Simple objects with profound design appeal – that’s what the creations from the artist’s collective of Nonlinear are all about. This table is the perfect example. Composed of simple ingredients – pickled oak, tempered glass top & sturdy legs topped with adjustable clamps – it begs the question, why? The answer may be up for debate, but the table’s good looks are unquestionable.
There is something surreal…scratch that…unreal about American vans from the mid-80s. But artist, Kevin Cyr’s, oil & silkscreen paintings of them are downright ethereal. Maybe you should go to one of Cyr’s exhibitions and beg for one. Or maybe you have a sweet ’87 Econoline you could offer him for his next “subject” and he’ll trade you one of the paintings from his Van Series. Good luck with that.
And you thought yellow lights were just a signal to stomp on the gas. Well, slow it down, buddy. Maybe then you’d notice how warm and mellow the yellow is. This designer pendulum light is made of re-used & up-cycled traffic light parts. Lets just say it’s a lot better for the environment than your driving.
This is functional art. The Aspiral clock was designed by two British gents with a lot of time on their hands. So, they devised a new way to tell time. The dial of the clock spins round & round. At twelve on the dot, the ball drops into the center to pop out again at the outside of the spiral. Each clock is guaranteed accurate and handmade just for you.
The anchor light stands out for its commanding looks & enduring practicality. Brass sheet beats rust and even acid rain. A hand-made glass lens distributes light 360º. Heavy-cast handles fold down when not in use, but are available for hooking-up the lamp using a bracket, rope or tree branch. It functions on lamp oil, but is easily converted to electric. Its classic shape is handsome, sturdy and will last a lifetime.
You met the girl of your dreams. But…when she comes to your apartment & sees your action-figure collection on display – all bets are off. Maybe you don’t want to let go of the past – so here’s a solution. First, put the action-figures in storage and then order a Toy Lamp from London-based designer, Ryan McElhinney. Each lamp is unique – made of recycled toys that are bonded, coated & painted to form a sculpture. It will shed some light on things…and hopefully help you get that second date.
Cleaning bacteria, pollutants and viruses out of the air is a dirty job. The Airwake Purifier however, does the job beautifully. Designed by French architect & industrial designer, Jean Marie Massaud, the Airwake looks like it should be pumping out music, but instead it’s pumping in toxins that will help clean the air for children, asthmatics & people with allergies.
Presso’s Espresso Maker may just look like some eccentric gourmet coffee gizmo – but it presses a mean shot. The uniquely simple design uses no electricity – only human power to pump the spider-like, stainless steel arms, which press hot water through the coffee. Simple enough to do even when you’re still half asleep…and yes, you can even make yourself a double.
Didn’t Wonder Woman have one of these in her ice castle? Okay, maybe not. With this ultramodern design of glass & metal, it could be from the future. In actuality, the G1 glass top pool table comes from Australia-based, Nottage Design. Maybe you’re wondering how the balls will play on this top? The glass is coated with a material called Vitrik for a familiar (and quiet) felt-top feel.