All posts by Ana Lisa Alperovich

Ana Lisa is an independent writer and curator born in Buenos Aires and trained as an eco-designer at Goldsmiths University of London. In addition to writing for 6sqft she is a frequent collaborator at NYC’s Inhabitat, where she reports on global design week events and sustainable architecture. She also contributes to Australian BlackleMag, Argentina’s Casa Foa magazine and Inhabitots. She loves Japanese architecture and Dutch design, and is constantly in search of good ideas to share with the world. Currently she splits her time between Buenos Aires, NYC and The Netherlands.

Green Design, Products

Fifti-fifti, Take-off Light, customizable lamp, paper lamp, pattern design, German design,

It’s always refreshing when an object requires actual human input. Just look at the brilliant Take-off Light; its simple design allows people to create their own geometrical pattern on its shade. Designed by German label Fifti-Fifti, it features a hanging paper shade for peeling, or to take off little bits, into endless patterns combinations.

Learn more about this stunning customizable lamp

Furniture, Green Design

No. 3 Bench by Floris Wubben Combines Natural and Hi-Tech Materials

By Ana Lisa Alperovich, Fri, September 26, 2014

Floris Wubben, polypropylene, driftwood, sculptural seat, No. 3 Bench,

Dutch designer Floris Wubben crafts beautifully strange pieces that combine natural and high-tech materials. It’s that blend of rough, textured surfaces with new technologies that makes his designs stand out from the crowd. One of our favorite examples is the No. 3 Bench, made from an accordion-folded sheet of white polypropylene that follows the contours of a piece of driftwood.

Learn more about this stunning sculptural design

Green Design, Products

Milo is a Greenhouse-Lamp That Cares for Your Indoor Plants

By Ana Lisa Alperovich, Thu, September 25, 2014

Lightovo, Milo lamp, glass lampshade, Polish design, LED light, small green house, potted flowers,

Meet Milo, a glazed lampshade and miniature greenhouse all in one. Apart from looking very pretty, this glass lamp by Polish studio Lightovo will highlight your favorite interior plant and even vows to protect and feed it with light. Just place your favorite potted flower inside, and let it bloom.

Learn more about the blooming light

Green Design, Products, Technology

Floris Wubben, textured vases, Pressed Objects, epoxy resin, DIY press machine, Dutch design

Tactility is especially important in today’s day and age, as we’re in constant competition with a world full of screens. That is the beauty of Floris Wubben‘s Pressed Objects; they aim to bring back textures to our day-to-day life. Made from pressed epoxy clay, the objects come in the shape of vases, flowerpots, and recipients, all created by a coalition between the hands and a machine.

Learn more about this textured design

Furniture, Green Design

Floris Wubben, Plyfelt, felt and steel, felt seat, Dutch design

Playful and made from felt, Plyfelt is an exploration in materials in the form of a unique, undulating seat. The work of Dutch designer Floris Wubben, this two-person sofa fashions the eco-friendly fiber into a wave-form for a naturally comfortable rest you’ll want to plant your—erm—bottom on.

Learn more about this contrasting piece

Furniture, Green Design

Floris Wubben’s Eyrie Bench is a Human Nest Inspired by Eagles

By Ana Lisa Alperovich, Fri, September 19, 2014

Floris Wubben, Eyrie Bench, wooden seat, human nest,

The noun Eyrie is “a large nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built high in a tree or on a cliff.” Take it poetically or quite literarily, like this Dutch design studio recently did. The Eyrie Bench by Floris Wubben is a cumulus of interconnected wooden ash slats resting on tree branches that form its legs. Sculptural and natural, this seat works as a human nest inviting you to sit back and take a rest.

Learn more about this wooden human nest

Green Design, Products

Ljung & Ljung, Bamboo Lights, Scadinavian design, Thai bamboo, bamboo craft, Sop Moei Arts

Greta Ljung & Martin Hedenstöm Ljung from Swedish Studio Ljung & Ljung travelled the world and created these wonderful luminaires. POP combines a Scadinavian minimalistic shape with a fresh edge given by waved bamboo stripes. Produced in Thailand, they offer a sophisticated take on paper Chinese lanterns.

Learn more about this Scandi-Thai design

Furniture, Green Design

Stop Procrastinating with Help from the Rewrite Desk

By Ana Lisa Alperovich, Mon, September 15, 2014

Rewrite, cocoon-like, wooden desk, Copenhagen, GamFratesi

Rewrite, by Copenhagen-based designers GamFratesi, is an isolating bubble that offers a space for work and concentration. No matter how many distractions your home might have, this cocoon-like desk will help you focus and hopefully overcome procrastination. Featuring organic modern lines and a cozy appearance, its upholstered shield protects against any environmental noise that might take you away from the job.

Learn more about the Rewrite desk here

Furniture, Green Design

Flow is a Bamboo Lounger Shaped Like a Cloud Blowing in the Wind

By Ana Lisa Alperovich, Sun, September 14, 2014

Cheng-Tsung Feng, Kao-Min Chen, bamboo lounger, bamboo seat, sculptural design, renewable bamboo, Flow

Taiwanese designer Cheng-Tsung Feng and craft artist Kao-Min Chen co-designed a dynamic furniture piece made entirely from renewable bamboo. “Flow” is light and free like a cloud and offers a unique place to spend a lazy afternoon. Its poetic, sculptural aesthetic resembles a flying cloud blowing freely in the wind.

Learn more about this dynamic bamboo seat

Design, Technology

Moleskine’s New Livescribe Notebook Is Like an iPad Made From Paper

By Ana Lisa Alperovich, Fri, September 12, 2014

Moleskine, Livescribe Notebook, iPad compatible, notebook, automatic back up

Moleskine, the legendary notebooks used by artists and writers including Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso, just launched their new pad. Called Livescribe Notebook, it comes with a Livescribe pen and is, as always, made from acid-free paper. Much like an iPad, it lets you write, draw, and make notes, allowing the ‘intelligent’ pen to automatically back up and transfer your ideas from paper to screen.

Learn more about the new Livescribe Notebook

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