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Entries from the Design Blog in the home accessories category.

  • Considering everything but the kitchen sink is a thing of the past. These ceramic sinks from Duravit are at once strikingly modern and functionally fantastic. The cleanly considered lines form basins chosen by the user to reflect their habits with a variety of segmentations that appeal to different uses.

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    by Ward Andrews
    March 11, 2013
  • Many of Emo's projects are ultra-modern and hewn predominantly from glossy plastics and metals. The Italian, industrial design consultancy often works in sports equipment, electronics and modern furnishings. Their recent design project, Hug, shown at the Salone del Mobile, finds an interesting middle ground—the form is smooth and modern but with a distinct sense of craftsmanship created through the uneven and hand-sawed surfaces.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    June 1, 2012
  • Graphic designer Tommaso Guerra dabbles in industrial design, finding ways to incorporate found objects and alternative materials in his lighting projects. From exposed copper piping and teapots, to bottles and guitar bodies his projects could be seen as examples of craft and re-use, but they also exemplify creative thinking—seeing new purpose in an already practical object.

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    by Ward Andrews
    March 2, 2012
  • I just stumbled upon this transfigurable vase from Module R. It's streamlined and modern look gets a quirky little twist with the updated clasp clips that allow you to switch out the tops to change the form.

    The FlexVase design, by Arjan van Raadshooven and Anieke Branderhorst, accommodates multiple types a floral arrangements, as opposed to a standard vase, which is usually intended for a specific arrangement.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    December 26, 2011
  • Need something a little sleeker and/or different than the traditional fireplace? Fire Line aspires to be that and more—it's a biofireplace, the first remote-controlled long fireplace and is customized to fit the space in which it lives.

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    by Ward Andrews
    December 25, 2011
  • Design distributor Thomas Eyck called upon German RaR artists Beate Reinheimer and Ulrike Rehm to created a limited edition of glazed, porcelain vases. The collection, dubbed “Schwarm,” includes 10 types of beetles, glazed and altered to create an edition of 30 unique wall vases that are simultaneously natural and modern.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 13, 2011
  • Over indulge? Need to edit your ingredients? Want to control portion size? Prefer a different color icing? iPlate is the solution! Created by French illustrator Todd Borka, iPlate is inspired by Photoshop and its manipulation interfaces, so control Z those french fries into oblivion, and start importing your favorite food immediately!

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 4, 2011
  • Charlotte Farmer is an illustrator and designer who combines low-tech printing methods with detailed drawings that celebrate imperfection and character. I'm loving her collective illustration sets for To Dry For and New House Textiles.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 4, 2011
  • Nest changes the way you will interact with your home. Designed by former Apple and iPod masterminds, it's a smart thermostat that learns about your preferences every time you adjust the settings. With features like auto-away that conserves energy when no one is home and the Nest Leaf, signaling you that you are saving energy at the current settings, Nest makes it easier to understand and recognize energy use and savings.

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    by Ben Leivian
    October 26, 2011
  • Yumaki is the collaborative oral care line between a Swedish design company and a Japanese oral care manufacturing company.

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    by Ward Andrews
    August 27, 2011
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