A beautiful, simple idea, executed with so much care: Shelframe, by London-based designer Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad.
The shelves are designed to occupy a space normally reserved for a framed picture or painting, and they act so as to frame compositions of everyday objects.
Please note how the cable starts in the center of the sides, to avoid tilting. And those little balls at the end of the cables… The whole design speaks purity and care. I like that very much.
A while back, we posted about the Bauhaus Chessmen. One of our readers shared yet another minimalist chess game with us: the 1966 chess set by Lanier Graham.
Similar to the Bauhaus Chessmen, Lanier’s set has pieces shaped in such a way that they represent how they should move: the knight has an L-shape, for instance.
On top of that, the pieces are also designed in such a manner that they fit snugly together in the box, like a puzzle, and thus taking us minimal space. Impressive. (Thx, Pawel!)
You’re looking at two watches from the 100 series wristwatches by Uniform Wares. If the hour hand didn’t have a pointed tip, we’d be looking a design made of just circles and squares. I like that.
They come in an array of colours (7 to be exact), and with a rubber strap as standard. However, if you prefer leather straps, these are also available.
Personally, I’m most drawn to the grey one; which one has your preference? (Thx, Jmeel!)
The black Magica and his sister, the white Magica2, will make anyone look twice. Their designer, the Italian Davide Conti, replaced two legs with plexiglass to create the illusion of an impossible balance.
The Magica’s are not in production yet, so manufacturers: give Davide a call!
Meet Bucefalo, a dauntingly dark sofa by Italian designer Emanuele Canova. Inspiration came from the figure of Bucefalo, a legendary black horse which only Alexander The Great succeeded to tame.
The sofa has multiple functions: it allows you to sit, to lounge, and to store your books or design objects (thx, Lorenzo).
Beautiful asymmetric line
The Bucefalo offers space for book storage
The square black steel frame both complements and contrasts with the curved black seat
Close-up (yes, really)
Now to find a house for this black beauty!