Robert and I had the recent honor of being judges, alongside some pretty influential names in the world of design, Bradford Shellhammer (founder of Fab) and Jaime Derringer (founder of Design Milk), for this year’s Design Showcase on Apartment Therapy. Every year the blog hosts a competition for best new product in the world of modern design. This year there were 30 submissions from around the world and only three won the $10,000 in advertising on AT. We chose the Lug Trugs by local husband and wife design duo Ted and Sharon Burdett of Strand Design. Not only do we love their design sensibility in general (they also make a swanky table) we love these bins because they encapsulate modern and function so well, plus they are hand stitched (!) by Sharon herself. Very cool products, and pretty nice folks too.
We also gave honorable mention to a beautiful line of hand printed textiles by German designer Susanne Thurn.