Designers Jaime Salm and Young Jin Chung translated the beauty of origami to this small side table. The two laser-cut steel sheets ship flat, then the simple folds will slot them together.
Made using 288 recycled plastic milk jugs, the Racer rocker zips down the fast lane of sustainable design. Reuse is a big part of Loll’s production ethos: All its products are made at the Hawks Boots Sustainable Manufacturing Facility, which for nearly 80 years prior to Loll’s purchase was a concrete plant that made culverts, burial vaults, pilings, and the like.
The Food Map Container may look like a bathtub but is the ideal planter. Its lightweight recycled-plastic basin features a contoured drainage system built into the bottom and it sits on a metal-tubing frame and locking rubber casters, which makes moving it a breeze.
Back in the 1950s and 1960s, there was no bigger name in fabric design than Alexander Girard, who beginning in 1952 held a twenty year tenure as director of design for Herman Miller's textile division. This pattern, recently reissued by Design Within Reach, is originally from 1954, but looks just as fresh today as it did then.
The sun is shining; birds are chirping; it's too darn hot inside, so go ahead and make yourself comfortable with these backyard accessories.
If you wince every time you toss a banana peel into the trash and think, I really need to compost, let your guilt evaporate (or decompose). The Green Cone offers a simple, tidy alternative to the homemade heap, and accelerates the decomposition process through thermal heat (created by interior and exterior cones). All household food waste can be dumped into the cone—which is partially buried in your yard—to be eventually released back into the soil as water, carbon dioxide, and a small amount of residue. It’s like a trashcan for your yard, only you know where your waste is going.
When a full-size chair is unneccesary and you just need a small place to sit, go for a simple, sexy stool. This high-density cork of this drop-shaped seat from Skram has a low-density detail stripe, and the North Carolina-based company has introduced a series of other styles (as well as a set of bowls) in the incredibly durable material.
- Whether it was Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature red or Le Corbusier’s favorite shade of blue, the modernists loved primary colors.