Archive for September, 2010

Gone to Venice

Monday, September 13th, 2010

In Venice this week taking a mosaic course at the Orsoni workshop, a family owned foundry that has been making mosaics since the 1800’s – very excited!  Will share a full report when I get back, but posting this week will be light.  Next week it’s the London Design Festival, I will be covering the events for DK and MoCo Loco, stay tuned.

Alexena Cayless

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Alexena Cayless’s Cheaney chair is a mixture of re-purposed furniture and traditional English craft.  The found chair was reupholstered with tweed and leather brogue patterns handcrafted by Cheaney Shoes in Northamptonshire.  The piece is part of Cayless’s Fly Tip collection.

Ana Kras: Hive Lamp

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

More lighting from Serbian designer Ana Kras.  When I see projects like this it’s like a breath of fresh air – a simple design, but finished with a beautifully hand crafted shade that clearly took some time to make.  It’s like when you read the ingredients on a package of food and are pleasantly surprised that there are only four items.  It just makes you feel better.  In this case, the Hive lamp is made with an oak frame and a wire shade wrapped with colorful cotton string.  See, isn’t that nice?

Moss Your City

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Norwegian architecture studio PUSHAK recently presented Moss Your City at the Architecture Foundation in London.  “Responding to a long history of moss in architecture from traditional Japanese gardens to Victorian mosseries,” the designers filled the exhibition space with a lush moss landscape.  After the show, the living moss was transported to a community garden in Dalston.

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