Posts Tagged ‘USA’

Blu Dot Swap Meet

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Those clever fellows over at Blu Dot have done it again.  Remember their Real Good Experiment?  Now they have a new project called the Blu Dot Swap Meet.  The idea is simple.  Pick a piece from their collection you’d like to own and post a reasonable trade on their site.  Folks can support your campaign and if your entry is deemed awesome enough, Blu Dot will swap you for it.   So far winning swaps have included a sofa for a popsicle stick motorcycle, a spork collection (shown) for a chair and a Texas BBQ feast for a couch.  The Sock Monkey chair above is still vying for a swap.

Wanted: Floor Bookshelf

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

OK designer friends, who wants to make me one of these?  Cast iron bookshelf, circa 1920’s, USA.

Matt Brown: Taglieri

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

As a curator and researcher, I am really interested in objects that have been adapted to the user.  One such project is Taglieri by Matt Brown, an American industrial designer.  While living in Italy, Brown came across a cutting board that had formed the perfect groove after being cut with the same round knife for over thirty years.  To capitalize on this time tested enhancement, Brown had the object scanned and created a new cutting board that reflected the original mark.

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