The lamps that I am sharing today are created by PER/USE
, a new Belgian design brand launched in the Summer of 2013. They are based in Marke and offer a strong mix of furniture and accessories designed by Belgian and international designers. The functional collection, with a distinguished and timeless character, however not missing a contemporary twist, is inspired by known names as well as emerging design personalities. PER/USE works with a combination of new upcoming and established designers, Belgian and international, such as Lucie Koldova, Patrick Séha, José Cabrita, Frederik Delbart, etc.
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 CYLO
and the frame was designed in partnership with ARRO.STUDIO
from Paris, France.
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.
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 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.
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