The Torque Table is a table created by Nobu Miake, an American born designer who now lives in Japan. The Torque table was presented at the Design Soil stand, a university project that brings together the creations of students in the department of product design at the Kobe Design University.
Paper coffee cups are so last year! Why not go completely green and ditch your paper coffee cup for a brand spanking new glass to-go cup with funky bright silicone accessories?
Helena Schepens designs beautifully delicate silver and interior objects. Her fruit bowls are particularly ingenious as they serve as a foil for the naturally curvaceous fruit within them.
The Spa House in Hout Bay Cape Town was designed by Metropolis Design, a Cape Town based architectural firm. The company was established in 1992, and draws inspiration from the natural landscapes and urban cultures of South Africa.
Over a creek in North Carolina is the Bridge House, designed by Platt Architects. It straddles a small creek on natural rock pillars. The interiors are rustic and warm, with oversized furniture to help you through the harsh North Carolina winters. Platt Architects have been designing homes for more than 25 years, and specialise in mountain homes, the architectural firm was started by Alfred Platt and now includes his son, Parker Platt.
Casa Del Agua in Colonia Roma, Mexico is a recent project by Esrawe, an interior and furniture design firm based in Polanco, Mexico. Casa Del Agua sells natural, hand bottled organic fresh water that is distilled on site. Esrawe designed the space in tune with the company’s philosophy of calm, harmonious well being, even the storage area is beautiful and peaceful.
The Gorki House just outside Moscow, Russia was designed for a young couple with a child. The simple brief for the house was only that it be a contemporary piece of architecture. The house is surrounded by pine trees and has beautiful views in three directions. The fourth direction has no view, so the architects decided to close that part of the house off.
The Edgeland House is virtually invisible from the entrance to the property, hidden as it is behind the grassy mounds that partially make up its walls and roof. The land is a brownfield site, a piece of land that is an abandoned or underused industrial and commercial site available for re-use.
Edgeland was modelled after one of the oldest methods of building in North America, the Native American Pit House, where the structure is partially sunken to take advantage of the earth’s mass to naturally maintain the houses temperature throughout the year.
Tony’s Farm in Shanghai is an organic farm that follows the dictates of sustainable produce. After several years of hard work, the farm has become the largest producer of organic vegetables in Shanghai, providing the healthiest and freshest organic vegetables to thousands of Shanghai residents every day.