Archive for July, 2008
Swedish Kasthall has done it again. This time tehy are launching a new rug with a clear sense of the Scandinavian nature in summer time. A two-coloured rya rug in bright colours with a repeated pattern. Inspired by nature, Olivia is reminiscent of waves, fish and leaves. As in nature, the surface pattern changes depending on the perspective, resulting in a rug that leaves a very lively impression.
Check out this self adhesive wall decoration Coat Tree from Ferm Living. This will form a base for hooks to hang clothes on. Stylish and unusual!
Atomheart, designed by Morten Voss, features a shade made from hand-blown acid-frosted opal glass and is available both as a pendant and as a table and a floor lamp.
So Cal’s Sara Paloma says her first pottery class was a requirement (she was forced to take it in order to earn her teaching degree). Low and behold, she fell in love with the messy medium and immediately began setting up a basement studio upon graduating from Cal State Long Beach. Influenced by the shapes and silhouettes of the urban landscape around her, she mastered her craft in the off-hours of jobs in animation. Today, she’s a full-time artist whose collection of wheelthrown stoneware bottles is still produced out of her home studio. Only this time they’re carried in galleries and stores across the country.
FIVEten studio in Oakland has an amazing installation by Annalise Vobis at their studio space this month. The show is titled Second Nature, and it’s a romantic collection that mimics a natural treasure, coral reef. The interplay between personal and organic influences creates a jaw-dropping display of texture and colors. Vobis has many influences for this collection. Everything from “powerful and intense” childhood memories of the wild and rugged Odin’s Forest in Germany to mathematical fractal patterns. The show runs through July 29th. To view more photos, click here.
What kind of sexy do you get when you mix Spain (via Metalarte) with Tokyo (via Masahiro Fukuyama)? The PX 02 hanging lamp, that kind. Although it strangely reminds me of some type of human organ (which is sort of sexy), I can’t help but admit that I’m very attracted to this droopy light source. View the entire Pyrex collection here, there’s plenty.
The magazine stand ‘In the Neighbourhood’ is inspired by super urban cities. The character of the stand is changing in relation to how full it is and the angle of the viewer. When it is completely empty you can see the skyline.
Cecilie Manz has completed the Caravaggio family with a table lamp, a floor lamp and a pendant with a shade made of opal glass. These new models will be presented for the first time at light+building in Frankfurt. Cecilie Manz launched her co-operation with Lightyears in 2005 on a large scale with the Caravaggio pendant lamp. Since then, Caravaggio has been developed as a total of five versions, and now the Caravaggio family has been made complete by the addition of a Caravaggio table lamp and floor lamp and the Caravaggio Opal pendant, with its opal glass shade.
Reading will become just a bit more fun with a nice bookmark, instead of an old supermarket receipt. These bookmarks come in four motives: dog, camel, mouse or panther. Each carton comes with a booklet that tells the characters background. Give your reading some style. Designer: Mai Ono