A collection of specialized tools, the Indoor Gardening Project is an urban green thumb’s dream. Designed by the Norwegian design studio Anderssen & Voll for the Canadian store Mjölk, which pairs international designers with local artisans to create small homeware lines.
be&liv have some new products, Blossom candle holder & Petals fruit bowl. All the products are designed flat and are easily mailable and they blossom after assembly. be&liv is a Scandinavian design brand for contemporary gifts, home decor and lifestyle items. They create unique products with a fresh twist!
be&liv’s first product theme is gifts which come in small packages and make large impact when they blossom after assembly. They think that making products you need to think all the impact it makes to our world. Not just material resources consumption. Flying big boxes full of air around the globe is big part of the carbon footprint of the product. So be&liv design everything flat and they also use this as design advantage and creates organic shapes with natural beauty. Read More
SQUID INK STOOL made by turned ash by Felix McCormack available from Folklore. This is the first in a collection of furniture that uses squid ink as wood dye. The inspiration comes from the way coloured slips are often applied to ceramics, where you can see brush strokes and the impact of the human hand on the work.
Not only are this ecofriendly bright coloured Pompom pouf amazingly beautiful but it also has a history behind. The story of the Pom Pom pouf is that it’s made from recycled silk saree’s. Studio Avni, an Indian designer, gives these unused sarees, which are great material, a new life.
This ecofriendly Pompom Stoolby Studio Avni is a burst of color and inspiration for environmentally conscious homes. The small, bright-colored pompoms are made of recycled Sarees, the vividly draped traditional Indian garments worn by women in India.
The ecofriendly Pompom Stool Series is yet another whimsical textural take inspired from the various traditional garments and accessories worn across many regions using manipulating different indigenous techniques. The result is a vibrant 3D tactile series that livens up any indoor space. Read More
Folklore brings M.OSS Design lighting to the UK for the first time. M.OSS Design is a new Netherlands based design studio who create mostly lighting fixtures but also dabble in furniture and product design. Handmade in the Netherlands by Marcel OSSendrijver.
The Trumpet and Pixoss desk lamps from M.OSS Design are handmade by this creative studio. The base and arm is beech and the shade is cast clay painted with an eggshell finish. Available in white, grey, light grey, yellow or green. Read More
French Designer Pierre Lota has embarked on a project he calls 1 Object in 1 Minute by Pierre Lota. He creates a video of him assembling one of his own awesome designs pieces from improvised materials and makes it appear so simple. Each video is under 1 minute. Pierre Lota is really amazing and best of all there made mainly from recycled materials.
In the same line of Pierre Lota,s interactive design video program broadcasted in 2009, “One object in one minute in 2013” is a new short program about eco-design that stages the creation (and the making) of poetic objects by using the bare minimum of material and & in less than one minute. Driven by aesthetics and ethics commitment to up cycling, Pierre Lota transcends the material by appropriating, diverting, altering any everyday objects from its initial use. With a minimum of technical operations and some scraps and recycled materials which can rather be also re-used) he shows the possibility of avoiding throwing objects that could still be useful if it’s transformed with a touch of imagination. This program will feature new episodes Weekly webcast, where Pierre Lota will seek to re-enchant materials so that the initial product is poetically and surprisingly transfigured. Read More
Cult interiors brand Mini Moderns has created a range of Mini Moderns Environmentally Responsible Paint. Consisting of 12 colours created to co-ordinate with their wallpapers and soft furnishings. Mini Moderns have teamed up with Newlife Paints, an award winning eco paint manufacturer that specializes in reprocessing waste water-based paint to create premium grade emulsion. All products in the Mini Moderns Environmentally Responsible Paint range contain up to 90% recycled content, made up from waste paint that has been diverted from landfill or incineration.
Mini Moderns founders Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire were amazed when they came across Newlife Paints via Twitter. “We thought to ourselves: Paint made from paint that has been thrown away – surely that’s too good to be true? But once we had visited Newlife Paint’s factory and met Keith Harrison, the brains behind the operation, we were convinced that this was an amazing opportunity.” Read More