Tag Archives: design

lucy chadwick.

damn.

first caught wind of curator lucy chadwick about 4 years ago. still crushin’.

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60’s illustrations.

since i had to be alive in the 1960‘s for this to be “nostalgia” for me, i’m not quite sure how to define my admiration for these stylish vintage illustrations by andy virgil and robert mcginnis

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 *images from multiple sources.

david yurman.

i was browsing through some images on instagram (again ), and came across a beautiful david yurman campaign photo with the call to post your own image with their jewelry. i love their pieces and the image, so i presented my take on the original

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the inspired…

...the original.

…the original.

*first original image property of gloria c. and imunlisted.wordpress.com; final image property of @davidyurman (instagram).

rub-a-dub-dub…

…it’s a boat and a tub.

the clever and beautiful “Bathboat 2005” by Wieki Somers.

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*image property of homedit.com.

 

nokia should have boldly gone…

i cannot believe i only just discovered the existence of Nokia‘s attempt at a Star Trek Communicator cell phone!

i’m aware of apps (or attempts at apps) that turn your existing cell phone interface into something communicator-reminiscent, but this is so much better; it’s a shame Nokia never put these into production…

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*image property of techeblog.com.

 

one-upped.

thought you were being so green – recycling, composting and commuting on your bicycle?

well, you’ve been one-upped, unless you’re already riding one of THESE…

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The Defender, by Masterworks x Bespoke Global

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The Interceptor, by Masterworks Wood & Design

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The Interceptor – Detail.

these handmade, fully utilitarian beauties are the work of Bill Holloway and Mauro Hernandez of Masterworks Wood & Design,  based in San Jose, California. each frame is carved from “urban lumber” or “salvaged timber”; wood from dying trees in cities or wood from buildings or other structures that are being torn down. Each bike is made-to-order, can be 8 ft long and weigh from 45 to 70 lbs and have been fully tested to “take a beating”. all stains, sealants and other finishes, which are applied by hand, are also animal, people and Eco-friendly.

Bespoke Global, which sources and sells hand-made pieces by carefully curated artisans, also sell these tandem two-wheeled sculptures through their website. so, just when you were pleased as local, organic home-squeezed punch about your love for mother earth, mother said, “you can always do better”.

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*images courtesy of multiple sources: the city fix, go green, bangor daily news; videos property of jeff diehl & anthony perez, respectively.

50’s cool.

golly!

if i was still in my apartment, i would be givin’ a bell to the telephone switchboards first thing to get me one of these charming retro-style fridges by SMEG, also available via West Elm.

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the SMEG fridge in Silver – $1,999.00

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the SMEG fridge – modern on the inside!

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the SMEG fridge in Red.

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the SMEG fridge in Pastel Blue.

*all images property of westelm.com.

joris laarman.

these beautiful furniture pieces by joris laarman lab stand alone as separate pieces of art…

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bridge table as desk

*images not original, courtesy of joris laarman labs & unknown sources.

old school meets new school.

meet the child of evernote + moleskine, the evernote smart notebook.

click for video demo w/ evernote…

image courtesy of moleskineusa

curtains, please.

speechless.

this is the entry door of a diamond merchant’s home in Surat, India, designed by Matharoo Associates. according to various sources, it’s made of 40 sections of 10-inch thick Burmese teak stacked to form an impressive and imposing 17-foot high, 5.5 foot wide “curtain door“, while 160 pulleys, 80 ball-bearings, a wire rope and a hidden counter-weight on a single pivot bring it to life. although there are some concerns over the use of teak (many fear the wood is becoming endangered), there’s no denying this door is an artistic and engineering beauty…

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2 – …inside looking out.

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4 – door handle detail.

*images from multiple sources.