I am loving the practical aspect of the Lay-n-Go Cosmo bag. This cosmetics bag doubles up as a travel-ready make up or jewellery mat. It is the same principle as the large lego storage mat I posted about a while ago. Check it out
I love Tablo by Normann Copenhagen. Simple and to the point. It reminds me of the simple moroccan coffee table with a Scandinavian twist. My favourite has to be the black or white tray on wooden legs. It comes in a variety of sizes, colours and shapes, so check it out.
Yaacov Goldberg has designed the best hairlip for you handy ladies. Previously known as Clippa, this multifunctional hair clip doubles up as a toolbox. Check out the range of MTA Hairclip family, and get your own Swiss hairlip.
Designers and artists keep on coming up with such creative ideas using Legos as raw materials. Check out this work by italian artist Marco Sodano. Can you recognise these masterpieces? The concept behind this work is that "All children are authentic artists with Lego".
I bet you can't wait to have a go yourself. take your favourite image and turn it into a lego piece of art.
If like me you use the infamous Ikea blue bags for everything, you'll be happy to hear that there is an even better option. Danish brand Herman Cph has redesigned the tote, in a limited edition version, with gorgeous Kvadrat fabric and full grain leather handles.
It is available for a limited time only, so order quickly here. Bear in mind, it is only £80 more than the £0.40 Ikea version.
With the new year, I am on the hunt for some accessories for my sofa. So I thought that I would design a bunch of them on my Society6 shop. I then got a bit sidetracked and started getting lost in it's giant maze. There are so many cool designs, it is worth mixing up pattern, and scale. I might get some for the kids' bedroom also. So here is my selection for you to enjoy.
Get sketching. Three architecture students from Columbia University have developed a notebook specially designed with architects in mind. The notebook has 130 pages of ready to be drawn on pages with lightly dotted grids at 4 different scales 1:200, 1:100, 1:50 & 1:25. It is the only notebook with all 4 scales. It also exists in metric and imperial editions. Order on A:LOG or check out their Kickstarter page to support them.
Things always get lost in sofas. Because they fall out of your pockets, or just because they have somehow fallen into the cracks of your sofa. Sometimes they resurface and sometimes they are never to be found again. Tokyo-based architect Daisuke Motogi Architecture emphasised this trait of a sofa in this playful utility armchair design. The multitude of cracks are purposefully used for storage, items can be shelved between cushions.
Check out this gorgeous series by Federico Babina, the illustrator that gets inspiration from architecture and design to create fabulous graphics. In this project, Archiportrait, Babina created a representation of 33 architects and designers, "in which the faces and the expressions are made of their architecture.”