I really like the colors in these rooms from Laurette. (the furniture is pretty great too ... and yes, its the same staged room for both pics but the surrounding colors make it really two different spaces)
David Rockwell is taking his brainchild, Imagination Playground, and making this summer in NYC a bit more enjoyable for the kiddos and the kiddos at heart. Starting this weekend, a 825lbs, 75 piece mobile fun zone will pop up in the garden at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum. June 6th look for a fun zone in Washington Sq Park and on June 26th, another pops up down at South Street Seaport. On July 17th, another fun zone will grace The High Line. For Mr. Rockwell, it was his mission to promote unstructured play ... allowing the user to design whatever they desire. I cannot wait!
I was blown away with the design and execution of this children's loft bed, storage closet and shelving piece. The architect and designer, Sandra Courtine of Ciel Architects, did a stellar job. Honestly, it's so refreshing to see work like this. It's a great dose of minimal and well-considered design inspiration for a friday! You can see more pics HERE. (photos by Mirela Popa)
I am loving the Baby Acapulco Chair for the kiddos from Innit. They are made in Mexico and feature powder coated steel frames and Mayan vinyl cord hand weaved seats. They also have a dope rocker for us big kids as well! (this post is for you C)
The eDesk is a designers approach to helping the developing world attain education. eDesk is low-waste and is manufactured from renewable material. Humanitarian aid organizations can use the design as open source for free. The eDesk can be produced cheaply but is durable and can provide children in impoverished or natural disaster ridden areas a devoted space for learning.
Ships and transports in a flat panel. Assembles without fasteners. Can be fabricated locally or shipped inexpensively. 3 sizes available. Functions as a desk and inspirational tool for any student regardless of geographic location. If you are involved with a Humanitarian organization involved in education please contact HEREfor information on utilizing the eDesk. The desktop has an educational laser etched graphic by Simone Rebaudengo, as well as assembly instructions on the desk side.
Soft Rocker by Alissia Melka-Teichroew is a rocker stool for young and old. By extruding the silhouette of a standard rocking chair and subtracting the back, a different yet familiar object is created.
This rocker was a collaboration with Palau and comes in many different colours and fabrics! You can view this and many other amazing bits curated by Alissia and Jan Habraken during ICFF at the CITE showroom starting May 15th in NYC.
byBo design is the one behind THIS dope wall mounted changing table. Now they have come out with The Baby Sitter. Not only does it look amazing, but it also adjusts up to a 45 degree angle and is springy!
Recession Design is all about D.I.Y. design. It is a collection of objects created using everyday DIY products that are processed and assembled using common utensils and accessories. Such is the case with their Giocattolo Toy Truck and Divano Leto Sofa Bed. [*]