A bathroom designed for men by Falper

Monday, 28 July 2014

Italian bathroom brand Falper is focusing on the mens' market with the development of its George collection, a line designed for men that aims to evoke a sense of luxury with a virile strength.

Barock by Renate Buser at the Bellelay Abbey Foundation

Friday, 25 July 2014

Protagonist of this year’s edition of the Bellelay Abbey annual art exhibition, Swiss artist Renate Buser presents Barock – a monumental photographic installation that celebrates and highlights the baroque architecture of the abbey.

The Color Condition: designer interview

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Homebuildlife caught up with the creators and designers from The Color Condition to find out more about their vibrant paper streamers.

Text prints and patterns

Quick Brown Fox wallpaper by Identity Papers
Single-letter and initial prints, handwritten script designs, calligraphic letters as well as bold graphic fonts and statement slogans are increasingly applied to a variety of home interiors. From cushions, rugs and bedding to wallpaper, ceramics and lighting, modern or classical typographies are used as the basis for exciting prints and patterns.

Subscribers can see our full report on text patterns here.

Scribble wallpaper by Maison M

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Parisian design store Maison M is launching a collection of colourful wallpapers by French interiors stylist Veronique Villaret. Each design is the blown up version of a simple scribble made with crayons. Spontaneous childlike squiggles are thus turned into contemporary wall art, to be hung as a one-off statement width of paper, or to cover entire walls with rainbow-like colours.

Beyond Smart: A Quest For The Humane by Arash Eskafi

Arash Eskafi - Beyond Smart from Konstfack on Vimeo.

For his graduation project, Konstfack Industrial Design student Arash Eskafi imagined a world in which 'smart' products have taken on human-like behaviours and tendencies: carpets wiggle when walked on and fruit bowls tilt towards their owner to offer them a snack when they get home.

Lifelike reactions are increasingly being built into technology and homewares. For more examples, Homebuildlife subscribers can see our graduate show trend report, Appliances & Electronics.

Unboxed by Made.com

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Interiors e-tailer Made.com has launched its very own social network, Unboxed. The online community enables users to connect with other Made.com customers in their area, and take a virtual house tour to see how they've styled the products purchased from the website.

Drawing tables by Tian Tiang

Monday, 21 July 2014

Come & Draw table by Tian Tiang

Chinese, Stockholm-based designer Tian Tiang creates versatile furniture for children. Her main motivation is to nurture their creativity and stimulate their imagination. She thus came up with two types of drawing tables, the Sketch coffee table and the Come & Draw table. Each comprises a stack of colourful sheets of paper, encouraging spontaneous games and wild brainstorming.

Summer 2014: the outdoor life by Seletti

Seletti’s summer 2014 advertising campaign is focused on a special way of outdoor life, conceived to present the brand's new Festival collection using a selection of traditional products with a contemporary twist.

Flowering Transition by Marcin Rusak

Friday, 18 July 2014

For his graduation project, Royal College of Art student Marcin Rusak created an installation exploring flowers, including a vase made of petals and a series of scents comparing the strong smell of flowers from a garden to the weaker scents of those sold at a florist or a supermarket.

Alchemical jewellery by Sofie Boons

Jewellery and scent designer Sofie Boons has developed a collection of scent objects that disperse or preserve fragrance in innovative ways.

New stationery collection by Christian Lacroix Maison

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Christian Lacroix Maison continues its collaboration with stationery manufacturer Libretto, started in 2010, and has launched a new range of products in bold and colourful prints.