Fly-Shaped Smoke Detector Lives Longer Now

lento fly-shaped smoke detector 10yr battery

The Lento 10 is an upgraded version of the fun fly-shaped smoke detector we first shared with you here. Finnish designer Paola Suhonen’s ceiling mount smoke detector has been technically upgraded with an installed battery that lasts the recommended lifetime of the product, eliminating the need to change batteries. Read more

Stunning Carrara Marble Bathroom Sink Pays Tribute to Michelangelo

Kreoo Nami Washbasin

This beautiful and unique bathroom sink was designed by the über talented Enzo Berti for KREOO, a manufacturer of marble elements for the home. The Nami, which means “wave” in Japanese, is an oval washbasin whose sinuosity is reminiscent of a cloth drapery. Carved from the penultimate Italian marble (Carrara) the stone is skillfully manipulated to create what appear as soft undulating waves on its outer side.‎ Read more

Aviteur Carry-On Luggage Is A Return To The Era Of Luxury Travel

Aviteur carry-on luggage

Seems there’s no shortage of high-end luggage out there nowadays, with new high-tech hardshell brands like Rimowa, AWAY, Roam and Floyd entering the market, Italy’s Aviteur carry-on luggage is a refreshing return to the days when travel had a certain caché and style. Read more

More MidCentury Modern House Tissue Box Covers for 2020!

MidCentury Modern House Tissue Box Covers

We were so excited when we first learned about these, made for Palm Springs Modernism week in 2018, but they had sold out immediately and were hard to find. Now they are back for this year’s Modernism Week and have added a few new ones to the collection. The best part? You can now buy them on Amazon! Read more

I Can Come Back As A Tree from Old Coffee Grounds? PERFECT.

ROOTS Ecological Tree Urn

I have yet to decide what I want done with my body upon death. In-ground burial? Mausoleum? Cremation and spread my ashes over a Jewish Deli? There is the option to turn my ashes into a vinyl record or a piece of glass art. Even an oil painting or a diamond pendant. But when it comes to posthumous possibilities, I believe that ROOTS, an ecological, biodegradeable urn made of coffee grounds that becomes a tree, has my name on it. Read more

Adorable Japonesque Lamps That Look Geisha Heads!

I just love these sweet Japonesque pendant lamps designed by Lorenzo Bozzoli for Dutch brand Moooi. With a silhouette shaped like the chignon-topped wigs worn by Geishas, these glazed ceramic suspension lights are embellished with either a Koi Carp Tattoo or Peach Cherry Blossoms on the interior. Read more

The Caveman Grills from Holland

The Caveman Grills from North Holland bring you back to the essence of grilling over open wood fire. What makes these different from the myriad of grills out there? These combine a real firepit with an adjustable height grill grate to secure the desired temperature. They’re designed with V-shaped bars and a drip pan to drain away the fat and help avoid flare-ups. Read more

Those Stunning Corian and Concrete Anza Espresso Machines Are Even Nicer Now.

Over a year ago we brought a crowd-funded project to your attention: two beautiful, sculpturally designed espresso machines from the Montaag Design Studio in conjunction with an espresso repair shop which shared the same space in Berkeley, CA. Like many independent projects funded via Kickstarter and Indiegogo, it can take years for the product to reach fruition and ship to investors or “backers.” Often, during that time the products undergo more testing and get more feedback, resulting in refinement and changes. Read more