This is a really cool IKEA poster by design company ifsodoso as a call to support British design. They used the original blueprint of all the furniture pieces that were available at the time. I could probably stare at this all day!
Ever wish you could own a modern luxurious house furnished with pieces you’d rather gaze at than sit in? brinca dada, a New York based toy company, has made it possible with their minimalist doll houses with matching contemporary furniture. Here are a few of my favorites! (Now, if only I could get a hold of the “Honey I BLEW up the Kid” machine…)
Bennett House by brinca dada is an oasis in the sea of glitzy toy houses. Heavily influenced by the De Stijl movement of the early 20th century, it emphasizes lines, squares and rectangles in asymmetrical patterns while minimizing color. Fans of Rietveld’s Schröder House will recognize another influence. Architect Tim Boyle explains how Bennett House breaks out of the townhouse genre: “Townhouses are typically a stack of floors with a few windows on each floor, and no inside/outside relationship. I prefer architecture that reveals structure and engineering, hence windows extend past floors to show the weight and thickness of the structure.”
Bennett House is more than just a pretty façade–its clever design and use of space invites play whether open or closed. The townhouse features a two-story living room, elevator, roof top pool and glass rail balconies in both the master bedroom and children’s bedroom. And Bennett House is made of CARB-certified woods and non-toxic, lead-free paints and stains, so it is easy on the environment.
Inspired by Neutra’s Kaufmann House and Gary Cooper’s home designed by A. Quincy Jones, brinca dada’s Edward House features many distinguishing architectural features like glass corners, minimalist cut stone and hardwood floors. The Edward House has six rooms including a living room, kitchen, library/office, master bedroom, bathroom and child’s bedroom. With its large, open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows, the Edward House enjoys year-round sunlight. Finally, the dollhouse is easy on the environment with only eco-friendly woods and non-toxic and lead-free paints. Assembly required.
Inspired by the minimalist masterpieces of Paul Rudolph and Tadao Ando, Dylan House features a concrete-and-glass feel, but with the breezy openness of a beachfront home. Floor-to-ceiling windows open to allow natural light into the house and play from many angles. The Dylan House has five living spaces on three levels: living room/dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and roof patio. Furniture is sold separately.
Maison Furniture Collection – Complete Set
1. Binic Table Lamp by Foscari
2. Sigma 0555 by VIBIA
3. LivingColors Mini LED lamp by Philips
4. Dalu Artemide lamp by Vico Magistretti
5. Urban Creature Glow Gnome by Vitamin
6. Tua Lamp by Foscarini
7. Saily lamp by Skitsch
8. Cobra Table Lamp by Martinelli Luce
9. KOZO3 Lamp by DEMO / design clinic
10. Lego Block Lamp by 25togo
Let’s face it. Who actually enjoys making their bed every morning? This contemporary, innovative Zip Bed is designed by the Italian company Florida Furniture. I love the rounded corners. In the morning, just wake up, zip up, and get on with your day! It comes in three striking color combos: white/red, gray/red, blue/white.