Archive for the ‘design’ Category

iittala – new products

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

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With the appointment of Finnish designer Harri Koskinen as creative director, iittala is more than the classic glassware. From September you can get plywood storage boxes by Helsinki-based Aalto+Aalto and glass lamps by Norwegian designer Magnus Pettersen (Leimu, a hand-blown glass lamp with a concrete base) and Lantern, based on iittala’s best selling glass candleholder originally designed by Koskinen in 1999. More here.

eagle blanket by joinery

Monday, June 24th, 2013

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The Eagle blanket by Brooklyn-based Joinery is handwoven by artisans of Minas Gerais (Brazil) in a design that is signature to the region. The blanket is made of  100% cotton and available different colours. Available here.

belinda winkler

Friday, June 7th, 2013

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Some great objects by Australian artist and designer Belinda Winkler for her Gravity + Align + Brink series. More work here.

grain & gram – blair sligar

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

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Grain & Gram is an essential journal if you love craftsmanship. Check out this great article about Blair Sligar, furniture and sculpture designer and builder of Hog Eat Hog workshop.

life is precious by fort standard

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

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Fort Standard, a New York based design studio, designed Life is Precious: a survival kit which looks and feels as precious as its contents. It contains the essential tools you’ll need on a survival. More here.

cork bicycle saddle

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

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Swedish design students Sofia Almqvist and Carl Cyrén produced this amazing bicycle saddle with cork. The saddle is milled from one piece of cork and treated with wax to protect it from the elements. More here.

michael wolf

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

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Hong Kong based photographer Michael Wolf published the book Architecture of Density. Through his images he shows us an unique look at the towering skyline of this busy city. More work here.

tin shed studio

Monday, April 29th, 2013

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This modern studio apartment, in East Redfern, Sydney, has been converted from an old tin shed. The studio, which you can rent when you visit Sydney, is made from material found on scrap yards to reassemble layers of corrugated iron and create steel window boxes. A great combination of old things and modern architecture. More info here.

light installations by sophie valla architects

Monday, April 15th, 2013

De Tanker, Sophie Valla architects

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Two abandoned but iconically 1980s gas stations are turned into glowing art installations by Sophie Valla Architects. The roof is reproducing different Dutch skies with all their nuances: 20 different atmospheres including sunrise, storms, and cloudy skies.

Via designboom.

water bottles by daniel emma for attica

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

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Simple designed reusable water bottles in two sizes by Australian design duo Daniel Emma (Daniel To and Emma Aiston) for Attica restaurant in Melbourne. More here.

byredo fragrances

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

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BYREDO is a Stockholm-based fragrance house founded in 2006 by Ben Gorham. BYREDO has developed a style of perfumery that reinforces an understated approach through simple compositions and the highest quality raw materials available. With a distinct focus on craft and quality, all products are manufactured in Sweden. More here.

vang chair by andreas engesvik

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

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Simple, functional and elegant chair by Norwegian designer Andreas Engesvik. The Vang chair was launched at the Norwegian exhibition during London Design Festival in September 2012. The chair is produced by the traditional handicraft factory Tonning. More work here.

Via the189.com.

cutlery by ronan and erwan bouroullec for alessi

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

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French design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec designed a ovale shaped cutlery collection for Alessi. The concept was to design everyday cutlery that also could be used for special dinners and occasions. The design of the Ovale collection is based around a balance between straight lines and soft curves. More here.

thonet bike by andy martin

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Furniture company thonet teamed up with london-based designer Andy Martin to develop a concept road bicycle using their steam bending process developed in the 1930s. The fixed gear concept is built without brakes, but it still has the capabilities of using several interchangeable gear ratios.

Via designboom.