Handmade Crochet Swings by IOTA

handmade crochet swings by iota

While most of us still associate the technique of crochet and macrame with toilet paper covers made at summer camp or Afghans made by grandma, this all female run brand has managed to make crocheted interior decorations and accessories into chic and sophisticated looking products, our favorite of which are their handmade Crochet Swings. Not only for how they look, but also because of the company behind them and how they are made. Read more

Marvel and Audemars Piguet? The Black Panther Flying Tourbillon

AP Marvel Black Panther Tourbillon

I’ll admit that when I heard there was a “Black Panther” Tourbillon watch, I thought it might be a collaboration with Romaine Jerome, whose Spiderman Tourbillon is their second Marvel Collaboration or with Memorigin the Honk Kong Tourbillon maker who currently sells three Marvel Super Hero watches for around $40k a piece. But high watchmaking house Audemars Piguet? That’s unexpected. And a little controversial among collectors. Read more

Narrative Chairs by Kranen/Gille

Narrative chairs by kranen/gille

After their first presentation of “The Von Trapp Dining Room,” a series of products inspired by Tiroler volkskunstas (popular Austrian Art), Gallery Priveekollektie invited Dutch designers Kranen/Gille to make a series of chairs based on the “Forest” dining chair that was included in the project. Read more

Louis Vuitton Vanitas-Inspired Tambour Carpe Diem Watch

louis vuitton tambour carpe diem watch

Watches and Wonders Week brought the leading names in watchmaking worldwide together for more than ten days this past April in Geneva and Shanghai. The most important online and offline watch event ever held, it was a global showcase for the watch industry’s most respected watch brands to showcase their exceptional timepieces. One of the standouts at this year’s event was the Louis Vuitton Tambour Carpe Diem watch where, with the press of a button, a diamond prompts the snake to move through the skull, opening its mouth to reveal the words “Carpe Diem”, latin for Seize The Day. Read more

It’s Beautiful. It’s Ceramic. And it’s a Lemon Juicer.

urchin lemon juicer

If you’re making drinks, guacamole, salad dressing, fresh fish or a number of other dishes, adding a bit of fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice can make all the difference. The Urchin lemon juicer will not only make that easier, but prettier. The sculptural kitchen tool adheres to “form follows function,” a design principle in which the form or expression of an object should primarily relate to its intended function or purpose. Read more

LEGO Launches Their First LGBTQIA+ Set, Everyone Is Awesome

LEGO Everyone Is Awesome

Created for ages 18+, the new LEGO building set, Everyone Is Awesome, is the brand’s first LGBTQIA+ inclusive toy and will launch just in time for PRIDE Month. Read more

A Bold and Bright Hollywood Hills House by Envelope

HOLLYWOOD HILLS HOUSE BY ENVELOPE

Mixing perforated steel painted Kelly green, an open floor plan, funky skylights and a black-painted concrete panel combination garage/motorcycle shop with dichroic glass doors, one cannot miss the new Hollywood Hills House by Envelope. Read more

New Book of Vintage American Toy Ads from Taschen

new Book of Vintage American Toy Ads

A chronological walk through the 20th century’s rise of toys in America, the new publication Toys: 100 Hundred Years of All-American Toy Ads encompasses the toy industry’s impetus, history, technical revolutions and the means in which these toys were marketed to the public, first through magazines and comic books and later through television. Read more