Tatti Containers are used to store something valuable, to keep safe
golden memories or even sweets. Some of the containers may be used as
piggy banks. The glass bases that have been mouth blown by Finnish
artisans combined with lids turned of wood create an endearing, easily
approachable combination. Yes please!
The lamp Switch is a wall lamp, inspired by old light switches. Nice! (Together with Ida Noemi designer Caroline Olsson will show some products at the 100% Norway during London Design Festival. 14 - 30 September.)
ACE is a company based in Lausanne, founded in 2012 by three young
designers and dedicated to edition design. Its object is the development
and marketing of top-quality objects made of native Swiss ash wood.
Nomination Design Preis Schweiz 2013. Go for it!
Jesse Howard and Thomas Lommée are the designer behind OS WaterBoiler. Coffee makers and water boilers are relatively simple
machines, yet their workings are typically inaccessible to the
user. Repair or even recycling becomes impossible: once the product
ceases to function, it is rendered disposable. The OS Boiler
explores an alternative approach to the design and production of
these ubiquitous appliances. Based on the OS design principles, the
WaterBoiler’s design and
transparent construction invites users to adapt, repair, and
combine with existing OpenStructures components. Smart!
Mirrormirror is a series of objects designed by talented Maria Bruun. “Mirror Mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all?” Quote: The mirror reflects a small
simplistic section of reality, dialoging with the voyeur on their
terms. Imagine a mirror that reflected more than one side of the story,
mirroring from one side only can be inadequate and a simply untrue
motif. Wonderful, no?!
Watch out Swiss readers! While surfing, Lili's post reminded me, that I found a wonderful analog magazin shop in Switzerland. Lorem not ipsum offers an interesting range of indie magazines, difficult to organize in Switzerland. Here are my favorites:
The inspiring Danish Crafts Collection collects Danish products within the field
of interior design and accessories. The collection is updated annually on the basis of a special
selection undertaken by a professional curator. More products here.
The creative minds behind Greece is for Lovers have their own philosphy about Greek design. The new sense of “Greekness” is
mixing up a concoction of their
country’s spiciest ingredients: humor, irony, nonchalance and
extravagance. More here.
Anna and Waldemar Artmann, a father and daughter team based in Germany, are the creative team behind WSAKE. Together they create wonderful and innovative jewellery, a mix of simple but magic shapes, a collection with a unique vision. What a find, thanks to Bastisrike!! By the way, Anna runs a wonderful blog as well, have a look!
I think the end of summer is the best time to try some new DIY projects. What do you think? I collected three easy and well designed projects from blogland, choose as your time permits.... ENJOY! I'll try the concrete project.....
While surfing I found another fashion kickstarter concept, BYCO. Byco is a bit like Kickstarter, but instead of a perk, investors
actually receive a percentage of sales. And designers don’t have to deal
with production and sales. Find more here.
Wemakeit is a Swiss based crowdfunding platform for art, music, film, design and other creative projects. The exposition 'Petite robe de fete' is a successfully founded project and I'm very happy about it! Delphine Schacher a young Swiss fotographer let us absorb completely in another world...
Holidays are over, back home! I found some treats for me and you....
Clickazoo is a collection of foldable leather animals developed for
Hermes. The animals laying flat in their packaging become alive when
manipulated by their users. The patterns are always simple and they vary
from one animal to the other. This project has originally been designed for the vienna design week in 2009, designed by Swiss Adrien Rovero. Just wonderful!