During the early 1940s Charles and Ray Eames developed a successful technique for molding plywood into three-dimensional shapes, which led to the creation of a variety of furnishings and sculptures. You won’t find Eames donkeys however. That said, if anyone finds appropriate donkeys, or other animals for that matter, please inform us. marvin gaye sings […]
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For many of our readers, winter is just around the corner. And that may mean it’s time to trade the A/C unit for a humidifier. Here is a cute one. Designed by Takashi Hiroshi Tsuboi, the tear-drop shaped humidifier is ultrasonic and can produce moisture for up to ten consecutive hours. If you speak Japanese […]
I am reminded that this book is supposed to go on sale October 2008 but have done nothing yet to see if true… Design student, Erin Weartz, alerted her typography class and me to this movie. Fun! The french artist is Marion Bataille. The French ABC pop-up book won’t be available until October 2008.
The final stretch. Our feature article leading up to and thru the election will recap what many “branders” have concluded: Obama’s campaign is case-study worthy. ( collage on left from special edition – Creative Marketers Report 2008, Creativity; campaign logo/button from on-line store on official Barack Obama website. ) ( above ) logo design: collaboration […]
Value item: Here is an innovative, quirkly little product that may make a big (lemon) splash. The UTILO, Lemon Squeezer designed by Nicole Schaffert. Just insert spout into your lemon and squeeze for quick and easy seed-free juice. Made of stainless steel. Producer: Blomus was established in 2001 to innovatively manufacture stainless steel items utilizing […]
With cold weather just around the corner, tea anyone? Gems Teastick The Teastick GEMS bring new light to your cup of tea. Now with two brilliant colors so sparkling clear you can see the steeping tea bloom. With classic “scoop it, slide it, steep it” functionality The Teastick GEMS are as useful as they are […]
This cool coffee maker offers up a smart industrial design which cleanly integrates a ceramic mug in place of a carafe. The WMF1 Coffee Pad takes a single portioned coffee filter and can brew up a fresh cup of Java in about 1 minute. The compact coffee maker features a clean white design, with a […]
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We are alerted: World Animal Day is October 4. This post celebrates environment, design, fashion, and animals used in marketing efforts. Here we feature a collaboration between Puma and Atmos NY, which consists of three pairs of Puma models inspired by three endangered polar animals: the Harp Seal, Macaroni Penguin and Polar Bear. Each sneaker […]
Phillipe Starck’s latest — a plastic chair — earned it’s name on the first sketch. Mr. Impossible. The designer said it couldn’t be made. The challenge being the weld. Using existing methods to weld the seat and the legs would create an unsightly seam. Kartell’s engineers had to go the blue water route. The key, […]