Modern Home Design special edition part 4

07 Nov 2013
  • posted by Veerle Pieters

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.

Blom Blom

Blom by FontanaArte

Table lamp. Diffuser in milk white opaline polyethylene, petals in polycarbonate, base in painted aluminium. Diffused light emission adjusted by moving the petals. Available in 4 colors: ruby red, silk grey, pale green and yellow. Switch on transparent cable.

Dimensions and where to buy this Blom Table lamp.

I like a table lamp that has character. This new "Blom" one designed by Andreas Engesvik (Norwegian designer) has it in spades. It was unveiled at Euroluce in Milan. Its name, contraction of the term "blomst" (flower in Norwegian), based on its shape consisting of screens in the shape of petals. A red one please!

Sketch Stylus Sketch Stylus

Sketch Stylus

Is this a pencil or is it a stylus? The answer is; it's both! It may appear as a regular pencil at first sight but it’s actually a stylus that works on your touchscreen devices. One side is a working pencil but the "eraser" is actually a built-in stylus made from ECR (Electro Conductive Rubber) that works with your iPad, iPhone, and other devices.

Found at Design Milk

What a great idea, sketch on paper with the pencil for a rough draft and flip it around to refine the idea on the iPad. A bonus is that the pencil will feel very familiar. I still have to experiment drawing in apps such as SketchBook. Analogue and digital happily together.

Colnago Prestige Colnago Prestige

Colnago Prestige

A bike developed with input from cyclo-cross legend Sven Nys, the Cross Prestige is the ultimate carbon fibre cross frame. Sven has won so many cyclo-cross races on this bike so it has be great. A mono­coque front tri­an­gle makes it tough and light, while lugged seat­stays and chain­stays maximize tyre clearance. Want!

More over at Colnago.

It doesn't happen often that I like a paint job on a brand bicycle. I have to confess that the color scheme on this Colnago Prestige is pleasant on the eye. Clearly showing its Italian roots but not in a screaming fashion. I'm thinking about getting a cyclo-cross bike and this one is high on my wanted list. It's the ideal bike for Winter I think. For the more heavy stuff I have my Ridley Ignite mountain bike and during Summer I ride my Merckx EFX.

Yellow Teapot Yellow Teapot

Yellow Teapot

Me and colors… This Yellow Teapot by Dutch design company Jansen+Co is an eye-catcher. With its sturdy form and complimentary colored dark grey lid and bright red handle, it perfectly showcases Jansen+Co's flair for refined color-blocking and supremely well-made ceramics. Serve your tea in style!

More info at Howkapow

A yellow Teapot with a cherry-red handle and ash-grey lid and a classic shape. A perfect color combination if you ask me. Designed by Anouk Jansen with a modern twist. If you combine this Teapot with Jansen+Co Mugs, Cake Stands and Milk and Water Jugs you will sure have a cheerful and eclectic set to enjoy everyday. It is dishwasher and microwave safe and made from glossy, high quality ceramic.