The Desk

January 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

L Studio, a multi-disciplined creative lab from automaker Lexus, has a great mini-movie up about ‘The Desk’, the place where creatives of all kinds station themselves and make things happen. Interesting thoughts on the future of the desk, and workstations in general, including great behind-the-curtain interviews with Vitra head Alfred Stadler, and famed designer Massimo Vignelli.

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Dancing Squares

January 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

© Masayuki Hayashi

Japanese designers Nendo have designed a pendant and floor light made of thin sheet metal that is made flat and then bent into a spherical shape. This really simple idea of ‘Dancing Squares’ has resulted in a series of other objects that can be seen here.

Mr. Smith’s Letterpress Workshop

January 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

Creative Review TV has produced this very interesting look at Kelvyn Smith’s letter press workshop. This short film shows off Smith’s extensive letterpress machines and typefaces and sits down with the man to hear why he prefers this old technology to digital graphics.

I personally think that whatever creative field you work on, you should always get your hands dirty at least to learn the processes that lead to the production of your designs.

The Fold

January 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

© Leffot

If you are into minimalistic design you can’t skip this one. The Fold is a beautiful yet very simple T-shaped wallet, hand crafted in leather that will hold your cash and credit cards with its 3 way folding design. It should fit great in my pocket!

Spring Wood

January 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

© Carolien Laro

Dutch graduate designer Carolien Laro has designed a range of stools with flexible seats created by cutting slits into their solid wood tops.

Check out how it works on the following video. How cool is that?!

Raumgestalt Woodtower

January 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

© Franz Maurer

Did you ever felt like your living room needed some kind of a special touch? Raumgestalt Woodtower might be what you were looking for. This very simple yet interesting design stores your fireplace wood right before turning it into heat. Designed by Franz Maurer.

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