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The Oscar Desk by Giorgio Bonaguro for Valsecchi 1918 is an Architects dream table. Made from solid wood and soft leather, the stylish and versatile work desk is inspired by architects drawing boards(the desk takes its name from Oscar Niemeyer), and features three storage spaces created by suspended soft leather curves of different widths, for keeping drawings, notes, journals or, for the less traditionalists, their tablet.

The desk was recently presented at the Milan Furniture Fair 2014 and should be available soon for purchase
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The Pole House by F2 Architecture is one of Australias most iconic homes, and is available for rent! The spectacular beach front house is suspended 40 meters above Fairhaven Beach and offers unparalleled panoramic views of the beautiful coastline. The house was recently renovated and now features floor-to-ceiling retracting glass walls giving guests a sense of walking on air. The amazing property is currently available for rent, more details here.
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The award-winning Focal Locus Seat is a unique and hybrid seating solution, giving you the perfect balance between sitting and standing. The ergonomic seat challenges you to stay in an active seating posture, it maintains your spine in its natural alignment, significantly reducing tension in your lower back, neck and shoulders. It also helps with your circulation and reduces leg discomfort and swelling that occurs when sitting in a traditional office chair. watch the video of the Locus in action

Also by Focal, check out Mogo
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This beautiful and functional work desk was designed by Artifox, a company dedicated to crafting clever solutions and reinventing the way we use everyday items. Their new Desk 01 is hand crafted from solid hardwood and has a built-in writable/erasable whiteboard for jotting down notes(eraser included). It also features several functional details such as a tablet and mobile phone dock, two hooks for hanging stuff like headphones or backpacks, and a clever cable management system. Available now for pre-order in either Maple or Walnut and with a choice of right or left hand.

Also check out our roundup on Work Desks

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The Floating House is a spectacular project designed by architect Dymitr Malcew for French developer H2ORIZON – a company that specializes in floating structures. It was created for people who appreciate freedom and nature at their doorstep, the mobile home is constructed on a floating platform that can be easily moved to different locations. The House offers two luxurious bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room and a kitchen, all with direct access to the surrounding terrace, enabling the outside world to blend in.
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Best Made Company is dedicated to outdoor products that are timeless and can pass down for generations. Their classic First Aid Kits are securely packed in sturdy metal boxes that are dust and moisture resistant and come equipped with indispensable life-saving contents. The sleek box is available in either small or large, and features hanging brackets for hanging on your cabin wall.

Metal First Aid Kit [small] - $48 
Metal First Aid Kit [large] - $89 
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Grilliput is a lightweight, portable grill that can be easily broken down to stow compactly. Made from durable stainless steel, the grill is perfect for outdoor minimalists that want to pack light, all the components fit snugly inside a screw top tube you can easily carry in your pocket or backpack. If you have extra space, you can also take along the Grilliput Firebowl, a compact firebowl that folds up into a small space and can also be used to store your charcoal or wood.

Available for purchase in Europe here 
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A lot has been said about ”Sitting as the smoking of our generation”, we have featured some solutions in the past to help you manage your health throughout your working day, but none seem to be affordable, the Stir Kinetic Desk looks beautiful but has a hefty price tag. Meet Stand Desk, an affordable solution that could make standing at the office mainstream. With a push of a button, the desk will automatically elevate/lower, making you stand more, sit less, and become healthier doing so. watch the video

Stand Desk is currently running a very successful campaign on Kickstarter
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Etsy is a great place to find original stuff, a lot of creative people selling unique products. Valek Rolling Pins makes engraved rolling pins, for making embossed pastries. You can choose from a collection of patterns and messages at their online shop, or request a custom order for a personalized rolling pin with your own pattern or message. Great idea for a personalized gift. via
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German online store Egotrips was started by a group of befriended graffiti artists that started to offer wall paintings, they have since widened their range of work into the field of graphic design, printing their graphic arts on t-shirts and posters. These unique sneaker posters were illustrated by the artist Bjoern Von Schulz, he roundup up his favorite Nike Air Max 1 and Air Jordan iconic silhouettes on these clean and neatly designed posters. via

Sneaker fan? then check out Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide
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If you live in a hectic city, at weekends you might feel like escaping to a place completely disconnected from technology, this might inspire you. The Shack is a weekend retreat designed by Broadhurst Architects for a family from the suburbs of Washington D.C., it is located on the southern slope of South Fork Mountain, near Upper Tract, West Virginia. The little rural structure is a cross between tent camping, and weekend cottage, it has no electricity (Oil lamps provide light), and features a rain collecting system that provides water for the outdoor shower. Heat is provided by a small wood stove that also heats water for the kitchen sink. The front facing façade of the building features a glass garage door that opens up to a cantilevered wood deck providing a breathtaking view of the beautiful and peaceful surroundings.

Also check out the amazing "New York cabin in the woods
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We’ve featured Walnut Studiolo before, they hand craft beautiful leather accessories for bike riders. They have since added an "on-the-go” collection to their range, including this Travel Dominoes set, designed to fit nicely in the hand while retaining the traditional domino ratios. Made from Baltic birch ply, each piece has been laser-cut with the appropriate domino pips (dots). Available either in a simple muslin bag or in a hand-finished and assembled Baltic birch and leather travel box that fits into handlebar bags, backpacks or even pockets.
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The Mighty Mouse Apartment, designed by Australian architect Nicholas Gurney, is an interesting solution to the problem of limited space. The tiny apartment is located in  Sydney’s suburb Woolloomooloo and has a studio area of only 27 square meters, composed of white sliding panels that allow access to different living areas while concealing others. The color palette of black, yellow and red is inspired by the tiny fictional Mighty Mouse, a character with a punch well above its size.
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Lego have announced today the set of 16 Simpsons minifigures featuring most of the popular characters from the cult series. Lego had previously released the Simpsons House Set that includes 6 minifigures, but now you will be able to purchase all 16 minifigures from Homer Simpson to Krusty the Clown to Itchy and Scratchy.

The figures will be available in May for $4 each, from Lego and from Amazon.
Lego Fan? check out our roundup of gift ideas for the Lego Fanatic
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This handy All-In-One Kitchen Tool Set is ideal for for anyone living in small spaces and with limited storage. The clever kit features eight essentials are all bottled up, including: a spice grater, a lemon juicer, an egg masher, a cheese grater, an egg yolk separator, a funnel, a measuring cup, and a lid grip for loosening stubborn jar tops.
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Winner of the prestigious Red Dot award, the Pop Up Grill is a transportable and collapsible grill that was conceived as a sustainable alternative to disposable grills. The clever design allows it to be easily assembled and folded, it features 3 legs offering stability even on an uneven surface. It can be used with charcoal, briquettes or over an open fire. Also included are a carrying case with handle and a detachable shoulder strap for easy transport.

Available for purchase in Europe here 
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The Surf Sauna was created with cold water surfers in mind. The elegant solution is a warm retreat for surfers who brave cold waters. Every Surf Sauna is built to your specifications in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and is fully customizable, you can choose the size(between 2 and 8 people), even outfit it for offroad conditions. Surf Saunas are also  available to rent by the day. via
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Loll Designs might be your new go-to when you decide to upgrade your outdoor seating. The modern outdoor furniture manufacturer from Minnesota, USA, creates all their colorful products using 100% recycled materials such as milk jugs or detergent bottles, their durable, all-weather Adirondack Rocker chair (featured here) is made from 424 milk jugs and is available in a ton of bright colors. Go ahead, enjoy a glass of organic wine on your eco lounge chair!

For each order they receive, Loll Designs will plant a tree to offset CO2 emissions.
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