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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...
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...
Freytag Anderson

Freytag Anderson

BERG Studio has recently joined affiliation with Effektive and now known as Freytag Anderson (a joint partnership of Daniel Freytag and Greig Anderson), an independent design studio for print, screen and environment. Some of their new work is now available on their site. Also BERG’s Edition of 100 project is still...
Glory Glory

Glory Glory

Glory Glory is a project and curation by Nick Blakeman, Alex Brown and Craig Oldham. An exhibition was held last week to feature A1 typographic posters based on football chants by designers and studios. The proceeds will help aid the charity British Blind Sport that would enable blind and visually impaired individuals to...
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...
David Ehrenstråhle

David Ehrenstråhle

David Ehrenstråhle, a product designer based in Sweden, is well known for his Guide To maps of cities such as Paris and New York. He’s recently printed 2013 Guide to Manhattan, Bombay, Paris, and San Francisco. Not only are these tourist souvenirs but these long archival maps with the large...
Objets Mécaniques

Objets Mécaniques

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

Longton

Comprehensive portfolio of Michael Longton, the founder of Longton based in Australia. We believe that in today’s diverse media system, design must be reactive. It needs to respond to the stimulus of market demands, evoke attention and be compelling.
Bryan Nash Gill

Bryan Nash Gill

Artist Bryan Nash Gill made these beautiful woodcut prints of concentric organic lines from cross-section barks of trees.
Meneo

Meneo

Brilliant work from graphic design studio Meneo, based in Bilbao, Spain.  
Design Bolaget

Design Bolaget

  Works by Design Bolaget from Denmark, that one would spend hours marveling at.
Pantograph

Pantograph

  Three beautiful utilitarian typefaces from StudioMakgill, available through Colophon.
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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.
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...
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 carved out for the CCN Ballet de Lorraine by Les Graphiquants based in Paris. The elegant gold on black and typography they sculpted for the company silhouettes the strong and graceful bodies of the artists.
Nuji App

Nuji App

London based social pinning platform Nuji just released their new app where you can receive feeds from your friends, profiles whose wardrobe you wish to covet, and your favorite shops from across the globe. You’re welcome to check out my profile or follow my feeds, the app is free and available on their site. NUJI // Aesthete
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.
Edition 2

Edition 2

David Bennett of Visuelle recently announced Edition 2, a second publication of works from artists featured on their site on 2013.
Evolution Door

Evolution Door

Austrian artist Klemens Torggler has reinvented the mechanics of a traditional door, without fixed hinges and a doorknob, he’s created a non-obtrusive entryway design called Evolution Door or flip panel door. Made of wood, steel, or glass this functional door appears to be more of a sculptural piece, which folds seamlessly like rotating origami squares and works...
Revo Heritage Radio

Revo Heritage Radio

This wonderfully redesigned Revo Monocle 24 Radio includes wireless connectivity that seamlessly streams wirelessly to your mobile and tablet computers. It can be programmed to stream Monocle Radio and connects to the Spotify archive.
Closed Cities

Closed Cities

There has been a handful of cities around the globe that were blocked off from maps until this last century. Private residential areas, quarries, and plantations from Qatar, Algeria, Chile, Siberia, and Argentina all cast traces of occupied settlements or a once progressing community but are now in decline due to limited resources or political...
Drone Sans

Drone Sans

Drone Sans is a type study by Henrik Ellersgaard. This typeface includes display font and a few characters readily used for logotypes. The modern type is reminiscent of avant garde with topographic and nautical characters. Ellersgaard is from Denmark and currently working in New York.
Kory Westerhold

Kory Westerhold

Kory Westerhold is an art director and designer with an impressive clientele list. Westerhold also keeps a blog for his photographs of the city and some breathtaking shots of landscapes.
Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors is a game made by Moritz Schell and Frederic Seybicke of weAREmedienkuenstler of Bauhaus University Weimar. Rock Paper Scissors is a game played between two computers. Like in the classic game, each computer runs its own random algorithm, choosing one of the three possible items. Connected by an ethernet cable, each computer plays its hand –...
Upside

Upside

Upside is a store in Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany which recently opened last Spring. The branding behind the store was conceptualized by Coast, a brand agency based in Brussels. The agency developed all branding aspects of the brand from creating the backdrop concept of New York streets, to developing its name, logotype, packaging, signage and all communication items....
Studio Lin

Studio Lin

The works of Alex Lin and Nicholas Weltyk of Studio Lin includes diverse range of print design from architecture, fashion, and industrial.