Sculptural interiors make your beverage beautiful

I don’t know if any drink can be classified as good looking or visually appealing but this set of conceptual glassware by Studio KDSZ makes every beverage look gorgeous.

Almost as if they have been turned inside-out, the glasses titled ‘Lil Wai,’ add a tinge of Asian heritage to each drink as their insides are modeled after traditional Chinese pottery. According to Chi Hsiao-En, founder of Studio KDSZ, “We think those beautiful items should not be only exhibited in the museum, but be used in our daily life.”  Continue reading

Stepping stones lead into house extension over an English lake by Hamish & Lyons

Architecture studio Hamish & Lyons has completed Stepping Stone House, an extension to a manor house in Berkshire, England, that is raised on stilts above a lake.

Hamish & Lyons, founded by Hamish Herford and Nicholas Lyons, replaced three underused and flood-prone outbuildings to create the new living spaces for a family with five children.

Stepping Stone House by Hamish & Lyon

Three of the children live with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – a behavioural disorder that can make you hyperactive – so the extension’s design is intended to provide a soothing space filled with daylight and natural materials that immerse the occupants in nature. Continue reading

Afropicks by Simon Skinner challenges perception of Swedish design

These afro combs were designed by Stockholm-based designer Simon Skinner

Swedish product designer Simon Skinner has created a collection of afro hair combs that explore the effect of migration on Swedish identity. 

Called Afropicks, the collection of eight different combs was on show as part of the Hemma Gone Wild exhibition by Swedish Design Moves during this year’s Milan design week.

These afro combs were designed by Stockholm-based designer Simon Skinner
Anton is a comb with neon button-detailing

Skinner designed the combs to explore the ways in which identity could disrupt the perception of Swedish design. He chose to work with the afro comb due to its relative rarity in Sweden. Continue reading