The pair of artists who make up Unite Two Designs create furnishings from reclaimed industrial & construction materials. This wine rack is made from a chunk of a wooden beam from an 1800s house and a slice of metal drain pipe. Perfectly counterbalanced, it will hold your wine bottles like it was never meant to do anything else.
Sometimes you get that urge and you just have to burn one. Staring into the fire is better than 3D, HD, IMax, Blu-ray, all that. It’s primal. Spark up this 30-inch fireplace and take everyone out into the backyard for some s’mores or ghost stories or just stare at the flames in silence. Burning wood is quality entertainment.
Asteroids, Joust, Gálaga, all the classic arcade video games had these big, juicy buttons. Now you can get the same rapid-fire feel on your household light switches. They’re custom made, so you can choose any color combination of green, red, yellow, blue, white, black, purple or orange.
After doing your rudeness, light one of these scented candles on your way out of the bathroom. That way, your “man can” won’t stink up the whole house. Scents like Fresh Cut Grass, Sawdust & Campfire smell a lot better than whatever the hell you just gave birth to in there. Yes, keep the fan on, too.
Stolen road signs have been a du rigeur decoration in frat houses and college dorms since the days of Animal House. Designer/builder Tim Delger took things a bit further. His furniture designs highlight the bold colors and familiar graphics of the sign from which they’re made. These qualities create a striking impact by bringing a part of the urban environment indoors.
First there was soap-on-a-rope, then the Splash shower radio. Now people who shower have one more reason to be stoked when wet and naked. Kohler’s digital showering system allows for precise control to keep your shower at the perfect temp. There’s a warm-up mode and even a pause button to stop the flow, while you later up with your soap-on-the-rope.
Unfortunately, every one of the destinations featured on these Star Wars posters is located in a galaxy, far, far away. You may never ski the slopes of Hoth or bask on the beaches of Dagobah, but you can dream. The minimalist styling of these illustrations is the handiwork of Chicago-based designer, Justin Van Genderen. His online gallery offers a wide variety of on-demand print options.
A British design collective led by artist Chris Duffy created a whole set of furniture in the theme of the Brothers Grimm. As you can see, these scary-fairy tales inspired unique designs. The Woodsman Axe coffee table features Hickory axe handle legs and an Oak or Walnut surface. This collection won the prestigious Peta Levi Memorial Bursary Award 2010.
Don’t expect the ASPCA or PETA to come knocking when you get your Fridge Monkey delivered. It’s not a real monkey—so no bites, rabies or poo-flinging to worry about. This ‘monkey’ is a silicone rubber mat helping you organize cans and bottles in your fridge. Throw the mat down, stack the bottles, that’s it. Why is it even called a monkey? Who knows, does it really matter?
The octagonal-shaped, cast aluminum Italian espresso maker called the “Moka,” is a ubiquitous piece of design and an enduring symbol for Made In Italy. This new variation on the theme, by artist/architect Alessandro Mendini, is a softer, yet equally stunning version of the classic.