Yury Sysoev - Industrial Design - Krasnoyarsk, Russia
by Susan Yara
As a child, did you ever wonder what happened to a balloon when you let it fly into the sky? Did it wander into outer space? Or did curious birds pop it before it got very far? Well here's one answer to tell the little rugrats in your life when they ask that very question - it becomes furniture!At least these balloons do. Five hundred deflated balloons in a variety of colors cover this cool table and make it a delightful addition to any bedroom. The Balloona side table isn't cheap, but with good reason ... each balloon is tied together over wood to create this fun piece of furniture. We love looking at it and remembering the joy we felt in our younger years. Balloons can brighten any day and with this table, they certainly brighten ours! Where to Buy - TheFuturePerfect.comPrice - $225.00Who Found It - SusanY was the first to add the 'Balloona Side Table' to the Hive.
What a great feeling to re-decorate you home, as things can get slightly stale year after year. Wouldn't it be nice to walk in the door one evening after work, and be pleasantly surprised at the freshly painted walls, new cozy sofa and gorgeous curtains? If an all out overhaul isn't in the budget, we suggest just a few new pieces of decor to give the room a whole new feel.One of our top picks is the Block Lamp from Design House Stockholm. A true design classic since it's launch in 1996, the block lamp is inspired by industrial glass bricks. The bulb is encased in two heavy glass blocks and can then be set on the floor or a tabletop. The lamp is offered with a red, black or white wire and gives off the perfect ambient glow. It's also sure to spark up plenty of conversation!Where to Buy - HornePrice - $120.00Who - Melimeli was the first to add the 'Block Lamp' to the Hive.