, and suspended versions, each of which is outfitted with elements such as wooden stands and brass lamps. All are made of glass that ...