Located in the Phang Nga province in Thailand, Iniala Beach House is designed by Eggarat Wongcharit and is a maximalist fantasy inspired by Thai culture and Buddhism which includes beds and sofas suspended from the ceiling by wicker bamboo. The villa’s own spa is located within an ancient golden Thai bell, with Buddhist teachings translated into English inscribed in the walls. Inspired by nearby Phang Nga Bay, all of the furniture is Thai as well as the artwork, and a collage of small pictures of Buddha are “protected” by being wrapped in a crochet hanging on the wall.
Light, portable, strong, and discrete, Bookniture is a piece of versatile furniture hidden in a hardcover book, for people who live in small spaces (or prefer the compact aesthetic). Envisioned by Hong Kong-based designer Mike Mak, Bookniture can be used as a foot rest, a nightstand, a standing work desk or an outdoor stool. The best part however is its ability to fold back into a book, making it easy to carry around from place to place and store it in style. Such a simple, functional, beautiful, and adaptable design. If you’re low on space, this is a great addition to your home.
Children of the 70s and 80s for sure remember the Rubick’s Cube and its sister toy – the Rubik’s Snake. Oikimus Maria and Ivan Zverev of Oikimus Design are sure one of them, who designd the 5+5 Lamp based on it. Just like the toy, the main idea of the “5+5″ lamp is spatial transformation. Its aim is to create a simple object that would be interesting not only for adults but also for children.
Start as a hobby, glass gradually became Scott’s livelihood and ruling passion. In 1994, Scott took a class at the Pilchuck School of Glass with the world famous Robert Mickleson. This was truly a turning point. And now Scott has now been blowing glass for nineteen years and is currently represented in close to 80 galleries spanning the United States. He specializes in borosilicate flame-work and translates his love of nature into whimsical representations of the world he sees.