October 31, 2011

WE LOVE DAVID DERKSEN

Here's David's latest work; called 'Transcience' and developed together with Lex Pott for the 2011 Dutch Design Week taking place at the moment in Eindhoven.



'Transcience' demonstrates the beauty of the natural oxidizing process of mirrors. By accelerating and manipulating this process, Pott and Derksen's mirrors show various stages of oxidation in three different geometrical patterns.Normally, the oxidation process in a mirror occurs randomly and evolves slowly over time, and is generally regarded as degradation, but this project shows the beauty of the material transition of silver.Stage by stage, the mirrors reveal the different states of the process and use sulphur accelerate the oxidation.Depending on the time that the silver is left to react with sulphur, different, and very beautiful colour tones can be achieved, ranging from gold to brown, to purple to blue.
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FOR THE LOVE OF WOOD



We loved Coolhunter's Article "For the Love of Wood". No other material is as deeply embedded in the history, culture and life of humans worldwide as wood, yet every single piece of wood is unique. The color tone, texture, durability, flexibility and even sound qualities of different tree species have puzzled and challenged artists, architects, designers, builders and artisans for thousands of years. Still today, nothing matches wood in versatility or beauty, so it is great to see how today’s designers and architects continue to face the challenge of wood, and use it creatively to interpret sleek, modern designs." Read the full article here.


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NEW PRODUCTS BY DE LA ESPADA



After an eternal request for the perfect bedroom lamp we finaly found it! One of our favourite designers Benjamin Hubert launched collaboration with De La Espada a new range of lighting. Inline with Benjamin Hubert’s material-led design process, the project utilises a range of natural materials including, granite, ash, marble, and leather in a celebration of the handmade. The raw materials are given an industrial edge with an emphasis on new construction techniques, a progressive typology and a function-led minimal aesthetic.
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October 29, 2011

CHARLOTTE, A WOODEN BOAT STORY



Charlotte is a film about an extraordinary boatyard, the Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway, located on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.



Ross Gannon and Nat Benjamin established the boatyard in 1980 with the purpose of designing, building, and maintaining traditionally built wooden boats, and in the process they transformed Vineyard Haven harbor into a mecca for wooden boat owners and enthusiasts.



After a long career of designing and constructing boats for others, Nat embarks on building a 50 foot gaff rigged schooner for use by his family and friends - her name is Charlotte.



Charlotte is a great documentary about tradition, craftsmanship, family, community and the love of the sea. Take a look at Charlotte website for the full story.
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October 26, 2011

WE LOVE ... THE WEEKENDER MAGAZINE



We got published in the "The Weekender". The Layout and Artistic Direction is simply beautiful, we are so honored to be featured in such a great magazine!





Check out The Weekender here.
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October 20, 2011

WALLPAPER BY LITTLE FINE DAY



Great Forest Wallpaper by Fine Little Day, photographed in the beautiful appartement of one of my favourite bloggers Suki from Varpunen


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WE LOVE ... MARIANNE RATIER


who drew a new keyvisual for us. Marianne Ratier is an illustrator living in Paris. She just published a new book together with Marie-Pierre Farkas about the Child Psychologist Francoise Dolto. Check out her website




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October 8, 2011

WE GOT PUBLISHED IN AD!!!

A long interview about Gesa & The Hansen Family in this month's AD Magazin



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SUPPORT IRIS HANTVERK



Iris Hantverk is a Swedish organisation that has been employing blind and sight impaired persons to make high quality household items since 1903. The Swedish government has decided to discontinue their benefits towards Iris Hantverk, so now they have to make it on their own. You can support them by buying something in their stores in Stockholm in Kungsgatan 55, or in Västerlånggatan 24 or at one of the webshops like Neest. It would be too sad to see them go!
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October 2, 2011

WE LOVE RIKKES LAMP ORLA!

Orla is a wall-mounted lamp with an elm wood bracket and cast porcelain shade. The idea came from an old lamp that Rikke Hagen’s grandfather had over the workbench in his carpentry workshop. It was nothing more than a few roughly cut sticks with a shaded light bulb hanging from the end of the cord. When her grandfather passed away, she inherited his workbench, his tool cabinet – and the lamp. Rikke Hagen used the lamp for nearly ten years in her first studio as a workshop lamp. She often thought that one day she would have to modernise it. Now it is done! Rikke Hagen’s grandfather’s name was Orla.



Rikke Hagen graduated from The Danish Design School (now the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design), the line of glass and ceramics , in 1998, and since then she has received several awards for her design, including Ole Haslund’s Honorary Grant in 2007, the iF product design award in 2008 and the Award Nordic Relations in 2010.
Buy it here