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Merry Go Round

This weekend during Dutch Design Week, designers Studio Wieke Somers were awarded the Golden Eye award for the best project in all categories at a ceremony in Eindhoven. The award was given for their spectacular Merry Go-Round cloakroom where coats and possessions are suspended from the ceiling on a pulley system! This technique was inspired by mine workers from whom coats were hoisted up out of the mines because space was so limited.

Designed for use in Museums, visitors will place their coats on hangers attached to ropes on pulleys, which they hoist into the air and secure with a lock. More precious items such as handbags are displayed in the central column behind mesh lockers as museum-pieces. Wow – best handbags at the ready!

Today I have some spectacular things in store for you – as well as our usual design desirables, we have our secong installment of ‘Notes From..’ this time coming from the Marais district of Paris, a beautiful DIY project for you to attempt and my must-have mugs roundup for these up-coming cosy months!

Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at mail@rohiniwahi.com

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