I found out about Lumio on Kickstarter and the project garnered so much support that it’s now in full-on production. What is Lumio? It’s an lluminated, portable lamp that turns on and off when you open or close it, and conveniently folds into a book when not in use. Lumio only weighs a pound, comes in 3 different colors and retails for approximately $125.
Max Gunawan, Lumio’s inventor, says that his goal with Lumio is to give people the freedom to experience beautiful things wherever they are. Cool, eh?
Thank you Cecily for the tip!
All images via LUMIO
If you can’t beat the cord clutter in your home, then just turn them into something useful….like a lamp! Check out these cool ones from Italian studio, Nadlab.
Images via Nadlab
Can’t decide on a paint color? Eager to try wallpaper without the commitment? Then Swag Paper may be the answer for you. A space makeover can be quick and easy with this removable and reusable wallpaper in a range of beautiful patterns and colors. If you’re still not certain, you pre-order samples on all patterns before you commit.
All images via Swag Paper
I have been admiring these diamond weave (plastic + rattan) wastebaskets from Areaware. Made in the Philippines and commissioned by fair trade, I love their design, colors and concept. If you’re in Montreal, you can find them at Galerie Co.
Images via Areaware
Take a look at these gorgeous shelves by design studio CHIAOZZA. Their geometric sculptures can be hung as-is or used for displaying small objects.
All images via CHIAOZZA
Excited to see that BLU DOT, one of my favorite furniture brands, now has a collection at Target (online only). Go here to see a fun and colorful range of chairs, desks, tables, textiles and storage for the home!
Images via TOO by Blu Dot for Target
I’m always on the lookout for great storage bins–whether for clothes, toys, seasonal items or collections, storage is always an issue in every home.
One of my recent favorite bins are these patterned ones from Garnet Hill. Made from cotton canvas with a poly lining, the bins come in a range of vibrant patterns and shapes.
Images via Garnet Hill
Don’t we all have items that we just love and put on a wish list….even if it may never happen, still fun to think about having it in your home. This amazing 3-tiered Circus bookshelf by Matter in NYC is on my list:
Image via Matter
Some books on my reading (or browsing!) list….
All images via Random House
I’ve long been a fan of lighting and furniture from MIO–as well as the company’s commitment to providing beautiful products at affordable prices. I particularly like their concept of local manufacturing as well as using renewable and recycled materials in each of their products. MIO also has some very cool surface coverings (3D wallpaper and ceiling tiles) as well as Nomad (an interior architectural system).
I love the Nomad modular architectural system that can be assembled into room dividers, doorways and corners.
Made from recycled, double-wall cardboard the Nomad system is available in ten colors in packs of 24 modules (sheets).
All images via MIO