Friday, December 30, 2011


Photographer - Lukas Schaller (Austria)My favorite station of gas is Agip.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

the genius of Buckminster Fuller

Model of Dymaxion House by Buckminster Fuller

"Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering." B.Fuller

image via aqua-velvet blog 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

PDU Stencil

Stencils certainly have a huge place in my heart.  To my delight, this stencil, or rather font, is called PDU and allows you to create all letters, numbers and symbols from one universal grid.  Designed by Dries Wiewauters of Colophon Type Studio..... it certainly could create endless hours of playing.

Above: Newspaper from Colophon explaining the history and rational behind the PDU font.  Based on the original idea (Joseph A David in 1876) of a stencil system that could be used universally by sign makers -  .

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Good Wishes for Christmas

       Merry Christmas!  
Thank you to everyone who reads the A+B or even glances as they wander past.  
It is truly a delight.  Thank you, thank you.  May everyone have a wonderful year!
And, to all of my close friends and family, lots of love.     xoxo

                                                                    Vintage Christmas postcard via Life in a Postcard Mirror.

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Metros of Russia

Underground gems.  Through the dark, taking you from here to there.
Metro stations/Russia 
via (of all places) Business Insider.

Glas Italia

Glass manufacturer Glas Italia works with designers to create these absolute perfect pieces.  Shown last, the Faint table, by Patricia Urquiola is one of my favorites. 
Transparency combined with solidity!


                              Soap dish from Izola.  Their products just make you feel good!

Monday, December 19, 2011


Eumenes - Designed by Paola Navone and Jean Marie Massaud for Eumenes/Italy. 

Eu/phoria chair, Arcane and Eus table


It is probably too late, but what I should have asked for  Christmas is one of the prints from the Drawing with Light Series from LIFE Mag. Shown here: Picasso drawing with light captured by photographer Gijon Mili/LIFE Magazine 1949. 

prints available through

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Otsuki-Sama font

  Otsuki-Sama font. The result of a Swiss graphic designer living in Japan.  Designed by Julien Mercer

Images via SoFiliumm blog.

Vertigo Bird - Slovenia

Funnel Table and Funnel Floor.  Smoke House and Smoke Parking Lot.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

perfect package

These body products(toothpaste, vaseline, etc...) from Portugal would make the best little gifts.......Of course, they are all from Labour and Wait out of London.   However, since most of us don't live in London, you can order from Labour and Wait via post.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Paris vs New York

French graphic designer, Vahram Muratyan, tells us the tale of 2 cities in his collection Paris vs NYC. Prints available here . As well, Paris vs New York book is also available for pre-order.


Swedish design group GLIMPT work with craftsmen from around the world to have their designs produced. So far they have traveled to Africa and Vietnam and I think they have a good thing going here. I am sure in the months to come they will have established more great connections and in turn more beautiful objects.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The gift of coal.......

Sort of Coal Shop (Denmark) makes traditional charcoal products to purify your home, environment and person. Beautiful.

                                                                   Happy St Nicks.