This wild shaggy couch by Brooklyn based design company Sentient is made of long wool Icelandic sheepskin together with reclaimed American oak boards. Though unintentional, it comes off completely looking like Chewbacca being skinned and turned into a sofa. In a good way! The long wool is sure to keep you warm and comfy through cold nights, and would make a great couch to snuggle on.
Yumaki is a unique brand of toothbrush that doesn’t compromise on oral care. Designs are released every season much like a fashion brand, reflecting their approach to fashionable toothbrushes that maintain a high level of its functionality. Every Yumaki toothbrush end has a circular hole that fits a single tuft brush or interdental pick for higher level of cleaning.
How about injecting some colour into your dining space? More Design Asia these replica stools and chairs inspired by Xavier Pauchard’s iconic range of Tolix Chairs, but with a whole lot of colour thrown in. The stools and chair have been optimised for easier stacking and would be a great dash of colour to add to any rustic styled interiors (and even exteriors) of your home.
Combining old and new, this Sandglass Light by designer Jun Sang Kim is exactly what it sounds and looks like. Instead of transferring sand as a timer, it transfers light from the top half to the bottom. It works more than just a novelty nightlight, but as a functional cool little timer.
With just an oak cotton reel, a clothes peg, a felt tip pen, a rubber band, a dowel and a piece of wax, designers Ed Ward and Carl Clerkin of All Lovely Stuff have created a simple drawing machine that would go wild on a sheet of paper. Twist up the rubber band and adjust a few angles and height to manipulate the outcome, then watch it scramble across the table to create a new artwork. You can try making it on your own, or get the kit from All Lovely Stuff.
You can forget about productivity. These memo pads will have you salivating all through the morning as you wait for lunch. These Sushi Memo Blocks by Nico look about as sumptuous as real sushi, but you consume it by tearing it off and writing your notes on it. It comes in packs that include 4 designs of sushi styles which are Eggs, Salmon, Tuna, and Fatty Tuna.
The Cloud Lamp is an interactive installation powered by Arduino that has LED light in it that react to music to create an artificial thunderstorm right inside your living room. Designer Richard Clarkson designed it to be a semi-immersive lightning experience that acts as a speaker with visual feedback. A ceiling covered with the Cloud Lamp does sound like it would make an interesting choice for party décor, no?
This three-string acoustic is designed to help kids better understand the workings of the guitar and get the family together to build it. The Loog was created by Rafael Atijas who accumulated funding for the project through Kickstarter. It is currently available on the official web store, but now Rafael is working on the electric version of the Loog (image below). After a successful Kickstarter campaign for it, the target ship date for the first batch will be sometime in March 2014.
Taking its cue from diner booths, the TOOaPICNIC series of picnic bench/sofa hybrids were built for a comfortable chill spot in an office. Seen here is the TOOaPICNIC Chill+ that to us, would look great in a home. In the middle of an intimate moment across from a partner and then something awesome happens on the TV? Just turn to face the screen, and ruin your romantic life with ease. Of course, we kid. You’ve got more sense than that.
Surf blog Indoek recently came up with a handsome teepee for their online shop that serves as a little base camp for when you go to the beach. The Wavewam Teepee stands 6 ft tall when erected but when folded, the bars only measure about 4 ft long. Hide out from the sun if you’re just looking to chill by the beach, or just be a place to stash your stuff while you go surf the waves. It fits 2-3 grown ups comfortably and isn’t just limited to being used on the beach.