We all know as designers we couldn’t create without the inspiration from the past and the best result is when we can give it a little twist……….. And the twist has certainly been given here in this very contemporary coucou clock by the Italian designer Raffaele Darra (he is actually a glass artist) “Arcoiris” which means rainbow in Portuguese made in colored resin. The modern twist is also that you can turn of the coucou bird during sleeping hours………….. From 3 D to 2D I really love this silhouette of the traditional Swiss coucou clock. Cucu wood designed by the Lebanese designer Pascal Tarabay and produced by the Italian clock manufacturer Diamantini & Domeniconi. I am sure we all have one of those crochet runners made by our grandmothers in our closets somewhere………. but don’t dare to use them! Well that problem is now solved you can now actually get it incorporated in your dining table! The Anemone table designed by two Finnish girls Anna-Katriina Tilli and Mari Relander. It’s sandblasted glass with attached fragments of handmade lace. The lace casts beautiful patterns on the walls and floors very creative idea. In the 1930’s- 1960’s in Sweden there wasn’t a home that didn’t have a cross stitching work on the wall. Often with an idyllic design of a very typical Swedish landscape in a summer or winter setting. The Swedish designer Johan Lindsten has given that a little bit of thought and came up with this idea to keep the tradition going………. A detail of the cross-stitching a craft form that hasn’t always been appreciated Johan Lindsten is promoting this art and putting it into another level in this contemporary setting. Royal Copenhaguen is a very old and highly sought of Danish porcelain company. Their traditional figurines whom have many collectors out there spread over the planet used at least look like this Well I suppose the collectors need to shape up a little bit if this is the next object they are going to buy Pia Langelund a Danish ceramist has created this line for the Royal Copenhaguen in hommage to the animal kingdom. The white biscuit ware emphasize their muscles movement and majesty in a very realistic way. I wouldn’t mind having this piece on my shelves.