IntoConcrete pen

With a new year beginning, the desire to reorganize and update the office unsurprisingly follows. Without a doubt, we are very keen on stylish office supplies which led us to discover IntoConcrete. The design group based in Chicago, is known for its unusual treatment of concrete in all of their products, which include jewelry and lighting in addition to office […]

The Pencil Redefined

When asked to look at the standard pencil and conceive a new sense and purpose for it, the 3rd year industrial design students at HIT, Holon Institute of Technology, rose to the challenge.  18 designs were created for the project, below are a selection.  We cannot help but be intrigued by the possibilities and use […]

When Clay Gives Way to Stone

While still in their soft state, a stone is placed on the edge of a clay vase.  The weight of the stone shapes the clay, forming a natural curve in response. Each piece is signed, numbered, and its formative stone is presented with the finished product.  The pieces are designed by Martin Azúa and produced in […]

Gift: Holiday Wants

Here are a few items that have caught our eyes to either give or receive this holiday season. While making the party rounds , the Aplat canvas tote is like no other for transporting a fresh-made pie or home-baked bread. Aplat in french means ‘lays flat’ or ‘for dishes’ which is why it is the […]

GIFT

I was never a huge fan of dolls, but then I found this. Dolls. For adults. Had I known I could have a Grandma Moses doll, or a Frida Khalo doll, I may have been converted a long time ago. Look at these beautiful works of art by UneekDoll Design. Frida Khalo, Grandma Moses, and […]

HAITI: Design Aid

Thanks to designer Lena Corwin for links to designers/shops donating to Haiti relief. Please let us know if you hear of additional shops/companies that are putting proceeds to this effort. gallery hanahou 20% of sales from the upcoming 20/10 vision show will be donated. (i have a print in this show, along with some of my […]

MATTER: POSTERS

A good poster is like a window–a great view. And great views don’t normally come cheap. But posters do! If you need to breathe new life or landscape into your home or office, you might enjoy the poster round-up at Samantha Hahn’s blog, Maquette.   This poster appeared on most design blogs last year but we’re not sick of […]

MATTER: BRICOLAGE

Jean Pelle has designed these beautiful objects that make us think of assemblage and bricolage, and Brancusi’s sculptures at MOMA. You can purchase some of her unique creations, here. [Thank you, DesignSponge]     

GIFT: BOOKS/ART

Leeanne Shapton has reenvisioned classics with these beautiful wood paintings/sculptures of  books. Available at John Derian! [Thanks to Uppercase Journal]  

MATTER: CALENDAR 2009

It’s time to get a 2009 calendar, if you haven’t already. Any one of the letterpressed calendars below would make a great present, or infuse your office with a little elegance. They are reasonably priced, and there couldn’t be a better moment to revel in the beauty of the handmade present and/or to support an […]