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Amisol by Daniel Rybakken for Luceplan

Amisol by Daniel Rybakken

Amisol by Daniel Rybakken

Amisol by Daniel Rybakken

The Amisol pendant lamp by Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken (for Luceplan), is an exercise in proportion, intended for a large space without taking up excessive spacial real estate. At 43 inches across, a translucent film or metallic mirror shade is stretched in a circular frame to provide solar projection, either diffusing or reflecting the direct beam of a high-intensity LED bulb; adjustable to varying angles, thin aluminum rods hold the disc in place.

More at: Luceplan

Musa by Note Design Studio

Musa by Note Design Studio

Musa by Note Design Studio

Musa by Note Design Studio

Produced by Spanish lighting brand Vibia, Stockholm-based Note Design Studio have introduced the Musa lighting series. A lamp design that consists of a hand-blown opal glass sphere resting inside a concave aluminum dish, the thoughtful composition evokes an organic and familiar feeling. Musa is available in wall sconce or table lamp form, as well as in a chargeable variation to avoid cords, in three color options: white, salmon, and mink grey, each offering a special warmth and depth to the quality of light.

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105 ltr Formen by Fabio Vogel

105 ltr Formen by Fabio Vogel

105 ltr Formen by Fabio Vogel

105 ltr Formen by Fabio Vogel

105 ltr Formen by Fabio Vogel

In his latest collection of work, 105 ltr Formen, German designer Fabio Vogel presents vases that are created using an experimental technique involving fireproof fabric forms and blown glass, whereby the glass takes on the texture and detail of the mold. Vogel’s method combines traditional glass-making handcraft with modern technology, allowing the element of fire to direct each unique piece, revealing patterns and character such as the fabric’s folds, curves, and stitches.

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Lynea Plug Lamp by Human Home

Lynea Plug Lamp by Human Home

Lynea Plug Lamp by Human Home

Lynea Plug Lamp by Human Home

Lynea Plug Lamp by Human Home

Lynea, by Los Angeles-based studio Human home, is a lamp designed to imitate hardwired lighting, but instead of requiring an electrical installation, is simply anchored by, and directly plugs into a wall outlet, making for a seamless design that offers the appearance of a floor lamp or wall sconce, while also saving space.

Consisting of aluminum hardware that is floated off the wall by a wooden peg, Lynea features milled brass accents and is topped by a blown opal glass globe. Each lamp is handcrafted in-house at Human home, in the Arts District of Los Angeles, and is available in flat black or white powder-coated finishes, in 28” or 40” height options.

More at: Human home

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide ’17

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide ’17

1. Ann Ringstrand’s earthy, but beautifully inviting Gather fragrance features notes like incense, cypress, and cedramber, $215; 2. Phaidon’s The Japanese Garden is a thorough and historical exploration of the Japanese garden in art and culture, $70; 3. Horse Brand Co.’s naval knife w/brass handle is inspired by traditional Scandinavian maritime knives, and is entirely handmade in Brooklyn, $195; 4. ROE’s white sturgeon caviar is sustainably farmed in California, crafted by hand, and forgoes the oft present preservatives or borax found in European caviars, $150; 5. Consisting of a brass base and a hand-dipped glass globe, Jordi Canudas’ Dipping Lamp is the perfect blend of modernist design and ‘70s California vibes, $275

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide ’17

6. Kikori whiskey is distilled in Japan, made from 100% rice, and aged over three years, $50; 7. The School of Life’s Walden candle is subtly fragranced with natural notes, referencing the quiet life of Henry David Thoreau, $50; 8. More important now than we ever anticipated, a donation to the ACLU helps the organization respond to threats to our civil liberties, blocking attempts to suppress free speech, the denial of reproductive freedom, rejection of immigrant’s rights, racially-based practices in the criminal justice system, among many other fights, donation; 9. Designed by artist and Acme founder Adrian Olabuenaga, this metal rollerball pen & mechanical pencil set look like iconic No. 2 pencils, but write like the fine instruments they are, $74; 10.  Menu’s minimal brass candle cube, designed by Erik Olovsson, looks as striking alone as it does in a group, $75

Vipp Loft

Vipp Loft, Copenhagen

Vipp Loft, Copenhagen

Vipp Loft, Copenhagen

Vipp Loft, Copenhagen

Vipp Loft, Copenhagen

Vipp Loft, Copenhagen

Vipp Loft, Copenhagen

Vipp, the Danish company most known for their metal pedal bin, introduced in 1939, continues to reach into multiple facets of design, this time with their self-service concept hotel. Rather than a multi-room complex, the Vipp hotel consists of single spaces in multiple locations. Their first, the Vipp shelter, a prefab the company debuted a couple of years ago, is now available nightly, and sits in the Swedish wilderness. Most recently, the brand opened the doors to Vipp loft, a 400-square-meter space atop an old printing factory in Copenhagen, that also houses the Vipp office. Conceptualized by Studio David Thulstrup, the loft frames the brand’s design philosophy, and offers all the comforts of a home, including a fully outfitted Vipp kitchen and dining area, three outdoor terraces, and fireplace. Vipp’s “rooms” have a stocked fridge, bath products by Aèsop, bedding by Aiayu, and the brand’s own organic cotton towels. Vipp plans to add more “rooms” to the hotel line, including Chimney House, a landmark building that was once a water pumping station near the harbor of northern Copenhagen.

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Los Logos 8 from Gestalten

Los Logos 8, Gestalten

Los Logos 8, Gestalten

Los Logos 8, Gestalten

Los Logos 8, Gestalten

Los Logos 8, Gestalten

Los Logos 8 is the latest edition of Gestalten’s extensively curated Los Logos series, covering the latest in contemporary logo design and innovative branding; a thorough reference, as well as an inspiration source. Many of the international works featured are from independent, creative studios or designers that forgo the standard rules of corporate branding and instead apply an artistic and forward-thinking approach to logo design, while still balancing the complicated job of shaping a brand’s public identity. To extend on the design aspect, the book includes interviews that offer insight to the creative process. Los Logos 8 features work by trailblazers such as Hired Guns Creative, BankerWessel, and industry leader Wolff Olins, among many others.

If you are an artist or designer, graphic or typeface enthusiast, or just interested in branding from an aesthetic perspective, Los Logos 8 is a compendium well worth having on your shelf, as it captures the moment in logo design, and thereby acts as a forecaster of sorts for larger trends in the branding field.

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Acrobat Lighting by Porcelain Bear

Acrobat Lighting by Porcelain Bear

Acrobat Lighting by Porcelain Bear

Acrobat Lighting by Porcelain Bear

Acrobat Lighting by Porcelain Bear

Australian design studio Porcelain Bear’s latest lighting series, Acrobat, is inspired by the gracefully dangerous moves of aerial performers. The modular lighting fixtures, available in multiple metal finishes, feature lit translucent porcelain arms, supported by a metal trapeze, which is suspended from a minimal ceiling plate. The ingenious shades employ LED technology which is diffused by the porcelain to create a warmer glow. The Acrobat fixtures are available in multiple bent-metal configurations as well as Flatbar, which simply consists of a balanced bar with shades at opposing ends.

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Photos: Porcelain Bear

Glassware for Peroni Nastro Azzurro by Shiro Studio

Glassware for Peroni Nastro Azzurro by Shiro Studio

Glassware for Peroni Nastro Azzurro by Shiro Studio

Glassware for Peroni Nastro Azzurro by Shiro Studio

Glassware for Peroni Nastro Azzurro by Shiro Studio

As the creative director of London-based Shiro Studio, Andrea Morgante was chosen by Peroni Nastro Azzurro UK to update the iconic beer brand’s glassware. As one of the world’s most recognizable beers, and one that is intrinsically connected to its Italian heritage, Morgante was mindful of this provenance when rethinking the design.

In Morgante’s words, “To redesign the iconic Peroni Nastro Azzurro glass is an exquisite, delicate challenge: the current glass is somehow iconic so I wanted to introduce a considerate evolution rather than a forceful, arbitrary redesign. I wanted the new glassware range to embrace the brand’s heritage whilst conveying a sense of modernity and innovation. I was equally interested in exploiting the optical quality of the borosilicate glass, one of the clearest, lightest and most durable type of glasses available, exploring how light could be compressed and refracted through the liquid by using variations on the glass thickness. Not many artisans can skillfully handcraft borosilicate glass and I had the privilege to work closely for several months with one of the few Pyrex glassmaking companies located in north-eastern Italy.”

The design’s ribbed surface is not only a detail that engages light to better illustrate the beer’s liquid quality, it is specifically designed to enhance the nucleation process, which catalyzes carbonation, resulting in a prolonged stream of bubbles that enhance the taste and drinking experience.

The line consists of four pieces of varying volume, from from the 568ml pint glass to a 200ml tumbler for Peroni-based cocktails. The glassware is currently being released in select UK venues.

More at: Shiro Studio
Photos: Shiro Studio

Add Stool by ASK

Add Stool by ASK

Add Stool by ASK

Add Stool by ASK
Add by ASK (Atelier Steffen Kehrle) is a elegant, versatile design manufactured by German studio and wood shop Stattmann Neue Moebel. To be used as a stool or small table, the stackable form consists of three bent wood legs and a perfectly balanced round seat; the fine grain of sustainably-forested ash, and a sophisticated palette of stain options elevate a piece of furniture that is often considered utilitarian.

Bavarian-born Steffen Kehrle designs a broad spectrum of products and objects, in industrial, cultural, and museum contexts. Imaginative, but mindful of furniture’s design history, Kehrle rethinks and modernizes references through his use of form and detail.

Stattmann Neue Moebel, the fourth-generation label of a wood workshop located near the village of Ascheberg, Germany, specializes in carpentry and fine wood work, implementing modern designs to a traditional approach of construction.

More at: Stattmann Neue Moebel, ASK
Photos: Julien Renault









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