Friday, 28 August 2009

{Travel} Mudac in Lausanne, CH

Today I went to this great museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Musee de design et d'arts appliques contemporains is a young and vibrant place. The temporary exhibition is called Nature en Kit and is about nature today and how it is perceived, experienced and mimicked. Check it out if you are ever in the area.

{Travel} Mudac in Lausanne, CH

Sunday, 16 August 2009

{Food} Swiss army chocolate knife

I always travel with my Swiss army knife. This version of it would be used even more often. The classic swiss army knife and chocolate are Switzerland most famous exports and someone had the great idea to combine the two into a single product. You can find it here.

{Food} Swiss army chocolate knife

{Design} Leftover spoon

Fabulous 'Leftover spoons' designed by Mara Skujeniece for 'De Bakkerswinkel, Amsterdam'.
The special 'leftover spoons' are unique pieces and only 12 euros per spoon.

{Design} Leftover spoon by Mara Skujeniece

Friday, 14 August 2009

{Design} Time

Most minimal digital clock ever by Kibardin Designs. Only the necessary. 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.

{Design} Time Clock Minimal by Kibardin DesignsSo please someone manufacture this great prototype so we can get it.

{Design} Time Clock Minimal by Kibardin Designs

{Design} Memo clock by The Haki

I love this Memo Clock by The Haki. A quick reminder in the morning, and a place to jot last-minute reminders just before bed! Then wipe it clean for a fresh start. Great eco friendly idea to stop wasting paper.

{Design} Memo clock by The Haki

Thursday, 13 August 2009

{Design} Rhinoceros tile by Vadim Kibardin


I love this idea of a tile with a hook by Vadim Kibardin. The rhino horn sits centrally on a white 150x150mm white tile. I'm afraid it is not yet on the market.

{Design} Rhinoceros tile by Vadim Kibardin
{Design} Rhinoceros tile by Vadim Kibardin

Monday, 10 August 2009

{Design} Ercol bench

I just love this 1950s spindle back bench from Ercol. I have to have it!
Ercol bench

Friday, 7 August 2009

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Eco Font

I love this exercise in economy by Matt Robinson and Tom Wrigglesworth. They chose a selection of the most commonly used typefaces and compared them for how economical they are with the amount of ink which they use at the same point size. Large scale renditions of the typefaces were drawn out with ballpoint pens, allowing the remaining ink levels to display the ink efficiency of each typeface.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

{Design} Alphabet chest by Kent & London

I love this Alphabet chest of drawers by Kent and London. It is inspired by vintage printing blocks and made of solid oak. I saw it on a few blogs, but it;s even better in real life. The shop has a showroom in Whitstable and I saw it while on a day out there.

{Design} Alphabet chest by Kent & London

{Design} Alphabet chest by Kent & London

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

{Art} How do you like your coffee

Check out this impressive collection of coffee cup sketches by Boy Obsolete. Nice graphics and original medium for his art.

{Art} How do you like your coffee by boy obsolete
{Art} How do you like your coffee by boy obsolete
{Art} How do you like your coffee by boy obsolete

Thursday, 12 February 2009

{Art} Double Matches by Paulo Ulian

I love these double matches by Paulo Ulian. "Bruler la chandelle par les 2 bouts" is a french expression well illustrated here. It means living life to the fullest!


{Art} Double Matches by Paulo Ulian

{Art} Double Matches by Paulo Ulian

{Design} Best Before milk jug by Ricochet studio

Ricochet Studio has reproduced every detail of the original milk carton and recast in vitrified porcelain. It comes in 3 sizes and the interiors are glazed for functional use.

{Design} Best Before milk jug by Ricochet studio

{Design} Teabag coffin

I often find myself looking for a place to put my teabags.
Jonas Trampedach found a simple and ingenious way to bury the bag under the cup and out of the way.
{Design} Teabag coffin by Jonas Trampedach


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