The Conran Design Group was founded in 1956 by London style and food guru, furniture designer, entrepreneur, and property developer (many hats!) Sir Terence Conran. Since, he has developed an international chain of Habitat and Conran stores, which led him to millionaire status. Since the 1970s, he has been a successful part of so many new ventures that no one can say his name and not connect it to design or food. (You can learn more about his career here.)
I really like the Conran shop because there is a great assortment of over 400 products for home, office, or for gift giving. Here are some fresh finds from the Conran shop:
I’m feeling the love for a cute paris tokyo pillow in blue and a little retro smash talk alarm clock in white with the best display ever! The ghost lamps couldn’t be more fitting for a modern space, and for a very cheeky gift, give the one who complains about feeling like your maid (aka sig other) the very clever roxy the maid robot.
(all photos from the conran website)
Alex, over at redstr in Brooklyn, contacted me earilier this week about their design studio. Take a peek at what they do, great stuff. I found a few of their tables on Design Public, my favorite being the cha coffee table because of its curves, attention to detail, color, leg shape and I love that it’s constructed using eco-friendly Plyboo (bamboo plywood). If you’re not familiar with Plyboo, learn more on the greener building website. The coffee table, as shown, is $700 and comes packed flat for easy shipping. Best part, if you purchase it on Design Public, shipping is free. Love those Design Public peeps with their free shipping on purchases $100+!
(photos from design public.)
Adriean over at Design Bot sent me a link to some ultra fab clocks this morning. Thanks, Adriean! Introducing Happy Colour’s inaugral line of wall clocks by Rob Buttery. I just had a chat with Rob and so far, he only has his clocks on display and for sale at his contemporary art + design shop, Collectiv in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. You can contact Rob directly to place an order if you see any clocks that strike your fancy. Contact him at: info [at] collectiv [dot] ca.
I personally want one of each! View Rob’s entire clock collection here.
(photo credits: all photos from rob buttery at collectiv.)