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  1. Terence Conran: The Way We Live Now

    Terence Conran: The Way We Live Now

    This exhibition marks Sir Terence Conran’s 80th birthday, and delves into the designer's impact on contemporary life in Britain. The show spans his career, from post-war austerity through to...

    12.18.11

  2. On and On

    On and On

    In this age of iCal, a perpetual desktop or wall calendar makes timekeeping an appealingly tactile pleasure. Just don’t forget to make the manual adjustments!

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.02.11

  3. Round & Round Calendar

    Round & Round Calendar

    A spin of the finger rotates the plastic panels to reveal the day of the week, date, and month.

    $221.00

  4. Cubes Perpetual Calendar

    Cubes Perpetual Calendar

    A plastic rendition of classic wooden blocks, Cubes makes a splashy desktop addition. Its petite size keeps its bright colors from overtaking your workspace.

    $15.00

  5. Perpetual Calendar

    Perpetual Calendar

    Magnets rule! One sphere miraculously “floats” toward the month while the other slides along the horizontal rail to indicate the date.

    $40.00

  6. Plant & Moss

    Plant & Moss

    Plant & Moss was conceived in 2009 by James Plant and James Moss as a British design brand that creates contemporary design with character and charm. Handcrafted in Great Britain, their...

    11.28.11

  7. Pipework Series Coat Rack

    Pipework Series Coat Rack

    The "recontextualization of familiar things" drives Nick Fraser's design. We came across the powder-coated copper pipes and brass fittings of Fraser's handsome hook at the 100% Design...

    $196.00

  8. Nick Fraser

    Nick Fraser creates furniture, lighting and interior products that bring playfulness and a touch of humour to the home. His distinctive designs celebrate everyday objects by transforming their...

    11.26.11

  9. Spring Stool

    Spring Stool

    Give the wooden seat of the Spring stool from Osher's debut collection a twist as you would the head of a screw, and its height adjusts accordingly.

  10. Forking Light

    Forking Light

    Adding a spun aluminum shade to and bulb to this pitchfork prototype we saw at the TENT London show takes it from fully functional in the farmyard to a perfect fit for the foyer.

    $194.00

  11. Tamasine Osher

    Tamasine Osher

    Inspired by combining unexpected elements, Tamasine Osher believes that the structure and construction of an artifact may be displayed and expressed, rather than concealed....

    11.23.11

  12. Adam Xander

    Adam Xander

    Adam Xander's furniture designs are influenced strongly by his Mechanical Engineering background. Adam's designs possess a striking industrial aesthetic, softened by the use of warm hardwoods or...

    11.23.11

  13. Pulpo

    Pulpo

    Since 2006, Pulpo has stood for functional and beautiful living space accessories and furniture designs, originating both in-house and from renowned product designers.

    10.26.11

  14. Shower Caddy Octopus

    Shower Caddy Octopus

    No need to dive 20,000 leagues into the briny deep to find this clever little cephalopod-inspired caddy. Yes, it plays into our love of the oceanic and the nautical, but the fact that the red,...

    $35.00

  15. Formverket

    Formverket

    Formverket, established in 1995, is a Swedish design company lead by Jens Widerberg.

    10.17.11

  16. AC 01 Alarm Clock

    AC 01 Alarm Clock

    Jasper Morrison hits another home run with this alarm clock available in red, black or white. Though we're known to hit the snooze button over and over again, we wouldn't mind being roused by this...

    $125.00

  17. Punkt.

    Punkt.

    Punkt. creates consumer electronic products to make life easier. They believe that technology is a wonderful thing—but only if it works the way in which people need it to. Simple commands,...

    10.14.11

  18. Inspired Design

    Inspired Design

    The memory of designer Tobias Wong lived on at "Brokenoff Brokenoff," an exhibition hosted at Manhattan’s Gallery R’Pure. The show was composed of pieces interpreted by his...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.06.11

  19. Jupiter Scrap Lights

    Jupiter Scrap Lights

    The duo behind Graypants studio are often found scouring Seattle’s streets for unblemished cardboard boxes—–the material that provides the structure for their signature fixtures....

    $129.00

  20. War Craft Coffee Table

    War Craft Coffee Table

    When painted large on the exterior of a warship, the black-and-white stripes on this low table “dazzle” and confuse the eye of the enemy. Uhuru used teak from the deck of an authentic...

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