scrape level measuring spoons. levoons are measuring spoons that squeeze to scrape a level and accurate measure.
save whatever is left! savel is a food saver that bends to cover whatever shape of cut food is left and keep it fresh.
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noè champagne opener by giulio iacchetti for alessi. resembling the shape of a bottle, the opener cuts the wire cage that holds the cork in place. if the cork should get stuck in the neck you can “pinch” the cork to release it.
cylinda-line cocktail shaker by arne jacobsen for stelton. beautiful minimalist cocktail shaker in a cylindrical design and this lid slips easily into position.
beer foamer by norm architects for menu. the beer foamer gets you as close to the pub experience as you can without leaving your home.
thoughtful festive objects from alessi, menu and stelton.
about ron kovach
here’s timely news… after almost 30 years royal tichelaar stops producing the contemporary design collection of studio job, dick van hoff, marcel wanders, roderick vos, alexander van slobbe and jurgen bey. the last stock will be exclusively available at matter .of material amsterdam.
for the still life series studio job chose five objects, each one a much-respected item in dutch ornamental earthenware history: the clock, the vase, the box, the sconce and the piggy-bank. each item made in an edition of 250 pieces.
bisquit for royal tichelaar makkum studio job developed this series of porcelain using a traditional molding technique. this resulted in a deep relief on a thick and pure white plate with no glaze.
work .clock by dick van hoff | 15 x 32 cm
work .lamp high by dick van hoff design: dick van hoff | height 43 cm | 2007
We should all apologize to Nikil Saval, author of Cubed: The Secret History of the Work Place. We design buffs, I mean, because this book is all about design history, sociology, economics and psychology. It should be a best seller, if we lived up to what they claim to be our design values. The history of the office, from Bartelby and Scrooge to Office Space is a rich terrain. And was the Aeron chair really adapted from a chair designed for nursing homes?
about phil patton
An innovative bike light that does not need to light the way as much as to make others aware of your presence. Lucetta is set of two small magnetic bicycle lights. Easily attached to several different parts of a bicycle, the two small lights – white for the front, red for the rear – are switched on and off with just one click.
Made up of two small magnetic lights, the Lucetta is the new, essential light for your bike. Easy to attach to any bike, the two small lights – 1 red and 1 white – switch on with just a click and are guaranteed to stay securely in place even on the bumpiest street. You can select a steady beam, a slow or fast flashing light by simply clicking the light on the bike. When you reach your destination, remove the lights, join them together and slip them in your pocket ready for your next outing.
• Includes: white front LED light + red rear LED light
• Steady light / slow flashing / fast flashing modes
• Wide angle for best visibility
• Run-time: up to 40 hours
• Available in 3 colors: black, red, white
• Power supply: 2 x CR2032 batteries per light
• Intensity: 15000 mcd white / 4000 mcd red
• Batteries included
designer: emanuele pizzolorusso
about boo hill
Launched in 2011 with 55 book lists and 678 books, Designers & Books is an advocate for books as an important source of inspiration for creativity, innovation, and invention. The main way we do this is by publishing lists of books that esteemed members of the international design community identify as important, meaningful, and formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design. We add new book lists and books to the website every week. Below are three book lists from our Holiday Gift Guide.
[ design books for kids ] above/below> This interactive picture book features whimsical mystery images hidden on each illustrated sheet. To reveal the surprise, turn out the lights and shine a flashlight behind the page or simply hold up to a light source! Best use of flashlights since shadow puppets! [ kids gift list ]
[ graphic design books ] above/below> This book offers a rare chance to read what graphic designers feel about their education and profession. Fifty influential designers give the low-down about their student days and their professional lives. A piece of their college work is shown alongside an example of current work. Each designer also offers a key piece of advice and a warning, making this a must-read for anyone embarking on a career in design. [ graphic design gift list ]
[ architecture books ] above/below> A compilation of over 50 of the most fascinating interviews from PIN-UP magazine since its first issue was published in October 2006. Serious, yet accessible, featuring the elegant and modern aesthetic PIN-UP’s readers have come to expect, there is no comparable source available for such a stunning array of contemporary design talent collected in one place. It is indispensable to all lovers of today’s brightest architectural and design ideas. [ architecture books gift list ]
[ designers & books ]
there are 100s of green toys out there and here’s just one. the dish set really caught my eye and could wind up in my picnic basket. guessing i’ll have to go elsewhere for wine glasses. [ green toys ]