Design archive for 2013-09-24

A Gypsum Moonscape: The Seltanica Lamp

(4 years ago)
September 24th, 2013 – With a smooth, simple exterior, and an intricate interior, each of the Cmmnwlth’s Seltanica Lamps are hand cast from white Gypsum. New York based designers and founders of Cmmnwlth Zoe Coombes and David Boira, have been working within the worlds of contemporary art and industrial furniture design, with an aims to […]

Villa Kanousan by Yuusuke Karasawa

(4 years ago)
Angular cutaways create apertures through the walls, floors and ceilings of this house in the Bousou Peninsula mountains of Japan by architect Yuusuke Karasawa (+ slideshow). (more...)

Movie: Bocci 28.280 at the V&A

(4 years ago)
London Design Festival 2013: Canadian lighting brand Bocci has sent us this movie showing its giant chandelier of colourful glass spheres being installed in the main hall of London's V&A museum. (more...)

Café Grumpy's Ford Transit Connect

(4 years ago)
This post is sponsored by the Ford Transit Connect. For this next Transit Connect adventure, I was sadly stuck at home on jury duty, so Shawn Sims hopped out to NYC to join the folks at Café Grumpy as they did super early morning deliveries. See our first adventure with the Butler Blue Mobile Transit Connect here. Café Grumpy was founded in 2005 (just like NOTCOT!) with a passion for quality coffee and it has been amazing seeing how they’ve grown over the years. With the opening of the latest (5th!) Café Grumpy in NYC last week, we knew we had to head over and check it out when we heard they too use a Ford Transit Connect to deliver their coffee and pastries! Beyond their cafes, they also have the  Café Grumpy Roastery, where they hand-roast small batches of specialty-grade coffee on a restored vintage Probat, and the Café Grumpy Bakery, where they bake their pastries and other deliciousness! And all of this goodness gets transported in their Ford Transit Connect to the cafes… with the launch of the latest cafe in the Fashion District in NYC and more to come, Caroline told us that she’s thinking about figuring out custom shelves (which the Transit Connect is ideal for) to better optimize the space for their deliveries. So we tagged along for their bakery and roastery deliveries to see what their process is like and what their dream Ford Transit Connect set up might be… as well as tasting some delicious coffee, pastries, and checking out the[..]

Pelt by Benjamin Hubert for De La Espada

(4 years ago)
London Design Festival 2013: London designer Benjamin Hubert has expanded his Pelt collection of furniture for De La Espada with two bar stools, a low stool and a shelving system (+ slideshow). (more...)

"Fab did rely too heavily on kitsch" says co-founder Bradford Shellhammer

(4 years ago)
Interview: Bradford Shellhammer, co-founder and chief creative officer of Fab, explains why the company dropped the "flash sales" model to become both a manufacturer and online retailer of design. He told Dezeen how Fab is disrupting the industry, how it can help designers and how it "absolutely" wants to open physical stores. (more...)

Out of this World

(4 years ago)
London’s Fashion Week has become synonymous for unbridled creativity amongst the four fashion cities and, this September, it once more lived up to providing a great stage for emerging talent – where various designers at… Continue Reading »The post Out of this World appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

Cassina Gets Colorful + Serious About Authenticity with LC2

(4 years ago)
When first designed, the LC2 from Cassina was quite revolutionary for its time. Since then it has become an icon—a timeless piece of contemporary design history that has outlived trends and still feels fresh today, almost futuristic. Back in 1925, Le Corbusier had written a book called L’Art Décoratif d’aujourd’hui in which he defined three different furniture types: type-needs, type-furniture, and human-limb objects. He defined human-limb... Read more »

Far Out

(4 years ago)
From forth the fertile imaginations of APAK comes Stardust Dreams, a journey into the far reaches of the cosmos to places where cutesy beings float through star-speckled landscapes, bumping into weird and wonderful creatures along… Continue Reading »The post Far Out appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.
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