design
Magnets: The New Attractive Fashion

...I can only apologise for that pun. Magnets, as we all know, are useful things. You'll find them in your bank card, your electric guitar, and probably plastered all over your fridge. And now, they're being implemented by fashion designers. Read More >>

design
The Most Stunning Way To Start a Fire Since Lightning

The simple form and function of a Zippo lighter has made it an incredibly iconic design. But it could soon be supplanted by Alessi if the Italian houseware manufacturer prices its new Sushi lighter to compete with the Zippo. That, or convince a Hollywood producer to have an action hero prominently use it in an upcoming blockbuster. Read More >>

design
This Little Critter Literally Chews the Ends of Your Pencils

No desk is complete without your own little pencil-munching beaver. This chrome-plated beauty from Rodrigo Torress, through Alessi, is both an exquisite paperweight and novelty pencil sharpener. Clever little £37 beasty. [Alessi] Read More >>

design
This Stunning Steel Bowl Is Made from the Mountain It's Modelled After

Tucked amidst the Mont Blanc Mountain Range, the picturesque Aosta Valley is among the most pristine places on Earth. But rather than trek all the way to the Italian Alps, you can gaze upon the region's natural beauty through this 1:2193 scale stainless steel serving tray from Alessi. Read More >>

gadgets
Who'd Have Thought You'd Ever Lust After a Tape Dispenser?

It's not often something as mundane as a tape dispenser is worth a second glance. But then again, most of the office supplies on your desk weren't created by one of Alessi's talented designers. The Filo is as minimal as tape dispensers can get, and that's what makes it beautiful. Read More >>

lighting
Alessi Adds Gorgeous New Lamps to Its Glossy Shelves

Design fans will have another few objets d'art to add to their wishlists after scoping out Alessi's first-ever range of lighting solutions, which were announced today. Star of the show has got to be the Phylum lamp (above, £249), designed by Andrea Morgante, which is hewn from a single sheet of ultra-thin steel, folded and corrugated to represent a flower. Read More >>

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