Apothia Los Angeles must be feeling pretty great about their candle products. Not only did they win an AIGA design award for their packaging, but their candles won an Interior Scent Collection of the Year award from The Fragrance Foundation (Yes, it exists. You learn something new everyday). They don’t need my adulation, but I’m going to add it anyway, because I really do love their packaging design. Their candles could smell like a hobo’s buttcrack and I would probably still buy them–unless I could tell before opening them that they smelled that way. I’m not that easily influenced by good design.
These stickers by Ugly Home bring out my whimsical side. There are plenty of other designs to choose from, but these just amused me.
What do you call the fruit of a simple idea that encompasses the complexities of human creativity? If you are Daniele Lago, you call it “Book.” The name is a perfect metaphor for the concept, as well as a blunt statement of its purpose.
Book is a shelving system designed to house, you guessed it, books (or whatever you want to put in or on it). The twist is that Lago gave consideration to the myriad forms books can take, and designed this system to take myriad forms. Like its namesake, Book can be whatever you want it to be and is only limited by your imagination and creative stamina.
The following is an excerpt from their site:
“Do you dream of a wall tree to climb on, to gather your books like precious fruits? With Book you can do it.
Do you dream of a life in colour inside a house in colour and do you think you would like to have all the colour shades in the world in your bookcase? With Book you can do it.
Do you imagine a bookcase that clambers up the wall, falling vertically like dominoes, or that takes on the features of a multicoloured maze? With Book you can do it.”
Remeniscent of George Nelson’s designs, the large sunburst steel clock will add an element of retro style to any living space. It’s constructed of dark mahogany and brushed steel, and measures 25″ in diameter. From The Little Clock Shop.
SUCK UK create a wide variety of cute and kitschy home accessories, but none so clever as these unique coat hooks. In fact, they may just be the most original coat hooks to date.
The darts are stainless steel and tipped with screws to accomodate their function as wall-mounted coat hooks. They even come with rawl plugs for use on plaster.