Archive for November, 2009

The Candy Shoppe

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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Delicious designer candies from the Shoppe in Soho.  Housed in the Cappellini showroom, curators Josee Lepage and Tobias Wong teamed up with artisan candy makers Papabubble to make limited edition treats (some inspired by Cappellini pieces) just for the holiday season.  Open now through Jan. 15th, 152 Wooster St. NY

Best Made Co.

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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Welcome to a world where even axes have hot seasonal colors.  Best Made Co.’s axes are crafted from Tennessee hickory and fine grain steel – for the outdoorsman/woman (and fashioniasta) in all of us.

Jo Meesters: PULP

Friday, November 27th, 2009

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PULP is a collection of vessels made entirely from paper waste by Studio Jo Meesters.  The Dutch designer re-uses discarded vessels as his mold, then adds epoxy and polyurethane into the pulp mixture to make objects that can hold water.

Hans Konig: Static Plastic

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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Static Plastic is a new light by Dutch designer Hans Konig. Using a technique called, “random thermo forcing,” the plastic pieces are stretched to varying heights before forming the final product.

(via dezeen)

Francois Dumas

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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Francois Dumas was one of the graduates presenting at the Design Academy Eindhoven last month.  Using his own handmade wooden molds, the designer created a small run of chairs by heating and joining three plastic rods.

Paula Arntzen: Paper Process

Monday, November 16th, 2009

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Love these handmade paper lanterns by Dutch designer Paula Arntzen.

Fumiaki Goto

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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Fumiaki Goto’s ‘A Light to Stand Up’ is a clever solution for a mobile lamp.  Like an over-sized light switch, the lamp turns on when you flip it up.

Wendy Legro

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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Wendy Legro was one of the recent graduates showing her work at the Eindhoven Academy show during DDW.  Her ‘Morning Glory’ project is a flower shaped light equipped with sensors.  During the day, the flower closes up, allowing sunshine in.  When it gets dark, the flower opens and emits light.

Kim Hyun-been

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

drinklip

Clever idea for those with little space…the DrinKlip attaches to almost any flat surface, providing an extra holder for your phone, ipod or the all important cup of coffee.

Jakub Berdych – Qubus

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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Jakub Berdych of the Czech studio Qubus recently created a new series of bowls, inspired by traditional glass-blowing techniques. The glass is hand-blown onto dry molds, causing the wooden forms to burn – making them an integral part of the final design.

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