Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Something very beautiful!

I stumbled into Moss the other day and had my breath taken away by this most beautiful of chairs. Seriously, it's one of the most good-looking things I've seen in a while! I wish I could buy it, but it's $2,300! hahahahaahahahah!

Seriously, why does this Taj√° chair cost soo much? I don't really get it. Whatever. It's still stunning!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Paperback Shelf!!

One of our favorite design stores EVER is in none other than the lovely London (across the pond for many people). The next time our intern is able to travel, maybe she will be sent to this rainy but fair city! And while she is there, she will be sure to check out Twenty Twenty One. Pretty much everything on their website makes us drool. Yes, even our serious Editor-in-Chief often has pitter patters of the heart upon glancing at this company's quite stupendous collection of furniture and other things.

We particularly like their Linea1 I Jurassic paper shelving system. It is especially designed for paperback books. Here, my friends, is another reason not to entirely abandon the art of a paperback book! Let the paperback live on!


Friday, October 22, 2010

The Belgians

It has been a long time since we at CLI mentioned the work of Belgian designers. Dare we say we have never discussed this country's talent? If so, please forgive our despicable transgression!

We do like the work of Sylvain Willenz, especially his cool "Landmark" lighting collection! It nearly took our collective breaths away!!

Check this Landmark out here:


Monday, October 18, 2010

The "It" Box

Check out this cool company called "It Design" -- we at CLI quite like the name. We also especially like their "Itbox" because it's really cool. The design is quite simple and minimalist and colorful. What more could you want? The "itbox" is available in metal and comes in several different configurations. You can create a desk, file system, wall shelves, etc. The possibilities seem quite limitless. I think they would work well in a kitchen!

Check them out here:


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Alex Hellum!

Alex Hellum has really fun and cutesy-ish furniture and products. We can't collectively decide which product we like best, and some we are not in "love" with, but check them out here:



Just think, for only $500 you can have this beautiful football table in your very own home! Indeed, instead of paying over $4,000 for something similar, you can play for hours on this super nice Champion Pro table. Another cool thing is that this English company, Made.com, guarantees its quality and craftsmanship. I think Made is worth checking out, since they try their best to help consumers find designer furniture for a very decent price!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lighting That Rules (LTR)

The search for the perfect light is something that will forever engage our various interns here at CLI. Sometimes, we admit, the Editor in Chief, finds herself spending hours and hours contemplating the ideal light, the light to shine on all lights, the light to illuminate the world!

But, my friends, we have found something quite awesome. From a company called Rich, Brilliant, Willing, comes the cool "Newtility Lighting Collection" and "Branch Floor Lamp" and they are quite something. We find the clever design to be not only quite visually pleasing but also quite utilitarian! Lighting that includes electrical outlets! Our world today is soo gadget-rich that sometimes I think it would be useful to have electrical chargers installed in our elbows or knees! Oh! That reminds me of the movie "The Matrix" -- why don't we just start charging our iPods using our own body's BTU's? That is the next design challenge.

Anywho, check out this cool company and its lights here:


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Book sharing!!

This cool Spanish lady named Joan Rojeski (I think she's Spanish) designed this cool "Primer B" book-sharing device thing that kind of looks like and acts like a mail box thing, but for books! So, say you have a book you no longer want, but you are too lazy to

1) donate it
2) recycle it
3) ask your friends if they want it
4) give it to someone as a present
5) sell it to a used bookstore

...then this is just the thing for you! Now you can leave your books in your lobby or downstairs area of your apartment building, and leave the book there for your neighbors to take! I actually really like this idea, and think it can be used for other things, like delivery menus, DVD's, CD's and Netflix or something! Or maybe even recipes or a cool poem. Or maybe even a magazine or newspaper! The possibilities are endless, my friend CLI reader!

Actually, I think Joan meant something more like this: "We would pass on books we no longer needed by displaying them in a clear box attached to this mailbox, designed by Joan Rojeski, to catch our neighbours’ attention.

If they see a book they would like, they can knock the neighbour’s door and borrow the book. We remove the desired book and slip it into their box. This encourages interaction between neighbours and the re-use of books."

Anyway, check it out here: http://www.joanrojeski.com/

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cool shelves for your house!!

I'm kind of in love/like with these cool Swiss and US shelving systems by a company called Loadbearing. They are configurable to your liking and come in any color you select (within their selection). And they are not THAT expensive! Made from galvanized steel, these shelves are super strong (hold about 220 pounds for each shelf) and I just think they are marvelous!

Check them out here: http://loadbearing.com/