I love THIS cross-stitched 3D room divider!
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 HERE for 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.
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. [*]
Zoe Murphy is a young British designer who re-uses mid-century furniture and turns them into playful and colorful pieces. She also has an amazing eye for creating super colorful textiles.
The second piece is from the Current issue of Time Out NY Kids Spring Issue. If you flip to page 28-29 for the article or click HERE to read online. As with all press, I am humbled. When I was approached by the editors for some kid spaces, I was happy to send along this super fun project! HERE and HERE are pics of the space before and at almost complete. and below are some images from the completed room. Note - the white table was custom made by Minor Details! (photos : Dan Hallman)
The good people over at Puff and Flock have designed some pretty soft seating. And by soft, I mean sitting on a bunch of balloons. Although you need to put some effort into your furniture by blowing up 100 balloons, the pay off is a unique little element of fun.....until it sounds like someone opened fire inside your home :)
i think every reading nook should be THIS inviting and soft. Wouldn't it be cool if this whole piece came out of the wall and then it turned into a large soft modular seating element? Then when you are done or need a nook, just flip it back upright and slide it back into the alcove.
Here are just a few new modern dollhouses that are making a refreshing impression.
This also from Paris Renfroe Design. This is the pre-fab house.
The last one is the Arne Jacobsens Own House from Minimii.
I'm kinda bummed that one of my clients opted against this Tetrad Flat shelving system from Brave Space Design. We went in a different direction but this one will certainly remain in my repertoire of kids storage systems!
I love a good book on design. I especially love when the designers just so happen to be married.... with 7 children! I'm referring to Robert and Cortney Novogratz of the firm SIXX Design. I first got introduced to them via pages of the late Cookie Magazine and was instantly smitten and intrigued by their body of work ... both personal and work wise!
So, over the past couple of days, I've been working my way through their new book called Downtown Chic. I can't remember the last time that I flipped through every single page of a design book before. I would say, hands down, they are the most talented duo, who also balance a huge family, that I've ever seen. The book is filled with amazing transformations, pictures and quotes that seamlessly work so well within it's bound cover. One quote that I loved was that of Charles Eames, " The details are not the details. They make the design." (Perhaps that hits a heart string over here at Minor Details)
They have a very bold and vibrantly visual understanding of space. I suppose I'm smitten because they apply the art of family into that approach. Here are a few of the spaces that reflect just that.....
Here are a few pages from the book that I wanted to share as well. (yes that is a trampoline recessed into the ground)
As you all know, I'm a short post writer. I feel that less is more and I like the visual to aid to your own interpretations. But, I must say, the way this book chronicles the life of this duo and their approach and process, certainly makes it worth sharing...cause I wanna steal pretty much all of their ideas. More over, Robert and Cortney, are you looking to adopt a gown up? If so, call me..... I'm all yours!
Ioline Changing Trunk from Kalon Studios is sweet! It's basically a changing table on the floor that turns into seating for your tot as well. It's made from 100% natural, non-toxic and sustainable materials.
The next piece is the Napping Pods. Not much info on these as it looks this idea is but a pup.
So this is not a child sized sofa but it could bring such a playful and bright tone into any space that both parent and child share. My living room is calling out for the Mabel sofa from Donna Wilson.