Archive for the ‘Design’ Category
Because it’s cheaper than buying a boat and a coffin separately:P
The theme of “Dressed-up furniture series” is to combine clothes and furniture. It will make you feel fresh by mixing the familiar elements of normal actions like fastening a button and daily furniture like stool, storage and bench.
Laikingland is a creative collaboration, based in both the UK and The Netherlands, who design and manufacture beautifully crafted kinetic objects that engage, and evoke a sense of play and nostalgia.
The Brick project is inspired by a shared emotional icon. This new line of steel radiators is made of a series of modular elements in various sizes able to create horizontal or verticalpatterns by combining different colors according to personal taste. Like a building bricks game, the Brick elements can be combined side by side or one on top of the other depending on the space available and the necessary heat yield.
William Morris (1834–1896) was the single most influential designer of the nineteenth century. Morris was a political theorist, scholar, translator and publisher, an environmental campaigner, writer and poet as well as an outstanding designer. Under his direction Morris & Co. grew into a flourishing and fashionable decorating firm renowned for its wallpapers and textiles.
Today Morris & Co. guarantees authentic versions of those designs alongside new interpretations, using innovations in printing and weaving technology to create up-to-date fabric and wallpaper designs with timeless appeal.
These fantastic surrealistic wallpapers are designed by German company Surrealien. They can easily help you to create plenty of optic illusions in any of your room. You can warp the patter of the wallpaper over existing objects on the wall. Thanks to that windows, switches, sockets, pictures, doors and all other stuff on your walls can become part of continuous patterns.
Temporary tattoos for talking hands. Transform your hands into little monsters or animals!
Work is play. And play can work to keep your mind fresh and sharp. This memory game, based on designs by Alexander Girard, will exercise your mind in a way that’s beautiful and fun. House Industries has taken Girard’s images, originally created for environmental enrichment panels in the Herman Miller Action Office plan, and combined them into a gorgeous 72-piece game.
There’s small fashion studio NYMF in Tallinn. Same good as DESIGUAL, maybe even better. Check out new collection of NYMF http://www.nymf.ee/kollektsioonid/nymf-kevad-2011/
Kidsonroof wishes to re-connect modern life with nature, rediscovering basic values. Kidsonroof offers an ecological approach to the act of playing. Stimulating creativity and imagination lies at the heart of Kidsonroofs products.
Kidsonroof was established in 2005 by Romy Boesveldt (NL 68) and Ilya Yashkin (RUS 67). Together with their 3 kids and their little friends they manage a permanent testlab where new ideas keep coming up. A few weeks per year they go back to an oldfashioned simplicity when spending time in their little shed in the southern French mountains without electricity or running water.
Ilya has been trained as an architural designer (Marchi in Moscow and Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. His designs are ingeniously three dimensional and very associative. Romy takes care of the conceptual development and styling.
His aim is to create functional and playful products that retains its simplicity, interacting with the space and user. To create not only incorporate pragmatic necessity, but also transmit an emotional quality within the everyday environment.
Annkris-Glass is a glass-studio of two glass artists Kristi Ringkjob and Anne-Liis Leht both have graduated Estonian Art Academy specializing in glass art.
Annkris-Glass specializes in design of different glass articles like awards, presents, jewellery, lamps, clocks, applied art items etc. Design is always original and every piece is made by hand.
The studios primary focus is one of the kind orders and small series work. Their wish also is to spread their knowledge by organizing courses and trainings to people who take an interest is glass art.
Some projects are team-work or collaboration with metal artist, glass-blowers, interior designers and other people in creative field.
Handmade products/items are much more valuable than mass production. Artists are convinced that people who have a preference for one of the kind and original art over mass produced items will grow more in the future.