Furni is one of my old favorites that consistently makes good looking quality products, and never seems to get the recognition that they deserve. I was delighted to see over the weekend that they are on Fab.com. Once again inspired, I checked out their website for the first time in a year or two, and I happy to find that they still have great stuff. The new and improved ALBA clock for example is not only fantastic looking and well detailed (see below) but it has some great features too. iPod/iPhone integration with a custom app available with purchase, 10 stage dimmable display, metal grill etc. Available in white, black, barn wood, walnut, concrete and all sorts of other amazing materials/finishes.
I sort of have a thing for interesting looking humidifiers, mostly because for so long it was next to impossible to find one. This unique take on the boring old humidifier comes from Minwoo Lee. It's not hard to imagine where the Alianoid Humidifier gets its name from. It looks more like something from the movie WALL-E than it does a humidifier. So far it doesn't appear that it is in production, but we can always hope.
Naoki Yoshimoto invented this puzzle in 1971 after trying to discover a way to divide a cube equally. The result is a peculiar polyhedral dyad consisting of eight interconnected cubes that can be divided in multiple ways. As for those flashy metallics? No one can resist a shiny object! That's a universal truth.
I love a good wooden toy, especially an interactive one. I recently picked up one of these Transformobile bulldozers from GRM sponsor Miss Yesterday and I have to say it's an absolute hit. It's a nice mix of wood and plastic, and it is all held together with embedded magnets. To make things even cooler, the magnets are set up in a way that lets certain parts move in set increments. That means whatever position you put the bucket in, it stays there.
Miss Yesterday is not just about the kids toys though. I also picked up a fantastic handmade leather satchel for my girlfriend. The quality is great, and it's one of those pieces that you just know is going to get better and better with age. Available in yellow, blue or green, and in a 11" or 14" size.
Leather cases with contrast stitch detailing? Yummy! Whether you've got a tablet, a laptop, or a smartphone, CB2's got you covered. Extra random bonus: each of these cases comes with an exterior business card slot.
Inspired by his wife's pregnant belly (endearing?), these pot bellied piggy banks from designer George Lee are a fun twist on a classic style. Available in glossy white or matte black porcelain.
Looking for something to do to break yourself out of your Turkey induced stupor? How about a nice civilized game of bocce with this limited edition set by New York based Fredericks and Mae. These are pretty much the best looking bocce set I have ever seen, and once they are gone, they are gone. I think that justifies the $250 AUD price tag.
Gnomes! With gold hats! There is absolutely nothing not to love.
I find myself strangely attracted to this moss wall hanging planter by Mr Lentz. It's a simple plank of cedar stained with walnut husks and black tea then sealed with a little flax seed oil. It's topped with a piece of dried moss. While it reads more like the ingredients for a exotic salad, it actually makes a nice piece of wall art.
Inspired by the hexagon candle holders Capree posted about a few days ago, I bring you concrete hexagon coasters. I honestly had no idea that you could get this fine of detail with concrete, but I think it's absolutely amazing. They are not just pretty either. The pattern serves as a conduit to wick away moisture from the bottom of the glass. That's smart.
These coasters may be the final cherry on top for my robot obsession! All I need now are some robot drinking glasses* and I'm set... for life.
I love when a simple object gets reinvented. Take for example the pencil. It's about time someone sexy'd that little guy up a little. The pocket clip pencil has to be one of the better looking ones I've seen in a while too. In fact it's so good looking I'm not quite sure how I would feel about having it hide in my pocket.
Vintage arithmetic blocks in snappy colors and a white embossed box?? YES PLEASE. I don't know what I'd do with them, other than love them with my whole heart, but I can't shake the feeling that I need them. Does this happen to anyone else?