Informal design, dense plantings, traditional materials and a mixture of disheveled and edible plants, this is what a cottage garden comprises of. It gives an idea of traditional romantic planting. The cottage gardens of the good old days used to be more useful than ornamental. People usually planted fruit trees, veggies, herbs and other edible plants and also kept bee hives which were optimally utilized afterwards. The idea nowadays has changed drastically and people are maintaining cottage gardens mostly for beautification purpose besides the personal usages.
Canadian designer Thom Fougere is wellknown for creating minimalist yet functional furniture designs. One of the minimally stunning furniture pieces by the designer is Saddle Chair. Although it looks like an ordinary chair at first glance, but it’s designed to offer multiple sitting options.
Anyone looking to organize their collection of books in a quirky way is in luck, as Italy-based designer Viktor Matik has come up with an entirely new shelving unit concept. Instead of creating conventional rectangular or box-like shelving system, Matik has formed a shelf called ‘www’ that cleverly interprets digital communication and networking.
Thought only origami light fixtures provide flexible and interactive illumination? After looking at this Folding Light by Michael Jantzen your perception will surely change forever. This box-shaped lighting unit consists of small, interactive structures that can be rearranged in multiple configurations to provide sufficient brightness as per your changing mood.
Most cities, small and large, are experiencing steadily increasing rent prices. Very few locales have rent control in places, and it seems the ones that do still somehow find the loopholes to ignore it. San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles have witnessed phenomenal jumps in the cost of rent over the past five years.