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Object/Interface’s ingenious planter lamps let both light and greenery hang from the ceiling

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By Sam Bathe on 22 Sep 2015

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Spun from alumunium into a sleek collection of planter lamps, Object/Interface’s minimal light fittings feature a bowl design to hold house plants and succulents as well as a light bulb. Finished with a powder coating to withstand the moisture from soil, the fittings hang from a stainless steel cable and are all made in Canada. Object/Interface’s planter lamp collection is available to buy from their online store, starting at $148: www.objectinterface.ca

Iconic lighting company Anglepoise team up with Paul Smith again for the ‘Edition Two’ Type 75 Desk Lamp

Posted in Design
By Sam Bathe on 3 Jul 2015

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Following up last year’s collaboration with a new version of the iconic Type 75 Desk Lamp, Anglepoise and Paul Smith’s ‘Edition Two’ again takes influence from the British label’s trademark rainbow combinations. First designed in 1932 by automotive engineer George Carwardine before an update from legendary industrial designer Sir Kenneth Grange, the Type 75 quickly became the ultimate desk and table lamp, here in seven stunning colours. The Edition Two Type 75 Desk Lamp will be available in store from September and is available to pre-order from the Anglepoise site: www.anglepoise.com/product/type-75-desk-lamp-paul-smith-edition-two

Herman Miller refreshes Harry’s New York City office into a bright, collaborative open-plan space

Posted in Design, Offices
By Sam Bathe on 2 Jul 2015

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Hip shaving brand Harry’s have tasked Herman Miller to refurbish their New York City headquarters, producing an open-plan space any cutting edge tech company would be proud of. The office is part of Herman Miller’s Living Office concept, a study in furniture design to foster connectivity and collaboration, featuring the casual meeting rooms and an open co-working area, complete with a razers on every table. The spaced is finished with stylish, modern furniture throughout, playing nicely against exposed brickwork on the partition walls. Show the rest of this post…

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Tanner Goods take their refined leather goods into the office with their new Desktop Collection

Posted in Design
By Sam Bathe on 24 Jun 2015

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Branching out from their stellar leather accessories range, Tanner Goods are moving into the office with a new collection for your desk. Including a valet tray, gorgeous blotter pad, small notebooks and larger sketchbooks, the Desktop Collection keeps Tanner’s trademark aesthetic, with clean lines and a minimal design, all available in hickory, natural and black colourways. The Tanner Goods Desktop Collection is available now from their online store: www.tannergoods.com/collections/refined-desktop

Norwegian designer Kristine Five Melvaer creates a playful collection of vases in her new series ‘Liv’

Posted in Art, Design
By Sam Bathe on 13 May 2015

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With master’s degrees in both Industrial Design and Visual Communication, Norwegian designer Kristine Five Melvaer looks to explore how objects communicate. Her latest project, Liv, is a series of vases and torches made of mouth blown glass. Transparent to allow a full view of the flowers or contents in each vessel, some of the playful shapes boast a hood which embraces the content, while the others are reminiscent of a large tree that towers over the organic series. Check out more of Kristine’s work on her site: www.kristinefivemelvaer.com

Carl Hansen & Son relaunch the classic 1949 “Metropolitan Chair”

Posted in Design
By Sam Bathe on 26 Mar 2015

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Originally launched in 1949, Carl Hansen & Son are bring back Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen’s mid-century classic, the Metropolitan Chair. Remaking the model in oak and walnut with the seat and backrest in natural, warm cognac or sleek black leather, the Metropolitan Chair was named after the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York and is one of over 300 pieces from the legendary design duo. The relaunched chair is available now from the Carl Hansen & Son website: www.carlhansen.com

Central Office’s modular Wahlr shelving unit lets you peg your wall however you want

Posted in Design
By Sam Bathe on 13 Mar 2015

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Leaving Wieden + Kennedy to form their own design consultancy firm, Central Office, Megan McGinley and Max Erdenberger’s first product is a modular shelving unit, called Wahlr. Using a universal pegwall system, you simply slot in a peg where you want a boxes, shelf or hooks, allowing for an unlimited number of combinations on the two-panel backboard. Hopefully with more extras to come in the future, each system is handmade in the US and available from the Central Office online store for $2,500: http://centralofficeco.info/shop

Montreal duo mpgmb combine round shapes and ribbed edges for a collection of one-off planters

Posted in Art, Design, Nature
By Sam Bathe on 23 Feb 2015

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Under their studio moniker mpgmb, artists and designers Marie-Pier Guilmain and Maud Beauchamp have created a new series of vases, pots and planters. Dubbed the Arizona Stoneware Collection, the rounded shapes and ribbed edges produce a striking look in both glazed stoneware and unglazed terracotta. Each piece a one-off, the collection spans low-profile pots to bulbus planters and sleek one-stem vases. Keep an eye on the mpgmb site for purchase details: www.mpgmb.com

Aaron Draplin takes you through his design process by designing a logo in 15 minutes

Posted in Design
By Sam Bathe on 7 Jan 2015

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Legendary designer Aaron Draplin took on Lynda’s Logo Design Challenge; to design a logo for fictional ‘All Base’ cement company in just 15 minutes. Walking through his process, Draplin is a big advocate of putting pen to paper – or pen to his co-founded Field Notes notebooks – and it’s fascinating to watch as he goes from initial ideas to honing in on a concept. The video will make you think you can design 100 logos a day, and while it’s not quite this easy for 99.9% of designers, it helps to instil a thought process that you can implement on whatever type of project you’re working on. Check out more of Draplin’s design work on his never-ending portfolio: www.draplin.com

Designer Jonathan Lawrence’s State Plates Project is redesigning all 50 US state license plates

Posted in Design
By Sam Bathe on 29 Oct 2014

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Fed up with the state of State number plates in the US, graphic designer Jonathan Lawrence started an ambitious project to redesign them all. Show the rest of this post…

With the help of 49 of the most exciting designers from across America, plus his own fair pair of hands, the States Plates Project reimagines the license plate for all 50 states, each with a style true to the state’s heritage. With a new plate going live every day, Jonathan is currently 12 states into the project, with the designers also sharing their process behind each design.

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Follow the new State Plates Project releases on Tumblr: http://stateplatesproject.com/

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