OEN's got a nice interview with the principal behind TRUCK furniture of Osaka, Japan.
While I'm not exactly running out to try to acquire one of these, I do love both the idea and the fact that someone put the effort into making them. Bravo.
Both hand made in London, UK, Lamps were designed as items of everyday use that make user a bit uncomfortable with every use. The On/Off switch is shaped as a turd that needs to be stepped on. Each take one month to create. Lamp are available worldwide in limited editions of Good Boy - 100 and
Good Puppy - 200 directly from artist at www.whatshisname.co.uk
Good Boy - http://www.whatshisname.co.uk/?portfolio=good-boy
Good Puppy - http://www.whatshisname.co.uk/?portfolio=good-puppy
Ten cutting-edge products at the frontiers of form and function.
Some great ideas in here. The bike might be my favorite and one that I think should be developed immediately. So strange that bike-safety hasn't been given more priority in design decisions.
One of the things we’ve really learnt over the last 20 years is that while people would often struggle to articulate why they like something - as consumers we are incredibly discerning, we sense where has been great care in the design, and when there is cynicism and greed. It’s one of the thing we’ve found really encouraging.
We don’t do focus groups - that is the job of the designer. It’s unfair to ask people who don’t have a sense of the opportunities of tomorrow from the context of today to design.
These guys are hitting the mark with some pretty cool upcycled products.
pointed.co features only the best designed ipad and iphone applications.
Some lovely looking apps.
When we needed a creative shop to help us with this year’s holiday gift, we turned to Scott Thomas and his crew at Simple.Honest.Work in Chicago. They did a fantastic job putting together the concept and building, printing, and assembling the final packages.
Shaun shot a behind-the-scenes film of the final stage of the project. Here’s how they put it all together:A safe holiday season to everyone. Take care.
We’re looking forward to getting some postcards.
Love everything about this. Makes me want to go work at SHW.
*made of deadstock denim and Cognac and natural leather trim 5” handle and full leather bottom. Interior zipper pocket 16”. **made in Los Angeles.
My friend Naomi makes these bags when she is not working in the art department on commercials. Lovely to see all these self-initiated alternate careers that people have these days. Kickstarter, bigcartel, and other ideas that reward great ideas and thoughtful execution are doing humanity a huge service.