by Josh Rubin
Straight off the set of the Jetson's, Fireorb is a 3 foot wide steel fireplace that's suspended from the ceiling. Presumably all you need to do is put a hole in your roof and, poof you get a fireplace. Regardless, it's truly Cool Warmth...
Hang and Level
Art hanging made simple with an all-in-one device
by Margaret Kaminski
Unless you're after a "Beetlejuice" decor scheme, you've probably at one point struggled with hanging a picture on a crooked wall or with awkward tools. Combining a level and marking device in one, the same company that brought you the Stoppy (Under...
This Ain't No Disco: Inside Agencies
by Lost At E Minor
Who hasn't always wondered what the insides of some of the hottest advertising agencies look like? I mean really, there's enough advertising out there to make me think that some of the agencies must be lapping it up in some pretty stylish...
Autoban: Form. Function. Experience.
Istanbul's design studio releases a book documenting their most impressive work since starting in 2003
by Graham Hiemstra
As arguably the fourth largest city in the world, Istanbul is a cultural hub of Turkey—and the region. For exactly this reason, it's also the home of Autoban, the highly admired design studio (founded in 2003 by Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar...
Gao Guqi: Nature Bred, Nourishing Home
The Chinese designer's new collection calls on his multi-disciplinary background and holds its roots in the concept of home
by Alessandro De Toni
Gao Guqi is a young furniture designer who has gained increasing popularity in the last few years. Once a graphic designer, then coffee shop owner and furniture designer, Guqi was born in North Eastern China and has lived all over, from Xiamen to...
"Osmosi" by Emmanuel Babled
The designer teams up with Italian craftsmen for a pairing of marble and glass
by Paolo Ferrarini
Some products own the rare ability to combine magic and technology, craftsmanship and digitalization, uniqueness and industrial processes—but Emmanuel Babled's latest project, called "Osmosi," incorporates all of that. Babled's pre-production research...
Vanity Faith: Preachin' Ain't Easy
Design collective Greece Is For Lovers turns sacred symbols into satirical furnishings
by CH Contributor
by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi The move to marry modernity with sacred symbols is gaining momentum in both religious and design circles. This démarche has been a welcomed challenge for design collective Greece Is For Lovers (GIFL), as it calls for interpreting...
Maison & Objet Fall 2011, Part Three
Six artisans showing the creative side of elegant craftsmanship
by Isabelle Doal
Parts one and two of our Maison & Objet coverage looked to the fully materialized innovations in furniture and sustainable design, but one of most inspiring sections of the expo is the area dedicated to arts and craft. In this sector creativity reigns...
WOO Toys from Vrtíška Žák
Decorative toy concept embodies natural elements and draws on simplicity, thoughtfulness and whimsy
by Adam Stech
Created by Czech design and architecture outfit Vrtíška Žák, WOO toys are a boy's dream come true. "We wanted to design something just for ourselves without any client. So we decided to design these three toys," describes Vladimír Žák. He and his...
Bridget Bodenham Ceramics
Refined yet organic vessels inspired by the Australian bush
by Hans Aschim
Australia conjures different images for different people. Locals might recall their childhood homes, tourists might think of white-sand beaches and those who've yet to visit the land down under might just envision kangaroos and boomerangs. Yet Victoria...
Eskayel Playland Capsule Collection
The bright, dreamy fabrics from the Rockaways motel are now available to have at home
by Adrienne So
To put together their bespoke suite at New York's Rockaways' buzzed-about Playland Motel, designer Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel and interior designer Michelle Zacks of S P A C E D O U T drew upon their travels to Tulum, Bali and Montauk—as well as...
The Floyd Leg
Create an instant table with this ingenious invention
by CH Contributor
by Emily Bihl Furnishing a new home can be a daunting task for anyone, but for those who tend to regularly relocate, it's an even greater challenge. Furniture shopping oftentimes inspires a special blend of dread and guilt at the thought of having...