Industrial Design

Favorite Brands | Ecru

ecru.jpgI saw this Kuwait-based brand on Instagram and since then I am a huge fan of it! Their products are not only beautiful and functional, but quite different (in a good way) from what we have seen on the Middle East’s market. A perfect mix of modern and tradition.
Hand carved and color lacquered pineapple bowlBrass molded palm candle holder dipped in silver.Glass carafe with a silver tipped wooden stopper.Round lamp with Fish Scale shaped openings that illuminate the room in a special way.Marble star which can be used as a soap plate or a candle base.Gem LightEmbroidered mini Hand pins that can be pinned to your clothes, bag, or baby’s crib.Pink Pomegranate print on beige casement table cloth. (Skillfully hand block printed)

You can visit their official website – ecruonline
Check out their blog – ecruonline.com
or follow them on Istagram – ecruonline

All photographs – ecruonline.com

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Inspirations of the Week

Today I bring you some inspiring things I saw on the Internet this week. 😉

Nightvision by Luke Shepard
… a celebration of the brilliance and diversity of architecture found across Europe.
“Over the course of three months I journeyed with a friend through 36 cities in 21 countries with the ambition of capturing some of the greatest European structures in a new and unique way.”

Omni Bag by Ku Me KoDiamond House in Singapore by Formwerkz Architects (photo via dezeen) Green Bus?! Why not.A Motivational Quote via society6

Hunting Lodge by BASARCH (Photo: Lukáš Pelech)Super Cute Coffee Cups by Blue Witch

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Is there anything you found on the Internet that grabbed your attention this week? We would love to see it. Share it with us by leaving a comment below or send it to me on my e-mail. Have a great weekend!


Back in Time | Kitchen Equipment

Have you ever thought of what life could be without kitchen equipment/appliances?! In today’s day and age, kitchen equipment is as important to us as the food that is prepared in the kitchen, as without these there would be no special meals made! But who invented them? And when?

The Microwave Oven
Dr. Percy Spencer was an American engineer, who worked for the Raytheon Corporation. After World War II he invented the first microwave oven. In 1946 he was working on magnetrons. One day at work, he had a candy bar in his pocket, and found that it had melted. He realized that the microwaves he was working with had caused it to melt. After experimenting, he realized that microwaves would cook foods quickly, even faster than conventional ovens that cook with heat. In 1947, the first commercial microwave oven, named the “Radarange” hit the market. These primitive units where gigantic and enormously expensive. They cost about US$5,000 each.“Radarange” – The first microwave oven. Photograph: Paul Popper/Getty Images

 The countertop microwave oven was first introduced in 1967 by the Amana Corporation, which had been acquired in 1965 by Raytheon. By the late 1970s the technology had improved to the point where prices were falling rapidly. By 1986, roughly 25% of households in the U.S. owned a microwave oven, up from only about 1% in 1971. Current estimates hold that over 90% of American households own a microwave oven.
via smecc and wikipediaAmana Radarange. Photographs: smeccvintageadbrowsermarketingvp

The Automatic Pop-Up Toaster
The automatic pop-up toaster, which ejects the toast after toasting it, was first patented by Charles Strite in 1919. In 1925, using a redesigned version of Strite’s toaster, the Waters Genter Company introduced the Model 1-A-1 Toastmaster, the first automatic pop-up, household toaster that could brown bread on both sides simultaneously, set the heating element on a timer, and eject the toast when finished. via wikipediaPhotograph: toasterthesummitprep

The Grater
It was invented by François Boullier in the 1540s  with the idea that hard cheeses could still be used.

The Gas Stove
In 1826 James Sharp patented a gas stove in Northampton, England. Other various improvements to the gas stove included the AGA cooker invented in 1922 by the Nobel Prize-winning Swedish physicist Gustaf Dalén, who was employed first as the chief engineer of the Swedish AGA company. The cookers were first imported to Britain in 1929, and were first manufactured there under licence in the early 1930s. via wikipediaA 1929 Aga (left) and a 1935 advertisement for the cooker. Photography: telegraphClassic AGA cooker. Photographs: agaliving

Here is the video that inspired me to make this post – a demonstration of a U-shaped kitchen, named Step Saving Kitchen, developed by the housing staff of the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics. The video was produced in 1949 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more information, please go to archive.org.

Photographs: agnic


Something For Your Kid

Recently I found some cool kids furniture and I decided to share them with you in case someone of you is planning to buy something new for his kid’s room! 😉

Ma.Mo. by Sunya Studio via Dezeen

Mini Togo by Ligne Roset via Moco Loco
Travel Studio bed by Ligne Roset
Photographs: Ligne Roset
Alphabet drawers by Kent and London via handmadecharlotte.com

TANTOOO by ConceptualDevices via handmadecharlotte.com
Child’s bed by  h2o architectes
Photographs:  Stéphane Chalmeau via Dezeen
The Chalkboard Table by  Eric Pfeiffer via freshome
Training Dresser by Peter Bristol via Dezeen
1. for girls
2. for boys
Ovo high chair by  CuldeSac via Dezeen
Rocky by Jäll & Taft via handmadecharlotte.com



Candle Holders

I found some cool candle holders and I wanted to share them with you! 😉
Have a nice and peaceful weekend.

Driftwood Candle Holdersvia buythesea-bymail.co.ukMid-century Danish modern wooden candle holders | via eatsy.com

Deer Antler Designs | via lampscandleholders.com.auGRAPEVINE CANDELABRA COLLECTION | via eatsy.com

Candle Stick Holders | via etsy.com


Exhibition | Tiny little chairs ♥

Hi everyone!
Yesterday I visited the exhibition VITRA Designer Dimentions – 100 classic chairs from the collection of the Vitra Design Museum – Germany (Vitra is a furniture company). It features 100 replicas of classic chairs, revealing the essence of design and its role in the industrial manufacturing process. The exhibition was organized by Goethe-Institut and the Sofia City Art Gallery, and constitutes part of the Sofia Design Week program.


10 Armchairs You May Like

“Hollow” Chair by Judson Beaumont’s designs / Photography: design-dautore


“Kloe” Chair
manufactured by Desalto / Designer: Marco Acerbis / Photography: homedosh,design-dautore


“Felt Up” Chair by Charlotte Kingsnorth / Photography: design-dautore



“Mussel” Chair
by Hanne Kortegaard / Photography: Mimomoss Designinteriordeco


Limited Edition “Pumpkin” Chair by Pierre Paulin / Photography: Mimomoss Design


“Hug” Chair
by the Bulgarian designer Ilian Milinov (winner of the RedDot Design) / Photography: design-dautore



“Lost in Sofa” Chair by Daisuke Motogi Architecture / Designer: Daisuke Motogi / Photography: design-dautore


“Ad-Hoc” Chair
manufactured by Viccarbe, 2006 / Designer: Jean Marie Massaud / Photography: design-dautore,curatedmag


“Ondule” Chair
by Mattis Esnault / Photography: design-dautore


“Bone” Chair by Joris Laarman / Photography: Mimomoss Design


Please, let me know which one do you like the most!! ;]


Istanbul Week | Autoban

Autoban is an Istanbul based design studio, established by Seyhan Ozdemir and Sefer Caglar in 2003. A team of 35 – mostly architects and interior designers are working on both local and international projects. In 2006, Autoban has opened it’s first gallery in Istanbul showcasing the line of products, primarily designed for interior projects. In 2011, Autoban’s product designs were sold across Europe, USA, Asia and Australia. via Аutoban

Autoban е архитектурно студио, базирано в Истанбул. Основано е от Seyhan Ozdemir и Sefer Caglar през 2003 година. Екип от 35 човека-предимно архитекти и интериорни дизайнери работят по местни и международни проекти. През 2006 г., Autoban открива първия си магазин в Истанбул, където излагат линия от продукти, предназначени предимно за интериорно обзавеждане. От 2011 г. дизайнерските продуктите на Autoban се продават в цяла Европа, САЩ, Азия и Австралия. чрез Аutoban

Tunel House / Year:2008 / Pictures: maisongrace / Photographer: Engin Aydeniz
The House Cafe Kanyon, Istanbul / Year:2008 / Picture: knstrct

Arzu Kaprol store, Istanbul / Year:2010 / Pictures: retaildesignblog / Photographer: Ali Bekman

Witt Istanbul Hotel / Year: 2008 / Pictures: maisongrace / Photographer: Ali Bekman

Double Octopus Chandelier/ Year:2005 / Pictures: distrofurniture / Photographer: Tamer Yilmaz


Cloud table / Year:2011 / Picture: MOCO


Istanbul Week | Christopher Hall

Today’s post is about an interior decorator and designer of furniture, lights and objects, who is based in Istanbul, Turkey. His shop in Istanbul reflects his job of integrating antiques, vintage and contemporary interior design. Christopher Hall has designed residences in Moscow, New York, Riyadh, Rome, Sydney and Venice.
“I am mixing cultures, forms, shapes, coming up with surprising combinations, integrating old and new design, colors and impressions.”- Christopher Hall
Information and pictures : hall | Istanbul

Днешната публикация е за един интериорен декоратор и дизайнер на мебели, осветителни тела и предмети, базиран в Истанбул, Турция. Магазина в Истанбул отразява работата му, която е комбинация от антики, винтидж и съвременен интериорен дизайн. Кристофър Хол е декорирал жилища в Москва, Ню Йорк, Рияд, Рим, Сидни и Венеция.
“Аз смесвам култури, форми, модели, в изненадващи комбинации, обединявайки стар и нов дизайн, цветове и впечатления.” – Кристофър Хол
Информация и снимки: hall | Istanbul

 


Tiny Little Chairs by Bruxe Design

“… All silver and Bronze styles available online  … ” via bruxedesign
Pictures:  bruxedesign, strathmoreliving