Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
from the artist;
I have recently designed a Jewellery line in collaboration with Unibox, recycling off cuts from their range of aluminium extrusions.
The project allowed me to look at the engineering properties of the extrusions and manipulate them to demonstrate their tactility and diversity, to create an almost organic representation of their forms.
The results were then anodised in a range of metallic finishes to further enhance the unique properties of the material.
Meat. The word alone polarizes. For some it represents the sensuous, the erotic, life and carnal lust. For others it arouses associations of morbidity, decay and death. In its archaic and raw state it triggers aversion in many, but is welcome when served as a fragrant roast. It is peddled in discount shops and bargain counters, or traded for 200 euros per kilo.
Delving into these contrasting worlds, Stephanie Hensle explores the luxury of meat in context of adornment, indulging our lust for both on many levels. Inspired by the art of butchery, she packs resins, jewels and other traditional jewellery pieces into sausages and pâté.
Throughout she redefines not only a typology for jewellery but also our relationships to creating and acquiring it.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Opening its first store in 1958, Ikea ranks as not just one of the most successful Swedish companies alongside Volvo but was an early pioneer in making good design accessible. Its hard to imagine modern living without the brand's inexpensive, self-assembled products (and those mysterious leftover screws!). While some of its pieces have begun to turn up at international design auctions, the lusted-after Verner Panton Vilbert chair from 1994 being one such cult item, there's little to tell of the unsung design team behind the Ikea brand.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Kate teamed-up with Brighton-based Topshop concession jewellery brand Orelia to produce a capsule collection of necklaces and rings, which are unashamedly boho, featuring oxidised metal for a true vintage look.
so go buy it yeah, look at that fantastic casting, simply fantastic.
extracting maximum driving pleasure from every drop of fuel: this is the aim of EfficientDynamics. With an array of intelligent technologies, it is able to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions while simultaneously enhancing your vehicle’s dynamic performance.
The array of leading-edge technologies that are part of the EfficientDynamics philosophy
are as diverse as they are innovative. From new fuel combustion technologies to lighter construction materials, low-friction components and improved aerodynamics all the way to comprehensive and highly sophisticated energy management. However, the aim of each of these innovations is the same: to deliver maximum driving pleasure from a minimum of fuel.
'piggy bank collection' exhibition which is being held as part of tokyo designers week.
unravelling the history of the piggy bank, nendo learned that the name for the money collecting objects, dates back to medieval europe, when unused coins were saved in household jars made of unglazed reddish clay, or 'pygg'. a play on words from 'pygg' to 'pigg' led to the piggy bank, as we know it today.
nendo's 'pyggy bank' takes this history into consideration as its design concept.
its form offers money savers a pig-snouted bottle and jar, existing somewhere between 'pygg' and 'pig',
made from unglazed fired clay, in which individuals can place their hard-earned coins.