Adult Popsicle.

For those of you who buy Food&Wine magazine, this won’t be a huge surprise but for those who don’t, this might be a nice discovery. We spotted this recipe in an old issue of F&W and, as the weather was really heating up, we thought we might try it and share it with you. This adult treat is a perfect way to slide from the afternoon to the evening: Gin cucumber lime popsicles. This recipe is really easy and you can’t go wrong, but it is a little time consuming. It’s also easy because you can easily prepare this well before a party, up to a week in advance.

Finally a futon that looks sharp.

You might wonder why we are presenting a futon. This is not just any futon.
The Figo Futon chaise lounge, before being a sleeping appliance, is a unexpectedly stylish recliner with a sharp looking solid pine frame.

This easy-on-the eye futon is available in many colors for $550.

Sitting black creature: Plum stool

Plum carbon stool is still a concept but its striking design is worth sharing.
Alvaro Uribe designed an extravagant sculptural piece with sexy lines and modern manufacturing techniques. Inspired by the way natural creatures evolve and grow, this carbon fiber stool envisions furniture of the future in a brilliant way .

A trailer that will get you there: The XTR


For those who love to get away, travel and explore, while maintaining some level of comfort, Moby1 created the XTR. Starting at just $16,500, this hand crafted off-road trailer brings a little piece of civilization to the most remote areas.

Anthologie Quartett: the coffe cup that will get you up.

Anthologie Quartett by Designer Bernhard Stellmacher is a simple yet original lightning solution. Coffee lights brings a smooth and rich light from coffee cups on saucer.

While not an extravagant design, it is guaranteed to be a nice piece of conversation. Anthologie

Wind of change: design fan by Gervasoni


You want a refreshing breeze in your living room but you don't like the look of fans? This might be for you. Gervasoni has created this new appliance that combines the convenience of a fan wrapped in a hand woven basket.

Low seat, raked back : the aviator chair.


Low seat, raked back and high design for this world war II fighter planes inspired chair.

Price: $1595
28"W x 38"D x 28"H
Weight: 100 lbs.

Time loops: a clock by Toer.

New clock design from the designer Toer: the loop clock. Both hands are connected to form a unusual and entertaining loop, quite appropriate for a time piece.

This moment where the band jumps and switches reminds us of the long awaited whistle of a cukoo clock.

Skyline bookends.


At Pepper & Chocolate, we love books. We have already presented several design bookshelves. Today, we present simple and very urban "skyline" bookends.

They will be yours for $35.

A twist on retro style: Folded Record Bureau

The Folded Record Bureau, by Hugh Miller, combines in one classic and original creation three of the designer's favorite things: wood, vinyl records and 80's styling.

The furniture is made of Iroko.

The turntable is a 1985 Bang and Olufsen BeoGram 5000.

The good image: The Getty museum releases high-resolution images, free for the community

Georges Seurat (French, 1859 - 1891)
Poplars, about 1883 - 1884, Conté crayon on Michallet paper
24.3 x 31 cm (9 9/16 x 12 3/16 in.)
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Today, the Getty museum made 4600  high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection, free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose. These high definition images, some over 100Mb, are openly available. All you have to do is add a credit line below the image.

Reading suggestion: Petrarch

There are still a couple of hours to be spent this week so, here is a reading suggestion: Sonnets from Petrarch.
Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch in English) was an Italian poet born in 1304 admired for the quality of his sonnets.