segunda-feira, outubro 12, 2009

Light Carpet : An Unconventional Way to Cheer Up Your Room

If you’re one to sleep with your light open due to some crazy childhood prank, here is a pretty convenient alternative.  Light Carpet comes from Imu Design and was designed by Johanna Hyrkas.  We are dealing with one of those items for which the actual process of production is very simple. However what makes this product really cool is the idea behind it. I mean let’s face it- even though it seems like a given now, the idea of a carpet that shines like a light bulb doesn’t really crosses your mind every day. So there you have it: a creative idea turned into an attractive home “must-have”. Here is where you can contact the designers for more inquiries.


Playful Pouffes from A Serious Collections

‘Farmer in search of style’ is the name of an interesting collection recently exhibited courtesy of Designhuis Eindhoven. All the items presented have the purpose of pointing out how, in fact, “rural realities are influencing urban life” and how little by little the stressful urban existance will make room for the peace and quietness of the countrey-side. You can observe the rest of the designs in the exposition here. The pouffes in the images below come from Christien Meindertsma. They are colorful, playful and vivid, which is quite the oposite of the whole idea of being stressed out. You can sit on them, put them on top of each other, throw them chaoticaly around the room, they will still bring a fresh touch no matter where they are placed.


Giant Thread or Unconventional Furniture?

PHAT KNITS” is the name of this truly creative project initiated by Bauke Knottnerus, a designer from Holland. The colorful giant thread can be used in the most crazy and unexpected ways in order to create lovely pieces of furniture. Sofas, seating places, decorative items, you name it- the only limit is your imagination. Just imagine what would become of this idea in kids’ rooms! Some say this project combines art with furniture, the designer himself stated it is  “the closest you could get to having your very own ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids experience.” What do you say? Feel like knitting?- via Furniture Fashion