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A bed should always be the most important part of the home. You might most of your time in one being fast asleep, but you always want to make sure it is the best place in which to lounge. So what does a person look for in a high end bed? Here are five examples to help highlight what a truly King bed should be like.
It might look like a simple bed, but this mattress is the success story of plenty of hard work and a winning Kickstarter campaign. It’s called the Casper and it can be your mattress for as little as $500. The surprising thing about the Casper is that a delivery won’t involve two people lugging the mattress up a few flights of stairs. Because it is made from a mixture of latex and memory foam, it can be compressed down in to a box that will fit in the trunk of a car no problem. Having one would probably the only time you could say you have a ‘trendy mattress’.
Fall asleep and it’s true that you’ll wake up in the future, but what about sleeping in something that looks like it’s from the future? Sleeping Tomorrow is a bed that looks like something out of Star Trek and it has more features in the mattress than a Swiss army knife. You’ll notice in the picture how the mattress is actually separated down the middle, allowing for two independent mattresses that can be moved in a person’s customised shape. The soft lighting above makes for a perfect reading light while the monitor at the end makes binge watching your favourite TV show just that little bit easier.
Stuck for space? Why not stick your bed in the roof space. Pull out and drop down beds are a familiar feature in many box and loft apartments, but looking up for inspiration can prove to be a big deal. This bed in particular hangs on four suspended cables that make it easy to bring the bed up and down. The spacing between the boards of the frame isn’t only aesthetic but helps keep the bed lightweight and enough space to hold excess weight when placed on the ground.
Looking to have a bed that will take of effort getting in and out of. But prove to be a lot of fun when you’re having a lie in? The Mood Rocking Bed is a double sized bed contained not within four posters or a solid base but two large rings that will move along with you. The idea is that you can take the frame and use it outdoors in the summertime to create a unique lounge area in your garden, but we can’t imagine someone carrying it in and out every day. It brings a new meaning to the phrase ‘when the bed is a rocking…’
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The search for designer radiators that can improve a living space doesn’t have to be difficult. The world of radiators is now expanding and heating up in to more than just that ugly looking thing that sits in the corner of the room. In fact radiators can now be the best looking thing in the room just as long as you have the impetus to think of them as a positive feature. Just take some influence form these examples.
In some cases a radiator can look like an art installation and one like the Agora radiator is a true testament to that idea. Looking like something someone removed from a church organ, its imposing in the best possible sense of the manner. It also highlights how that off slate look combined with round shapes can work as a modern design feature.
Want to heat up the home in a fun looking way? Why not get an oversized Lego radiator! While the main red section houses the radiator unit (and makes sure that no kids can get hurt from the heat it emits) the blocks over it can be removed to build your own unique design. It also sits out from the wall well enough that ensures heat still circulates around the room effectively.
And what about when you need to warm up from the cold, but hate having to hover over the radiator for fear you’ll burn your hands? Well get a radiator you can sit on. The Zig Zag chair aims to be resourceful and striking. The chair is purposefully yellow in order to draw attention to it and would be perfect in your kitchen to sit on in the winter morning while you wait for the kettle to boil.
Looking for a radiator that is hiding in plain sight? Something like these radiator daisies by Hellos are a perfect fit for any girl’s room or the bathroom. They’ll seem more like a decoration than a fully functioning radiator and also free up wall space to make any room get a better illusion of space.
But if you want to go completely leftwards with your radiator, why not think completely outside the box and have a coiled radiator. In what looks like a cross between a hosepipe and a chain, this radiator is very unique in the fact that you can lift it and move it about anywhere in a room to create a loop of heat in any space. Because of its very individual shape as well, you can wrap it around chairs to keep them warm or towels and clothes to dry them.
A desk is meant to represent a sense of power and elegance, but how do you achieve that if you’re after a modern look? By getting this 50,000 year old table in your study. The wood top is made from the oldest wood in the world, but don’t go thinking that some ancient trees were felled for the sake of making a good looking table. The wood used is from a swamp where trees that naturally had been felled millennia ago that somehow preserved in the mucky swamp. Having this table is akin to having a fossil for a desk.
Tables don’t necessarily have to be the defining feature of the room, but this Prism table would definitely district anyone from watching TV. View it from any angle and you’ll get a perfect representation of what a refraction of light is like and it’s even more impressive when you realise the prism you’re looking at is made from a series of coloured string arranged in a very specific manner.
If you’re someone who panics at spilling anything on a table, or not having enough coasters at hand, the Oak Sofa Table might be an illusion you won’t be able to deal with. The two pieces of oak creating the base are intricately balanced to make for a table that is much sturdier than it appears to be as first, second and third glance. We like to think it resembles a table held together by two fortune cookies, and will bring nothing but good luck to any room.
Have cats in your home, but want to maintain a high level of design without sacrificing space for a cat post? This quirky table is just what you need. Simply name CATtable, the entire interior is punctuated with holes and a labyrinth like design that will have any cat rummaging through while you sit down to eat, drink or work. And don’t worry if you think a cat can get trapped or lost as any hole has a clear view through to the other side of the table.
Finding furniture that has sustainability and an environmentally friendly function in mind is hard to find. This table though does a fantastic job of fixing this problem with a designed table constructed form materials that would otherwise be rendered useless. The Consola table is made from very smooth packed wood and is ‘held’ together by elasticated rope that runs through the top and bottom, giving the impression that is stitched together.
Sitting on Summertime, it’s what the sofa is called, is something quite unique. It isn’t that the chair has been painted to look like a quaint park bench, but the foam under the cover is housing one very special feature: it gives off a smell. Not a bad smell now, but one that makes the nostrils think of orange and cinnamon.
Looking after this sofa would almost be asking you to take part in a dare. You might end up like your grandparents with a plastic sheet over the sofa when you get this luxurious Chester Moon. It’s a custom made sofa (they’re constructed to fit in to any rom according to your measurements) and have a very special leather that is treated in such a way that from a distance, and up relatively close, you’ll think it is cushion fabric. It doesn’t help that it is extremely comfortable.
Sofist is a very challenging sofa to describe. In essence it shouldn’t really be described as one as its majorly a shell of a sofa with a few oversized cushions, but because it makes you asks question when looking, it must be doing something right. We suppose it works if you’re after a designer sofa that also works as a different type of storage space and of course you can just keep piling on the pillows and throws. It must be great for the back.
Versatility is a word you’d never expect to hear being associated with a sofa but the Sosia attempts to challenge that by giving you a sofa which can be instantly changed in to any shape you’d like. Want a proper lie down? Just turn the sofa around and stick the seats together. Looking for a little privacy? Pull the outer skin up and you’ll have a little nook to hide in. It’s the dream fort you’ve been looking for.
When space is a premium, a sofa like this can come in handy. The V-Two has a simple board join in the middle that can change from a couch in to a table and chairs in just a second. The special v shape was done purposely so the under carriage can double as a space saving support and shelf to store anything you’d like under, making it a perfect place to throw your magazines or shoes in.
Looking to light up your pad in a way that is a few hundred watts more exciting than simply putting in some energy efficient bulbs? You may want to check out some of these unique and illuminating lamps that would show off more than just your bright spark.
What’s your first impression of these barrel lamps? Our original thought was that it would definitely beperfect if you wanted to make your own Batman spotlight at home, but with their unusual shape and sense of space (just look at the hinge and tripod stand housing the lamp) you can feel how these would work to bring a level of ambience to a room by directing light in the way you want, rather than seeming cheap by having a dimmer switch installed.
Of course setting the right mood is very important in any room and sometimes dispersing that light can work wonders. In this example, the Illusia Lamp has a feature that can make the room feel a higher level of intimacy but simply throwing shapes on the floor. This lamp can use its full wattage to work normally, or be changed to give off a pattern that is specific to that lamp (the shades are made by hand and each has its own different shape)
You could try for a more naturalistic feeling at home and get one of these very special wooden lampshades that aim to evoke a feeling of being in a forest. They use special bulbs made form an entwined filament, but cover the bulb up in a more traditional casing that makes it seem vintage and rustic. Because they hang from a very thing wire, when the lamp moves it can cause an illusion of the light moving in a very natural and calming manner, somewhere like an adult nightlight.
Having a lamp you can have anywhere in the home (both inside and out) isn’t difficult when you can have something as laminating as these hanging lamps by Martinelli. The translucent cover allows for the inner LEDs to give off a muted brightness which makes them a perfect addition to any room in the evening. Because of its sturdy shape and thick cable, they can also be hung in the garden without the risk of there being an electric cut in the rain.
And if you just want a designed lamp that will draw more eyes away from the TV, then the BLOM table lamp will work just fine. The elegant and intricate design that can only come from a cover made from cloth. It also has that look which makes it capable of looking right at place whether its on the bedside table, living room side table or in the corner of the room.
This private space is called the Tuttomio by Campeggi, an Italian designer who is trying to rethink what a personal workspace should look like. It’s a great idea and works quite well. Imagine the amount of time and effort that goes in to constructing an office space in the home. It could mean redecorating a whole room, or turning the busy kitchen in to your second office. Now just imagine this pod like seat just located in the corner of a room. It’ll easy keep the outside world away and keep your mind stimulated with its vivid red and what makes for a one very large seat.
When space is at a premium and you’d looking for a mini office space that can be adapted to store items of all sizes, this hybrid desk/shelving unit might be just what you’re after. The bare structure of the piece can help create an illusion that your little office is much bigger than it appears and reinforces the idea that working at home should be customisable. You could easily imagine it even taking pride of place in a hallway to store everything from the mail and key, to umbrellas and coats in.
And what about when work space really is a premium? If you live in an apartment, an office like this could be just what you’re after. Nubo is reminiscent of those old wooden school desks and has quite a chic quality about it. Just open the lid and you have your own little office nook. And because it simply hangs from a wall, you could easily see a number of these being put in a home to save space in everywhere from the kitchen to a kids bedroom. It could even be a mini bar if you’re that way inclined.
You needn’t feel clumsy with this table when at work. The Homework Desk by Tomas Kral has a very smart and simplistic feature included. We’ve all been in that position were organising work can result in a person just wanting to push every off the desk in frustration, so why not have a work gutter around the edge? Not only is perfect for storing stationery and books in ,use the space as visual guide or timeline planner and you should see a great improvement on productivity.
Are you someone who is wont to shuffle your legs about while you work and tap your feet rhythmically? Having a legless work desk like this minimalist desk can come up trumps for you. It completely defines the role of being a mini office without shouting about it, has a pull out to keep the storage area down to a minimum and is sturdy enough that one slight knock won’t see the thing coming out of the wall any time soon. If you are thinking about an office move, check out these commercial properties from this Colchester estate agents.
The better the office space the more you can show your creativity through it. In London, Pearlfisher have definitely put their own stamp on office interior. Branding for companies such as Lurpak, Cadburys and Starbucks, Pearlfisher have some of the most experienced, as well as the most promising talent from the UK and worldwide – so it is no suprise tha we are talking about how good they are at designing.
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Wicker chairs you’d think would be something that was resigned to the 1970s, but this hanging chair is trying to claw wicker back in to the style guides of the 21st century. It helps a lot that it can come in a series of colours than the dated look you’d associate with wicker. No more numb posteriors with a form cushion made from the same stuff you find in memory foam mattresses. And the best part? Because it’s on a chain, you can hang it from the roof (bearing in mind the support beam is able to support such weight) and can spin about to your hearts content.
Describing a wooden chair as comfortable isn’t something you’d commonly hear, but this chair/ chez lounge by Giorgio Caporaso manages to pull off an admittedly hard task. What’s impressive isn’t the shape and form of the chair but the revelation that a person won’t slide off the end like you would in one of those plastic lounge chairs we’ve all had a go sitting in at a certain Swedish superstore. The holes play a very important role. The chair can be moved from this position seen above, in to one where the larger circle is standing upright in order to make it a perfectly balance chair. It would be the perfect chair for someone who enjoys gaming, but hates the idea of having a typical ‘gaming chair’ dominate the living room.
The hallway is supposed to be a welcoming and warm environment for any visitor. Why not flip that ideal on its head by having a chair that completely dominates the space. The Upholstered Rattan Bench by Dolcefarniente can be like your own wicker version of the Iron Throne (yes it seems wicker can be dominating) and would be the laziest/perfect place to hang your coat after coming in from work.
And what about when a person just wants to sit at home and rock back and forth? No need for a traditional rocking chair when you can cosy up for a well-earned nap in the Rocker Daybed. This is a hybrid of a ridiculously comfortable chair, beanbag, hammock and bed all in one big bean like shape. And because it balances so well, a person can feel forward enough for it to sit like a normal seat without tipping over and tumbling on to the floor. It’s a perfect chair to move around the house as well.
If you’re someone who prefers to have chairs that aren’t defined by a certain role i.e. dining room chair/ living room chair etc., then this egg shaped Jane Chair is a perfect fit and any sized living space. It’s minimal enough that it will impress and it’s small enough that it won’t take up much room without seeming imposing. And the shape is one that anyone will quickly find themselves getting easily settled in to.
Bathrooms can be quite a dull place to be in when you’re spending any more than a few minutes in there. So what can you do to make sure your bathroom stands out from the norm? Take some queues from these unique designs and give your bathroom the high end treatment.
Everyone knows what a bath looks like, and yes that might sound a very stupid statement to make, but what if your bath was as colourful as this one. The Academia Bathtub by Teuco that is not just unique for the simple fact that has a pattern adorned on the side, but also has a completely uniform cut off top. There isn’t any arch to grip on to, or even a dip at the top but simply a line that fousses your attention.
Hate the idea of even having a white bathroom in your high end living space? Why not have a wooden one instead. The Laguna tub by Alegna is a richly varnish and welcoming tub that will raise a few eyebrows due to its unique shape and construction (the whole tub is made from one piece of wood). It might be the only instance in the world where you need wood polish to clean the bathroom.
You could even flip the idea of the bathroom on its head and hide the tub in plain sight. This idea by Rexa puts in to reality a problem that everyone at some point will face: being in the bath and realising you’ll have to get in order to grab something. Everything in this instance is within arm’s reach. And because you’re essentially raising the floor up a few inches, that extra space below allows you to have some added features for the tub like speakers, a jet pool and a hot tub setting.
And if you’re all about having nothing but luxury when it comes to a tub, find a quiet corner in the house and squeeze in this mini hot tub. It can occupy the same sized space you’d be able to fit a single bed in and packs in over 30 different sized jets to make sure every muscles gets enough attention. There’s even a radio in the tub that means you can soak in the tunes as well as the bubbles.
Of course you can also get a fancy bath tub that fits in to the norm, with just that little extra touch that transforms in. The shell around the tub is made of acrylic and has a touch you won’t be familiar with that almost over shines the fact the faucet is one with some very interesting looking taps.