Thursday, April 30, 2009

Everyday Life Objects Shop

Wish I could have been in Milan to see the Everyday Life Objects Shop by the Reference Library and Apartamento magazine. Lunch by Martino Gamper, things made to order by Max Lamb, hot air balloons by Bertjan Pot...sounds nice. Photos by Nacho Alegre.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Christien Meindertsma: Flax Part 2

More photos of Christien Meindertsma's Flax project on display in Milan. Above are the pendant light, tea towels and rug.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

PKN Denver: Volume 5

If you are in Denver, come down to Pecha Kucha Night Volume 5 tonight at Buntport Theater. Great speakers and big announcements!

Christien Meindertsma: Flax

This is one of the projects I've been waiting to hear about from Milan - thankfully Thomas Eyck updated their website first. Designer Christien Meindertsma, (creator of Flocks) has introduced a beautiful new series titled, 'Flax'. By studying the history of the 16th century Dutch cordage industry, Meindertsma collected flax, spun the filaments into yarn/strands and then crafted several objects, including an extension cord and ottoman (above). More photos of the other pieces tomorrow.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hella Jongerius: Natura Design Magistra

Hella Jongerius's latest works include a series of animal tables and artificial flowers. This collection, called Natura Design Magistra, will be on display at Gallery Kreo in Paris during the month of April.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Jason Schneider

Colorado designer, Jason Schneider, creates beautiful furniture handmade from corrugated cardboard at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass. Above are his 'Spin' cabinet with rotating levels and the 'Tall' chest. Thanks to Jason for the photos!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Piet Hein Eek Ceramics

Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek has been experimenting with 'welding' flat slabs of clay to form a variety of beautiful tableware pieces. (via DeTnk)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Katrina Nuutinen

Katrina Nuutinen, a student at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, designed the glass 'Hely' lamp to look like "jewels for the home".

Monday, April 06, 2009

TAF Arkitektkontor

Beautiful lighting by Mattias Ståhlbom of TAF Arkitektkontor. 'Bottle' can be used as a pendant or tabletop fixture and is available in both glass and acrylic.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Philippe Cramer

Just spotted these nice porcelain cups by Philippe Cramer over at It's Nice That (excited about their book and a new site too!)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


Set to debut in Milan, BCXSY has created a new series of furniture and accessories called CHANGE! The collection, which is made from rubber coated foam, is designed to be durable and lightweight. The designers also took a different approach to the recent foam fad carving each piece by hand.