The Tread Wrapping Machine, by London based designer Anton Alvarez, is a beautiful tool that Anton created to join any material with only glue coated thread. This “externalised” joint can be used to combine any type or shape of material without the use of conventional fasteners, creating a final product that can grow organically during the wrapping process.
The Faceture Vases, by London based designer Phil Cuttance, are a series of hand cast, faceted vases that incorporate variance in the core design of the object. Each piece is made on a beautiful hand powered machine that Cuttance built specific for the project. Be sure to watch the video for the process, every part of this project has been carefully thought out.
Dana Cannam continues his amazing work with the Bravais Desk, a modular solid wood desk that can be arranged and customized to fit any working environment. What’s really amazing about the Bravais Desk is that it is all done with no hardware, much like the Clamp Lamp Cannam designed for Pablo earlier this year.
The amazing Little Shining Man Kite was thought up by Heather and Ivan Morison & designed by Sash Reading and engineered by the folks at Queen & Crawford. Not only is this kite beautiful, its a work of engineering art. Its made up of 1700 3D printed parts, carbon fiber rods, and cuben fiber aerospace fabric.
Wow, this really made my day. I found a sheet, waiting on my desk, of the new Pioneers of American Industrial Design Stamps by the USPS of the when I walked into the “office” today. The stamps are really quite beautiful, featuring the most iconic work of Eliot Noyes, Dave Chapman, Frederick Hurten Rhead, Donald Deskey, & Greta von Nessen with a few others. The collection was art directed by Derry Noyes and is being issued as a Forever stamp which always the current First-Class rate.
Fuseproject has created a beautiful product sphere for The Nature Conservancy Talamanca Cacao that includes branding, packaging, and the development of a custom grinder/stirring stick used to brew the cocoa. The Bribri women of Talamanca, Costa Rica use sustainable farming practices, growing all of their prized cacao in the natural eco-system. Unlike traditional monoculture farming, the cacao plants grow in their native habitats, surrounded by immense biodiversity.
Their main product is 100% cacao (no suger added) that is hand formed in hard pucks. Fuseproject has designed a custom grinder/stirring stick that is used to grind the puck for brewing. The grinder features a micro-blade grinder attached to a wooden handle that has a built-in hook for hanging it on the lip of the mug. The packaging is all created from the burlap bags the beans are dried in.
Fold Radiator by Mikolaj Adamus solves the mornings most annoying problem, cold towels that are still damp, in a beautiful wall mounted radiator that would at home hanging on the wall of museum. The Fold Radiator is still just a concept but I for one would love this simple solution in my life.
The amazing Keybrid is finally for sale for only $8.00! That might seem like a lot to pay for a blank key but this no ordinary blank. The Keybrid was designed by Scott Amron a year ago and has been looking for manufactures since. My order is already in!
Handle Me is an amazing new cookware collection by the Norwegian design studio Angel Wyller Aarset (a collaboration between Christoffer Angel, Øyvind Wyller, & Simen Aarseth). Handle Me’s design cues come from traditional cast iron cookware and has been updated with a modern faceted surface and beautiful wooden handles. The choice of cast iron came from the designers desire to make “immortal” pieces that would last generations and could be come heirlooms.