Archive for January, 2009

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Friday, January 30th, 2009

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I recently got two nice emails from American designers Jeremy Kaplan (San Fransisco) and Claire D’Aoust (Detroit/Brooklyn) and wanted to share their work. Kaplan’s creations include a series of poured concrete tables with inlaid bamboo (top). Looking through D’Aoust portfolio, I really like her desk design – especially the detail of built-in pen holders! Thanks Jeremy and Claire for sharing.

Misewell

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

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Spotted the work of American designers Misewell on notcot.org and was intrigued. Their ‘Lockwood’ chair and ‘Conrad’ tables have a nice combination of warm woods and metal. The metal happens to be steel, which makes me wonder how heavy these pieces are. Looks like they will be at ICFF this year, so we’ll find out!

Amy Hunting

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

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Beautiful work by Norwegian designer Amy Hunting. Her ‘Patchwork’ collection is made from wood waste and cut-offs from a Denmark factory.

+/- Plates

Monday, January 26th, 2009

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Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow’s ‘+/-’ plates use conductive gold film as part of the design, allowing users to plug in the plates and heat up their food. (via designboom)

Floora by Johanna Richter

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

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‘Floora’ is a wool felt modular rug by student designer Johanna Richter. Floora will be on display at IMM Cologne as part of Burg Giebichenstein’s student exhibition.

Vahakn Matossian

Friday, January 16th, 2009

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Vahakn Matossian is a British-Armenian designer studying at the Royal College of Art and Design. I recently came his site and love the Bear+Cart project, a mobile workshop where Vahakn creates totems for the curious passer-by based on his/her wishes and stories.

For those of you in the Denver area, that should get you inspired to work on your artifact over the long weekend for the Community Challenge: My Little Mania. Also Pecha Kucha Night Volume 4 is Tuesday at Buntport!

William Stone

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

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Cardboard grandfather clock by William Stone. (via pan-dan)

Jaime Hayon: Showtime

Friday, January 9th, 2009

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I have a hard time keeping up with Jaime Hayon’s incredible output and for some reason I’m still discovering things from his ‘Showtime’ collection. These lovely chairs are part of that series, which is produced by BD Barcelona. These elegant pieces offer a great blend of materials (and the quilted cushions are nice touch too).

Richard Arqui

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

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Designer Richard Arqui conceived fifteen different variations of the common fish bowl, each aiming to address a different topic or issue. Above, ‘Russian Dolls’ provides multiple sized bowls, allowing the fish to determine his level of growth, while ‘XS or XL’ explores the possibilities of co-habitation.

2008 Design Highlights

Monday, January 5th, 2009

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To start off 2009, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at the best of 2008. All of the MoCo Loco contributors selected our Top 5 picks of the year. My Top 5 were the best exhibit/installation spaces. I loved seeing the variety of everyone else’s choices – take a look here.

Photos from top to bottom:

  • Jesper’s tribute to Nagi Noda
  • Sally’s love for Tokujin Yoshioka’s “Second Nature”
  • My pick – Castor’s Oddfellows restaurant
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