Take 5: Refynd Studio’s Speaker Shelf and Cartesia Lighting

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Refynd Studio’s Speaker Shelf system combines the best of timeless design and modern audio solutions. Inspired by the iconic designs of Dieter Rams and Bang & Olufsen, this audio cabinet blurs the line between furniture and audio components. Designed specifically for Der Stuhl Café in Seoul, Korea, the cabinet serves as a multi-purpose bar and sound system. With its austere design, it draws inspiration from the historical facades of old European architecture and the “free spirit of the Bauhaus.”

LEGOs have been hailed as one of the most perfect playthings ever designed and they continue to captivate people of all ages. The brand’s Technic line, in particular, caters to adults with its intricate detailing. One LEGO enthusiast shares their experience of assembling Yamaha MT-10, a 1478-piece replica. They describe it as a meditative and stress-relieving activity, working on it leisurely whenever time permits. Though they are excited to display the finished model, they enjoy the slow and steady pace of the assembly process.

Choosing the right flooring for a home can be a daunting task. When faced with the decision of replacing the original 1960s wood flooring in their living room, one homeowner decided to opt for a large rug instead. They desired a neutral and understated floor covering with a textural quality. They discovered a company that also offers rugs, and the Navi rug met all of their criteria. With its pebbled texture and hand-loomed construction, it provides a tactile and visually appealing element to their living space.

Art and design publisher Phaidon is set to release a 456-page book dedicated to the visual archive of renowned French designer Ronan Bouroullec. The book showcases Ronan’s individual creativity and serves as a timeline of his life, work, and inspirations. It features a colorful display of over 3,000 images, reminiscent of the early days of social media when sharing images was the primary focus. It’s a comprehensive look into the work of one of the most famous names in design and is sure to appeal to design enthusiasts.

Architect and product designer George Chacko V, also known as Design by Joffey, has created a modular lighting and organization concept that is both functional and visually appealing. The wireframe system offers endless possibilities for configuration and storage applications. Its open grid form adds a nostalgic touch, reminiscent of 80s retail displays.

Overall, these design and lifestyle products offer unique and innovative solutions that blend timeless design with modern functionality. Whether it’s audio solutions, LEGO sets, rugs, books, or modular lighting systems, there is something for everyone looking to enhance their living spaces.

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