This books reveals a wonderful selection of Scandinavian design, in my eyes a timeless selection collected by blogger Emma Fexeus.
Oliver Jeffers makes art. He makes picture books as well, and we own them all. Let's call us fans.....
Rug by designer Samuel Accoceberry, produced by Chevalier Edition.
To be honest, the color is not my favorite, but the system is smart! A stepladder, a children's desk, a coatrack, a simple stool...
Brasilian artist Marcelo Zocchio made this wonderful 'Truck Tocos' serie (truck ends literally translated) by the idea of reusing material. Edition of 117!
Interesting project for the living area, Der Berg, a freestanding object designed by Tom Kühne.
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!
Some interesting concepts from Sara Gressberg.
What a shelf! Designer Sebastian Schönheit (what a name?!) designed this furniture piece, consisting of four modular elements, which can easily stacked or moved horizontally.
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:
ps: thanks Lili for the hint!
This Bento inspired vase made me look!
This made me look. Dimitri Bähler designed the FEATHER objects by obtaining 3D forms from simple paper sheets. The forms play between haute-couture and design, the objects are like trophies...
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.....
1 concrete vase via Steffi from OhhhMhhh
3 tabletop cactus garden via michael
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!