Tag Archives: modern

Rk Design

Give your..

Potholders

Plywood Potholders

Cutting Board

Siksakkia Cutting Board

Oven Glove

Oven Glove

kitchen a quick makeover with these potholders, oven gloves and cutting boards from Rk Design. The brand was created in 2011 by Riikka Kantinkoski, Finnish photographer and designer. And beyond kitchen accessories, there are fun things for kids and grown-ups too. How fab are these happy stickers!?!? Great for dressing up a boring bookcase or giving a little artistic edge to a plain cardboard house. See it all from Rk Design here.

Photos: Rk Design

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Little Nest

A total fan..

Little Nest Giddy Up Chair, $695

Little Nest Giddy Up Chair, $695

of Little Nest, an Australian owned furnishings company that makes functional kids furniture using fair trade practices while remaining committed to their local community. The company is inspired by “innovative design, technology and fresh ideas”, which is evident in all of the modern, super fun and very contemporary pieces of furniture. Whether it be a place to sit or a table to color on, this one’s hard to resist.

Little Nest Ball Chair, $695

Little Nest Ball Chair, $695

Photo: Little Nest

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Huset

It would be nice..

Tillsammans Posters

Tillsammans Posters

Arla Birds

Arla Birds

to have a home filled with the Scandinavian designs from Huset. The name Huset means “the house” in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian. This shop brings together individuals who create collections of beautiful modern products like Lisa Bengtsson Tillsammans Posters, Camilla Engdahls Arla Birds, and of course anything from Ferm Living. It’s close to impossible to only name a few. So don’t take my word for it, go scout the rest here.

Ferm Living

Ferm Living

Photos: Huset

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Sorapot

Obviously..

Sorapot Teapot $200

Sorapot Teapot $200

this isn’t just another teapot. The Sorapot, designed by Joey Roth is modern, unique and apparently brews a mean cup of tea.  It’s made from stainless steel, borosilicate glass (Pyrex), food-grade silicone, and is available in brushed or mirror polished. Everything about this innovative design is cool, even the packaging.

Sorapot Teapot

Sorapot Teapot

Photo: Sorapot

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milk and cookies photography

Since..

milk and cookies photography

milk and cookies photography

being introduced to milk and cookies photography, I’ve been totally into it and I don’t even have kids. I do have nieces and a nephew though so I can appreciate how difficult it is to snap a shot – they move so fast and constantly! Sabrina Helas, the brains and talent behind milk and cookies photography, is a lifestyle photographer who specializes in babies and children. She’s all about getting candid shots of little ones. Not your super forced, traditional portraits that are painful to look back on.  These are candid shots of kids being kids.  Currently Helas is based and works in LA, but she will soon be going nationwide, so start thinking about your next photo shoot. There’s a reason she’s been voted best Kids’ photographer in Los Angeles for the last three years by City Voters and FoxLA. Here are a few pieces of her work, but go to her site to check out more!

milk and cookies photography

milk and cookies photography

milk and cookies photography

milk and cookies photography

milk and cookies photography

milk and cookies photography

Photo: Sabrina Helas, milk and cookies photography

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INX Design

A design duo..

INX Design

INX Design

worth keeping handy in your rolodex (do people still have those?). INX Design was established by two of my good friends who both have backgrounds in designing film & TV sets, as well as prop and wardrobe styling. They can magically bring a modern sensibility to any apartment, photo shoot or showroom. INX has also developed a line of furniture, like the unconventional Bond Club Armchair that is custom-crafted in New York with only the best materials. In my eyes, they are simply the best!

bond club armchair

Bond Club Armchair

Photo: INX Design

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Koolabah

It’s hard..

Koolabah Striped Turtleneck Hoodie

Koolabah Striped Turtleneck Hoodie

to make a trendy line that’s also unisex, but Koolabah has done just that. This edgy little kids’ brand makes clothes that combines the functionality Scandinavia is known for with that clean Japanese aesthetic. Koolabah was started a few years ago by a husband-wife team after they had their first child.. something tells me they must have the coolest dressed kid/kids in town!  They make clothes for ages 0-6 and it seems as though they gravitate toward solids or simple prints and use their unique design details to make the statement. So the line’s contemporary and modern, but also super comfortable and versatile. Most importantly, they omitted all of the “decorations” designers have an affinity towards using when making clothes for kids. Smart, very smart!

Koolabah Striped Saurel Pant

Koolabah Striped Saurel Pant

Koolabah Green Dotted Tailtee

Koolabah Green Dotted Tailtee

Photos: Koolabah

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