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Hot Products: LiliLite

Discover the LiliLite by Thijs Smeets

 

LiliLite; the all in one solution for reading in bed
The all in one solution for reading in bed

Award-winning designer comes up with the perfect combination between functional and cool. Say hi to LiliLite – the all in one solution for reading in bed.

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Is it a bookshelf? Is it a reading light? Is it a bookmark? It is the solution for all the above: The LiliLite. Aside from looking adorable, its most unique feature is the responsive light switch: the sensor registers if an open book is placed on the peak. The light will switch on and off when you use LiliLite as a bookmark.

LiliLite; the all in one solution for reading in bed

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Dutch Designer Thijs Smeets designed the LiliLite. After a very successful Kickstarter campaign it is now an off the shelf product. Smeets came up with this multifunctional design when he and his book-loving girlfriend got frustrated with the old-fashioned night-stand. Bed lamp, glass of water, pile of books… There was always the chance of creating a mess.

LiliLite provides a next level solution: the product can be hung above your bed. It also works perfectly with e-readers or tablets. The shelf itself is made out of single piece of steam pressed plywood finished with an American oak veneer. A top shelf product that fits any bedroom style.

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LiliLite Double Bed

The perfect gift for your bookworm mother, a housewarming or as an encouragement for your kids to get them to read.

…or why not treat yourself?

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LiliLite is sold via the webshop www.lililite.com for 149€ for one, or 249€ for two.

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About the Designer

 

Thijs Smeets

Thijs Smeets (1979) is an Amsterdam based product designer. His talents are recognized by consumer brands like Coca Cola, Nokia and Nike, as well as high-end furniture brands like Leolux and Gispen.

His designs are exhibited all over the world, currently in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art. Millions of his products have been sold.

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Hot Products: The Rising Balance candleholder

Laura Bin recently launched their latest product The Rising Balance candleholder exclusively on CROWDYHOUSE. Please find below the press release and launch statement by the designers.
The Rising Balance candleholder by Laura Bin on CROWDYHOUSE

The Rising Balance candleholder inspires the dynamic between two great elements: earth and fire. While your tea light burns and becomes lighter, the circular stone follows the movement downwards. While in transition, the two elements remain in constant equilibrium.

The Rising Balance candleholder by Laura Bin on CROWDYHOUSE

 

The Rising Balance candleholder by Laura Bin on CROWDYHOUSE

The Rising Balance candleholder by Laura Bin on CROWDYHOUSE

The Rising Balance candleholder consists of three brass components, which were cut into shape by water, before being carefully sanded, polished and folded by hand. The circular stone is made of basalt, a volcanic rock, and counterbalances any tea light with a maximum diameter of 39 mm.

About Laura Bin

Designers Laura Klinkenberg and Bin Xu are engaged with developing the label Laura Bin. The Rising Balance candleholder is Laura Bin’s first entry towards accessible products, considerable time and effort is spent on the design process. Besides form, function and interaction, Laura Bin seek to find content within their work. Currently Laura Bin is involved with the sale of the candleholder and is waiting for suitable circumstances to launch its next two designs.

Laura Bin on CROWDYHOUSE

The full press release and high resolution pictures can be found here

Go diccover their whole collection on CROWDYHOUSE!

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Hot Products: April and May for Loof

Meet Jantine and Vivian, together they are April and May, one of the most influential blogs in the design industry. Jantine and Vivian believe there is a story in everything. Together they create, inspire and curate.

April and May for Loof on CROWDYHOUSE

Recently April and May designed a new collection of mirrors for Loof.  Loof is a Dutch furniture brand that loves working with wood and honest materials with a natural finish and a serene geometry.

Vivian Hoebe, one of the founders of April and May: “A mirror is an item we use every day, this especially made us so enthusiastic to come up with a beautiful design. A product that we cherish every day and with a handy shelf as a great extra to combine function and aesthetics.” With this collaboration Loof underlines its ambition to collaborate with inspiring parties and to team up with those who hold the same beliefs.

Mirror Sight by April and May for Loof on CROWDYHOUSE

By adding this mirror to the collection, Loof enters other rooms besides the bedroom. Mirror Sight feels at home in the hall, the bathroom and the living room too.

Mirror Sight is beauty with a function. The design with the rounded corners gives the mirror a serene and elegant look, the thickness of the plywood ensures a bold edge. Mirror and oak veneer are combined in perfect balance. On the shelf of Model S and Model M is room for small products, such as perfume, a scented candle or jewellery. Due to the thickness of the plywood and the bevelled edge, the mirror stands out against its background: something beautiful should not be overlooked.

Side table Frame lacquered by April and May for Loof on CROWDYHOUSE

Bed Frame by April and May for Loof on CROWDYHOUSE
Recently April and May joined CROWDYHOUSE. Next to the Mirror Sight collection April and May has designed beds for Loof. CROWDYHOUSE is the place where they show their own collection in one place.

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11 Outdoor Must-haves for Summer 2016

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Summer is coming! That means great weather for outdoor plans, weekend getaways and fun in the sun. CROWDYHOUSE loves summer, and we wanted this year to be a special one for you. Therefore, we have selected some of the best products available on our website that we think will make your summer 2016 an unforgettable one. Whether you are travelling, hosting a barbecue, or planning a beach day with your friends and family, we made sure to have at least one product for every occasion. Take a look at what we are talking about!

#11: Sac Marin by Marin et Marine

The Sac Marin is the perfect bag to explore a new city, to go to the beach, or simply to use every day during summer. This cotton duffle bag was designed after sisters Valérie and Caroline Hebel realized the need for a perfect bag to use while travelling; one that was light, big enough for your personal belongings, and easy to carry.

summer bagThey dye the cotton themselves and make sure to produce each bag with care and love. Marin et Marine offers a variety of colours and sizes for you to choose your perfect summer bag!

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#10: Wheel Bench by Weltevree

With the wheel bench by Weltevre, you will never have to worry about finding the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the weather, as it is easily movable and it only takes one person to do it!

patio benchPerfect for your backyard, to enjoy the sunset, a nice meal, or simply taking a break outside. The wheel bench is made out of oak wood directly from The Netherlands, and it is an invitation to create your perfect spot, wherever that is.

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#09: Field chair by Weltevree

After a long day, settle down and enjoy the sunset. You can take the field chair to the park, the beach, or your friend’s house. It is easy to transport and super comfortable to give you the rest you deserve.

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The field chair is made out of wood, inspired by a clever, well-known farmer’s construction and offers the perfect sitting for what summer is about: relaxing and enjoy.

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#08: Wine Cooler “Hat” by Puik Art

Summertime calls for celebration, and what better way to celebrate than with a bottle of nice, cooled wine? That is why the “Hat” wine cooler is so cool! It not only keeps your wine cool, but it is also an incredible design that will give style to the occasion.

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And the best thing: you can use it all year long!

#07: Wooden Bike Crate by Two-o

Another all-year-round-but-perfect-for-the-summer-design! A lightweight item with a classic and functional touch. This bike crate combines design with dexterity.

Bike crate

It is made entirely of wood and has a cup holder for your morning coffees, or your summer pops! Like Two-o says, “No bag on the back, but design in the crate.”

Check it out here

#06: Beach Rocker by Weltevree

What better way to relax than by rocking back and forth while listening to the waves come and go? That’s why we think the beach rocker by Weltevree is a design you want to have this summer. The beach rocker is simple, yet beautifully made and designed to never go out of style.

beach chairAvailable in two variations, red and blue or yellow and green, the beach rocker will make your summer even more relaxing.

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#05: Manuela Balcony Table by Nimio-Lab

Summer season equals patio, terraces, and balcony season. Manuela Balcony Table allows you to enjoy a drink, a coffee, a smoke, or anything you want in the comfort of your own balcony. It is designed for those small European balconies that are not big enough for a complete table and chair set.

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The name comes from Manuela Malasaña, the Spanish neighbourhood in which the creators of the table had the amazing idea of designing a small table without legs or installation requirements for summer balcony season!

#04: Beach Chair by Weltevree

The beach chair by Weltevree allows you to enjoy your summer days in the beach, while being authentic by choosing a classic but beautiful design.

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The beach chair is available in two variations, red and blue or yellow and green, which refer in a subtle way to the horizon, which always looks different depending on the environment and time of day. With the beach chair, your summer days in the beach will be special.

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#03: StammTisch Wood Tree Table by Design Studio Niruk

StammTisch© Wood Tree Table is a sociable and cozy design. It allows you to enjoy drinks and snacks anywhere you go. Parks, beaches, forests – no matter where you are, you will be able to enjoy the summer how you are supposed to!

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The idea comes from a German bourgeois tradition for regular meetings with friends and always at the same place.StammTisch by Niruk is everybody’s individual mobile meeting point – in the countryside, in town or even at home.

Check it out here

#02: Guidelight by Weltevree

The Guidelight by Weltevree is a must have this summer. It is beautiful, practical, and serves for every occasion. Whether you are going on a camping trip, or just want some decoration to light your patio table, the Guidelight is useful for any situation.

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Available in green and red, the Guidelight will turn any unexpected spot you land in into your home.

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#01: Daddy’s Fire plate by Daddy’s Brand

Our number one summer product for 2016 is the Daddy’s Fire plate by Daddy’s Brand! Summer season calls for barbecues and outdoor cooking, the Daddy’s Fire plate is the perfect design to have for it.

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Pour a drink, throw some wood on your fire and place the plate on your fire pit. Daddy’s Fire plate is always stand-bye for all your grilling, roasting and baking experiments. Place the iron plate on your fire pit or self-built fireplace, it’s as easy as that!

Check it out here

We have showed you the designs we think will make your summer great. If you want to see more products for the summer season, make sure to check out our 2016 outdoor collection. Now it’s your time to decide what kind of summer you want to have!

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Hot Products: Terrazzo Collection by Fish & Pink

Fish & Pink recently launched their latest Terrazzo Collection exclusively on CROWDYHOUSE. Please find below the press release and launch statement by the designers.

Terrazzo collection by Fish & Pink on CROWDYHOUSE

 

Fish & Pink is the couple and design duo Martin Eckerberg and Fanny Ollas. Martin has a background as a furniture designer and Fanny as a fashion designer. Together they have founded the platform Fish and Pink to realise their common ideas and projects. Their design can be described as colorful, eclectic and unexpected in terms of material choises and colours. The furnitures are produced from natural and sustainable materials and made in a limited edition.

“We discovered the material terrazzo two years ago when we stood at the platform of a train station in Stockholm. It suddenly hit us that this was the absolute finest flooring we had seen and we knew immediately that this material was too nice to just be floors in public spaces. It was the start of a period of countless experiments and research to learn more about the terrazzo technique and at the same time an idea was born to create a collection of tables together. We wanted to work with materials that was environmentally friendly and sustainable but that also had a distinct character and where colours could play a main part; terrazzo and valchromat seemed made for each other! ”

Terrazzo is manufactured in Italy where natural stone, usually crushed marble, cement and water is mixed together, cast and then ground to the characteristic pattern. All tables are made upon request and can be customized.

The full press release and high resolution pictures can be found here

Come check it out on CROWDYHOUSE.

 

 

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Hot Products: Bubblegraphy by Studio Oddness

Studio Oddness launched a series of vases called Bubblegraphy, which are self-produced with a unique technique and a special layer. Adrianus Kundert and Thomas van der Sman presented their work for the first time at Dutch Design Week in 2015.

 

Bubblegraphy by Studio Oddness on CROWDYHOUSE

 

Studio Oddness is a design duo founded at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. The two young and ambitious designers Adrianus Kundert and Thomas van der Sman met literally with their hands in the clay while they were both working on their own projects. A vital collaboration evolved and they launched their first series of vases at the end of last year. The Bubblegraphy series consists of six different shapes, each produced vase has unique layer which is made by a special soap technique. By blowing air into the glaze the bubbles create a mesmerizing play on the exterior of the vase.

Please find a full interview with Adrianus and Thomas here.

The production way of the vases is inspired by the random odd. Both, Adrianus and Thomas have a fascination for amorph structures and randomness. In their opinion, the design world does not usually accept random processes in order to design something. Nevertheless, because of that they utilize this unusual way of production. For them it is not clearly planned and designed, what they do here is bringing these two components together and making a random structure with their bubbles and bring them into a clear shape. Their aim was to get the random aspect of their work into a more acceptable frame.

Bubblegraphy by Studio Oddness on CROWDYHOUSE Bubblegraphy by Studio Oddness on CROWDYHOUSE

 

The two designers see themselves as different from other designers and their approaches, but in their eyes this actually helped them to become a good team. They did not know each other very well in the beginning which made them a team which is very much focused on their projects.

At the moment Adrianus and Thomas are still producing the Bubblegraphy vases themselves. For both designers it is important to be physically connected to the vases. Every vase has it’s one of a kind bubble glaze, which defines this really unique design. They cannot control it but they also let it be random. They found a process to apply the technique so that they as designers can actually write with the bubbles, but the bubbles still keep their own identity.

 

Bubblegraphy by Studio Oddness on CROWDYHOUSE

For the future the vases are going to stand for themselves, there is no extension of this project planned. Studio Oddness is not going to continue with the same technique for their new series. The two innovative designers want to find a new material with a new technique, with similar qualities. They have lots of ideas floating around, and we can look forward and be excited to see their new projects.

The full press release and high resolution pictures can be found here

Go discover the whole collection of Bubblegraphy by Studio Oddness on CROWDYHOUSE!

 

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The Top 12 CROWDYHOUSE Best Sellers of 2015

It is nearly the end of the year and we decided to publish the top 12 best sellers on CROWDYHOUSE for 2015. There have been some stand out designs presented this year by some of the best designers in Europe. A big congratulations goes to the designers for designing and producing innovative, beautiful, inspiring and affordable design. We’re already looking forward to publishing the 2016 list. Happy New Year!

1. Sheepad Felt Coasters Set

by WellDone Dobre Rzeczyn
€20
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2. Mini-Spot Wooden Table Lamp

by Van Tjalle en Jasper
€35
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3. Elkebana Wooden Wall Trophy

by Fabio Milito + Paula Studio
€129
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4. Birds LED Lamp

by Studio Dennis Parren
€11.35
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5. Hummingbird Necklace

by Studio Antal
€24.95
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6. Long Legs (Candle Holders)

by Jasmin Djerzic
€35
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7. Spot-nik Laser Cut Floor Lamp

by Van Tjalle en Jasper
€75
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8. Woodstack Firewood Holder Single

by Daddys Brand
€72
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9. Spijkerbrij Black Denim Bow Tie 6

by Leonie & Lois
€19.95
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10. Moods Wall Clock

by Paula Studio – designers by necessity
€62.10
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11. Geometric Bag

by ATTITUDE157
€37
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12. Comb Wooden Bookshelf

by jaanus orgusaar/borealis ltd.
€280.25
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Hot Products: Juan Cappa Design

JUAN CAPPA DESIGN

INSPIRED BY BASKETRY AND NATURE

Wood, straw, reed and metal: the basic ingredients of a design by Juan Cappa. The special thing about the use of these materials is the fact that they are coming from local sawmills and farmers. Because of this beautiful collaboration Juan is able to create stools and lamps with history.

Juan Cappa on CROWDYHOUSE

Inspired by the different landscapes and cultures of the countries, from Sweden to South America, the creations of Juan are the result of a surprising combination of materials.

“My lamps are inspired by basketry and the repetitive work, which is found in crafts.
The design of the straw stool derived from a collaboration with a local goat cheese manufacturer. The shapes and materials found in the barn inspired me to create
a unique and natural looking stool.”
 

Juan Cappa grew up in Colombia in a creative environment. At young age he already got influenced by close family members crafting beautiful things from natural materials with their own different potentials. Discovering traditional craft techniques and materials became a great source of inspiration and a very important part in his process of designing and making.  

Floor Ceiling Table Basketlamp by Juan Cappa on CROWDYHOUSE

The Basketlamp is a good example. This design is based on the principle of basketry whereby the repetitive work, which is found in crafts often, gives the design the shape and builds a steady structure. The design of the Straw Stool derived from a collaboration with a local goat cheese manufacturer. The shapes and materials found in the barn animated Juan to create a unique and natural looking stool.

Floor Ceiling Table Basketlamp by Juan Cappa on CROWDYHOUSE

Although the Straw Stool looks rather laborious, the process of creating the Straw Stool is actually quite simple. First, the metal is cut in length, where after the strokes are rolled into circles and weld together. Then is ready for painting. Last but not least the straw is cut and put inside the metal form where the multiple straws collectively create a robust shape and a comfortable surface.

Floor Ceiling Table Basketlamp by Juan Cappa on CROWDYHOUSE

Floor Ceiling Table Basketlamp by Juan Cappa on CROWDYHOUSE

Floor Ceiling Table Basketlamp by Juan Cappa on CROWDYHOUSE

The most beautiful thing for Juan in designing and creating, is seeing a design evolve from nothing to a finished product. A finished product for those who appreciate well-treated natural materials, good craftsmanship and products with a story. Made by people who care about these same values. And one of those people is indeed Juan Cappa. 

Go discover Juan’s collection on CROWDYHOUSE!

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Hot Products: 3D Design by Andrea Reggiani

How to transform bits into atoms? Can craftsmanship and technology merge? 3D print technique: a radical change within the design industry.

Designed by Andrea Reggiani and Davide Tuberga, the 3D printed ceramic collection represents an easy way to transfigure knowledge and ideas in concrete objects, highly simplifying the whole production process.

Bicchieri 3D Printed Glass by Andrea Reggiani on CROWDYHOUSE

The machine used for the collection is built to extrude clay, starting in this way the refine process. The designer increases the possible shapes the object can assume, allowing the ceramic to be molded with geometrical silhouette in a faster and easier way than the traditional techniques.

Created inside the beating heart of the artisan Venice, this new collections of vases, cups and lamps fully shows the innovative aspects of the 3D printing technique. Born from the desire to experiment it with an unusual material like ceramic, Reggiani and Tuberga’s works perfectly express the integration between the physical and the digital approach.

“The strength, which characterizes the 3D ceramic printing project, is the fusion between technology and tradition.” Andrea Reggiani says about his work.

Bicchieri 3D Printed Glass by Andrea Reggiani on CROWDYHOUSE

3D Printed Vase by Reggiani Ceramica on CROWDYHOUSE

The final result comes from a series of mathematical variables: digital shapes turned into physical design products. All the objects are firstly computer designed with tridimensional modeling programs. The printing table remains fixed while a movable slider with a central extruder generates a continuous thread of material, creating the object layer by layer.

Once the object is printed and dried, it is baked and glazed according to ancient procedures, combining innovation and tradition in one single item.

The full press release and high resolution pictures can be found here

Discover the whole collection on CROWDYHOUSE!

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Hot Products: La Lattoneria Design

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La Lattoneria Design, Where Rationalism Finds Memphis

What do you think when you hear Rationalism? Linearity, firmness, clean shapes? All correct of course, but why not try thinking outside the box? 

What if rigor meets irony? What if seriousness embraces color?

A brand new collection of colorful items by La Lattoneria Design premieres on CROWDYHOUSE. Introduced at La Magnifica Forma exhibition in Milan, designs by La Lattoneria combine accuracy and explosiveness in one single embrace.

Formed by Martina Salvato and Sara Ricciardi, La Lattoneria is the encounter between two different but complementary souls, Nordic accuracy and Southern explosiveness. Their latest collection, Oggetti Razionalisti  comes from the inspiring challenge of re-thinking the insights of representatives personalities of Rationalism.

Being both contemporary and traditional, La Lattoneria plays with the rigorous shapes of 1920’s architectures, taking inspiration from Terragni and Nervi’s works.

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Oggetti Razionalisti collection is the right combination between aesthetic and functionality. It materializes from the contamination between design and craftsmanship, integrating new technology with traditional techniques.

As the previous works by La Lattoneria show, irony, colors and playful attitude are the core ingredients for these unique pieces of design.

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The full press release and high resolution pictures can be found here

Come and have a look at La Lattoneria tray collection on CROWDYHOUSE!