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Beautiful blue watermark tiles

I never thought tiles could be so beautiful! Usually I’m not a big fan of bathroom tiles (which is probably why we don’t have any- Em dislikes them even more than me) but those are just stunning..

 

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…so poetic.. so delicate and feathery.. just like a watercolor painting  (which they actually are)

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This poem of indigo called Watermark collection is the work of designer Deoborah Osburn who has been creating tiles for over 25 years now.  Everytile is handmade and unique! Quite a piece of work. If you want to see more of her collections go to Clé.

Beautiful!

 

P.S. You can read more about the process here

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Tables four two

We were thinking lately to get Maxou a little table and on his own to draw and amuse himself but we don’t want any of that basic children furniture that you find everywhere, most probably in plastic and in yelling colors ….

So I stumbled over this tables set – quite original and stylish.

Not sure if it’s really very practical with little kids but I definitely like it!

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and en plus, it doesn’t take much space…

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….and once they’re grown you can still use it….

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Tables four two by Sheree B Design

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Origami door

I would love to have this door at home!

Great work by austrian designer Klemens Torggler. Fascinating what some people can do out of an ordinary object like a door, right?

It’s truly capturing only just to watch it over and over and over again…

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Long distance watch

So beautiful.. and so romantic. A watch that keeps two times: one local for you and the second one for your love that is far away (in another time zone)

This beautiful Long distance watch is a design by Kitmen Keung a japanese-canadien china-based designer.

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Beautiful idea

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Playing with food: allowed

How great are these ceramic plates?!! Love them!
Maxou is coming into an age where eating becomes sometimes difficult so I can only imagine what it will be like if our little tricks with avocado or dice of ham won’t work anymore. So I’m definetly getting some of these!! They look so much fun, don’t they? You just can’t not unload them, right?

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Designed by the polish designer Boguslaw Skiwinski . Wish listed!

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Spraying instead of tailoring

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Body painting gets quite a new meaning here.
Spanish fashion designer Manel Torres invented world’s first spray-on fabric! How crazy is that?!
The spray creates a seamless fabric on contact with the body, consolidated within a couple of minutes you can remove it, wash it and wear it again!

Torres has worked almost ten years on the realisation of his project. He teamed up with Paul Luckham, chemical engineer and professor on the Imperial College London and set up a company called Fabrican Ltd. They also explore other applications like spray-on medicine patches, hygiene wipes or textiles for furniture covers..
The spray consists of short fibres that are mixed into a solvent, allowing it to be sprayed from a can or high-pressure spray gun. The fibres are mixed with polymers that bind them together to form a fabric. The texture of the fabric can be varied by using wool, linen or acrylic fibres.
..”By adding or altering the various components in the basic formula we are able to produce different products for widely different uses.”

Nice!

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Architects gone shoe designer

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Em told me the other day that Jean Nouvel has designed a shoe lately. Well, I thought to myself, after furniture, lamps and rugs we come to the world of fashion – that’s something. But I learned a few days later that he’s not the only architect, not at all. Actually it’s quite in vogue right now, architects going shoe designer.
The collection Pure designed by Jean Nouvel is a leather and rubber boot for Italian shoe brand  Ruco Line. It comes in white, black, fluorescent yellow and fuchsia.

If you want it a little more fancy look for Zaha Hadid, who has designed already several shoe models.
One of them a sandal for the hot Brazilian plastic shoemaker Melissa

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You remember those? I’m sure you also had one of them in your childhood .)

Those were the beginnings of Melissa . They’ve come quite a long way, right?

 

 

Zaha Hadid has also designed a line for Lacoste

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and for the dutch brand United Nude. It’s called Nova and it’s supposed be the first shoe ever to use rotation moulding in its manufacture. I would LOVE to see somebody walk in this! Right?

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And something more classic for the traditional among us, the good old converse by Oscar Niemeyer

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Jean, I love the architecture you do but considering shoes I think I’m more the Oscar type .)

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Nendo

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Nendo is a japanese design studio that creates really really cool stuff. Like this Thin black lines line – the Thin black lines table above or this Black lines chair beneath

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They were part of an exhibition with the theme ‘Outlines’ at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

And look at this Fadeout chair

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Brilliant, right?

Nendo’s philosophy

“Giving people a small ” ! ” moment.
There are so many small ” ! ” moments hidden in our everyday.
But we don’t recognize them.
and even when we do recognize them,we tend to unconsciously reset our minds and forget what we’ve seen.
But we believe these small ” ! ” moments are what make our days so interesting, so rich.
That’s why we want to reconstitute the everyday by collecting and reshaping them into something that’s easy to understand.
We’d like the people who’ve encountered nendo’s designs to feel these small ” ! ” moments intuitively.

That’s nendo’s job.”

Nendo makes projects in architecture, interior, events, furniture, product, and graphics. Click and see.

Love it ” ! ”

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SOFFIO Piccola luce. Grande gioia – Little glow. Great joy

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Beautiful this new lighting project by IXI for Toshiba. Soffio is italian and means breath or breathing..something like a whiff. Something so light, delicate, feathery ..which resembles so much a dandelion.
In reality the project consists of tiny LEDs that are suspended from the ceiling seeming to create 3dimensional lightcircles. The lights can be dimmed which gives the impression that they’re slightly moving, breathing..

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Beautiful!

Here’s a clip of the presentation at Milan salon 2013

via designlines

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Bird project ..soap

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Love this!
MATTER INC is an industrial design and consulting studio that is all about “Design for Social Change”. One of their products is this birdsoap designed by Tippy Tippens. Its profits benefit the cleanup efforts related to BP’s oil spill disaster.

“Each black, bird shaped soap contains a white, ceramic bird, handmade from Louisiana Clay, which remains as a keepsake once the outer soap has washed away.

Through the daily act of washing, you will eventually free the clean, white, ceramic birds inside – potent symbols of restoration and recovery. The soap is shaped to be cradled in your hand and is a powerful representation of all creatures affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster. ..”

Beautiful!

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