Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Time

Liz didn't want to come with me on the sledge so we had a walk on the snow, it's winter time!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Eco tree - Reno De Medici

RenoDeMedici as second-ranked European recycled cartonboard producer, in coordination with its North American partner Cascades, is inventing a fully new way to live Christmas time:
the “Collection Reno” brand is a seducing range of Christmas trees made out of 100% recycled cartonboard.
The Christmas Trees of “Collection Reno” are available in five models, different colors and delivered in 6 days directly at home. Selling prices: starting from 20,00 euro

Sunday, December 19, 2010

My Christmas card...

You can easily do them yourself in different colours and textures:-)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Staffan Holm

Karusell, stackable stool and Vase, clothehanger in the back
'Laminated ash veneer, bent in two directions. This is a conversation between contemporary design/manufacturing techniques and the magic of the old masters like Eames, Bruno Mathsson and Alvar Alto. The stool is light and will stack as high as you dare.'
Staffan Holm is a Swedish designer from Gothenburg, have a look to his site for other interestings detail of his work, like The Precious project for example!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Daniel Rybakken, light of life

Colour - in collaboration with Andreas Engesvik
Swedish Daniel Rybakken has always been interested in lights and her effects on living. His work reflects the study of how to riproduce natural lights in interiors. Shy, clean, intimate, natural light with her shadows, her changing. A perfect example is his installation Daylight Entrance in Stockholm (under) : imagine the same interior without the window simulation, never the same!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

LAB23 urban furnishment

'Architecture is part of the new layout given by energetic sustainability principles, to help prevent harmful emissions in the air. If streets and squares are enriched by plants and trees, if green areas are integrated into parking areas, if the city wants to go back to being a social place and not just a working one, the aesthetic and functional quality of urban furnishing become two necessary and complementary elements.'

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sanna Lindstrom and Sigrid Stromgren

Grand Central

Sanna Lindström and Sigrid Strömgren are two independent designers situated in Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden. Grand Central, their first piece together, is an innovative expandable table that transforms from space-saving occasional table to the central piece of the room. Like a pop-up - the inspiration comes from a pop-up map of New York - the tabletop is divided into 22 pieces that folds out in a spectacular way through its advanced construction. Dramatic and poetic at the same time.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Lisa Hilland

 Swedish product designer Lisa Hilland, after studies in London, founded her own Scandinavian based studio in 2003. Here her Granddaughter's Cabinet, a collection thinked to remain with natural materials like birch, typical of Nordic Forest.
We like the Pompom Pendant Lamp, in silk, and the Put a Spin on it tables.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


missBABA is founded in 2006 by Alessandra BArilaro e Simona BAronti.

Here with series FAB4 and pouf bonBON. In their portfolio we like also their collaboration with ZAZU pet products.

JunJun - Forest

The basic square structure will be combined with different legs: stainless, branch....umbrellas.....(!)
The designer is Jun Sohyun from Seoul, South Korea.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Swedish Ninja

'SwedishNinjas goal is to avoid the current disposable trends of our culture by creating interesting, unique and timeless furniture and pieces, that have the potential to be desirable enough to be passed on from generation to generation.'  Forest in new form - named Rolf, Doris and Bengt - are made in eco-friendly strand board beams; easy and young!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Vitra for Christmas: special editions and Christmas market in Weil am Rhein

© Vitra
Three design object in special edition (Nelson sunburst clock, Jongerus mouse pad and Bouroullec miniature) and a special Xmas Market that is held in the VitraHaus in Weil am Rhein from 13 November 2010 to 9 January 2011. Dedicated to “handmade” crafts, the market will feature objects, accessories and Christmas decorations from different cultures that have been carefully produced by hand from paper, wood, glass, ceramics, cotton and wax.

Paper lamps from India, ceramics from France, Tunisia and Italy, glass objects from Egypt, baskets from Ghana, mobiles from Denmark, soaps from Portugal, blankets from Tunisia and more - while stocks last 'cause only limited quantities may be available due to the fact that products are handmade -
VitraHaus Christmas market
13 November 2010 – 9 January 2011, daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The VitraHaus is closed on 24, 25 and 31 December 2010 as well as on 1 January 2011.

© Vitra

Indicative Prices:
Sunburst clock in essenza di frassino € 253,00
Vegetal chair miniature € 86,40
Elephant pad € 20,40

Luck & Fancy by Ivy Chuang

'Knoend' :: express his philosophy to the world: Know no end!

The design studio was founded in 2006 by Ivy Chuang. She is interested in exploring the role of design at the intersection of culture, craft, technology, and sustainability.
From her introduction: 'Knoend is an ecodesign studio operating on the belief that design is a catalyst for change. Design has the power to create new experiences that will bring enhanced meaning to life.
With every product or project undertaken, the goal is to provide a fresh look at the world, to allow people to see, feel, experience life in another way and to do so without negative environmental or social impact.'
Luck & Fancy (in these photoes in Milan) is a furniture collection born with the goal of connecting people with technology, realized with manufacturing methods that combine digital technology and artisanal craft. 'In an age when machines steadily replace master artisans, and handicraft continues to shift to developing nations', Ivy shows a possible direction to the interaction of sustainability and technology with culture and craft in our future.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Led yet! Optone by Tsutomu Mutoh

Optone, projected by Japanese designer Tsutomu Mutoh, has been initiated to bring dynamic colors in lighting for daily life, simulating light of skies. Optone is an interactive lighting system aimed to construct a relation between the light-source color and environmental object color by a computer software that controls dynamic color of LED.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


The "ON/OFF" project, displaied at Milan SaloneSatellite 2010,  explores various applications of LED lighting and pushes it towards surprising limits. The result is a collection of lighting ideated by Israeli design graduate interns participating in the industrial design program d-VISION.
Olla, the LED light system above, is made from glass and brass; the shade is being blown by us.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Lampada da lettura (Reading lamp) and Tavolo Albero (Tree Table), at Satellite 2010.
C12 is formed by Anita, Fra and Maria and based in Turin.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Michael Lin, Centro Pecci, Prato

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York

The colour is bright the beauty is generous - 
Il Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato presenta The colour is bright the beauty is generous, la prima grande retrospettiva dell’artista taiwanese Michael Lin. La mostra è curata da Marco Bazzini, Direttore artistico del Centro Pecci, e Felix Schöber, in collaborazione con l’Atelier di architetti giapponesi Bow Wow.
Dalla collaborazione di Lin con Moroso nasce uno dei progetti che hanno segnato la carriera dell'artista: l'installazione site specific "Spring 2003" (photo above).

Until 13th february 2011 at Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci - Prato

Illy coffee collection - Michael Lin edition

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

DEDE - Dextrous Design

Foad Ashour and Aliki Rovithi formed this Athens based industrial design team called DEDE - Dextrous Design. They work together since 2007.
Between their ideas, I choose the slurp mug, for the humorous look and for the practical use. Ladle up the coffee!
and their blog:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Federico Churba

Pluvial Tables
Series of vibrant furniture that can be inverted or combinedn to create dinamic uses.
Elegant, smart;-)
Hanoi Lamp


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