July 31, 2009

I heart Design Milk.

Many, many thanks to Jaime D. for letting me guest blog over in the ubercool designy lounge that is Design Milk. (Yup, that's me with my Nerdbot.) It's one of my absolute fave, I'd-insist-on-taking-it-with me-if-I was-stranded-on-a-desert-island design blogs, so couldn't be happier. If you haven't been to Design Milk, you need to check it out. Right now. Go, go.

Design Milk: Art, Architecture & Design
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River Series 2 by Anna Ura.

Moody, fuzzy loveliness.

untitled -river series 2 by anna ura : the beholder - a marketplace for artists

July 23, 2009

Ink Posters.


A one-colour screen print with the famous Charlie Mingus Quote:
”Anyone can make the simple complicated, creativity is making the
complicated simple.”

A one colour screen print showing different cuts of pork

Ink Posters | Products

(via the gorgeous Twenty First Century Retro)

July 21, 2009

Minipop Cross Stitch.

I just ran across this in my flickr faves again. Everytime I see it, I desperately want to go get embroidery supplies and go to town, but I know I'd never create anything this fantastic.

Minipop Cross Stitch - a set on Flickr

Design Within Actual Reach

More wood print goodness.

Seattle Show Posters :: Design Within Actual Reach

Copper City.

There are far too many beautiful prints in the world. It's just unfair.

These extra special prints are printed on .25” thick wood panels! 18” x 24”, s/n edition of only 15! Printed with a SUPER NICE metallic copper and rich brown inks. Looks really awesome in person.

NateDuval.com: copper city - wood - $100

July 17, 2009

Oscar Diaz "Ink Calendar."

A beautiful prototype. I would love one of these.

"Ink Calendar" make use the timed pace of the ink spreading on the paper to indicate time.

The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers in the calendar are "printed" daily. One a day, they are filled with ink until the end of the month. A calendar self-updated, which enhances the perception of time passing and not only signaling it.

The ink colors are based on a spectrum, which relate to a “color temperature scale”, each month having a color related to our perception of the whether on that month. The colors range from dark blue in December to, three shades of green in spring or oranges, red in the summer.

The scale for measuring the “color temperature” that I have used is a standard called ‘D65’ and corresponds roughly to a midday sun in Western / Northern Europe.

The "Ink Calendar" was developed for “Gradual “, an exhibition featuring works, which were evolving during the exhibition time at the London Design Festival 2007.

Production: Self-production.
Specs: Ink on paper, various dimensions.
Exhibitions: "Gradual" 5, Crownwell Place, London Design Festival, 2007.

Oscar Diaz

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July 16, 2009

50s-Style Oak Chairs & Table.

HELP! If anyone knows a place in the US where I can get these (or something similar), PLEASE let me know. I've been looking for a dining set for years and have been holding out until I fell in love. I am head over heels for this set, but it's only available in the UK.

50s-Style Oak Chairs - Graham and Green

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July 15, 2009

Black & White Clock.

Only a prototype. Sigh.

Digital clock: only figures, no case, only the necessary – only accurate time. Each figure has self-contained power supply and independent control, it can be fixed to any surface autonomously. A light sensor will switch the clock to an invert mode: the figures are white in the dark time of day and black at daytime.


(via Coudal Partners)

Print Magazine always needed more fondue.

I'm giving my pal/long-distance roommate, swissmiss, a bloggity high-five/fist bump for bringing it to Print Magazine's August 2009 Food Issue. Way to go, girl. Dairy & design rule!

Disclosure: I have eaten ridiculous amounts of cheese at that very table.

Print Magazine’s August 2009 Food Issue - Eat Me Daily

Fold greeting cards.

I LOVE these!

fold — Home

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July 13, 2009

Charlie & his robot.

This is my pal Gretchen's son, Charlie. Charlie is 7. Charlie made a robot.

I love it. I want him to make one for me to keep my Nerdbots company.

(This is Charlie's second appearance on my blog.)

July 12, 2009

"Is this the coolest chair ever made?"

That's the name of the chair, not my comment. Though I am kind of mesmerized...

Made from 2mm punched steel sheet, brazed together and powder coated.

Based on a prototype for a plastic chair called Duck, this limited edition piece takes over a week to fabricate and finish.

The designer says "it takes some time to get all the holes to line up on the invisibly welded joins."

Is this the coolest chair ever made? | yatzer | Design Architecture Art Fashion

July 11, 2009

Maple Storage Bench.

Spotted this while looking for furniture on Etsy. Really nice.

Maple Storage Bench, Handmade w/ Optional Front Panels by AbleandBaker on Etsy

Roar & Snore - Taronga Conservation Society Australia

I've never had a burning desire to go to Sydney -- until now.

Taronga Zoo's unique accommodation experience, Roar & Snore, has been re-launched. You can now spend the night camping out with the animals, in the comfort of purpose built safari tents, while looking out over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The chance to preview this unforgettable experience is truly once in a lifetime opportunity.

The ‘new' Roar & Snore is now a fully hosted experience which includes architecturally designed tents, a sumptuous roast feast, drinks in the main tent, up-close animal encounters and the only opportunity to camp overnight with the views of Sydney Harbour and the city on one side and lions, leopards and Meerkats on the other.

The tents are literally just a few steps away from the harbour view and include fully dressed double and single beds, all linen is provided and you also have the chance to shower while you enjoy the world famous views from Taronga Zoo. The only thing that you now need to bring to this new experience is a sense of fun and adventure.

Wake the next morning to the roar of the lions or an elephant's trumpet as you prepare to experience the zoo before the crowds. Feed a giraffe or pat a seal as you go ‘behind the scenes' to learn about the secrets of this famous and fascinating zoo.

Enjoy the sunrise, sunset or both from this exclusive location, contemplating the scene before you. A night a Taronga Zoo's new Roar & Snore is an experience that you will treasure for a lifetime.

Roar & Snore - Taronga Conservation Society Australia

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July 08, 2009

Home Sweet Home storage and room divider.

It's a shame these aren't for sale. They'd look amazing between my living and dining rooms.

In this year's [Danish Exhibition SE] “FIFTY-FIFTY” (November 22, 2008 – January 4, 2009), Bentzen designed the furniture series “LIBRARY”. The name of the furniture series is derived from the functionality of the piece, and not by its appearance as the three furniture pieces look like wooden houses with a roof and windows made of steel. The windows are used for storage space of magazines, books and whatever else needs the shelter of a cozy house!

Home Sweet Home by Thomas Bentzen | yatzer | Design Architecture Art Fashion more

(via DesiGners CluB)

White Goose by Sharon Montrose.

Her work always makes me laugh.

(There are four photos in this series. Check Sharon's site for the other two.)

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

That Blossom's Nice wall sticker.

I'm rediscovering a lost love - Surface View wall graphics.

This 1950s illustration is reproduced from the uniquely eclectic Land of Lost Content collection. Our prints retain the character of the original image. Our Just-Stick-It-Up prints are removable and reusable.

Surface View Two :: That Blossom's Nice

Also check out their gimungous wall murals at their original site.

July 06, 2009