You know those annoying circular marks that glasses leave behind, because of the condensation from the cold drinks? Well, the Sakura Glass by designer Hironao Tsuboi is not a solution for it. But if there if there is no way to get rid of them, might as well make them pretty! Right?
Piet Hein Eek has a bunch of very thoughtful, very dutch designs. One of my favourite is the Chunky beam bench.
The chunky beam bench is part of a series of objects made from enormous old beams. Since there is only a limited stock of these beams, the series is limited. A chunky beam armchair, as well as a number of other objects, is also being produced. The idea is inspired by a large number of beams we purchased a few years back and which we had been at a loss at what to do with ever since. So this back-to-basics design, in all its simplicity, is the result of a rather long process of designing, experimenting and producing. The models are numbered consecutively by name (i.e. armchair no. 1, bench no. 2, and so on).