I have this huge thing for seemingly ordinary and everyday stuff you can interact with. Take, for example, the SCRW Stool. I think it’s pretty obvious from the name what these are and where its designer drew inspiration from.
It’s no secret that I have this insane and inane fear of insects. Cockroaches, grasshoppers, crickets, preying mantis, you name it, and I’ll scream when I see it. This is all to the annoyance of my dad, who just swats at it or sweeps it out of the way when he sees one.
I first heard of Manolo Blahnik and Manhattans from the hit show Sex and the City. In fact, one of the reasons why I’m so into shoes (but not so much into alcohol) is because of that show, which I love but which my bank account hates.
I’m not a huge fan of sardines. Sure, I find myself craving some once in a while, but they’re not my most favorite fish in the world. But sardines seem like it’s the fish of choice for furniture designer Tristan Cochrane.
True story: I was hard at work studying for my exams when I decided to take a quick breather to stretch my arms and my legs. What happened next was far from what a breather is supposed to be: I made my chair lose its balance (there’s no other way to put it), my chair toppled over, and I ended up embarrassed (and slightly hurt) on the floor.
I tried lying down on the concrete road once for a school project, and let me just say that my back was sore for close to a week afterwards. Obviously concrete isn’t made for comfort; it’s made to be strong and hard and long-lasting so we don’t end up with horribly cracked roads and structures.
I’ve seen a lot of chairs in my day: the Salangbang Cocoon chairs that give you your privacy and the Convertible Rocking Cradle that goes from a crib to two rocking chairs. But I haven’t seen one that looks quite as snug and comfortable as the appropriately-named Snug.
My grandmother used to have one of those portable, foldable stools that one of us grandkids had to carry around whenever we went out. That way, she’d have something to sit on when she felt tired or when she wanted to take a quick rest.
Buildings used to take months, even years, to construct. But in this day and age where time is of the essence, did you know that these structures can be built in less than six days? Well, that’s what China did anyway with a 15-story building recently.
There’s a lot of anticipation and preparation needed when there’s a baby on the way, not just for the expecting couple, but for the entire family. When my sister was expecting her first baby (the first in our family of five), my parents wanted to do something extra special.
You might have a big screen, or a fancy desk for your PC or Mac, but I bet you don’t have a rig like this one for using your computer. The MWE Emperor 200 is about the fanciest computer workstation you can buy these days.
Don’t you just wish you could get away from the world for a while? I know I’ve made that wish a lot of times over the entire course of my life, especially during the times when I just really want to be alone.
Most people dream of being royalty because of the perceived prestige and fame that came with. Not to mention, the wealth. But we all can’t be kings or queens, nor can we be princes or princesses if we weren’t born with the blue blood.