Loved Artecnica's original Wonderland Candleholder series, originally blogged about here. Wonderland features Alice in Wonderlandesque themes, created by stacking kitsch finds one atop the other and casting them in resin. Check out the charming new additions to the series, Mice in Wonderland:
Should you, by chance, be planning a renovation and want to include tiles your timing is amazing! Heath Ceramics in California are releasing a new set of tiles today; tiles designed with Dwell Magazine. And yes, they're gorgeous!
From top to bottom:
Little Diamond Mix in Tropics Blue
Half Hex Mix in three colours: Tapenade, Petrified Wood & Steam
Wide Hex Stack in Bright Yellow
Half Hex Mix in Shade, Shade Light & New Chamois
Custom Installation in Paprika, Campari Red & New Chamois
The Dwell Patterns are essentially three new shapes of tile than form five different layouts. Choose your layout and then comes the hard part; choosing a colour from Heath's many glazes.
More Heath Ceramics love here. And yup, the top pic in the other Heath post features the very same tiles you may have admired in Carrie & Big's kitchen in Sex and the City 2.
If you read about this year's Salone del Mobile in Milan,no doubt you heard the rave reviews for Droog's Saved by Droog collection. 5135 very normal items were purchased by Droog at liquidation prices, mostly from bankrupted companies, with the idea that the various items would be transformed by designers such as Stefan Sagmeister, Maison Martin Margiela, and the very talented Canadian
graphic designerMarian Bantjes.
Bantjes had the idea of embellishing 80 wooden folding chairs with the sparkly handiwork of manicurists. She came up with the concept, chose the colour-scheme and placed some restrictions on the motifs, but otherwise, the pretty patterns you see are entirely the work of a handful of manicurists. See more of the Saved by Droog project here.
Love these perfect-scale occasional tables by Jonas Trampedach for Dutch furniture house Arco. The Tre tables come in three sizes, two round and one square-top, and all feature those lovely tripodal scooped out legs.
It's designed by South African architectural firm Boogertman + Partners and covered in fiberglass concrete panels from Austria's Rieder- panels that take their colour-cues from the traditional African drinking vessel, the calabash. We'll be seeing a ton of Johannesburg's gorgeous Soccer City stadium this month; the World Cup opens today and continues on until the final on July 11th.
The Malva series of lights by ett la benn are created by allowing moistened materials to air dry over a mould; achieving the gorgeous shapes you see here. Also, due in part to the minimalist manufacturing methods, the pieces are entirely compostable. The series are on display at the Appel Design Gallery in Berlin until July 2nd. Catch a making-of-Malva slideshow on the ett la benn blog, here.
Totem is a gorgeous new shelving system designed by Vincent Van Duysen for Dutch company Pastoe. The towers are constructed from square modules that are stacked together; open on one side, closed on the other, and completely interchangeable. Totem is available in several melamine colours as well as walnut, oak and smoked oak veneers.
You may know Van Duysen for his architecture, or perhaps his coveted-by-all ceramic storage pots with oak lids for When Objects Work. A monograph of his work has just been published by Thames & Hudson, called Complete Works. Now we can ogle his always elegant work in hardcover!
RIESS is based in Austria and have specialized in porcelain enameled cookware for over 80 years (and existed as a family-run company for 400). Dottings, a very interesting design duo out of Vienna, have designed two gorgeous pieces for them: Kitchenmanagement and Aroma Pots. Kitchenmanagement are enameled storage boxes with
beautiful ash wood lids. Aroma Pots are made, of course, from enameled porcelain. They're oven and stovetop-safe, available in several covetable & collectible colours, and have a lid that doubles as a serving plate or trivet.