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The Bloke Chair

The Bloke Chair

The Bloke Chair is a charity project by Toko. The chair was designed for the single bloke in mind, designers came together to create a reinterpretation of Hans J. Wegner’s ‘CH 33’ chair, bringing a unique combination of 14 Australian and New Zealand icons and an awareness of 14 charities. This event is set...
Brian Persico

Brian Persico

Born and bred New York designer Brian Persico keeps a studio in Brooklyn where he produces wood and metal tools and furnitures using traditional methods of manufacturing which makes his pieces more personal and unique from the mass produced homewares.
Casa Virginia

Casa Virginia

The classical branding for restaurant Casa Virginia by Savvy Studio struck me as somewhat different from their gallery of work which was often modern. The restaurant’s identity was a nod to the reinterpretation of Mexico in the 1920s. Savvy’s design is as always effortlessly elegant and every detail was given meticulous care. We...
Laura Pannack

Laura Pannack

British photographer Laura Pannack explores her relationship with the subjects and documents her intimate understanding through honest portraiture. She is a firm believer that “time, trust and understanding is the key to portraying subjects truthfully”, and as such, many of her projects develop over several years. Her particular approach allows a...
Magasinet Kunst

Magasinet Kunst

Magasinet Kunst is another redesign project of the Danish magazine by Henrik Ellersgaard. He included a flap cover that can be used as a marker and help preserve the cover, it also serves as an promotional identity for the magazine itself. Ellersgaard chose an elegant typeface for the identity of...
Ákos Major

Ákos Major

Hungarian photographer, Ákos Major, has a predisposition to take subjects of stark, arid or cold and foggy landscapes, away from crowds. In his new series, he chose to photograph urban landscapes where high rise buildings are juxtaposed next to patches of green and dilapidated structures, and some areas with ongoing construction...
Atem

Atem

  ATEM came to fruition in 2012 in the studio of Nelson Abulencia in Hamburg, Germany. Atem or breath in german is indeed a refreshing view on how it perceives its merchandise, as contemporary timeless classic pieces made with durable materials crafted into functional design with a sense of tactile simplicity. Art direction was...
This is Paper Inaugural Issue

This is Paper Inaugural Issue

I have long been a reader of ThisisPaper, a site filled with wonderfully curated stories and now they are publishing their first printed magazine: Inaugural Issue, a more tactile creation containing stories. However, to move the publication forward, this ad-free magazine needs to gain at least 250 orders to cover...
Hyperkit

Hyperkit

Hyperkit is a design studio started by husband and wife team Kate Sclater and Tim Balaam in 2001. The studio holds an impressive collateral of work mainly in visual identity, and print and publication. Authenticity has always been at the heart of our approach. Clients come from a wide range...
Beller

Beller

Magnificent Cloche desk lamp and Drifted Chairs from Norwegian Lars Beller Fjetland, founder of Beller.   Fjetland grew up on the west coast of Norway, where he has nurtured a lifelong fascination for the marriage of function with the finest of nature’s materials in furniture, interiors and lighting.
Made by Hand

Made by Hand

An excellent project of short films from the Bureau of Common Goods, to promote independent artisans who developed a passion for their craft and seek ways for a sustainable living.  Made by Hand was created out of the belief that the things we collect, consume, use, and share are part of who we...
Objets Mécaniques

Objets Mécaniques

Montreal based shop Objets Mécaniques produce handmade everyday items made from local and reclaimed materials.
Pantograph

Pantograph

  Three beautiful utilitarian typefaces from StudioMakgill, available through Colophon.
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The Bloke Chair

The Bloke Chair

The Bloke Chair is a charity project by Toko. The chair was designed for the single bloke in mind, designers came together to create a reinterpretation of Hans J. Wegner’s ‘CH 33’ chair, bringing a unique combination of 14 Australian and New Zealand icons and an awareness of 14 charities. This event is set to bring in bidders from...
Joseph Staples

Joseph Staples

Sexual Love is a series by Joseph Staples. Staples works with found imagery and printmaking to create his collage. This series is comparable to the marble sculpture by French sculptor Auguste Rodin Le Baiser or The Kiss, where the couple is intertwined in a passionate embrace. The naked marble bodies are abstracted and strips of the...
Albam

Albam

Albam, a British clothing line for men, has recently published a series of portraits with photographer John Spinks. A project that was meant to be a lookbook for this fall season naturally turned into a portrait series. Instead of using models, they photographed close friends, fellow artists and designers involved with the company and who also wear...
Sea Chair

Sea Chair

Our oceans have been accumulating plastic waste since the production of synthetic polymers. These non-biodegradable materials finds its way into the ocean and in time collected by the ocean’s currents or gyres. It is estimated that 46,000 pieces of plastic per square kilometer fill the world’s oceans, and sadly some of these materials are found in...
Guide To London

Guide To London

There’s been a new print from David Ehrenstråhle and it is available on his My Guide To site.
Brian Persico

Brian Persico

Born and bred New York designer Brian Persico keeps a studio in Brooklyn where he produces wood and metal tools and furnitures using traditional methods of manufacturing which makes his pieces more personal and unique from the mass produced homewares.
Casa Virginia

Casa Virginia

The classical branding for restaurant Casa Virginia by Savvy Studio struck me as somewhat different from their gallery of work which was often modern. The restaurant’s identity was a nod to the reinterpretation of Mexico in the 1920s. Savvy’s design is as always effortlessly elegant and every detail was given meticulous care. We encompass Casa Virginia as the...
Nourished Journal

Nourished Journal

Nourished Journal is a bi-annual lifestyle publication that inspires its readers to learn and connect to a healthier lifestyle. Each issue is supplied with editorials, recipes, interviews, and a city guide that has an abundant list of healthy take-outs, where to catch the food trucks, seasonal markets, and little nooks hidden from most Angelenos. Nourished was published by Made Publishers...
Kollekt

Kollekt

I recently found a lovely collection of home goods from Kollekt store by A Merry Mishap and who also runs her own blog filled with wonderful interior inspiration.
Summberbird Chocolate

Summberbird Chocolate

A nice packaging for the Danish organic chocolate company Summerbird by Homework. Minimal design of the packaging using a pink or nude palette, with information printed on the front of the chocolate along with taste profile for each flavor and a nice little graph for key ingredients. Image Source: Lissome Habit
Laura Pannack

Laura Pannack

British photographer Laura Pannack explores her relationship with the subjects and documents her intimate understanding through honest portraiture. She is a firm believer that “time, trust and understanding is the key to portraying subjects truthfully”, and as such, many of her projects develop over several years. Her particular approach allows a genuine connection to exist between...
Magasinet Kunst

Magasinet Kunst

Magasinet Kunst is another redesign project of the Danish magazine by Henrik Ellersgaard. He included a flap cover that can be used as a marker and help preserve the cover, it also serves as an promotional identity for the magazine itself. Ellersgaard chose an elegant typeface for the identity of the magazine, which gives an...
Topographic Calendar

Topographic Calendar

This die-cut calendar was created for Land Rover with each month depicting earth’s topographic area or level. Art direction is by Zeynep Orbay from Turkey. Source from Creative Review
Sismo Design

Sismo Design

Situated in an ancient 12th century commandery in Creuse, France is the headquarter of Sismo Design. Sismo is known for its industrial product design and digital development projects which is evident on its unique new website.
The Drinkable Book

The Drinkable Book

Millions of people die each year from waterborne related diseases. The Drinkable Book teaches safe water habits while its paper can be used as filter capable of killing 99% of bacteria responsible for diseases such as cholera, typhoid, and E.coli. To use the  book, you tear out a filter from a page and slip it into...
Lorraine

Lorraine

This rather bold identity was contoured to the strong and graceful bodies of the CCN Ballet de Lorraine artists. Paris based studio Les Graphiquants further sculpted this elegance of black and gold to the typography with a style reminiscent to the avant garde. These juxtaposed letters also silhouettes the contemporary style and experimental choreography of their dance.
Night

Night

Night is a poster series by Designer and Illustrator Sieglinde Fischer which she describes as night from the perspective of astronomy, literature, poetry and psychology. The text is dispersed across the page and some on the contrast of the light and dark made by the folding of the paper, drawing the reader in.
Northern Lighting

Northern Lighting

Northern Lighting has been manufacturing modern lighting to Europe and Asia for nearly a decade. This Norwegian company is known for its modern designs from sleek and elegant desk lamps to a sculptural moose head wall lamp. Their latest catalogue was designed and bound by a design studio started by Christian Bielke and Martin Yang Stousland...
Rachel Sussman

Rachel Sussman

The Oldest Living Things in the World is a project initiated by photographer Rachel Sussman who researched, traveled, and worked with biologists to find over thirty species that was more than 2,000 years old. Sussman photographed these resilient organisms from lichens, shrubs, fungi, trees and corals found in the remotest places on earth. This study informed us that these primitive...
Mugi Yamamoto

Mugi Yamamoto

Stack is a diploma project by Industrial Designer Mugi Yamamoto who disassembled several printers to come up with a compact design. This simplified inkjet printer is placed on top of a pile of paper and automatically fed into the printer, minimizing the space for bulky printers. Yamamoto is based in Switzerland.