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CYCLO urban bicycle

24 Apr 2014
It doesn't happen often that a new bike design grabs my attention. This one however done by Nike's former design director Eric Duvauchelle has managed to do that. It took 18 months of design, engineering and passion to bring it to life. The bicycle's name is CYCLO and the frame was designed in partnership with ARRO.STUDIO from Paris, France.

Lovely small desks

18 Apr 2014
A little workspace somewhere in your house that doesn't take up that much space and isn't too bad on the eyes. Impossible? With a bit of detective work chances are high that you'll find something that fits both needs. Below you'll find a selection of small desks that I wouldn't mind putting in my living room.
A closer look at two bikes that captured my attention. Both are produced by Dutch brand Koga that develops and assembles bikes at their headquarters in Heerenveen. My Winter bike is a Koga and I'm very happy with its quality and would gladly recommend their bikes.
Some of you will know that I love to ride my bicycle. I try to share the beautiful scenery that I encounter along the way via my Instagram feed. I'm hopeful that my enthusiasm is creating an itch so that others would do the same. Find out why after the jump. I practice what I preach

The Copenhagen Wheel

15 Jan 2014
You are probably thinking what has Copenhagen in common with a wheel. Well for starters it isn't something from Denmark but from the United States. The wheel got its name because Copenhagen is famous for all its cyclists and being so bicycle friendly. Discover what the Copenhagen Wheel is exactly after the jump.

Cat Cube

13 Dec 2013
Cat owners that have a modern interior will always have a hard time finding accessories for their pet that fits their style. Luckily there are designers that like to tackle that problem. It gets even better when today's item is being designed and developed in Belgium. Meet Delphine Courier's Cat Cube after the jump.
Good things come in small doses. You had to wait a bit but here is another special edition of some of my favorite discoveries of the past months. Hope you'll enjoy what you are about to see after the jump.
One of the most famous designs of Charles and Ray Eames got a little update. I'm talking about the iconic Lounge Chair from 1956. The new all black Lounge Chair was announced in April at Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Stool 60 by Artek

13 Aug 2013
Going back to 1932… Around that time the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto finished the Paimio Sanatorium in Paimio, Finland. The building served exclusively as a tuberculosis sanatorium until the early 1960s, when it was converted into a general hospital. Today the building is part of the Turku University Hospital. The sanatorium was nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ikea launched its new STOCKHOLM collection recently here in Europe (April) and it is coming to the US in August. This new collection is Ikea's answer & proof that they are able to compete against the smaller, specialized furniture stores, in terms of quality, design, and budget. The collection focuses on “Smart Craftsmanship” and aims to bring high-end design to the masses at a low price point.
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