Posted on February 22, 2008 Under Life

For anyone that thinks a house really isn’t a home until it has chairs with intertwining wooden tentacles, Toronto-based designer Rob Southcott is a like-minded individual. His Werkstate studio seems to find clever ways to coax nature from some standard interior design objects, whether it’s giving flowing, floral curves to a wall treatment, or using scalloped birch shells for chandelier cups. The site manifesto is, “enrich the mind, feed the soul.” We think his philosophy is more, “You can’t spell functional without fun.” (Also, it would just be “ctional.”). Check out his Memory Cube, a perfect bit of functional fun. You can personalize all the phrases on all six-sides of this sitting block. Just a hint: Sir Mix-A-Lot lyrics work well.