Archive for the ‘Interior Design’ Category

Reclaimed and repurposed wood has a new-found love in the world of modern decor and design, with the likes of the briar wood furniture collection by Bizzotto topping the trend. Bizzotto’s creative director Tiziano Bizzotto has stayed true to the company’s deep-rooted love of wood. The result is the Sidney line, boasting a raw, earthy character that only Mother Nature


Having a cup of tea is such a refined way to relax. The standard square tea bags, on the other hand, do not look very refined. A Taiwanese company called Charm Villa has created some exceptionally artistic tea bags what will up the class factor on your after-dinner cup of tea.



The company sells tea bags in the shape of


Sanno Mansion, a cutting-edge (for the time) rental apartment building, was built in Fukuoka, Japan in 1965. Between then and the early 2000s, the building fell into disuse and disrepair. Although the building was outdated and a bit dark, it had a good atmosphere and personality.




Nano Architects remodeled Room 407 by combining the existing apartment with additional units to

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Everyone should know how to sew a button onto a shirt – that’s just a basic life skill. But losing a button tends to happen at the least convenient time, and you may not always have a sewing kit with you. Designers Yeon Hee Jung and Kyung Soo Kim created a simple, thread-free solution.

clip button replacement for missing shirt button

The Clip Button, as you may

We practically had another meltdown when we saw these funky new glass globes designed by Italian lighting company Cappellini. The aptly named Meltdown floor lamp got its moniker from its shape – a cluster of glass spheres, each with a dip in the middle to appear as though the bulb is oozing right through the glass. The large diffusers measure


A young couple in Musashino, Tokyo built this small, unassuming-looking home directly across from the lush Nogawa Park. They weren’t just looking for a home; they wanted to build a space that was an art gallery, a studio, and a community café.



They hired architects Flat House to help them realize their vision. In a complete reversal of most home

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An ordinary traditional farmhouse in Ghent, Belgium appears to have a retro-futuristic spaceship docked beside it, ready to take off into the air. The rounded, copper-clad extension comes complete with submarine-style glass port holes, described by architects Atelier Vens Vanbelle as “a cocktail of science fiction and nostalgia.”

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Not only does this highly unusual, stylized home addition accommodate an extra

Swing things are back in a big way, making the new MyFace Fable collection the must-see of the season. The Fable line of hanging chairs and sofas takes the traditional swing seat to new heights – about a foot of the ground, to be exact! Word-plays aside, the collection is a more lovable, more livable interpretation of a porch swing,

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Built in 2004, the Lucky Drops House by Atelier Tekuto remains one of the most striking examples of the Japanese approach to building on extremely narrow plots of land. In fact, it’s one of the slimmest buildings in the world, its razor-sharp profile enhancing the fact that it measures just two feet wide at its narrowest point in the rear.


There are people who can travel light, and there are people who have to take everything they own with them when they travel. If you fall into the latter category, the My Bag washbasin from Ceramica Olympia might appeal to your travel sensibilities.


The very odd washbasin design got its name from its most noticeable attribute: its portability. The ceramic