New from Umbra Shift for Fall 2015

Different designers offer their playful, creative takes on home goods and furniture

Umbra Shift, the semi-experimental branch of Toronto’s Umbra studio, works with a wide range of designers to breathe contemporary influences into the home. The latest functional products to be released (just in time for holiday) in the Umbra Shift collection range from trivets to tables and the results incite curiosity and carry a jolt of personality. For example, the Switch Tray by Lambert Rainville, can …

Pillow by Snarkitecture

Hand-cast from gypsum cement, the design firm's latest concept fools the eyes and cradles your phone

Founded by architect Alex Mustonen and contemporary artist Daniel Arsham, design firm Snarkitecture has a history of making work from the unexpected. Their latest product, a resting dock for your iPhone aptly dubbed Pillow, continues along this tradition. Individually hand-cast in Brooklyn from gypsum cement, Pillow appears as a soft, gentle place for your phone to lie, yet it provides the security of a solid …

Burgerac + Rob Flowers Tray

A melamine ode to McDonald's from two of London's creative burger aficionados

Burger lovers and illustration aficionados alike will delight in the latest collectible from London’s infamous burger detective, Burgerac. Part of the his ongoing burger art collaboration series, which started in 2011 with the Burgermat Show, Burgerac’s new tray features a design by artist and fellow burger enthusiast, Rob Flowers. Originally created as a print for the Burgermat Show, Flower’s illustration features a spectacular cartoon tribute …