Friday, January 28, 2011

I really like this Pontus Desk by Pinch Design in the UK. It won a design award from Wallpaper magazine, and it is well deserved! The desk is quite expensive and can come with the optional pigeon-hole unit. I hope you like it too!

Friday, January 21, 2011

A cool dude named Seongyong Lee

I want to meet Mr. Lee, because he is a totally awesome Korean designer, and I am in love with his plytube stool and bench. Plytubes are really cool and despite their lightweight appearance, they are quite strong. I want one right now!!! In fact, if any of you out there can find out where he sells his stuff, let me know and I will personally see to it that you receive 3 pounds of our favorite cheese here at Cheese Lovers International.

Mr. Seongyong Lee studied product design at the Royal College of Art in London, and my hat goes off to him. Cheers, Mr. Lee!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Frederik Roijé - a cool Dutch dude

I seriously wish I could go back in time and study furniture design at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands!! Alas, time machines have yet been invented. But I have an idea: When they finally are invented and become affordable enough for regular people, I will transport myself back in time to around 1997 or so and convince my past self to attend the Design Academy, then I will return to 2011. Brilliant!

I digress -- what I really wanted to talk about was Frederik Roijé and his "Slow Sofa" which is made in the Netherlands. Made out of fabric, foam, metal and plywood, the sofa was designed to accommodate a sofa that evolves with whatever configuration you would like, since the parts are modular. I quite like it. I wish they made it in leather, but oh well!

Monday, January 10, 2011

A really cool phone!

We at CLI love practical things, and that's why we totally love the new John's Phone by John Doe Amsterdam. There is nothing fancy about this phone, and it has no email, internet, special ring tones, text messaging, etc. Many might wonder why a person would want something with only the most traditional function of a phone, but I find myself thinking "why not"? Sure, it's great to have GPS, facebook and the NY Times accessible at all times, but sometimes it gets to be too much! Don't you agree? Sometimes it's nice to not be sooo connected to the wired world. I'm not sure I am personally ready to give up text messaging, but I would seriously consider it for this phone since it's sooo pretty! Check out all the colors it comes in, and it even has a place for you to physically write down phone numbers! What a novelty nowadays!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A cool way to hang your books

This cool Sticklebook by Mode Studio in the UK is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. I totally want it and am trying to find out where it's sold in the USA! (It ships free in the UK).

If anyone knows, please help your friends at CLI and share this news with us! I can't wait to buy one so that I can stick my books in this thing, just like the video shows!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Stop the Presses!!

Check out this amazing "Doc" sofa/bunk bed from Resources Furniture! It even comes in cool colors! I love it soo much!

There are no words. Just check out the thing for yourself!

Jörg Boner!

First, let me just say that I love Jörg Boner's product design! He's got really cool products that offer a clean, minimalist aesthetic that really appeals to many of us here at CLI. I've chosen a few of my favorite of his designs, but the one that really caught my eye was his street lamp design. I wish he could make this for inside use instead, as it kind of reminds me of the Manana lamp I love soo much (from Design House Stockholm). Check out Boner's stuff below, or also check out his cool website:

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year, Metropolitan Sofa!

I came across this sofa today while doing a search for a new sofa, albeit the one we need should be in leather. It's by a company called Thayer Coggin (what a cool name innit?). It sucks to have to buy a new sofa, as we at CLI believe in having furniture for a lifetime, and if not, until as long as possible. However, for those of you who have dust and/or dust mite allergies, leather furniture is best. Of course, you can always try plastic, wood or synthetic leather instead, but that's not a comfortable material for a couch for reasons we don't really need to mention.

Anyway, going to research if this Metropolitan Sofa comes in leather!

Oh, and Happy New Year! Hope to write more posts this year for the CLI community out there! Hahahaha.