Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Smoke


I like.  Torchon Smoke tablecloth by La Cerise Sur le Gateau.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Gauzak

I don't own a coffee table because I don't like the permanence of it. 
I prefer moveable end tables or containers with handles so that the space can change based upon what I am doing.  These pieces by spanish design firm Gauzak (Barcelona) fulfill that requirement and also satisfy my overwhelming need for magazine storage.

Gauzak is an industrial and product design firm in Barcelona. Founded by Leire Pérez, Juan Tomás Carboneras and Arkaitz Arco. The meaning of GAUZAK translates to "STUFF". Per Gauzak, "Anything having an entity, whether it is physical or spiritual, natural or artificial, real or abstract".  

Magazine/coffee table and magazine rack for Quattria.

Fading

Fading Mirror by Thomas Eurlings.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

What's Your Shape

Geometry - Form - Symbols and Meaning.  I often wonder if shapes simply have meaning based upon how we have assigned their use or if their is something deeper...some intrinsic quality that governs them.  I am leaning towards the latter.

What's Your Shape 5 piece card set from RK Shop/Finland.   
RK is run by Riikka Kantinkoski who also has a lovely blog called Week Day Carnival.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Legs

Shown: opentop table legs by Amoq. Metal table legs that can clamp onto just about any 4 sided object to create a table.   Adding the ability to construct something that has been deconstructed.

Mysterious Letters


Mysterious Letters was formed by Lenka Clayton and Michael Crowe.  Here is what they are about: "We are sending letters to everyone in the world, one town at a time.  The letters all arrive on the same day, causing community curiosity, comparison and confusion." So far, 2,000 letters and counting have been sent....and coming to a town near you.

If you can't wait for your town to receive your lot, you still have a few choices.  Lenka and Michael have their own Mysterious Letters shop where you can purchase: 1. Mystery letter about the topic of your choosing 2. A replica of 10 letters that were already sent (exhibition catalogue for Mysterious Letters Cologne)  3. Hard copy book of the 100 best letters ever sent.

Harvest Textiles

Hand printed pillows from Harvest Textiles/Australia.  
There is just something about these huge pillows that makes me want to bring them to work with me today!I

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tourisms

Tourisms/My Place - Photo Guide of Wroclaw, Poland.  Photographer Lukasz Wierzbowski.  

Tourisms is a photographic travel guide with photos submitted by photographers across the globe.  The site is easy to navigate and is searchable 2 ways: My Place and Your Place.   
Simple.  If the photographer lives there, you will find the guide under My Place.  If they are just visiting, Your Place.  
       I can't begin to tell you how surprised at what a great time we had when we were in Poland.  Definitely, it is the people that make you want to go back (not the driving!)  The cobblestone street above looks quite familiar and may even be the street we stayed on?  Who knows....
 Tourisms was founded by The Hard Workers Club.

Friday, January 20, 2012

ObjectShop

Soft sculptures and objects from ObjectShop by Sarah Applebaum
"That's when I reached for my [felt] revolver" - Mission of Burma 
Shown: Biggest GUNS and Pop Up Sillouhette 
(Send a picture of your profile for your own custom pop up silhouette)

The Black Pearl


A street in Rotterdam.  A house named the Black Pearl.  
Owner and architect Rolf Bruggnik.
 The only thing I know about Rotterdam is that my great-grandparents were born there.  It is a place I have always wanted to visit just to see if I could still find relatives there. Looks like I might have to plan that trip sooner rather than later.
Owner Rolf Bruggnik renovated (saved) this early 1900s home in a less-than-desirable neighborhood in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  Liking the inky exterior and that old school toilet.

 see Rolf ....via nytimes

The letter B - Playtype

Home Display Bold Italic -poster available through the Playtype Concept Store located in Copenhagen.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

?

This photo brought me to a halt.  Who makes this chair?  I just can't stop staring!  Looks like a Series 7 was cut off and fitted into the back.  
Any ideas?

via Melanie Ireland's home/Milk Magazine

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The letter A - Playtype

Wavebold - poster available through the Playtype Concept Store located in Copenhagen.

Lukas Peet


I can't think of anyone that uses shape and form better than Lukas Peet.   




see him at IMM Cologne (International Furniture Fair) this February.

Jodlowa House

The severity of modernity combined with nature.
Jodlowa House by PCKO Architects.  Private residence in Krakow.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

SWISSTED



Mike Joyce of Stereotype Design has an ongoing project called Swissted.  The objective was to take Swiss-style graphics/typography and re-make famous punk flyers. The people I have shown this to so far have lost their minds at what an awesome idea this is.

 

Unfortunately, I was a few years too young to actually go to many of these shows.  The entire site is a playlist of my life.  Here is a sampling of the music that filtered through my life and many of those around me.  Oh, and the graphics are great too!


Update: posters now for sale at Print Process.  Can someone please by me the Necros?  IQ32!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Marseille Maison

Mitri Hourani of Boboboom has converted an old mill in Marseille into an underground dwelling full of found objects mixed in with Boboboom's recycled lighting and textiles. 


Monday, January 9, 2012

Andre Kertesz



The magic of light and shadow.  Photographs by Hungarian born photographer Andre Kertesz.  Simple and pure, I am breathless looking at these that simple observations.  . 

images via Ametarifgunes