Friday, 9 July 2010

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Hermes Auto Feet

Posted: 09 Jul 2010 01:28 AM PDT

The Hermes X is designed to be cross training shoes that will last you for a very long time. Its been conceptualized with body made out of Kevlar and the sole made out of natural and synthetic rubber. Although Kevlar has many applications ranging from bicycle tires and racing sails to body armor because of its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio, it's the first time I'm hearing of it being considered for shoes. Moving on, the inner part is single unit injected foam, which can be replaced if necessary. Needless to say, Omer turned to the auto industry for his inspiration!

Designer: Omer Sagiv

Hermes X Cross Training Shoes by Omer Sagiv

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Sealing With A Hinge

Posted: 09 Jul 2010 01:00 AM PDT

So far you have been sealing your cartons with either duct tape or normal transparent scotch tape. If you were to have the option of the X-tape, I'm sure you would have used it. Design is not always about problem solving or functionality. Sometimes elements of surprise, like this optical illusion "hinge" tape gives creativity the fun-edge that it requires. Mr Lee & Mr Park, how about sealing it with a kiss next time?

Designers: Hyoungmin Park & Jeongmin Lee for mmiinn

X – tape, Hinge Print Tape by Hyoungmin Park & Jeongmin Lee for mmiinn

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Sitting on a Twist

Posted: 09 Jul 2010 12:15 AM PDT

Welcome back to new antiquity. Back to the future, that’s what this is. This project goes by the name “Ionic Bench” and is the work of deigner Laurie Beckerman. Inspired, as I’m sure you already recognize, by the top of an ionic column, taking from it not the hard stone thickness, but instead the lines only, creating a light a lovely bench full of space and due to its construction: resilience.

The person who sits upon this bench is obviously meant to end up right there in the middle, being then framed by two giant scrolls of wood. This bench is constructed using 1inch thick Baltic Birch plywood, the profile of the entire bench cut out 18 times by the ever-elusive CNC Machine technology. Oh the wonderful things that machine has made.

Each slice is laminated together and the plies are finely sanded and coated with a high-quality Italian acrylic. Smooth and shiny.

Dimensions: 48inches in length, 18inches high at the seat, and 18inches in width. You know what that means? Those curls are large enough to fit several books – or if you’re really radical: scrolls!

Designer: Laurie Beckerman

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Ionic Bench by Laurie Beckerman

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Fruity Water Gate

Posted: 09 Jul 2010 12:10 AM PDT

This project is completely apolitical. It IS literally a gate of water. This project goes by the name of “Water Shade” and keeps a shield of H2O around the fruit it is sworn to protect. It’s both a dish and a cover, working with water to keep freshness in and everything larger than Oxygen OUT! Designer Yitu Wang doesn’t want to keep you from your delicious apples though, so there’s a built in detector that sees your hand in approach, and thus is does desist.

Moisture is locked in. Freshness is locked in. Flies are locked out. Dust is locked out. And when you come up and decide you’d love to have a strawberry, as soon as your hand gets near, the streams in that area stop. You’ll remain dry. How very keen!

Designer: Yitu Wang

Water Shade by Yitu Wang

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Hand Shadow Shapes Upon the Wall

Posted: 09 Jul 2010 12:02 AM PDT

Enthralled by the idea that something creative can be constructed with nothing more than one’s own appendages, designer Victoria Cramsie created this fabulous wallpaper design for children. In that vein, the wallpaper design is titled “Hand Made.” It’s lovely and fantastic and screenprinted – my favorite method of printing inks by far. No foolies.

Cramsie is aiming with this design and other papers in the PaperBoy collection to capture the “woefully neglected” boys market in England (and I’m sure the rest of the world too.) It’s a difficult spell to cast in todays world where progressive parents are thinking about the identity their child will choose in the future, trying in many ways not to push their kiddies too hard in one direction or another. Thanks to people like Cramsie, there’s an evolving sensibility that allows the child to grow up in a pressure-free world, that is to say one where a parent doesn’t get mad at a parent for choosing a particular “lifestyle” if you will.

And you know what that means?

World peace!

Colour Options: Silver Shadows on Berry Purple, Ground Black Shadows on Gray Ground, Dark Blue Shadows on Light Blue Ground, or my favorite even though I haven’t seen it – Sludgy Green on Lighter Green Ground
Repeat: 53cm
Width: 52cm
Length: 10m
Weight: 150gsm
Material: FSC Accredited Sustainable forest paper – This means 'your paper has come from a forest that is managed to the highest standards to meet the social, economic, ecological, cultural and spiritual needs of present and future generations' www.fsc.org
Printing Process: Hand Screen Printed
Manufactured by: Robert Hamlin-Wright at his small factory in Norfolk, England

Designer: Victoria Cramsie for PaperBoy

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Hand Made by Victoria Cramsie for PaperBoy

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Friday Giveaway: Pick Your Favorite Kähler Ceramic To Win 4 Colorful Cake Servers

Posted: 09 Jul 2010 12:00 AM PDT

Kähler is an internationally recognized ceramics company and their exquisite collection is being distributed in North America exclusively by Urban Butik. Showcased here are some really classy ceramic designs currently available on their site and via their retailers. To win the 2 sets (each set has 4 cake server) of the Colorful Magisso Cake Servers, simply go through the list of ceramic designs and tell us which one you like the best and why!

Contest Details:

  • Two sets of Magisso Cake Servers – color to be won, each set has 4 different color servers
  • Contest open for US and Canada residents only
  • Contest Closes: July 11th mid-night PST

Here’s a look at how the Cake Server lets you cut and pick a yummy slice of cake!

Allow me to go first (my entry doesn't qualify for the contest), I pick the Primadonna Collection, because it reminds me of the funky Elvis Hairstyle, no more bad-hair days!

Bulbino by Jeanette List Amstrup

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For Bulbino, Jeanette took inspiration from the flower-kingdom; each vase depicts the essence of a blooming spring flower.

Cammeo by Louise Campbell

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The Red Dot Award winning Cammeo is a series of three containers that fit into your lifestyle and décor with ease. Functional and durable, each come with 6 rubber bands, each a different color to fit your mood. You can load them in the dishwasher without any worries!

Fiducia by Louise Campbell

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The Fiducia kinda reminds me of the linking mugs that formed a chain. Unlike the mugs which could stand alone, this chain of vase and candle stand connect via magnets to support each other. Call it the vase-candle stand bonding!

Marmitta by Søren Thygesen

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Cooking in the Marmitta looks to be a fun experience, especially when you know that Søren Thygesen has shaped these especially for you. The dish encapsulates the content, seals in the heat and lets your imagination run free.

Primadonna by Claydies

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Ah…my favorite! Both these bowls have been inspired by hairstyles! Turn them upside down and you will know what I mean! Like I said no more bad hair days!

Pura by Cecilie Manz

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Exquisite tableware for those who believe in pure, white forms. They add glamour to your table and the simple lines, the purity is only surpassed by the functionality.

Spazio by Bjørn Poulsen

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This exotic fruit bowl has been fashioned to make an artistic expression. The "small breathing holes" are essential when the bowl is loaded with fruit, but looks stunning even when its empty.

Spiro by Helle Rittig

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This is another of my favorite items in the list. Tea/coffee is a special ritual for many and besides the drink; we are addicted to the cup we drink it from. The form of Kähler's new thermal cup is totally inspiring. Akin to a the snail shell, Spiro is modeled around an outer shell whose insulating quality protects and keeps the inside drink warm. Awesome!

Storia by Kähler

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Storia is special because it challenges the 1930s classic Kähler teapot (produced with the distinctive spiral handle), by giving it a modern definition. The result is authentic, informal art, enjoyment of which is only strengthened by the air of nostalgia.

Colorful Magisso Cake Server by Maria Kivijärvi

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Last in this lineup is the Colorful Magisso Cake Server. It's not in the ceramics list, but you need to know more about what you are going to WIN! The server comes in 4 color variants for the summer; Black, White, Lime and Purple. I needn't iterate how helpful this tool is when cutting a cake. So simply pick your favorite ceramic and tell me why you like it!

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Good Things in Small Packages

Posted: 08 Jul 2010 11:46 AM PDT

Y’all know I love the Bluelounge CableBox but if that was a little too big and colorless for ya, check out the new CableBox Mini. As the name suggests, it’s a miniature version but in 6 different colors; blue, green yellow, orange, pink and of course white. For $29.95, you get the Mini and a 4-socket surge protector (U.S. customers only). This one will fit quite nicely behind my entertainment center.

Designer: Bluelounge (Buy it here)

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