So far it's been a super humid spring here in Toronto. Which explains our sudden fascination with portable electric fans. While the little plastic USB unit on my desk has certainly been a lifesaver, it lacks the oomph of the bamboo ringed, Carlo Borer designed Otto Fan from Swiss company Stadler Form (pictured above).
Or the Dyson Air Multiplier. Just day dreaming of the cool breezes wafting from this cool-looking and innovative machine makes me feel a little less humid.
[Braun HL70 Table Fan from etsy seller Swear to Mod]
AS much as we love innovative and sustainable new appliances, I do have a soft spot for the vintage. I've been on the hunt for a classic Braun HL70 Table Fan ever since we featured one in our Kurt and Lori story in Covet Garden Issue 9. Designed by Reinhold Weiss and Jurgen Greubel in 1971, you can still find working versions on eBay and Etsy.
[Vintage industrial Vornado fan from etsy seller The White Pepper]
Etsy is another fine resource for industrial-style, heavy metal fans, such as the Vornado pictured above. Unfortunately, the whirling blades of older fans aren't very safe in households with kids, pets or clumsy adults. You can get the retro look with all the modern conveniences with this icy blue enamelled table fan from Ecco (it's also available in a range of finishes and colours).