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The transparent design of the Axor Starck V faucet combines the Vortex Phenomenon of water and mixes the design with emotion and function.  As water flows through the fixture, the Vortex phenomenon is clearly shown as it swirls up and pours out from the open spout.

Axor / Hansgrohe Axor Starck V

Axor / Hansgrohe Axor Starck V

Philippe Grohe

Philippe Grohe

“The vortex phenomenon has occupied my father Klaus Grohe for several years”, explains Philippe Grohe, Head of Axor. “His intuition that water could visibly be brought to the foreground through the vortex, was the starting point in the development of Axor Starck V. In our long-time friend Philippe Starck, we not only found the perfect design partner to create a shape around the vortex, but also a valuable sparring partner in the developmental process. Ultimately, the realization of the project was not made possible by creativity and determination alone, but by technical know-how and over 100 years of experience in handling water.” The result according to Philippe Starck “is a mixer that represents the absolute minimum: totally transparent, almost invisible, and enclosing a miracle that is the vortex.” 

Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck

Axor Starck V in three models

Axor Starck V in three models

Axor Starck V shines with a multitude of innovations that together are certain to define a whole new category of washbasin mixers. For example, the mixer is produced out of the organic material crystal glass, which is sustainable and durable. With a flow rate of 4 l/min, Axor Starck saves water without compromising the user experience.

Below are the other options offered for this faucet that I’m sure you’ll love watching as much as actually using


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The Vortex Phenomenon of the Axor Starck V Faucet The transparent design of the Axor Starck V faucet combines the Vortex Phenomenon of water and mixes the design with emotion and function.  

The MCE lamps from Note Design

The MCE lamps from Note Design

The MCE lamps from Note Design are based on the wooden frame designs and reminiscent of M.C. Escher and others and the glass is blown in three different sizes. With each of the different sizes a different lighting effect can be gained as well as positioning the light as a small spotlight.

MCE Lamp

MCE Lamp

 “Of course this ”impossible” frame is nothing but possible and it’s sturdy construction allows the…

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Brighter Minds Lights from Felix Patone- Sold out

Brighter Minds Lights from Felix Patone- Sold out

I came across this Kickstarter for Brighter Minds Lights from Felix Patone and not surprisingly they have already been sold out! Now given the initial success of the project I would have to assume that there will be more in the future so you may want to take note now.

Brighter Minds Hanging lamps from Felix Patone

Brighter Minds Hanging lamps from Felix Patone

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Brighter Minds Hanging lamps from Felix Patone

Brighter Minds Hanging lamps from Felix Patone

Brighter Minds Floor Lamp

Brighter Minds Floor Lamp

Floor and Pendant Brighter Minds lights

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The Gulls of April on Cupid’s Cay- Video

Every April the gulls return to Cupid’s Cay in Eleuthera, Bahamas for mating it seems. By May they have done what they needed and moved on but for this month they make a constant racket with all their chattering.

The faucet that lets you choose your color and flexes too

The faucet that lets you choose your color and flexes too

The New Cook Faucets from Sovrappensiero Design Studio lets you choose your faucet color with a flexible stem to match any kitchen decor. Now instead of only the usual colors in kitchen faucets, you could also pick from a range that makes your faucet stand out or accentuates your kitchen design.

New Cook colored faucet by Sovrappensiero Design Studio

New Cook colored faucet by Sovrappensiero Design Studio

New Cook colored faucet by Sovrappensiero Design Studio

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New Cook colored faucet by Sovrappensiero Design Studio

Color choices and flex diagram

New Cook colored faucet by Sovrappensiero Design Studio

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Warm woods combined with LED lights from Stickbulb

Warm woods combined with LED lights from Stickbulb

Stickbulb has designed and created lighting that uses the warm nature of natural wood and combines that with LED lights in a slim profile. The woods used are Maple, Walnut, Southern Yellow Pine and Boardwalk Ipe from the Atlantic boardwalk.  There are multiple models from table, floor and wall models to chose from as well as your choice of wood.

Stickbulb floor lamps

Stickbulb floor lamps

Table Lamp-  StickBulb

Table Lamp

Horizontal wall lamps

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