Shape Changing Lamps from N&N are more than just towers showing off bricks, and since the name leaves no suspense, I’ll just go on to the dramatic side and say these lamps change shape. It isn’t so much wizardry, but just the 360-degree rotatable shades at work. The shades are made from injected polycarbonate with translucent white panels, and together with aluminum frames, they give the lamps great looks. N&N has put three lamps in the series, named Magna, Opus and Tempo.
Swissarmius kitchen tools holder makes your cutlery look cool in the style of a Swiss army knife. It can hold a lot of things, and hold them in style. Swissarmius has been designed by Art Lebedev.
Palace Stackable Porcelain Dinnerware is a result of the collaboration between Seletti’s Selab and Allessandro Zambelli. When not in use, the pieces can be stacked up to create buildings, complete with a roof, taking on a castle-like appearance and getting the table ready for the lord of the palace. Costs $142.
Creativity and ingenuity can go a long way, especially when you are considering the best use of available space. A client approached Yuko Shibata to have a meeting room and library added to his tiny apartment. Clearly, space was at a premium and no more could be added, therefore Shibata went with sliding walls to turn the place around. A pivoting bookshelf-wall turns the bedroom into a library, and a sliding wall in the dining room can shift from side to side to create the workspace/meeting room. Shibata has named the design “Switch.”
Few things can match the grandeur of a well designed fireplace. Hot in the line of fireplaces with looks is this futuristic fireplace, Solaris by Heat & Glo. With all its shine and glow, it might as well look like some prop from a sci fi movie. The Solaris is available in two models, one is the world’s-thinnest see-through fireplace, and the other makes use of infinity flames to create a visually appealing six feet deep illusion. Prices for these fireplaces begin at $12,000.
Forget about having to make your bed, the Zip Bed is like a superhero that will rid us of one of the most boring things we have to do. The bed is soft, gently rounded, and surrouned by a zipper. All you have to do is unzip it, and you see an inviting set of comforter, sheets and pillows. When you wake up, just zip it up again, and get a clean, clutter-free look. Zip bed is a creation of Italian company Florida Furnitures.
A couple in Kyloe, Northumberland, purchased an old church and converted it into their home. The holy-house still has the stained-glass windows that provide it with ample natural lighting. The house has five bedrooms and has been created out of a Georgian church. The church was purchased for £92,000 (about $143,615), and they spent another £300,000 ($465,000) on renovations.
Long before electric supply came into being, people had such bladeless fans installed. Well, that is if they could afford to hire a person who would constantly pull a rope to set the cloth in motion. Electricity and ceiling fans made such contraptions obsolete, but then the world never tires of old world glory. The LoftWing is the same thing, with a modern functioning. This fan is built out of lightweight 6061 aircraft aluminum, and has an electric motor so you won’t have to tug at the rope. And it does look quite cool. It has the words “Price available on request” written, which is a way to say that this will be very expensive.
The name is a direct giveaway, the iTables are tables made to look like iPods. It is the creation of Italian artist Mirko Ginepro and all tables are made to order. There is some space for keeping books and magazines as well. This isn’t a bad effort, but somehow, this table just doesn’t catch attention.