The range of North American-based company ReCORK includes just a few of their own products such as slippers, shoe soles, yoga exercise aids, shoes that will soon appear on the market, and surfing accessories. All of these products feature one thing in common – they are made from wine bottle corks. To support the demand for its products, ReCORK team has recycled and used 100 million corks.
Hello, let’s talk a little about the history of industrial design.
I was born in the Soviet Union. Many of you, reading these lines about the “red empire”, will have the association with Kalashnikov rifles, bears walking in the streets, and vodka. But this time I would like to talk about one household item without which any Soviet Union’s kitchen or catering establishment cannot be imagined – it is a faceted glass.
I work in the factory where we use hundreds of pallets every day for storage of the products we make. There are many ideas how to transform useless pallets into original and functional interior elements. Today, I have passed my eyes over them again and, honestly, a vast majority of ways to incorporate them into the most luxurious environments surprised me.
Look through the ideas that have caught my eye. You need only read or watch one of hundredth of DIY articles or videos, roll up your sleeves or find a skilful woodworker and go on… The results will definitely surprise you!
Hello, I met this year in Venice. Right before the New Year I visited the Murano island near Venice , famous of its glassware made according to the ancient technologies dating back to the 13th century. I was pleasantly surprised about the variety of articles handmade by craftsmen, using their massive experience accumulated over many decades of years. With just a little aids and the power of their lungs, they obtain products of unbelievable shapes that, from the first glance, look like they were made using the latest computer based technologies.
- AQUARIUM ROCK – WITH LED LAMP – ORIGINAL MURANO GLASS OMG
Enjoying my vacation and relaxing on the couch, I was pressing the buttons on the TV panel until I hit the basketball match. But my attention was drawn not so much by the basketball match, but a advertising airship. I immediately became curious why I have never heard anything about “zeppelins”, except for the catastrophe of the legendary “Hindenburg”. From documentaries about the same “Hindenburg” I had the opinion that airships are almost the perfect air vehicles. Their main advantages: fuel consumption dozens of times less than that of aircraft; travel for weeks without the need to land (it would be impressive if there is a supply of airship cruises); possibility to install spacious and comfortable entertainment and recreation areas. Certainly it has disadvantages as well: low speed, high dependence on weather conditions. But I believe with the use of the latest technology, shortcomings could be eliminated and benefits could be further enhanced, since the latest major technological developments were made in the early 1950s. Let me remind that the airships were practically doomed after the Hindenburg tragedy.
I would like to avoid conspiracy theories, but we should remember that after the “Titanic” catastrophe, the shipping industry did not shut down…
Meanwhile, designers from all over the world make every effort to revive airships. I suggest to take a look at the conceptual models I like most:
- ALERT Military Airship Concept
more info at ALERT Military Airship Concept
“WE LOVE TO START FROM SCRATCH, FROM EMPTINESS AND WE HOPE THAT, EVENTUALLY, OUR WORKS, JUST LIKE LOYAL DOGS, WILL COME TO LOOK LIKE THEIR OWNERS.”
- Christmas Tree Toy
Design: XYZ Integrated Architecture
Number of product: Piece Unique Handmade
Material: Glass, Leather Stripe
Hand: Mariam Tsiklauri
Fishes: betta splendens (Silent Joe, Luba, Varvara)
Photographer: Bakur Tvrineli
From Russia With Love
Livemaster is a marketplace for people sharing passion for handmade & design
Gain an insight into Russian soul aesthetics and culture. Livemaster is a home for more than 2 500 000 unique items created by talented Russian artisans. This is a modern view of centuries-old traditions, mix of upgraded ethnic themes and authentic artifacts from vast territories of Russia, mysterious Siberia, each corner of the huge country with a long history and inspiring heritage.
- Table lamp
Table lamp EUR 196.12
Inflame Me is a design cooper lamps brand. We exist for the home obsessed. They put time, effort and love into grtting their home precisely as they want it. And then they live to tweak it and watch it evolve.
Handmade Copper Pipe Lamp
Handmade Copper Pipe Lamp EUR 169.94
Eat & Learn melamine plates by Design Letters encourage the child to learn new while eating – the plates are decorated with alphabet letters designed by Arne Jacobsen. The set includes two plates and a small bowl, and they come packed in a stylish gift box.
A perpetual calendar is a calendar valid for many years, usually designed to allow the calculation of the day of the week for a given date in the future.
- Perpetual Calendar “Organizer”
Perpetual Calendar “Organizer” RUB 3300 (approx. USD 49)
Aemyrie redefines luxury in outdoor kitchens and is the creation of years of research and development by a group of grilling enthusiasts and international fine food, wine & cooking aficionados. The business is powered by a team of artisan craftsmen, experienced designers and professional engineers who are dedicated to creating the world’s finest bespoke wood fired ovens. All Aemyrie commissions are built by hand in England to the very highest specifications.
Aemyrie from GBP 25000
Biomega is a premium urban bicycle brand, peerless within its category. Biomega bike designs and develops bicycles, electric bicycles and related accessories. It is committed to creating a paradigm shift in the way society imagines transportation by making urban ‘‘furniture for locomotion’’, developing city bikes so beautiful that they compete directly with cars and imbue our cities with new meaning. Biomega bike design brings social innovation, design thinking and urban city lifestyle to the world of bicycles, which start in urban city functionality and ends in high bike design.
- Biomega PEK
Biomega PEK EUR 2133
Hello and thanks for stopping by. My name is Randy Rollheiser, putting the double R’s in aRRt! I have enjoyed exploring art since childhood and have kept busy doing indoor and outdoor shows of all types in the Denver area since 2001.
I believe my shop offers some truly unique items that you will not find anywhere else!. Everything is handmade by me and I stand behind my craft whole heartedly. Every transaction has a satisfaction guarantee!
- Guitar Case Shelf 11, Recycled acoustic guitar case with four wooden shelves and color changing LED
Hand-made Passive Sound Amplification
The loudbasstard sound amplifier enables you to share your music through passive sound amplification.The passive amplifier is hand-made to create a unique and original look.
- Durable and renewable materials
- Rich in tonal variation
- Bamboo and rattan
Since 2013, we have offered high-quality lighting and unique furniture & accessories. We are dedicated to excellence and ready to answer your questions; Unique Wood & Iron products include over 350 of our own designs and limited editions of rustic industrial lighting and furniture. We strive for serious quality and use high-quality materials only.
RECLAIMED WOOD BEAM CHANDELIER WITH IRON BRACKETS
Ben Young is a sculptural glass and concrete artist based in New Zealand. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is housed in numerous private collections around the world. Inspired by the ocean and man’s relationship with our natural landscape; Young’s sculptural works are both mesmerising and serene with a sense of solitude intended in each piece.
These limited edition prints were created as a way of making his work more accessible to people who want a little slice of their favourite piece within their home.
- ‘SOLITARY’ PRINT
‘SOLITARY’ PRINT USD 250
Passionate about creating beautiful, handmade furniture that celebrates nature.
ringing nature into the home can create a calm, peaceful environment, yet wooden furniture doesn’t have to be traditional. We mix modern, contemporary style with natural, sustainably sourced hardwoods to produce beautiful solid wood designs that will turn heads in any home. To find out more about the company and what we’ve been up to recently please visit our blog.
- The Cotswold Elm Tree Shelf
The Cotswold Elm Tree Shelf GBP 780
In our age of electronics people still want to be creative with their hands and minds. UGEARS models’ combination of easy-to-assemble wood and mechanics along with the magical movement of gears are sure to bring joy to casual builders and professional modelers alike. Our mission is to give an unforgettable time of working together on things that are popular for all ages. We want family members and friends have fun bonding while creating. And as a result — to get revived mechanical marvels.
- Horse – Mechanoid Model
Horse – Mechanoid Model USD 42
Only a week is left to the most important holiday of the year. The major Christmas stress begins: buying gifts, decorating the home, sending greetings, and many other chores filling the atmosphere of Christmas and holiday hustle.
Very briefly, I would like to highlight a few Christmas problems: Christmas tree decoration and gift packaging.
If you, like me, have not yet finished decorating your Christmas tree and are still doubting whether to choose an artificial or a live tree, I suggest that you choose a living plant without any hesitation.
For many years now carbon fiber has been referred to as the raw material of the future. Due to its high ratio between elasticity and strength, excellent aerodynamic properties, resistance to corrosion and chemical impact, easy molding it is often irreplaceable in space, aviation, automotive and medical industries.
However, one of the greatest shortcomings of carbon monoxide is its utilization and recycling. About 30% of carbon fiber used in industry is discarded as postproduction waste. Recycling and disposal of such waste is very costly and often impossible. Often, such waste is simply shredded and used, for example, for pavements.
The team of engineers and designers, named LABEL/BREED, has set itself a goal of making something beautiful and practical from waste carbon fiber. The result – chairs, soon to appear in trade, that will be made of 96% of waste carbon fiber.
The Recycled Carbon Chair from EUR 289
We produce levitating pots and lamps – inspiring products with the absolute wow factor. They combine elegant design with the wonders of magnetic levitation. It’s a real miracle that gives you unique emotions – simple, natural and the most valuable.
- LePlant Classic Pot Light
LePlant Classic Pot Light USD 100
Ecogami is a personal project. I am Éric François, French living between Buenos Aires, Argentina & Paris, France.
Everything started in 2016 when I discovered the papercraft with a picture of an animal trophy on the web. They called it “Faux taxidermy”, I liked it & wondered how I could make it myself. I googled and found what I was looking for. I discovered a specialized webstore & bought my first template which was an elephant head. I really enjoyed the process to assemble it. With my music on, I relaxed, enjoyed & didn’t watch the clock while cutting, folding & gluing the sculpture. It was the beginning of many other sculptures… Each one bringing fun during the assemblage and self-reward at the end with a beautiful wall mount.
- HANGING KITTEN
If you are curious, we tend to consider ourselves as prescient individuals who has the lust for turning empty walls into a mesmerising art gallery!
Filling the empty walls in a fantastic way making people’s lives a little bit more lithochromatic. Hope you’ll find what you seek in our world of imagination!
- Map of Life – Metal World Map
Map of Life – Metal World Map USD 139.00 – USD 159.00
Modernity specialises in the collection and sale of rare and high-grade furniture, ceramics, glass, lighting and jewellery by the most renowned Scandinavian designers of the 20th Century. Our large collection includes design classics by Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen, Alvar Aalto, Axel Salto, Berndt Friberg – to name a few – but we are also proud to present outstanding unique pieces. With a strong emphasis on post-war design, Modernity has throughout the years established itself as one of the leading galleries in northern Europe.
Children’s chair, Lilla M. Designed by Caroline Schlyter,
People who have lost their freedom of movement due to health problems are forced to spend most of their lives in a wheelchair. Its design has not changed for decades: strict lines, monotonous colours, no distinction or customization to the user.
But it’s so nice that over the last ten years, designers from all over the world have been using the latest and most advanced technologies, focusing on the contemporary design trends and designing wheelchairs that will make life easier and make you feel modern. Of course, most projects remain on paper only, but I believe that they are a source of inspiration for future projects.
I hope that nobody experiences life in a wheelchair, and offer to take a look at the most original ideas for the development of wheelchairs.
- GO 3D by LAYER
From January 2017 John Neeman Tools has become a guild of northern master craftsmen – Northmen. Uniting one of the best northern European bladesmiths, carpenters, woodworkers, tool makers, wood carvers, bowyers, leather workers, watch makers and silversmiths.
- Carving Axe “Robin Wood” II
Carving Axe “Robin Wood” II USD 525
We are design pioneers in the online world. For Ambiente Direct is Germany’s first online shop of the design trade. As early as 1998, our owner-operated company launched as a retailer of design furniture, lighting, and accessories.
Eames Plastic Armchair RAR Rocking Chair
Christmas is just around the corner, dear friends. You have probably already chosen the gifts for your loved ones. But you also have friends, colleagues, godchildren, uncles and aunts. I wish you select gifts for them as carefully and with love, as for your loved ones.
Banal and probably the most discussed trend of design, yet… I learned the concept of minimalist design back when I had no idea what the interior or its direction was, not to mention the trends. I learnt about it when, being 17 years old, I made the first home repair in my life – replaced the laminate in the bedroom of my rented apartment. I dedicated a weekend for the repair and succeeded to finish it only on late Sunday, after midnight. On early Monday I had to go to work, and because I was so tired, out of all the things that I had taken out of the room before the repair, I brought back only the bed and the TV (which I put on the floor instead of the shelf), dropped the books I was reading at the bed, and heaped my clothes on one chair.
“I like challenges. I gave myself one a few years ago, one that would become my leitmotiv: From now on, I would make furniture with a unique piece of wood, no legs, no crossbars or supports”
Crazy Carpet Table
Crazy Carpet Table from USD 2300
DELIGHTFULL’s world is about ambiance, history, moments that stay forever through lighting designs created by our artisans with wisdom and passion for craftsmanship. It is a know-how culture combining the past Heritage of handwork with attention to emerging needs of the future.
- LETTER S GRAPHIC
LETTER S GRAPHIC EUR 2530
Rockid is a cradle for the baby, for Mom or Dad it’s a rocking chair. Together and at the same time each with their own space. As the parent rocks, so does the child, effortlessly and with all comforts. While one sleeps, the other can dream. Thus, Rockid creates a contemporary way to foster a bond as old as humanity. It’s possible to order the Rockid including a standard baby mattress. Custom colors are also possible.
CKIE (pronounced ‘seeky’) is an extension of Yanko Design, the world’s most popular & influential online design magazine. Keeping in mind our mission to reconcile all important elements of innovation, it was named after the formula for creativity, C=f(K,I,E).
Creativity (C) is a function of knowledge (K), imagination (I), and evaluation (E)
The Only Clock – Black & Black
The Only Clock – Black & Black USD 229
Special that no one else has and we decided to make her a small bag with her name. Our child was delighted after which we decided to give this delight to others who want to be special. Since 2003 we create bags, belts, wallet and other for every day using, From the beginning we worked only with Ukrainian customers until that moment we knew about Etsy and now we want to show our work for more customers all over the world.
Leather briefcase. Leather handmade bag. Handbag. Leather case. Luggage. Large. Suitcase
With over thirty years creating custom designs in Texas and over ten years in the Houston area Kirkpatrick Design has the capability and experience to design your custom home. At Kirkpatrick Design we constantly strive to create a truly unique product that reflects your personal taste and lifestyle. Professionalism, custom designs and personal attention from the start of the design process to completion of construction are just a few things that set Kirkpatrick Design apart.
Blue Water Resin & Burled Maple Bar Height Table
Psalt Design is an award-winning creative studio which designs & manufactures high quality furniture & interior products with a focus on concept, material & process. Formed in 2010 by Richard Bell, the company produces colourful & contemporary products which are made in Great Britain.
- BUBBLE TANK
BUBBLE TANK GBP 295
When looking at the first records of my industrial design blog, I understand that I live at the best possible time…
When looking at the first records of my industrial design blog, I understand that I live at the best possible time. In order to implement their modern ideas, contemporary designers use not only the latest and most advanced technology but also the experience of past generations. I will not go deep into a discussion of the current trends of industrial design (3D printing, copper, product simplicity and functionality, customization by customer, “Closer To Nature”). I will only tell that they fully reflect our crazy pace of life, and also the aspiration to be exclusive.
Holland Design & Gifts is a platform for designer products made in the Netherlands. Designs of high quality, but which have seen too little limelight. We have the ambition to make this Dutch designer works more accessible for a broad and international audience. Because we deliver products worldwide, for now, we only focus on living and fashion accessories, designs and products that are easily and inexpensively be able to ship abroad.
Ridged Vases 3D prints by CRE8
Ridged Vases 3D prints by CRE8 from EUR 25
- RUSSO TURISTO PASSPORT
RUSSO TURISTO PASSPORT RUB 220 (approx. USD 4)
Grow edible protein and fertilizer on food waste | Grown-Ups & Kids | Fun STEM education kit | Safe, Regulated Ecosystem
GET FULL HIVE EXPLORER SET EUR 251
designboom is based in milan, beijing and new york and has gained a global reach of 4 million readers and 450,000 newsletter subscribers. founded in milan in 1999, designboom is the world’s first and most popular digital architecture and design magazine.
- surface collection (vase for dry • artificial flower & holder)
- Western Heirloom Longhorn Rocking Chair
The name of our website, Feelgift™, means “information symmetry”, which means by definition “A condition in which all relevant information is known to all parties involved”. This is our mission; to honestly let our customers know all concerning details about our products that we carefully select.
- Wooden Headphone Wrap Winder Cable Cord Organizer
Metalco embodies the STILE (Style) and continues to express the creative process started since its very first establishment in 1984. Metalco means STYLE because the style in each product and in every single detail makes Metalco be different within design HISTORY, in the latest productive TECHNOLOGIES, in INNOVATION, in LUXURY and in ECO SUSTAINABILITY.
- PIT-STOP BIKE RACK