Available as a pay-what-you-want download on the awesome website Lost Type Co-op, Blanch is a mixture of 50s era san-serifs blended with the numbering of classic labeling machines. The type face was deigned by the Barcelona studio Atipus.
The Meo Shelf by Montreal based designer Olivier Desrochers is a beautiful modular shelving system that makes use of gravity and set screws to create an elegant and simple storage solution. The simple metal brackets slide onto over sized, thick slabs of solid oak.
The unique angle built into the brackets causes them to grip tightly onto the planks, with added security coming from the set screws. The brackets come in a variety of colors and the system can be built to suit your needs.
I love this beautiful infographic, Parks of the World, by Brooklyn, NY based designer Mikell Fine Iles but I am a little disappointed that Fairmount Park in Philadelphia didn’t make the cut. The infographic charts out the size, shape, orientation on the map (relative to north), annual visitors and the parks date of inception in an elegant & colorful, easy-to-read way.
The DeskBox, by Tel-Aviv based designers Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges, is a beautiful and minimal desk. Designed for Arco, the desk features an elegant solution to small spaces and cluttered surfaces. When open, DeskBox provides ample space to work on a laptop, with built in storage and cord management, but with a simple lift of the surface, the desk closes, hiding it all away cleanly.
A brilliant 4 poster series by Birmingham, England based designer Rob Ricketts, Program Your 808 details the programming used for some of the most notable drum sequences on the classic Roland TR-808 drum machine.
These business cards for Espresso Republic, a specialty coffee roaster in southern California, by Istanbul, Turkey based designer Salih Kucukaga are a beautiful mix of elegant typography and simple color. They are part of a larger identity program developed for Espresso Republic’s subsidiary companies, Dripp & Black Goat. The cards were printed by the amazing folks over at Studio On Fire.
My Desk, by Lisbon, Portugal based designer Miguel Mestre, beautifully combines the note book and the work surface. The desk features a huge pad of blank white 100cm x 70 cm paper allowing you to sketch, take notes, and doodle to you your heart desire while working. When its filled, just tear the sheet off & you have a clean new surface to work on. Photos by Rui Valido.
The Ant House by Shizuoka, Japan based firm mA-Style Architecture is a beautifully simple single family residence built in Omaezaki, Japan. The small dwelling is elegantly laid out, with a “adult” side and a “kids” side separated by a common living area.
This minimal house is just as minimally finished, with natural plywood walls & surfaces, and a stark dark grey exterior. The layout of the house maximizes the living space by building the storage into the structure. Images © kai nakamura
The new Torototela micro desk with speakers by Verona, Italy based designer Paolo Cappello, for MiniForms, is the perfect desk for a music lover. With its built in amp and speakers you can listen to tunes from just about any device.
The design of the desk is clean and minimal with beautiful wooden legs that accentuate the lacquered speaker cabinet/desk surface. The desk comes in white, black, red, green and yellow with either natural, white, or black legs.