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Archive for October, 2012

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Fishline Chair by Nendo for INTERIEUR 2012

Japanese design studio Nendo designed these Fishline Chairs as prototypes for INTERIEUR 2012 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Each wooden chair is wound by hand with dyed fishing line on its surface, to give the chair a new luster and unevenness, apart from traditional treatments to wood. Each chair takes about two weeks to complete by hand,…

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Marimekko for Finnair to Launch Spring 2013

Marimekko and Finnair announced a three-year design collaboration to introduce Marimekko designs into the Finnair flying experience. Beginning Spring 2013, all Finnair aircraft will feature a “Marimekko for Finnair” collection of textiles and tableware, featuring Marimekko’s classic patterns. The Marimekko for Finnair collection is specially designed to add a light and fresh visual and tactile…

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Libratone Zipp: Portable Speakers with Sleek Design

I recently discovered these sleek Libratone Zipp speakers from Denmark. Although it somehow reminds me of the Bose SoundDock speaker that I already own – but with a much sleeker design with the Italian wool covers, and without the wires. These speakers transmit music wirelessly, even without a WiFi network enabled, as the speakers themselves…

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Starbucks Tokyo Pop-up Shop by Nendo

On trendy Omotesando street in Tokyo, Nendo created a pop-up shop dedicated to Starbucks’ espresso drinks with a space designed like a library complete with bookshelves and of course – books. Nine different books, each in a different color representing a different drink ranging from lattes to cappuccinos to cafe mochas, are placed on the…

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The Hunt for the Perfect Dining Chair

Lately I’ve been thinking about getting some dining chairs. It’s for more of a contemporary setting so I’ve been trying to come up with a few choices, so here they are: Series 7 Chair Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen This chair is really an all-purpose chair for me, whether as a dining chair or even an…

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Chair Farm by Studio Aisslinger

The Chair Farm by Studio Aisslinger is a utopic vision for the future. As we become more aware of our own carbon footprint, topics such as sustainability have surfaced more often, influencing our choices when selecting products to buy. Just as you can harvest strawberries in the winter, you may perhaps in the future purchase…

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Cafe Aalto, Helsinki

During my visit to the World Design Capital 2012 in Helsinki I also had the opportunity to stop by Cafe Aalto, designed by the famous architect, located inside the Akateeminen Kirjakauppa (Academic Bookstore) building called the Kirjatalo (Book House), which was also designed by Aalto. The interesting thing about the cafe itself is really the…