• Signature Kitchen
    One of the most difficult things in design is to reinvent — to deconstruct something that is functionally familiar and giving it a facelift with a more innovative appearance. Modern kitchens nowadays are superimposed with a horizontal image. However, for Belgian architect Glenn Sestig, the new kitchen design for interiors brand Obumex does not have to conform […]
    2016.02.13Nhat Vo
  • Axcent Pocket Watch
    How to improve upon a classic product design and give it a new lease of life? It is a challenging exercise in design, but one Klara Petersén of People Products has executed beautifully with her design of this minimalist pocket watch, working in collaboration with graphic designer and art director, Tomas Carlsten. Based on the idea that there are very few brands […]
    2016.02.12Jorge San Luis
  • Garden Chapel
    The illuminated pentagon of the Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel stands isolated and bright, like a lighthouse calling its ships home. The chapel, designed by AZL Architects, is placed on a riverbank site in Wanjing Garden, a park in the city of Nanjing, China. Once inside, one is struck by an overwhelming lack of colour; white is abound. Despite initial […]
    2016.02.11Jillian Japka
  • Skin Thermos
    Javier Moreno Studio’s Skin Thermos is a beautifully minimal hydration accessory. Conceived in 2010 as a prototype, and later published in 2011, the Skin Thermos is a silicon covered flask for the transportation of liquid. Designed with the subtleties of a curated mind, the piece is intended to have a skin-textured look and feel, imitating […]
  • LOOP Lamp
    Designer Timo Niskanen, founder of Himmee, was taking a leisurely walk on an ordinary winter night and looking into a miniature golf course, covered in snow, a loop obstacle grabbed his attention. What better than perfect snow to set a minimalist stage for an unusual form to emerge captivatingly? And so, from such a simple […]
    2016.02.09Mateus Andrade
  • Alfie Douglas Backpacks
    Timeless, original, handmade. Those are core values of the minimalist product design approach. Often they are carelessly used in a marketing context. Not so with London based family business Alfie Douglas. Keen to keep it simple and good, the leather accessory studio will launch a new line of explicitly minimalist backpacks this spring. They’ll come […]
    2016.02.08Jana Ahrens
  • Dune
    Dune is a fine aluminium flatware set inspired by the concept of food design meant as experimental cuisine and molecular gastronomy. Designed in Hong Kong by Italian designer Andrea Ponti, in this beautiful object, the experimental aspect of food design appears both in the structure of the set and in the materials. The traditional flatware […]
  • Uzu Vacuum
    Uzu is an astonishingly beautiful electric vacuum cleaner by the Japanese design brand METAPHYS. Designed to make it very easy to overcome one’s inhibitions against cleaning, Uzu’s characteristic and minimalist appearance was inspired by the conception of a vacuum cleaner that can proudly be presented. One movement is enough to get it started: just lift the […]
    2016.02.05Jorge San Luis
  • Casa Encallada
    On the rocky beachside of La Boca Beach Tunquén in Chile sits the handsome Casa Encallada. The home, which was designed by WHALE! Architecture, also based in Chile, is defined by its relationship to the landscape. The layout is comprised of two intersecting volumes which are derived from the topography of the site. The home is constructed entirely […]
    2016.02.04Jillian Japka
  • Contour Side Tables
    Brooklyn-based Bower is the parent of these beautifully muted Contour Side Tables. The collection sees a fusion of pastel type colours in the form of the tinted-glass table-tops contrasted against the crisp with white lacquer-painted table base. The pair is intended as a nesting set of support pieces for a space, where the arrangement and […]
  • Kill Baby Kill
    In the midst of the post-war cinema is the chilling and understated evil child sub-genre, an allegory about control and paranoia. Taking subtle cues from the universe of quirky characters, Hong Kong based brand Röyksopp Gakkai explores the silhouettes of kidswear from the 60’s. The collection, Kill Baby Kill, is an interesting ode to school […]
    2016.02.02Mateus Andrade
  • Mandarin natural Chocolate
    The branding for Mandarin natural Chocolate focuses primarily on one key information about chocolate — the cacao intensity, showcased by a gradient 10-dot bar that immediately yet subtly notes whether the chocolate is 60, 80 or 100% cacao. Equally brief, the reverse of the packet stylishly informs the consumer of other key production facts. Conceived […]