I’ve been following the folks behind Lumi and their innovative print-with-the-sun products for over a year now and was thrilled to jump in on their latest kickstarter project: inkodye kit. They just emailed to confirm my address so I should be receiving my kit in a few weeks! I’ll be sure to share the new projects it inspires.
“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.” – Carl Sagan
I finally made it to a CreativeMornings event. Last Friday Kelli Anderson spoke (at the beautiful XO Group offices in Manhattan) about what drives her as a designer and artist. ‘Disruptive wonder’ is what she calls it and she practices it by injecting humor and surprise into everyday objects. Her work is inspired by her long love of physics and the evolving design language. Check out her work or watch her TED talk and get inspired.
I love these perfectly colored paper geometric faceted ornaments from Artecnica by Clara von Zweigbergk. The product is named Themis and is designed to hang as a mobile but I like to place them on shelves or stack them. Zweigbergk, a Swedish designer from Stockholm, also designed the beautiful 2011 catalogue for my favorite Danish retailer—Hay.
If you are interested in picking up your own Themis, you can find a store on the Artecnica website for a location near you. I bought mine at the Moma store in Soho.
I’ll kick it off with this fantastic video by Adam R Garcia (thepressure.org)! I dare you to tell me printing isn’t cool after you watch it.
I used to share a space in a collective studio with the printers KeeganMeegan in Portland, Oregon. They are awesome people and do great work.
Produced by Adam R Garcia (thepressure.org)
Printing by KeeganMeegan (keeganmeegan.com)
Video by Noe Chavez (sandymontana.com)
Music by Lazerbeak (doomtree.net)
Song: “Wild Life”
Dana Tanamachi was featured on Design*Sponge today and I couldn’t resist posting about her and her work too! Dana is a graphic designer and custom chalk letterer residing in Brooklyn, NY currently working at Louis Fili Ltd.
Just goes to show talent will shine no matter what the medium.
The past four days have been spent nailing down the warp structure. I tested and analyzed ropes to find the right size, color, weight and overall look. I’m getting closer on making a final decision. The other part of what I’m calling the “structure” are the hooks or hangers that the rope will hang from. [...]
I’m still working on my review of the Stockholm Furniture Fair. In the meantime, here’s a bit of Bela Borsodi‘s brilliant work to inspire you. Have a great weekend! Wad #39, Alphabets Tenmen#23, ten very nice things
Soft, lightweight, interactive geometric petals for the wall. These were the final designs for a project I produced at the Designskolen Kolding, Denmark last spring. The design developed from transforming geometric patterns found in classic quilt designs into three-dimensional form. The final shape came out of a lot of paper folding. Within the process, I [...]