Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Heather Lins Pillows

One of the few things that's missing at my apartment are pillows for my vintage sofa (renovated sofa from the 60-ties). These pillow by Heather Lins would fit perfectly. Funny, witty and great for the black and white finishing of my room.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Ringnes Eventyrbrus Redesign

Today I am in mood to post some examples of good package design, which - apart from book covers - is my favourite part of the design world. I also browsed through many design portfolios today to catch up on the latest trends, therefore I have loads new stuff I like. Right now a sweet Before & After case for Ringnes by a Norwegian studio Audun Aas.

The Challenge: Ringnes AS is one of Norways leading distributors of beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Ringnes Eventyrbrus as a brand has remained unchanged for the last 50 years. How can one refresh this soda brand to increase the number of buyers without losing your current fanbase?

The Solution: Flaskeladdens Eventyrbrus is a concept for re-branding of Ringnes Eventyrbrus. The concept consists of small and big bottles, cans, and packaging for 4 small bottles. The big bottles is Ringnes’ standard bottles, while the small bottles were chosen based on the ergonomics (small radius and grip for a small childrens hands) and exposure area (cylinder formed). The tall and narrow cans also give a good exposure area for the label.

Marmite Guinness - Limited Edition

Isn't that genius? I have to agree with the poster... (I am pretty sure both the products tast equally... well, wrong). Designed by Core.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

What is furniture?

What is furniture? Does it mean only tables, chairs and cabinets? Or could, for example, an electric heater become furniture as well? Maybe it’s possible. It depends on how open minded you are. This collection is called: ‘I am furniture’. As in: becoming furniture. The objects identify themselves with the freedom of our thoughts and minds. I am furniture is produced by Studio Vraay, and most of the parts are hand made or Industrially sculptured. The objects heat up electrically using a reduced electrical heating component made for tomorrow's ecological standards. Besides reducing energy demand, the object heats up the direct surroundings where we find ourselves in, instead of entire buildings. via designgirl.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Miniature Food Jewelry by Stéphanie Kilgast

OK. I have to admit I have not written in a while. I feel guity if any of you have visited Say Hi! to see what's new while there was obviously nothing new being published. But I'll get back to the usual schedule this week, at least I hope so! Things got busy at work as my boss went to Turkey, to sizzle on a beach, and someone has to have a little control over what's going on at the studio :)

For a good start of the week a perfect combination - food with no calories and a beautiful treat to the eye. The miniture food jewelry by Stéphanie Kilgast stole my heart recently. She makes rings and earrings and broches being 1/12 of the size of regular sweets such as cupcakes and donuts and cookies. They are decorated just like the regular food, with the difference everything is just so adorably tiny...

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Log Clock

Raw log of pinewood with clocks. Cut off as many as you need. By gogo.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Crocheted Carpet by OOdesign

HOW it works: 8 hexagons connected in a tricky way so that you can lay them flat to form a carpet or pile them to use as a sitting cushion. WHAT it is made of: old clothes (T-shirts, fleeces etc) cut into stripes and then crocheted. By OOdesign.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

My New Chair - On Its Way!

I have finally bought my dream chair - Eames RAR. The perfect rocker. I always thought I'd go for white, but in the end my dark nature chose the black ;) Can't wait for the delivery.... I'll post a couple of pictures once it has settled with my other vintage furniture.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Puff-Buff Inflated Lamps

Have you ever seen inflatable lamps? I have, recently. They're fantastic. Slightly expensive, but soooo original. By puff-buff design. Check out few more pics after the break.

Felt and Cardboard Animals by Boogie Design

I have a thing for sheep. Every time i go to ireland i end up taking photos of the sheep. My brother thinks I'm a freak, and perhaps I am, but these animals stole my heart. This cuuuute cardboard version is soon to be sold on-line by boogie-design. They usually make things from felt, like the slippers for children featured above, but I hope the sheep will start a new chapter in their designing.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Paulina Ptasznik - Recycled Furniture

Two weeks ago I published a short post about amazing work by Katie Thompson. I am still impressed by the way she turns old and sometimes devastated objects into new and desirable pieces of furniture. I was surprised to see something - well, more than similar - by Paulina Ptasznik, graduate of Fine Arts Academy in Poznan. No matter who came up with the idea of using suitcase to build an armchair first - I still it.

Karim Rashid - Nutopia

Yesterday I had a day off but today I'm back to business. To start the day in a stylish way, I'm going to post a few picutres of Nutopia - the shampoo unit designed by Karim Rashid for Ayala, from the recent arena design fair. Imagine you're at the hairdresser, you are sat in the chair and somone washes your hair - the arch of light above your head, the music coming from the speakers... I'd definitely choose that salon over any other. Check out rest of the pics after the break!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Clocks by AT Design

Do you like the classic clocks by George Nelson? You might like these as well. They were made by AT Design (their website is yet to come) and the whole trick is that the colourful pieces can be moved on the clock as they have a magnetic tape underneath.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Wyborowa Packaging by Frank Gehry

During the press conference organised by arena design hosts, Karim Rashid and the fair organisers discussed the possibilities od developing the design industry in Poland. One of the aspects they discussed was the fact, that there is virtually no Polish brand recognized widely in the world. How can that be in a country of almost 40 milion people? The only brand that pops in mind when you think of Poland is the Wyborowa vodka, even though it does not belong to a Polish company anymore (now owned by French company Pernod Ricard).

Wyborowa is part of the super premium vodka market, which is a strategy the producers took to introduce new alcohol into the american market, already filled with a wide selection of vodkas from Russia. That actually seems strange and surprising to the Poles, as Wyborowa is not the most expensive vodka in Poland, nor it is the best one. Anyways, it is also one of few Polish brands that decided to invest in design. Their latest realese - Wyborowa Exquisite - comes in a bottle designed by Frank Gehry himself. As much as I admire the design, I am a little sad that Poland is only recognized for that one brand.

The Wyborowa Single Estate bottle was conceived by Frank Gehry, one of our greatest living architects and famous for outstanding structures such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Frank Gehry is of Polish descent and for this reason was the only designer considered for this project.The bottle design conveys a fusion of the Polish heritage & contemporary sophistication and mirrors the beauty and exquisite quality of Wyborowa Single Estate. (polandforall)

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