Archive for September, 2007

Sparks: Magnetosphere Quilt

Friday, September 28th, 2007


The intersection of science and design has always been fascinating to me, and I’m not talking leaf motifs on pillows – I mean true mega-nerd, ultra-geek combinations. Like this fellow from San Fransisco who creates amazingly beautiful images and video through processing. He gave an image he created of the magnetosphere (top) to his very talented mom who translated into quilt form (bottom).

Not only are the colors and design great, but the craftsmanship is amazing too. Not being able to find a wide enough fabric for the backing she used one inch squares for the entire project. She should team up with Denyse Schmidt!

If you like nerdy science imagery like me (after all I named my kickball team Science for the People), you should check out the rest of Robert’s site, especially the butterfly project.

Malin Lundmark

Friday, September 28th, 2007

‘Wall cupboard’ and ‘Coffee cup’ light by the Swedish designer Malin Lundmark.

Sticklebook

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

How can a little plastic comb be so strong? I think I’ll just appreciate the ‘Sticklebook’ rather question it’s Harry Houdini-like abilities. Created by Mode Studio, this piece utilizes a polypropylene strip to grip the pages and covers of your books, suspending them on along a hidden aluminum bracket. (via designboom)

Any Takers?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Still waiting for someone to take me up on my offer of free design services for any commercial interior space. Denver has a lack of dazzling design so if you are opening or renovating a restaurant, shop, hotel or other retail space and you want it to stand out, send me an email. I’ll even help create whatever it is we dream up – sounds like a pretty good offer to me…

Tischmich

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Tischmish is the Moormann studio’s stylish answer to the folding table. Made from plywood with a linoleum top, the legs come built in to the underside of the tabletop and fit simply into it’s V-shaped slots.

My Town in My Home

Monday, September 24th, 2007



‘My Town in My Home‘ is a collaborative knitwear project between by Japanese fashion designer Yoshikazu Yamagata and knitting master, Mafuyu. Their amazing collection of homes turned clothes was on display at the Arnehem Mode Biennale 2007 (Holland) this past June.

Sparks: Ferry Staverman

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Oh, how I would love a forest of Ferry Staverman’s pieces in my house (the ones on the bottom remind me of underwater plants). The Dutch artist utilizes beeboard and thread to create her elaborate cut-out designs. (via yatzer)

Braille Graffiti

Thursday, September 20th, 2007


Wonderful and clever, although I have no idea what is says – The Blind is a collective of artists who create Braille graffiti in Paris. (via Wooster Collective)

Live Book

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Add a little life to your bookshelf with designer Soo-Yeon Yang’s ‘Live Book’. The piece comes with a removable vase for drainage and cleaning. This seems like something that can easily be made at home as well, any DIY takers? (via Yanko)

New from Concrete Blond

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Looks like Concrete Blond has some new patterns available, which is a very, very good thing. Adding imagery to concrete walls or floors is a great idea, but the all those bespoke patterns were a little too much for me. (Photo via Core 77)

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