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A Kindergarten Building Covered In Rainbows

A Kindergarten Building Covered In Rainbows

This fantastic building is the Ecole Maternelle Pajol, a four-classroom kindergarten located on Rue Pajol in Paris’s 18th arrondissement. Everything appears to have been dipped into rainbows, from the school’s front facade, to the path leading up to the door, to even the tiles lining the bathroom walls. The bright colors perfectly reflect the eagerness...
It's Only A Paper Moon: Simple Lamp Made Out Of A Clothespin & Some Paper

It’s Only A Paper Moon: Simple Lamp Made Out Of A Clothespin & Some Paper

Here’s something sweet and simple: this ultra-minimalistic lamp by Kazuhiro Yamanaka is just a single lightbulb, attached to a clothespin and suspended by a hardened cable. Any piece of paper can then be wrapped and clipped around the lightbulb for a custom lampshade, and it all hangs in perfect balance, for an understated simplicity that is...
Bookends of the Earth

Bookends of the Earth

These wooden bookends by  Chicago-based artist Garth Borovicka cleverly utilize the tree rings to mimic the layers of the earth. Then, a quick topping of greenery and a few choice rocks and trees complete the miniature landscape– you can interpret it as a meta commentary on holding together trees with chunks of trees topped with...
Permanent Helium Balloons & Jenga Blocks Holding Up Your Office Desk

Permanent Helium Balloons & Jenga Blocks Holding Up Your Office Desk

Just found my dream desk: Dublin creative agency Boys and Girls commissioned Twisted Image to design a desk that would live up to their company’s hyper-creative reputation, and the result is this fun, gravity-defying object. On one side of the table, enormous Jenga blocks prop up the tabletop, and on the other side, permanent helium...
Lovely Handmade Geometric Glass Terrariums

Lovely Handmade Geometric Glass Terrariums

I’m smitten with these handmade glass terrariums by Matthew Cleland of Score+Solder– according to Old Faithful Shop, which is where I first saw these beauties, Cleland is a traveling gypsy who hand-solders these lovely geometric pieces that look like miniature greenhouses. Some of the terrariums appear as tipped prisms, off-balance quartz forms, or hanging geometric...
An Ingenious Foldable Ladder: The Corner Ladder

An Ingenious Foldable Ladder: The Corner Ladder

This is one of those designs where I’m astonished that no one came up with it sooner. Designed by the Barcelona-based Company & Company design studio, the Corner Ladder is a beautifully constructed wooden ladder that easily folds into itself for slim storage. I love the rounded corners and smooth surface of the ladder sides...
What's On Your Desk? Artfully Arranged Color Combinations of Office Supplies

What’s On Your Desk? Artfully Arranged Color Combinations of Office Supplies

Shooting still life is no easy matter, especially when taking photos of typically overlooked everyday objects like office supplies. Swedish design trio Kontor Kontur are masters at arranging, styling, and shooting their studio office goods in artful compositions– their Color Chart print, which is the combination of all their styled supplies in a single shot,...
Porcelain Pinguins: Adorable Ceramic Tableware Companions

Porcelain Pinguins: Adorable Ceramic Tableware Companions

I’m completely taken in by these porcelain penguins: these ceramic table toppers are part of the Pinguin Rei tableware series by Luiz Pellanda & Aleverson Ecker. Each sleek little penguin can be either a vinegar or oil dispenser, and their accompanying icebergs hold salt and pepper. I can’t decide what I love most about these–...
Wood Casting: Rugged Furniture Made By Melding Wood And Metal Together

Wood Casting: Rugged Furniture Made By Melding Wood And Metal Together

Singed wood is rarely a desired look for home goods, but Tel Aviv designer Hilla Sharmia intentionally uses the rugged, unexpected look as a feature in her furniture. By pouring molten aluminum around raw wooden logs, Sharmia creates these beautiful tables and stools, and each piece is a work of incredible texture. The entire set,...
Creature Textiles: Curious Fabric Birds Made By Hand

Creature Textiles: Curious Fabric Birds Made By Hand

I’m astonished by the life-like markings on these adorable fabric birds: each of these petite creatures is hand made by Abigail Brown, a textile artist and illustrator who currently works in London. Using a variety of new and used fabrics, she recreates the natural markings of each animal, and the unexpected texture of textiles brings...
Pure-Bottle: Recycling One Glass Bottle Into Three Beautiful Objects

Pure-Bottle: Recycling One Glass Bottle Into Three Beautiful Objects

Wine bottles are rarely repurposed creatively: at best, I see them being used as tall candleholders or flower vases, but Pure-Bottle solves the problem by recycling the bottles in a beautiful, truly useful way. Designed by Barcelona-based studio Lucirmás, each Pure-Bottle is precisely cut at two points to create a glass, a spoon, and a...
Amazing Expanding Zigzag Bookcase

Amazing Expanding Zigzag Bookcase

The REK bookcase by Rotterdam designer Reinier de Jong is a masterpiece in minimalism and functionality– the zigzag bookcase creates a beautiful shape as it expands to accomodate more and more objects. When shut, the piece looks enigmatic and statuesque with its zigzag pattern; when open, the shelves appear complexly staggered, perfect for all sorts...