Kitchens are increasingly the showcases of residential design, the place where families gather and entertain. In that spirit Bates Masi made over a 1970s kit house kitchen with a steel backdrop and a monolithic island.
In 1958 Arne Jacobsen designed a single room in Copenhagen’s SAS Royal Hotel. Fifty-six years later Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has done the same, with a playful design that includes furniture, art work, bedspreads, lighting. [via flodeau]
Tech products are gradually moving away from interchangeable beige boxes. With its leather strap and purse-like dimension, this bluetooth speaker shows how new audio design comes in pleasing new shapes. BUY ($399)