The Hako-ie “house in a box” is an assembly-type Japanese-style room that you can set up inside a larger space. Made with excellent materials and fine techniques, with attention to the smallest detail. It has tatami mats, as well as an arched ceiling, a lacquered tokonoma corner, and even a wooden veranda. It can be assembled or disassembled in an hour and requires no nails or screws, just a hammer and battens. A winner of the Good Design Award 2008.
Hako-ie, by Asao Sakamoto, Sakamoto Urushi Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Best 15, Good Design Award
Corkscrew in chromed brass, is designed so that two corks make a handle—select your favorite vintage.
Corker by Sebastian Bergne, for Eno
Curvatious silverware designed by top chef Alain Passard named after his well known restaurant in Paris.
Made from actual US Army surplus grenades and gilded in gold or silver or with a natural finish. Filled with oil, it may burn (but not explode) for 24 hours.
Grenade Oil Lamp, by Piet Houtenbos
Made of double-walled glass with a mirrored finish.
Mirrored Vases, by Michael Anastassiades
Waiters of the world rejoice! No more unhappy accidents with unbalanced drink trays in your favorite lounge.
Drink’Tray, by Martino D’Esposito, for Ligne Roset
A simple and abstract way for telling time: designs for watch faces by Denis Guidone.
Three Champagne Glasses and One Water Glass, by Michael Anastassiades
Simple, functional lamp with the flashlight backup option for sudden power failures. The metaphor and the cone shape glow pushes all the right buttons.
Two Lamps by Life Goods