February 26, 2014

WE LOVE "BREAD FROM SCRATCH"

Bread from Scratch’ by Mirko Ihrig is a reaction to the fact that many people don’t know how food is made anymore. Fast foods and other kinds of processed industrial foods determine our daily life. Affected by our food system and our eating behaviour the knowledge of basic food production slowly disappears. Bread is one of our oldest foods and even today it is the most essential and universal one.

Bread from Scratch’ is a collection of six objects that are symbolic yet functional and in each case represent a stage in the process of bread baking. The collectionconsists of a mill to grind flour from grains, a jar to cultivate sourdough, a bowl to mix the ingredients, a board to knead the dough, a paddle to handle the loaves and an oven to bake the bread. By designing the objects and visualizing the process of baking, this project raises awareness to make people rethink what they eat, encourage them to produce foods them self and provoke discussions about food production, food consumption and eating behaviour.




November 14, 2013

PREPARING FOR THE COLD

It's starting to get really cold, we are already looking forward to drink glogg after finishing a day at the woodshop... Here are our favourites of blankets for the winter evenings :

The Mina Blanket from Folklore

Chevy Throw, 100% Merino Lambswool woven in Lancashire from Folklore.


Jacob Chevron Stripe Blanket, SCP

Pendleton Blanket from Madewell


US Navy Blanket from Schoolhouse Electric

Dash Spread, from Folklore


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STUNNING BOOKCOVER BY ADAM BUSBY

We love the Redesign of the Hobbit bookcover by Adam Busby

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November 12, 2013

WE NEED COFFEE

The Nespr**** Machine finally stopped working and in the desperate need of coffein we switched back to the old kind of brewing coffee... with the V60 of Hario. And it was so much better! So much that we decided to do a new collaboration for Hario in building a wooden stand for it.

There are already some that where done by some amazing people, we are excited to bring our own one out. The coffee has nothing to do with bad espresso, it's changing our day.

Here is what you need :





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August 13, 2013

RAMON ZANGGER, SWITZERLAND




While visiting Samedan and St. Moritz friends of us told us about Ramon Zangger, a woodatelier who is also responsible woodwork in Norman Foster's Chesa Future building. We stopped by at the atelier this morning and completly fell in love with the precision and the perfect regard to details of their furniture. The furniture seems so close to our way of thinking in the Hansen Family. Thomas Faller, the atelier master showed us around, he is doing some pieces on his own which are amazing. We are so thrilled to have met such a wonderful atelier and to see them working in such a great spirit. It's such a great place to stop by!

Ramon Zangger
Surtuor 12
Samedan
Switzerland

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August 9, 2013

La Boite Concept X Providence


While we are stuck in paris, working on the new shopconcept for "La boite Concept", an amazing hifi system, our client teamed up with our friends from Providence in Guethary, to build a special edition version. We are awfully jealous and would have loved to be there! Bravo Antoine, Seb & Timothé !


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CUISSE DE GRENOUILLE SURFSHOP


We can't help ourselves, it always feels weird to see a surfshop in a city like paris, at least
2 hours away from the next wave. And it always makes you wonder if those you hang out
in these stores are real surfers or just nicely dressed hipsters who will not last 2 seconds on
a board. But Cuisse de grenouille is a beautiful spot, made by a young architect who tried
to rebuild a wooden wave inside the shops architecture. A simple and stunning idea, filled
up by beautiful objects and books by the team of Cuisse de grenouille.
Maybe you just need a place to dream of good waves, especially when you stuck with work
in the city, while your frends are already riding the waves in Hossegor.

Cuisse de Grenouille
5 rue Froissart, 75003 Paris




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July 13, 2013

CHELSEA MILLER KNIVES


We love Chelsea Miller Knives made out high carbon steel repurposed from discarded files and tools.











Want one of these beautiful handmade knives ? Check out here.

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July 8, 2013

Marine Rope Rug by Christien Meindertsma

Flax Rug was designed by Christien Meindertsma who graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003. Her work has been exhibited all over the world and is part of the permanent collections of the Victoria Albert Museum London, MoMA New York and Textiel Museum Tilburg. You can order it at Merchant N4

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June 25, 2013

WE LOVE THE NEW TEXTILES OF ZAK+FOX




We just discovered the new textiles of New York based Zak Profera, inspired by Japanese textiles, Matahari trade cloth, and Moroccan carpets.The fabrics, which are printed in the US with water-based inks on Libeco linen from Belgium, are available directly from Zak+Fox.




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May 24, 2013

NIKOLAS KERL & CHARLES

It's been long since I've seen something as beautiful as Nikolas Kerl's Coatrack Charles! It's so hard to find Coatracks! And this one is the most beautiful one we have ever seen! You can order directly from him, but there is an additional tax for switzerland.




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May 23, 2013

WE LOVE NASH GILL

– Verlyn Klinkenborg

Artist and sculptor Bryan Nash Gill knows where heat comes from, and more than that, he knows good oak (and ash, and cedar).
Woodcut is a hardback book of his large scale relief prints made from the beautiful cuttings of salvaged dead or decaying wood. Born and raised in rural Connecticut, Gill has always taken inspiration from the New England countryside, but only started working with wood a few years ago while building his art studio. The first prints he made came from the two-by-fours, four-by-fours and eight-by-eights that now make up his workshop walls. The beauty he created from these prints evolved, and eventually became a series of works on paper and the book.





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May 1, 2013

GESA HANSEN, BEST FAMILY VALUES

In the issue 63 of May 2013, Monocle selected The Hansen Family in its Design Directory Top 25 and made a great interview of Gesa Hansen !

"German-Danish designer Gesa Hansen has transformed a personal legacy into a flourishing design business. Launched in 2009, The Hansen Family brings natural-grown oak to grandpa's workshop to produce a smart line of pared-down furnishing."



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March 23, 2013

REMAIN IN BALANCE



We love the first home lighting project of our friend Steven Harrington. Working with wood for the first time ever, Steven has turned the totem-like structures of his Remain in Balance series into three whimsical, anthropomorphic lamps.







"Remain In Balance" handmade wooden lamps are now available through Cases Studyo.

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March 4, 2013

DESIGNER BAKING



We love this two piece set of kitchen stamps !
The iconic fabric patterns Pied de Poule and Tweed Herringbone will transform your bread, cookies and pies into small “haute couture” baking marvels.
Made out of solid olive wood, they have been designed by STUDIOLAV.
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February 6, 2013

NODE FAIRE TRADE RUGS

NODE is a great design project founded by the irish illustrator Chris Haughton and the Nepal based Akshay Sthapit.


The projects connects international designers and illustrators with craftspeople in the developing world. They have just started a series of fair trade rugs from Nepal for the London Design Museum, including artists like Sanna Annukka, Chris Haughton, Jon Klassen and others.



They will be for sale at the Design Museum on the 5th of March!
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February 4, 2013

PANA DESK SET


Take a look at these beautifully designed wooden products by Thailand’s Pana Objects! The Desk Set is awesome!
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February 3, 2013

WE LOVE ALANA PETERSON



We love the new series of images "Stay Troublesome" by Alana Paterson She has been working for brands like Norse Stores, HUF and Brixton, but her personal work is even more impressive!
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