D2S Editor Favs: Week of March 3, 2008
Favorite Mad-Designer Appliance
Check out this Swiss-designed gizmo that just landed in the kitchen to help you make espresso! The Etienne Lewis is orb-aliscious, and wacky enough design-wise to rise above the crowded fray of coffeemaking solutions.
Favorite Room With a View
It's early March, and already we're getting Spring Fever! We love this Brisbane, Australia home, with clean living space flowing beautifully into a decked outdoor room. Check out the fab design to inspire home design blog from Australia (we love them, and they first posted this photo) and the equally fab and inspirational At Home with Kim Vallee blog (great home entertainment inspiration, from recipes to tabletop gems).
Look what our friends at Bond & Bowery have for us this week: a set of four hipped-out mid-century Windsor-style chairs from "America's Decorator," Paul McCobb. Check out Bond & Bowery Presents and learn more about these timeless beauties in our companion By George! column.
Favorite Furniture Design Idea
Matthew Kroeker has great furniture and industrial design ideas, and his Oma coffeetable offers this removable plastic tray that also flips to seamlessly continue the walnut veneer of the surface.
Favorite Thing to Push Around the House
The Siemens automatic vacuum cleaner adjusts automatically to different floor surfaces to get the maximum cleaning power required, from hardwood floors to carpeting to shag. The machine is designed to use less energy than most vacuums, it's built to function quietly, and it claims to filter out allergens and irritants and make your home's air cleaner. We like the no-bending-over-to-adjust-the-machine part.
Favorite Storage Solutions
Fix My Garage is a company that will visit your home, scope out and measure your garage, present a custom plan based on your storage needs and wants, then execute. We got a butch attack just thinking about how handy and practical it would be to get a complete garage makeover as part of our Spring Cleaning ritual.
Charlotte Rowe Garden Design created this beautiful, functional British yard and garden design.