Archive for June, 2009

Sam Hecht

Sunday, June 28th, 2009


Simple and smart seating by Sam Hecht. His Table. Bench. Chair. series was inspired by a ride on the Tokyo subway. Fascinated by the mixture of bench seating and odd stripes of color, Hecht later found out the layout was designed to create maximum efficiency of space, an idea he tried to replicate in his own work.

Taking a few days off for my cousin’s wedding in the great Northwest.  See you after the 4th!

Joanna Bean

Saturday, June 27th, 2009



Artist Joanna Bean created an interesting installation in Los Angeles. Using an abandoned billboard in the Echo Park neighborhood, she slowly revealed a series of images on the giant platform of the course of several days.

Denver by Design

Friday, June 26th, 2009


If you live in Colorado, check out Mod Livin’s Denver by Design competition and exhibition.  They are looking to showcase the work of CO-based product/furniture designers.  There will be a month-long exhibit in their Denver showroom along with some great prizes.  Submissions due July 10th!

Fantastic Norway

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009


Amazing installation at the Centre for Design and Architecture in Oslo, Norway.  Architectural firm Fantastic Norway designed a series of suspended pixelated clouds in the exhibition hall.  Over 3,000 cardboard boxes were used.

(via arch daily)


Monday, June 22nd, 2009


These Beata pendant lamps by London-based Pinch Design are made from woven straw and offer a softer, diffused light source.

Leo Fabrizio: Swiss Bunkers

Friday, June 19th, 2009



Photographer Leo Fabrizio spent several years documenting some of the most unusual bunkers found in Switzerland. From enormous rock structures to quaint rustic cottages, these buildings have a surreal, dreamlike quality.

Thursday, June 18th, 2009


Electronic gadgets by Amron Experimental.  Above are the battery operated LED Post-it lamp and energy conscious Off hook.

Daisuke Hiraiwa: IMM Cologne

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009



Looking at Daisuke Hiraiwa’s website after ICFF I noticed his Skin of Spaces 02 installation. Presented at IMM Cologne this year, the piece is composed of 1400 plastic knives, which Hiraiwa drilled by hand.

Lucas Maassen Script Series

Monday, June 15th, 2009


Lucas Maassen sent over some of his latest work, the first pieces in a new series which will be presented later this year. The Script Chair + Table are based on a digital computer script written for an analogue series of furniture. Thanks Lucas!

Alex Hellum

Thursday, June 11th, 2009


We’ve seen birdhouse inspired tables before, but I like this version from Alex Hellum.  The British designer’s Bird Side Table and Greta chair have a simple, but sophisticated style.

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