Archive for October, 2007

Monster Mash

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Charlie Davidson recently exhbitied two new lights, ‘Monster’ and ‘Iris’ at Designersblock in London. Reading the designer’s description of the ‘Monster’ lamp (above), it seemed like an appropriate pick for Halloween. “The Monster projects shadows that give children nightmares and make them want to hide under the protection of their duvet.” I’m sure that will have parents everywhere scrambling to buy.

Nanni Holen and Denver Meet-up

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Great new bookshelves by Swedish designer Nanni Holen. Not only does the laser-cut edge keep all your knick knacks in place; it adds a nice decorative element as well, making even your most kitsch collectibles look fancy.

Also, I almost forgot about the Denver Design Meet-up tonight with all the Red Sox mania that been happening for the past few days. I was lucky enough to be at the final game last night – got a game ball, lost my voice and saw my hometown heroes win it all – totally awesome. Anyway, I think I can handle one more evening out before I completely collapse. Any Denver area design enthusiasts are welcome to join us tonight to talk design, baseball and anything else.

  • Tonight from 6-8 Pm at the Skylark Lounge on S. Broadway, Denver

Sparks: Sarah van Gameren

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Sarah van Gameren’s work is just as much about performance and process as it is about the final product. With ‘Big Dipper’ Sarah designed a machine that can create 24 chandeliers in a 24-hour period through the process of traditional candle making. The machine periodically dips the forms into vats of molten wax, building up 12 layers over time. Read about Sarah’s other cool project ‘Burn, Burn, Burn’ here.

Voon-Benson Setcast

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Voon Wong and Benson Saw recently exhibited ‘Setcast’, a new series of tableware, at 100% Design in London. The collection, which is made from bone china, includes: ‘Crease’, a dish made to resemble folded paper, ‘Molecule’ a linked set of condiment dishes along with their ‘Range’ candlesticks and ‘Dune’ hors d’oeuvre dishes.

Not Your Average Cup O’ Tea

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Two new ways to enjoy tea time – ‘Chismosa’ by Juanico and ‘Sexy Legs’ by Undergrowth.

p.s. go sox!

Design is Spooky: Denver Design Meet-up

Friday, October 19th, 2007

OK, so after a long hiatus I think it’s time for Denver’s design meet-ups to start happening again. With all the new designers/design sites popping up in town, it seems like it’s high time for Denver’s creatives to come together and maybe form a super-hero team. Or just have some drinks…

Whether you are in the field of industrial, product, graphic or any other type of design come on down for an informal gathering of Denver design enthusiasts. We’ll share exploits from the recent AIGA conference, steal each other’s Halloween costume ideas and generally have a good time.

Join us on Monday, October 29th from 6-8 PM at the Skylark Lounge, located at 140 S. Broadway. Happy Hour goes until 7 and it’s a big enough place that we’ll be able to hear each other talk.

p.s. spread the word…

Tom Inglehart

Friday, October 19th, 2007

OK, the more I read about Tom Inglehart, the more interested I become. Tom’s amazing glass chandeliers are made from reclaimed bottles, steel crown caps and rolled aluminum cans. Now maybe it’s because I grew up in house full of antiques, but I find these lights so alluring – they definitely have a steam-punk charm.

But what’s even more intriguing is that Tom Inglehart apparently works out of a treehouse! On his site he describes his studio as “based in the lower branches of three spruce trees on a hill top overlooking the Urr Valley.” Tom Inglehart=new hero.

‘Sparks’ will come tomorrow – I have to venture out into the city to get photos for this one…

Isolated Building Studies

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Here’s an amazing collection of photographs by David Schalliol. His ‘Isolated Building Studies’ document neighborhoods throughout Chicago. The nighttime photos are particularly stunning -view the full flickr set here. (via today and tomorrow and archinect)

Science Series by DFC

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

You know you’re a science nerd when you use test tubes and beakers as bud vases (like me). Too bad none of my collection looks as nice as the ‘Science Series’ by DFC. The Mexico City-based designers hand-etch floral and dot motifs into scientific glassware of all shapes and sizes.


Monday, October 15th, 2007

You may be past the days of dorms, but if cement blocks still make your supply list for ‘custom’ home furnishings, then the Brickshelf may be just for you. Designed by Paul Kogelnig and Gabriel Heusser, these bricks are made to resemble real books – offering a stylish upgrade to makeshift shelving everywhere.

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