This is what smart industrial design looks like. Attractive and functional. French artist, Christian Desile, created this award-winning folding chair from one single slice of board, so it takes up almost no space until you need a seat. But what’s even cooler – the chairs are made of a combination of bamboo & PET, making them truly sustainable.
Italians know their wine and their design. The two are stylishly paired in this space-saving and chic wall-mounted wine rack. Designed by Antonio Lages & Angela Ladeiro for Italian homegoods brand, Legonart, the rack is made of solid Ash wood and aluminum. Easy to mount and holds ten bottles.
Let’s be lazy. When snow & ice piles upon the front steps, don’t go out there and shovel. Just roll out one of these biodegradable carpets and close the door. The natural coco fiber mat will prevent slips & falls on the snowy walkway and when the Spring thaw comes … the carpet will dissolve.
Yes they did. Recycled refrigerators & car seats combined with an eye for aesthetics has resulted in the coolest place to sit your ass down. With features like rich wood trim, side tables and even sound systems, these couches are fully custom creations. Based in Cape Cod, Mass., Fridge Couch’s creator scours local junkyards for materials. That’s called Yankee ingenuity.
The Scottish take their foos very seriously. That’s why Edinburgh-based, The Eleven Forty Company, has dedicated itself to producing the world’s finest hand-crafted foosball tables. Their latest creation pits good against evil. The good team features players like Gandhi, Mother Theresa & Santa Claus, while the bad team has Lucifer, Pol Pot & Hitler. That raises the stakes a bit doesn’t it?
During World War II, marine mines were used in naval battle for blowing up ships & submarines. Today, Estonian artist and sculptor, Mati Karmin, takes these bombshells, which washed ashore along the Gulf of Finland, and makes them into works of art. He has created striking designs of chairs, fireplaces, even bathtubs all from war’s recovered byproduct.
Now that the newness has worn off & you’re actually sick of carrying your iPad around, here’s where you can stick it. This seamless wall mount clicks into the wall on a simple fixed disk bracket, turning your iPad into a budget flatscreen! The Wallee also serves as a protective hard case for the occasion when you do want to take it with you.
What’s better than a steaming hot espresso in an instant? This donut-shaped unit from Krups uses little pods to pop you out a hot one in under a minute. There are a dozen different blends & flavors for the perfect cup when you get up. The unique rounded design uses minimal counter space and comes in a color to match your kitchen.
Practical beauty. This handcrafted bike rack & shelf is smart. It saves space by getting your bike up off the floor – the shelf holds bike gear or a plant or whatever. It also serves as a stunning display, if you happen to have a magical bike that you want others to ogle at without knocking over. Made of woods like Chestnut and Ash, the rack is mounted to a sturdy metal tube frame.
When a Beer Pong professional league is finally established, all the pros will remember the good old days – when they brought their own tables around to informal tournaments and played for the love of the game. If you’re one of these pros in training, better get on your game now. The portable Go Pong table folds out to 8-feet and features a waterproof surface & sturdy aluminum frame. Carry this into the next party and fools will know you are headed to the major leagues.