Optical Illusion Metal Shelves

Ukrainian designer Dmitry Kozinenko’s “Field” shelving system gives the illusion that all objects placed upon it are floating, when viewed head on. Composed of bent metal rods—which create resting positions for books, vases and other homewares—the structure’s subtlety tricks the eye into believing everything it holds rests upon nothing. When viewed from the side, however, all ledges are visible. It’s a lovely, unexpected touch from …

Colorful Office Additions

Functional accessories and furniture in subtle and vibrant hues

Without a doubt, color influences our psychology—from moods to productivity—and as much as we champion minimalism here at CH, sometimes black-and-white-with-leather-details isn’t enough to stimulate the creative juices. While you’re saving up for that one stunning piece of artwork you admire, here are some pieces of furniture and desk accessories that are not only functional but also add pops of subtle or vibrant hues to …

Altar by Mr & Mr

The French duo creates a customizable mini-temple for housing all your treasures

Rather than label themselves as a design studio or designer duo, Alexis Lautier and Pierre Talagrand of Montpellier, France-based Mr & Mr prefer to call themselves “maison d’édition indépendante” or an independent editing house. “We are designers and editors—the border in between the two is not always clearly defined,” Talagrand tells CH. “We think the editing process is also a form of design. In this …