Metal Stoolen Table

The Metal Stoolen table is made of locally collected scrap material found from making other metal products. Designer Bill Hilgendorf’s love for found objects brought this pieces to life. For Bill, every process creates some kind of scrap; the key is to find a product that can utilize the increasingly small pieces that result.

In this case, different length of scraps, when cut down to the same length and grouped haphazardly, the scraps produced a dynamic pattern filled with what the Japanese call “empty space”—negative space that is as important as the solid materials themselves. The bright powder coating protects the metal and highlights the relationship between the object and the empty space that surrounds it.

Metal Stoolen Table
Metal Stoolen Table
Metal Stoolen Table

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Roland Semprie Personal Trainer

A creative T-shirt designed by Canada-based GJP Advertising + Design for personal trainer Roland Semper. The T-shirt features sweat markers that measures the duration of your workout in sweat divided by interval of time from 15 to 60 minutes. Clever indeed! Another creation shows that the t-shirt can become very good medium of communication.

Roland Semprie Personal Trainer

Roland Semprie Personal Trainer
Roland Semprie Personal Trainer

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Fuensanta Limited Edition

Pati Núnez Associates has design the Fuensanta Limited Edition, an aim to place Fuensanta in the world of designer waters and to reach more 'chic' consumers.

Fuensanta's origin is linked to nature and so the designer tried to imitate mother nature's way and imagined what would happen to a glass bottle if we left it in a green forest: vegetation would wrap itself around the bottle.

This limited edition bottle is the first of the series, printed with three colours, two green tones and white for typography.

Fuensanta Limited Edition
Fuensanta Limited Edition

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Standard Fragrance

Finnish furniture manufacturer Artek has joined forced with Comme des Garçons to produce an unexpected new fragrance called Standard. From two very different directions, two famous brands are coming together to create a new fragrance that depicts the scent of timeless design.

The fragrance will launch at the Dover Street Market store in London in October. According to Ville Kokkonen, head of design at Artek, the Standard fragrance was developed as a result of a ‘mutual will to collaborate’,and also reflects both brands’ curiosity about re-inventing design. Now you can not only enjoy Artek’s timeless, understated designs, you can also experience exactly what the brand smells like.
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TOYS'R'US Dinghy by Michael Johansson

This is not a model kit, this is a life-size dinghy made by Swedish artist Michael Johansson for the exhibition Besökarna (the Visitors) . All the boat and related equipment are joined together in a welded metal frame. Everything is painted in a unifying plastic layer to resemble the surface of a model kit. The real boat is transformed into a model of itself, and its original purpose has given way to something else.

Currently the boat is Exhibited at Örebro Open Art, Örebro.

TOYS'R'US Dinghy by Michael Johansson
TOYS'R'US Dinghy by Michael Johansson
TOYS'R'US Dinghy by Michael Johansson

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A Christmas Carol Book Cover Design

A collection of Charles Dickens famous novel: A Christmas Carol book cover design from 1843 until 2009. The book was first published in London by Chapman and Hall on 19 December 1843 with the illustrations by John Leech. As a commercial success and critical acclaim book, A Christmas Carol remains popular, has never been out of print, and has been adapted to film, opera, and other media.

A Christmas Carol Book Cover Design
Cover of the first edition (1843)

While the novel has been reprinted in many different versions by different publishers, we can see that most book still features illustrations that similar to the first publication excepts for the 1994 book by Penguins Book publisher which features an apple green cover without any illustration.

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol Book Cover Design
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol Book Cover Design

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What is Missing? by Maya Lin

Maya Lin has completed a new sculpture for the Renzo-Piano-designed California Academy of Sciences. The cone-shaped artwork entitled "What is missing" is part of a multi-sited, "multimedia memorial" dedicated to species which have become extinct due to climate change and destruction of habitats.

The bronze “Listening Cone” lined with reclaimed wood sculpture measured 8'6"h x 10'8"w x 19'2"l with a 2' 4 ¼"h x 4'6"w screen, located within the cone, features more than 20 minutes of video footage that links extinct as well as threatened and endangered species to the habitats and ecosystems that are vital to their survival. The featured species, which include the tuna, dodo bird, monarch butterfly, golden toad, and others, were selected because they are either already extinct or will most likely disappear in our lifetime.

What is Missing? by Maya Lin
What is Missing? by Maya Lin
What is Missing? by Maya Lin

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La Bipolar Restaurant/ Bar

The La Bipolar Restaurant/ Bar is designed by Hector Esrawe in one of the patrimonial zones of the Mexico City called Coyoacan. Consist of a contemporary cantina at the first floor and an area of bar and stage at the second floor, the project is an exercise of observation and communion with the essence of the city and reflection of the culture and identity of Mexico, at the Bipolar you can find everyday objects of a market, street, flea market, etc.

La Bipolar Restaurant/ Bar
La Bipolar Restaurant/ Bar
La Bipolar Restaurant/ Bar
La Bipolar Restaurant/ Bar

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These may look like corn and peach pasta, but these are in fact eco-friendly kitchen scrubbing cloths that clean up stains after every meals. A stylish and yummy kitchen scrubbing cloths by designer Hiroki Hayashi, the materials are environmentally-friendly recycle corn core for the yellow scrub while the gentler red version comes from peach pits. The natural abrasives in these scrubbing cloths make for a resilient kitchen cleaner.



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Pure gold Mount Fuji by Ginza Tanaka

In time of bad economy, one of the investments that always remains somewhat stable, and indeed thrives is gold. Facing current financial crisis and fear of inflation, Japanese jewellery maker Ginza Tanaka is making a pure gold artifact shaped as Japan's Mount Fuji for displayed during an unveiling in Tokyo. The gold Mount Fuji weighing 3 kg and sized at 6cm in height and 22cm in width. The artifact will go on sale for $135,000.

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Holmes & Marchant

Love this Scottish malt whisky Glenrothes Whisky packaging. Re-designed by Holmes & Marchant, the packaging retain the original bottle and the label which is already distinctive on its' own especially the labeling style that giving a sense of exclusivity and rare. To show the beautiful bottle on centre stage, the designers at Holmes & Marchant mounted the bottle on a aluminum plinth and framed it in a simple cardboard wrap. The base reflects in-store lighting upwards into the bottle, creating increased stand-out on shelf.

Worth mention is, Holmes & Marchant used standard materials that are available at the manufacturers - corrugated cardboard, strapping found on pallets, metal stamps - as inspiration for the whisky packaging.

Glenrothes Whisky
Glenrothes Whisky
Holmes & Marchant
Glenrothes Whisky

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Alphabet Chair by Eric Ku

Inspired by American contemporary artist Joseph Kosuth, One and Three Chair, designer Eric Ku redefined the concept of a chair by using alphabet. One is able to construct a chair by assembling the redesigned alphabets: C, H, A, I, R. The Alphabet Chair is part of the 'Mission Redefinition' project, a series of exercise with each exercise explore the idea of redefinition to a series of subjects through the application of graphic design.

Alphabet Chair by Eric Ku

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Flower matchstick

A beautiful matchstick concept by designer Cung-Young Chu. Resembling a flower shaped, each petal is a plug-able matchstick for use in special occasion. The concept is exceptionally distinctive and the product exhibits sheer artistic brilliance. But, will you destroy a beautiful flower just to light up?

Flower matchstick
Flower matchstick

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