Monthly Archives: April 2012

Multifunctional furniture

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For many people living in small houses or appartments space-saving furniture is almost a necessity. Even better, if it’s also multifunctional! So here’s a selection of multifunctional chairs and tables I’ve found that I think can be quite useful and neat at the same time.

Dondola


This Dondola rocking chair designed by Pucci de Rossi can store your books inside to save space. The stainless steel structure is made of two rounded arms that are linked together with three storing cases. The neat part is that you can alter the balance of the chair by adding to or removing books from cases in the chair. For instance, if you want to relax with your feet up you can move more books to the back case of the chair.

The Starling Box


The Starling Box by Anita Johansen and Anne Ahrendt Futtrup is a clever and modern looking table with storage function. If you twist the tabletop, small colorful boxes appear to store your items.

GVAL Chair


A playful variation on the chair is the GVAL chair by OOO My Design. It consists of three parts, where the bigger outer shell houses two smaller parts, which can serve as a foot bench, a small table or be stacked on top of eachother to form a chair of their own. Multifunctional that is!

Object-A, Object-E


If you’re sitting in your chair and look around you to find out you have no more space to put things, why not look up? That’s what Seung-Yong Song thought too and designed these two multifunctional chairs. Object-A turns the back of your chair into a bookshelf, while Object-E is a rocking chair with a clothes drying rack above it. Not sure about the practical side of these, but they are multifunctional!

Hollow Chair


The Hollow Chair by Judson Beaumont is a traditional looking chair made hollow so you can fill that up with toys, books, bags, cushions, ..well anything you want really. You can also leave it empty to create a nice spacious effect (so that’s actually also multifunctional, right?). Very nice design!

Tip Over


If you don’t have enough room to place a dining table in your home, the Tip Over by G. Borgonovo from Porada is perhaps the thing you’re looking for.  It’s multifunctional as it’s a mirror which can be folded into a dining table. So after dinner you can hang your dining table back on the wall.

Stacking Nesting Table


Stacking Nesting Tables designed by Florian Kräutli [Via Design Swan] is a neat little table which can be used for different purposes as you can see from the image. Create additional space, trays and drawers or stack them all up to form a high table.

Sosia Sofa


The free-formable Sosia sofa from Italian furniture company Campeggi (designed by Emanuele Magini) can be configured to your liking. Play with the two seats and the fabric flap to create different settings. Turn it into a sofa, armchairs, an L-shaped or face-to-face seating arrangement, you can even form an enclosed space to use it as a bed or dressing room. [Via Tréndir]

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Bathroom Inspirations

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Today I want to show you some unique and gorgeous bathroom sinks and faucets. Want to see fish swimming around inside your sink? Or maybe you’re just looking for a modern, minimalistic design? Perhaps add a few led lights to the faucet while you’re at it? This is going to make brushing teeth fun!

Ammonite Washbasin


This concrete wash basin by HighTech (via Tuvie) is shaped as, surprise, an ammonite, an extinct sea creature.

Abisko Washbasin


Beautiful wavy design by Eumar (via Simping). The water flows down, eventually falling into a smal grate in the bathroom floor.

Cup


This modern washbasin was designed by Meneghello Paolelli Associati from Artceram. It comes in this freestanding model or a countertop washbasin.

Flower Vanity


Fun flower shaped bathroom sink, by Duebi Italia.

Waterfall Bathroom Sink Faucet With LED Light


This waterfall faucet by Sprinkle® on Lightinthebox.com contains a LED light that changes color and has a wide spout creating a stream of water resembling a waterfall.

Waterfall Bathroom Sink Faucet


Another Sprinkle® design by Lightinthebox.com waterfall faucet. Modern design with a glass plate spout.

Mastella Sink


Very nice organic shape, designed by Mastella.

Aquarium Sink


Fish swimming inside your bathroom sink! In case you were wondering: you’re able to add and remove plants and fish by lifting the top glass plate and feeding can be done through one of the circular holes on the sides. Source: Opulent Items.

Onda Washplane® OmniGlass


The Washplane® collection of Omvivo offers a beautiful, modern, and minimalistic look to your bathroom.

Motif Basin


This basin designed by Omvivo has a hand-etched glass design in different patterns (kaleidoscope featured here) which gives both a modern and elegant effect.

Cut-Out


This washbasin is designed by Ströhmann, and looks like it will give your bathroom a stylish and unique look and feel thanks to the intricate cut-outs in the plate.

Unusual Garden Art

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Today I want to show you some unusual but cool sculptures and art that makes a garden stand out from the crowd.

Fire Pit


This awesome Third Rock Fire Pit from Fire Pit Art is designed by Rick Wittrig, a functional steel artist. Gather around the world with your family and friends on a nice summer’s eve!

Mosaic Garden Path


Seems like a lot of work to create this, but once it’s done you’ll have a beautiful garden path.
Source: A ribbon at a time – Copyright of judywhite/Garden Photos.com

Bigfoot


So there’s Bigfoot! Behind a tree in my garden! Crazy and awesome tree sculpture from Design Toscano.

Zombie


Another original sculpture from Design Toscano: a zombie crawling out of your flower bed. Designed by Alan Dickinson.

Plant Heads


Pots with faces so the plants growing in them serve as hair. Great idea and as you can see from the picture, lots of variations are possible. Source: KatG on HGTV.

Bruno Torfs


Magical statue made by artist Bruno Torfs. Bruno created a terracotta sculpture garden in Marysville, Australia. Check out his website for more of his wonderful artworks.

Custom Lighting

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When you’re in a creative mood and would like to spice up your living space with DIY lamps, then let these awesome creations inspire you!

Cloud Light

DIY Cloud Light
I found this lamp on Weddinghigh.com. It’s meant to be hung on your wedding, but I could see myself hang one of those in my bedroom as well! All you need are led lights, a hot glue gun, cotton batting, and paper lanterns. For step by step instructions, see Wedding High
[This article has been borrowed with the kind permission of Wedding Consultant and Author, Bláithín O’ Rilly Murphy {aka
The Wedding Expert}, who writes the daily wedding blog; Wedding High.]

Twine Lamps


These lamps from Crafty Nest are made from hemp string. The perfect round shape is created by using a ball instead of a balloon, which is also used often. Very nice!

Lace Lamp


The people from Dos Family have found a crafty way of creating cute looking lamps made of lace. Must give a nice pattern on the walls!