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String Lights by Michael Anastassiades

Michael Anastassiades’ String Lights, created for Flos, are a minimalist, suspended design that is at once simple and bold. The design resembles a thin, floating pencil line, from which bright but understated lights illuminate the room. The designer explains that his sources of inspiration are the power transmission lines that connect pylons, creating elegant, parallel lines across the sky. He translates the disciplined aesthetic into interiors, crafting myriad linear designs ...

Bench Designed for Former Convent in Spain

Andreu Carulla designed this bench for a former convent, the Bernardes Cultural Center of Spain. The unique piece is handcrafted from beech wood and wicker and naturally finished for a timeless look. As the techniques and inspirations are traditional, the designer imagines that the same furniture “could have been made a hundred years ago.” The restrained design provides a comfortable seat for the center’s visitors without distracting them from the ...

Minimalist Design Makes All the World a Gym

A set of two suspension cords and grips, Monkii Bars is a lightweight, portable design that makes all the world a gym. Each handlebar weighs less than one pound, and the cords are stored inside the grips for no-strings, no-hassle storage. Made by Spectra, the suspension lines are strong enough for rock climbing and expected to last years. The kit comes with a training video detailing more than 100 workouts ...

Slash Lamp by Dragos Motica

The name of Dragos Motica’s Slash Lamp, designed for Ubikubi, alludes to its confrontation of dualities: new or destroyed; beautiful or ugly; valuable or worthless. The hanging, cylindrical lamp is constructed of concrete and reinforcing wire, and the user has the choice of leaving the object as it was manufactured – smooth and solid, with an LED light that streams out from the bottom – or breaking it with a ...

Wooden Cabinet “Explodes” Into Unique Kinetic Design

Designed by Sebastian Errazuriz, the “Explosion Cabinet” is a kinetic design that plays with a classic technique, the sliding dovetail, and expands it into new territory. The imaginative sideboard features natural wood and glass, simple materials which let the shape take the spotlight. The furnishing appears normal in its neutral, closed position and out-of-this-world when the wooden rails are pulled to the end of their reach. The cabinet is a ...

Bicycle Multi-Tool by Brooks England

Brooks’ MT21 is a cyclist’s dream toolkit with 7 allen keys, 4 spoke keys, 3 torx heads, 2 cross heads, a flat head, a chain tool, a saddle spanner, a knife, and a bottle opener all in one bold design. The pieces fold in pocket-knife-style, fitting neatly behind a branded black and silver-colored case. Available from Brooks for €59, the multi-tool comes with a leather carrying case in one’s choice ...

Kontextur Watering Can Now Available in Brass

Named “Best Product” at Accent on Design NYIGF 2013, the x3 Watering Can is made from a single tube of metal, bent three times to form two handles and a spout. The Paul Loebach design is now available in brass, a gleaming and durable choice. Like the earlier copper version, the new model can be held from the top or the side, depending on when one needs to carry or ...

American-Made Walnut Peg Board

This Long Peg Board is part of Human Crafted’s Garage Series but works just as well in the kitchen or any other room of the house. Made from walnut, the design has a natural, even vintage look. Available from Human Crafted for $75, the piece is made in the USA. Each item ships with a bungee cord for additional suspension options.

Minimalist Tool Pen Fits in a Pocket

Designed by mininch, the Tool Pen is a minimalist screwdriver set that fits in a pocket. Although the concept is not new, the delivery is a cut above what the local hardware store offers. This pen is made of aluminum and finished in Snow Silver, Gunmetal, or Champagne Gold. The stylish design seals with a magnetized cap and houses components that are made of carbon steel for durability and labelled ...

Oregon-Made Surfboards Crafted from Cedar Wood

These Port Orford Cedar surfboards were built by Jason Tilley for Octovo, a special project of  Ammunition, the studio behind Beats by Dre and many other cool designs. Crafted from wood and foam, the boards feature milled wooden skins, foam shaped by hand, and oiled wooden noses, rails, and tail blocks. The Oregon-made surfboards come in five different shapes and a variety of color options including ombre and two-tone dye. ...