Kickit Shoe Rack - brilliant furniture, combining art, usability and style

Kickit is so KickStyle, that I didn’t resist to share my spontaneous love for it. It’s an interior bijou, discretely illuminated, convenient for sitting, practical enough to hold bunch of shoes and so original and entertaining, that you can spend days flinging your shoes and then digging among the nylon brushes.

Unfortunately great ideas cost fortunes and weight 72kg.

kickit designer shoe rack

Designed by MAGAZIN via ( SwissMiss )

Eclipse Relaxer – the ultimate relaxing outdoor sofa

I want one! You just thought that, right? Since the first eye contact with Eclipse Relaxer, the picture of sublime harmony between yourself and the environment hits you so powerfully, that you can’t get rid of the obsession being on top of it.

The UK based studio Gloster, launched the modular Eclipse Day Bed concept last year and created a real furor on the international interior design scene.

The idea behind the Relaxer is practical and minimalistic – you have a sofa and a footstool, which can be used separately, but joined together they form a nice and comfy shaped bed. The Relaxer comes in 2 color variations - a rich brown Java or bleached Driftwood and it’s topped with cushions in a variety of vibrant and neutral colors to provide absolute comfort. Stylish Eclipse accessory item is the side table, which comes in midnight color ceramic top that, almost indestructible, is resistant to both severe scratching and intense heat. Both the seating and the tables are light and easy to move around thanks to either integral gliders or smooth running castors which lock into position as soon as weight as applied. The real chef d’oeuvre of the Relaxer set is the Sail - an optional canopy for the Eclipse Relaxer Unit that provides shade from both wind and sunshine.

A common great characteristic of the Eclipse furniture is that it’s completely weatherproof and can be left outdoors all year round. Cushion covers are made from a soft-to-touch 100% acrylic fabric that is water proof as well.

eclipse outdoor relaxing sofa
eclipse outdoor relaxing sofa
eclipse outdoor relaxing sofa

The award winning outdoor set has been complemented at the beginning of 2008 with 3 new stylish additions for ultimate outdoor experience - The Two Sitter Sofa, an Armchair and a Coffee table. Further new additions to Eclipse are protective, waterproof covers for all pieces in the collection.

eclipse outdoor relaxing sofa

Sociable, private, intimate, relaxing, in the garden, on the beach, near the pool, under the sunset light – Eclipse Relaxer is anything you could wish for feeling extraordinarily comfy. Whether you want to sit, sleep, lounge or sunbathe, the unique design, concept and make allow for an endless array of possibilities and deep outdoor delight.

eclipse outdoor relaxing sofa
eclipse outdoor relaxing sofa

Feel the out of this world Eclipse Relaxer experience at: Gloster

Catching the Wild - creative coat stand carrying your wild clothes

Catching the Wild is not just a coat stand; it’s an object of desire since the very first look. My immediate imaginary action was to fit it right away in my modest interior and start with the clothes compositions. Goodbye of the boring wardrobe concepts with tabs arranged in a row and big welcome to the wild, immense and creative design ideas. The lasso shape is worked out from steel and polyester rope with 177 cm height and 65x97 cm width (bottom and top accordingly). If you are eager for more wildness, you should visit the terrific website touched in the same “Wild Wild West” style from the creators of Stolen Wood studio.

designer coat stand
designer coat stand
designer coat stand

Designed by StolenWood via ( Inspire me, now! )

Pilen Bicycle Concept – retro style bike with unique design features

Swedish product designer Eric Oscar Therner did what the city lifestyle needed– an elegant bike design, which refreshes the contemporary biking visuals and in the same time makes the biker standing out from the everyday environment, while enjoying a comfort ride. The concept is entirely inspired from the 1930’s Le Mans racers with an idea to spice it up with materials and technologies from the future. Thus way the bike is equipped with unique features such as led lights integrated into the frame and a two part saddle which absorbs shock. What really impress me in the Pilen Concept are the fine curves, the way all parts hold together in a solid, but still elegant construction giving an impression of power, comfort and safety.

pilen retro style bike
pilen retro style bike

The Pilen bike proofs again that mixing retro and contemporary result in excellent concepts – let’s hope they will soon flood the markets with their product equivalents.

Pilen bike is Eric Therner’s concept for studio ADDI via ( designboom )

Zimmeration – ingenious lifestyle equipment for disabled people

My wild guess is that the author of the Zimmeration project - Nikola Seen Yan Leung joinned together the words Zimmer and Nation thus way creating the name of his concept. The Zimmers or Zimmer Frame is British common term, equivalent for a Walker - tool for disabled people who need additional support to maintain balance or stability while walking.

I really love the idea for bringing style in objects and areas where the style is excluded by default. The elder people deserve comfort and opportunity to express their lifestyle in the equipment which is a daily living requisite for them. Nikola Leung addresses these issues by re-shaping the traditional forms into more organic and futuristic ones and by accenting on different series of graphics for styling the body-frame.

The introduced new function for taking an extra step while walking with Zimmeration sounds more like adding an extra effort for the person who use it. Thinking in a direction for controlling the width and height might bring an innovation flavor to the product and avoid size discrepancies for the people with different age, proportions and genre.

Great, noble and stylish concept, which I hope will evolve into constant equipment for every disabled person.

stylish equipment for disable people

via ( CSM Product Design )

Stylish Japanese Dining Table&Chairs which Fit in a Box

Let there be BOX!I was pleasantly surprised when i saw the interior design products created by Igland Design. Based in Norway, Igland Design Studio combines tradition Scandinavian wood with high-tech materials to create products that are visually strong, yet simple in appearance. Simplicity will be the most convenient keyword, which mixed with birch ply, carbonfibre, neoprene and a genious design sense produce the most creative, practical and futuristic goods, which are mandatory invaders of our home styles. That's what the guys from Igland Studio do.

The Mealbox is composed by: Birch Plywood reinforced with carbonfibre. Neoprene rubber seat-padding. Table doubles as coffee-table.

Dimensions when assembled:
h: 40cm w: 68cm l: 77 - 233cm

Assembled view:

creative lifestyle products

And if you still think that this is not possible, think twice. And if you are accidently on a` camping site with 5 more friends, bring back the company comfort with a morning tea, served on a perfect japanese style table. The impression is guranteed. An you might want to print this one, in case you are stuck with the assembilng:

creative lifestyle products

Dimensions when boxed:
h: 43cm w: 68cm l: 77cm

I hope that the creativity of Alet and Dag Igland will never exhaust and their creative interior design studio will be populated with more extraordinary homewear goods. You might contact them for all the details at:

mob: +47 40 42 73 76
web: Igland Design.

Hotel FOX Copenhagen - The Most Creative Lifestyle Hotel

creative art luxury hotelThe Place:

First of all Fox is not an ordinary Hotel, you can't even think of it as such. Fox is a Universe, or perhaps couple of Universes created by international artists from the fields of graphic design, urban art and illustration. You don't go to such a place for just spending a night, you are going to make the fairy-tales from you childhood reality, to go beyond the reality and spend a night(month) in wonderland. What si so unique about it?

The Rooms:

Well 21 of the top international artists have created 61 rooms. Art, Art, Art - everywhere, individual and delightful. Every single room is an unique masterpiece - from whacky comical styles to strict graphic design. From fantastic street art and Japanese Manga to simply spaced out fantasies. You will find flowers, fairytales, friendly monsters, dreaming creatures, secrets vaults and…

Let's check on couple of room examples:

OK, now imagine 55 more rooms like the ones above - if you are lucky you can have a chance to switch the rooms during the stay, so practically you can spend 2 full months in a different universe every single night in a zero gravity or simply you can visit the FOX 61 times.

The Prices:

No you are not supposed to break your piggy bank to afford a night in FOX - most of the time the offer promotions with prices per person per night from: 60 to 90 EUR. All rates include breakfast, service and 25% V.A.T. Most of the time you get some extras like free high-speed Internet, free admission to the art exhibitions around, ice-skating etc.

At FOX kitchen & bar the people from all over the world, can sample healthy, innovative food, sip a varied selection of funky cocktails and be inspired by love of our times. FOX kitchen serves healthy food, which is highly nutritious. The ingredients are Nordic and seasonal and we endeavour to use free-range products, but that does not restrict us, as it is the taste and experience that counts. FOX recommend a special cocktail for each course – this has been developed so its taste fits perfectly with the food.

The Location:

Hotel FOX
Jarmers Plads 3
DK-1551 Copenhagen V