Happy Earth Day everyone! It's important to protect and respect the natural world around us for many reasons, but one of them being we don't want our planet to end up like this and then the only people who get to enjoy nature are the ones who leave the planet and live in outer space with Jodi Foster as their president (no thanks!) Having greenery indoors is one way to learn about and help preserve nature all while creating a healthier indoor environment. If you 're anything like me and love tropical environments, you will love Dossofiorito's new Epiphyte aerial planters for Tropical Epiphyte plants.
Epiphytes are any plant in the wild that root themselves onto branches or leaves of other trees instead of soil. They are not parasitic and gather their own nutrients independent of their "resting place." These planters provide a safe haven for epiphytes to grow as wild and free as possible, mimicking their natural environment. The planters are made from 3 simple and natural materials - ceramic clay, cork, and stainless steel - alternating porous and glazed ceramic to allow for natural ventilation. Simply water & enjoy these lovelies next to your indoor hammock! For more information on orchids, ferns and other Epiphytes, check out the Encyclopedia Britannica landing page here!
Do you consider yourself a gypsy, wandering-spirit who thrives on experiencing life on the go? For those travelers among us with restless souls, with wandering hearts and with the constant travel bug biting in their ear, "Where are we going next friend?" - let us celebrate the wonderful world of (and sort of under the radar) tiny caravans. Not being a huge fan of hotels and their lack of homey-ness, I more often now find myself daydreaming about the benefits of hooking up my very own tiny caravan and traveling off to just about anywhere; really anywhere you can park a car. Not only do you avoid paying for an overnight crash pad but the customization of a small space presents endless possibilities - just imagine a dorm room on the go!
Featured above is a 1971 Shasta camper that was renovated to Serve as a portable bar for weddings, parties, festivals etc. Can you say awesome awesome? Woodworking/ Artist husband and wife duo of Mabel Studios out of Boone, NC are responsible for this lovely transition. The floor plan (completely customized) was based on fitting three full-sized kegs, a draught tower, two under-mount sinks for beer display and a large roller ice sink. Warm woods and cool whites/ greens were combined paying homage to vintage California-dreaming! Check out a full article and interview here.
Our second indulgence, this Midway 1959 camper, is lovingly called a "canned ham" in the tiny camper community - your guess is as good as mine. The rad chick behind Wild Poppy vintage bought this old gal and cleaned her up to use as on vintage-pop up sales - brilliant and so cool! It's clear that her vintage clothing business and the boehmian southwest served as design inspirations - native patterns, colors and relics are found scattered throughout.
Luxurious and sophisticated, the Leoht tote is taking wearable tech to the runway & into your daily life! The Leoht team is composed of fashion and tech industry veterans who have taken to Kickstarter to get their idea well off the ground. By seemingly leaving no detail overlooked, Leoht is promising an all-inclusive experience for tech saavy and fashion-conscious bag-lovers alike.
While on the go, don’t settle for a pit-stop just to charge your phone or table; The Leoht incorporates a built-in battery to charge your smart phone 3-4 times, or your tablet twice. There are two USB ports available for charging and a very futurist external power panel alerting when battery life is low. Have no fear of annoying charging cords for the tote; effortlessly place the tote on its architecturally pleasing charging plate at home or at work.
Additional functional features include built-in LED lighting when you’ve lost your own keys… in your own bag… and a hidden compartment for your secret or expensive lady things! Visit their site for an overview of the product team and history of Leoht!
Good Thing, a vibrant and youthful studio out of Brooklyn, NY, maintain a functional yet simple aesthetic with their everyday decor. The Field Candlestick blends hand painted wood with steel - and could replace easter eggs in your easter-egg hunt next year!
Pelle, another studio out of good ol' Brooklyn, NY is a brand I can get behind. They pride themselves in designs that are in reach of everyday consumers and should be "lived with, handled, worn and enjoyed!" Spectrum is a set of 12, soy wax candles present a visual spectrum of color and olefactory spectrum of scents.
As the candles burn down, a unique artform begins to take shape from the excessively drippy wax. If ithe design sloth owned a set of these candles, the finished product would be mounted on the wall.
Another set of functional objects for the everyday design lover by Pelle - the Joyce Candle Holder - are composed of construction-grade lumber with cracks and splints filled with bright white material (probably resin.) This design strays just far enough away from the material's natural form, elevating it from mundane to desirable.
created by snowman, this "endless runner" style snowboard game generates around the clock, stunning flat graphics reminiscent of a simpler time. sherbet sunrises are paired with geometric mountainscapes and eerie starry nights with an occasional, treacherous thunderstorm. do not miss the opportunity to get lost in the trailer.
it would be impossible for any player to become aggressive at missing a massive ski jump with such charming beauty in the midst. unfortunately only ios users can enjoy alto's wonderland for now but android and windows enthusiasts can be hopeful of a version in the future.