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August Smart Lock

August Redesigns Your Home – with a Lock and a Doorbell

We’ve all had to do this at one time or another in our lives: wait for the repairman. Or a friend who needs to come by to drop-off or pickup something, so you’re stuck at home. August solved this problem last year when the company introduced the August Smart Lock. The lock allowed the lock…

Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Chair

Iconic Arne Jacobsen chairs, up close.

Ever wonder how some of your favorite designs are made? Fritz Hansen and Design Within Reach is now on a US national tour celebrating architect and designer Arne Jacobsen and showcasing two of his iconic chairs: Egg™ and Series 7™. So what are these chairs about? The Series 7 Chair is probably one of the…

Yves Béhar Mixes Things Up with Sodastream

Sodastream created a wonderful idea to create your own soda at home. Now the idea has been taken to the next level during Milan Design Week with the Sodastream MIX designed by Yves Béhar. This is a prototype machine that can now carbonate any liquid – including liquids with fruit or pulp – which opens…

Design City: Vienna

I’ve always thought of Vienna in the traditional sense: it’s the city of music and cafes. However, in modern-day Vienna, design has found a place in this beautiful city. I took a stroll around the cold and windy city last month looking for some cool design spots. Many of the cool design shops are actually…

Issey Miyake’s Reality Lab Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka

About a week ago, Issey Miyake’s REALITY LAB opened in the Aoyama district of Tokyo. This experimental shop houses Issey Miyake’s new brand HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE and the men’s product line by 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE. The space design by Tokujin Yoshioka comprises of contrasts between the texture of peeled walls and the futuristic…

Fiato Sul Collo Necklace by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi

We recently viewed Alessi’s latest collection of products, and this is one that caught our eye. This Fiato sul Collo necklace by Mario Trimarchi comes with a story. The piece is inspired by the harsh Scirocco winds from Trimarchi’s early life in Sicily, with small, rectangular metal card pieces combined creating this asymmetrical piece. This…

ALESSIEYES Eyewear by Frederic Gooris

Eyewear. Alessi. In the same sentence? Think again. This year Alessi went in a very different direction in Milan. The Italian company introduced a line of eyewear called ALESSIEYES designed by Belgian designer Frederic Gooris. The debut collection, called “Kompas”, includes 8 sunglasses and 15 frames, with four color variations for each style. But why…