Luxury home accessories for the designer come in the form of these high-end 100% knitted cashmere cushion covers, throw and shawl from Central London's Oyuna, makers of fine cashmere womenswear, hats, gloves, robes and more woven in Mongolia. The Spektra collection features the Pantone color spectrum in greens, purples and multi-colors.
Lento is an unexpectedly whimsical but safe and effective photoelectric smoke alarm designed by Finnish designer Paola Suhonen for Jalo Helsinki.
Lento will not only enhance the safety of your home, but you will also add a touch of originality. Forget the boring and unattractive smoke alarms on the market – with Lento an essential everyday object such as a smoke alarm will become an original piece of design for decorating your home and keeping it safe. Installing Lento will take only a few seconds thanks to its 3M tape and there will be no need for screws or a power drill.
The whole surface of the smoke alarm acts as a test button, so there are no tiny push buttons, but the whole external casing acts as a press switch for silencing false alarms and testing the performance. Lento has been developed and manufactured according to the requirements and standards for smoke alarms. Lento is lightweight and has a 5 year battery life time.
Available in pink, green, grey, white or black, Lento was awarded the Red Dot Design Award 2011.
Manufacturer: Jalo Helsinki
Design: Paola Suhonen
Accessories: 5 years
Warranty: 5 year battery life time
Size: Length 188 mm, width 184 mm, height 50 mm, weight 200 g
Colors: Green, Pink, White, Grey and Black
Notes: Operational temperature 0-45C, humidity 0-90%
You Can Buy it here
KUPU - Photoelectric Smoke Alarm, Design by Harri Koskinen
If you'd prefer a smoke alarm that is not quite as whimsical, Jalo Helsinki also manufactures the KUPU, another Red Dot Design Winner that is a square photoelectric smoke alarm available in multiple colors:
You can also purchase the KUPU here
Technically Paris is called the City of Lights, but with Radius' City Lights wall mounted (or mantel) tea light holders, twenty different Metropolitan cities become backlit, creating a worldwide urban ambiance in your home or office.
Following the success of their city coat racks, Cologne-based Radius Design and Michael Rösing have accurately laser-etched arrangements of landmarks and architecture from various cities such as Paris, Sydney, London, Vienna, Milan and New York.
Radius City Coat Racks, which inspired the City Lights candleholders, are available in 50 different cities:
Below are 8 examples of the Radius City Lights Tea Light Holders from their selection of 20. They make great housewarming gifts or gifts for those who miss their home cities.
The powder coated steel candleholders measure 31.5" x 2.16" x 7" and have holes for wall mounting.
Price: EUR 79,00 ($106. 55 USD)
design: michael rösing & team
measurements: 80 x 5.5 x ca. 18 cm max. (31.5" x 2.16" x 7")
material: powder-coated steel
20 different cities available, shop for them here.
Herr Mandel's Focallength candle holder for Designspray will delight both photographers and design lovers.
The "camera" functions as a candle holder and is made from poured and dyed concrete. Available in 6 fun colours with a colored candle. It even has small protective feet on the bottom so as not to scratch any surface!
material: dyed concrete
size: 13 x 7 x 4,5 cm, candle ø 60 cm
price: 20 € (shipping not included)
Shipping can be done to: Germany (without charge), EU countries, worldwide
buy them here.
Here's a neat way to add a little excitement to your nighttime swim, besides skinny-dipping. Spain's Vidrepur is an Eco-friendly glass tile company that makes luminescent tiles that absorb the daytime light and then give off a glow for 6 to 8 hours.
Made of 100% recycled glass. They can be used on walls, backsplashes, countertops, floors and pools. Just leave in the light a few minutes then turn off the lights and see the glow.
Vidrepur Fire Glass lumiscent tiles
Fosvit by Mosavit is a new patented luminscent vitreous mosaic tile:
And Mosavit's Fosvit tile around the waterline of a pool:
Ezzari makes "Fosfo" or "Fading Out" glow in the dark ceramic tiles:
Ezzari Fosvo tiles
Italian company Lucedentro makes photoluminescent tiles as well as many other photoluminescent products:
Susan Jablon's glow in the dark tiles as bathroom backsplash and shower:
There are other companies make glow in the dark or photoluminescent tiles, these are just a few of them.
all images courtesy of the individual companies