Seeing the beautifully designed pewter and cork ‘Martini’ cocktail set by Miranda Watkins is really getting in the mood for our quiet, at home New Years celebration of shrimp and vodka cocktails. The cocktail set commissioned by Wallpaper* also got me in the mood to see what else she has — Continue reading
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Oh, how I love the folklore-inspired illustrations from Sanna Annukka. I just spotted these oak Aurinko Tea-Light Holders. They are a really cool addition to screen prints, greeting cards and other wooden products offered on the online shop. ~via style-files
ColorWare high-gloss, scratch-resistant polymer-based coatings alter the color of existing electronic products, making them distinctly individual. Find out more here. ~thanks HM lifework.
A pendant lamp made of pure concrete. Concrete as a supposedly, rough, dure and seemingly archaic material is cast in a strictly cylindrical shape and is illuminated. The strength of the concrete remains perceptible. The feel of the concrete surface is soft, the light is warm. The changeableness of this — Continue reading
I like the graphic POP of Peter Dayton’s surfboard inspired painted glossy panels. Looks cool in the room, right?
Spotted in T Magazine the lovely home of Merrill Wright, located in the Pacific Northwest’s San Juan Islands. Designed by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects. Is it man vs. nature or nature vs. man? ~Photographs by Dwight Eschliman
When I spotted this new headstone design from Johan Kaupi and Göteborg of We Think, I felt compelled to share. Maybe it’s because I’ve had to design a headstone for a loved one or maybe it’s because I’m looking forward to celebrating Dia de Los Muertos, here in Hollywood this — Continue reading
To mark its 30th anniversary, Muji (roughly translated = “no brand”) is commemorating its history with a monograph titled simply “Muji” …of course. Muji products aspire to anonymity yet are created by some of the world’s foremost industrial designers. Muji’s designs, as described by Kenya Hara of Muji, “is design — Continue reading
Not only does the MMM design clothing, shoes and accessories for both men and women, there is also fragrance, a fine jewelry line and objects for the home. Now you can even stay "Avante-Garde" in the L‚Äô√éle aux Oiseaux by Maison Martin Margiela. A suite designed by the Belgium — Continue reading
Pattern looks to be a lovely coffee table book from London-based designer Orla Kiely. The 304 pages include her bold, colorful graphics and her own personal account and inspirational images that have shaped her style. The book explores the use of pattern in design and how they have shaped her — Continue reading
German Industrial designer, Dieter Rams‚Äô ten principles to ‚Äúgood design‚Äù- Good design is innovative. Good design makes a product useful. Good design is aesthetic. Good design makes a product understandable. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is honest. Good design is long-lasting. Good design is thorough down to the — Continue reading
The Di Di System is epoxy coated steel hanger system designed by Alberto Basaglia & Natalia Rota Nodari for YDF (an acronym for Young Designers Factory). I love the idea of using the range of colors that they come in, but can also envision a range of colors one can — Continue reading
The complete work of Tokujin Yoshioka, one of the most innovative designers working today. Based in Tokyo, Tokujin Yoshioka has built a career using unconventional materials to create objects and spaces. Often employing paper and glass, as well as unusual elements, such as plastic drinking straws, his studio‚Äôs work — Continue reading
Talk about transforming a space. Try using these realistic wallpapers from Concretewall, developed by Moment Kommunikasjon. See more here. So cool.
I love this photo series by Jeffrey Milstein! AirCraft: The Jet as Art, features large-scale images of airliners in flight, shot at the precise moment when the aircraft is overhead. This work combines passions for form, symmetry, color, and flight. As a typology of aircraft, these photographs open up conversations — Continue reading
Ladies and Gentleman present Superior Server family, a set of stainless steel utensils with handles that are "crisply coated in a vibrant set of colors allowing the set to be fitting in contemporary and traditional settings alike." ~via mocoloco
I've just recently caught onto 032c Magazine after reading an in-depth interview with one of my fave designers, Rick Owens. Published bi-yearly out of Berlin, 032c "is a contemporary culture magazine that fiercely believes in the intelligence of its readers and rises to the challenge of surprising them….it is both — Continue reading
My friends Andy and Rose over at the A+R Store introduced me to the Moshi Moshi MM03 from Native Union and David Turpin. It's a Bluetooth handset with weighted recharging base that connects to your PDA and allows you to keep talking while checking out your PDA's email, internet or — Continue reading
I loved it when I first saw it online last year, but now this limited edition, mirrored polished stainless steel ping pong table is now on display at Blum and Poe Gallery in Los Angeles. Designed by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija for Cumulus Studios. "Cumulus Studios was founded in 2008 by — Continue reading