The merging of technology and fashion has been around for a while. From flashing LED sneakers for kids to molo’s hobo lantern + bag and the creations of stylist Alison Lewis. For those wondering when the “Haute tech” trend will hit the world of furniture and decor big time, the answer is…it’s gaining momentum. Case in point — the recent Disney and DuPont exhibit “Tron designs Corian” at Milan Design Week. Here are three more cutting-edge designs I found that feature an interactive tech dynamic.
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My internship at HGTV.com is wrapping up, and in mere days, I will be graduating college. While I’m thrilled to be done with school, (term papers, final exams, etc.) I’m also nervous/excited about what lays ahead. As I’m determined to make my parents proud, (and start paying off my student loans) it’s time to launch my career. I couldn’t have asked for better job hunting advice than I received from Erinn Valencich, Brian Patrick Flynn and Michelle Wiebe.
Erinn Valencich :: Brian Patrick Flynn :: Michelle Wiebe
These talented and busy interior designers took time out of their schedules so I could interview them about becoming an interior designer. Huge thank you to them! And I’m sure, like me, you’ll find their advice to be incredibly valuable, whether you’re a recent grad or making a career change to pursue the job of your dreams in this awesome industry.
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So, what do you think? Don’t let the purple throw you off. It’s a handy gadget for women and men. Take a minute to mull it over, then give us your best guess.
We’ll be checking in to peek at your responses. Be sure to return tomorrow to see the answer, and find out if you were the first to get it right.
In honor of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, we selected this unusual punch ladle for this week’s “What the…?”
This silver punch ladle in the form of a riding crop and cap that’s for sale at 1stdibs dates back to the late 19th century when fox hunting was at its peak of popularity in Europe. I think it would make the most amazing hostess gift at a Derby party. Perfect for ladling mint juleps from a community bowl.
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Put your thinking caps on, because it’s time for this week’s mystery item.
It’s a puzzlement, yes? Looking forward to your guesses. And check back tomorrow for the big reveal.
I’ve eaten my share of sushi dinners but never with a set of chopsticks as cools as these. Great job Amy PureHome, you were the first to nail it.
If you’re one of those adults like me who struggles with the maneuvering of traditional chopsticks, designer Lincoln Kayiwa’s sleek, reusable utensils called Tukaani are a elegant solution. Just press, release, chew, swallow. (Yum.) They’re like the high style version of children’s ”training chopsticks” mentioned in the comment from Do-Over Design Diva.
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What’s your best guess for this week’s mystery item? (When I first saw it, I thought it was a hair pin, which it’s not.) Here’s a hint: its simplistic form ties in closely with its function, maximizing it’s utility.
Ponder on the given clues and tell us what you think this week’s mystery item could be. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the big reveal.
This week’s “What the…?” is the Baobab Coat Rack by Belgium designer Xavier Lust for MDF Italia. Caitlin swooped in with the correct answer within mere minutes of our posting.
Available only in this shade of milky white, the coat rack was designed to loosely mirror the form of the baobab tree. Design bonus — when there are no coats to be hung, it holds its own as a piece of sculptural art.
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I find this week’s mystery item to be extremely visually intriguing. Its organic shape reminds of me of both a tree and a coral reef. But that’s just my imagination running away with me. What’s your best guess for this helpful item? I’ll give you a hint as to scale; it won’t fit on your kitchen counter.
Take some time to ponder this one, then let us know what you think it is. (Not you, Kelley, best boss ever.) We’ll be checking for your responses. And be sure to come back tomorrow for the answer and to see who got it right.