Monday, March 28, 2011

The Endless Chair- Made from Recycled Refrigerators

Coolhunting reports that Dutch designer Dirk van der Kooij is obsessed with rapid prototyping. Best known for his Endless Chair, made from a continuous string of recycled plastic using a 3D printer, the design has grown into a range of products all with the goal of making the production process more visible. Made from recycled refrigerators, the chairs are indeed made up out of one material. So no screws, demounting of parts, etc. So at the end of its life, the only thing that is left is this material, which can easily be shredded again until the plastic is at the end of its life. In fact, we shred the prototypes we don't like and use the material to make new ones.

The Heritage Book from Waterworks

Barbara and Robert Sallick founded NYC's Waterworks in 1978 and in the decades since helped redefine the modern bath as "an intimate yet luxurious retreat." With their extensive knowledge on materials and craftsmanship and Barbara at the creative helm, Waterworks remains focused on authentic design—a commitment that shows in both their product and her absorbing online design journal, "The Perfect Bath." To get your hands on the new "Heritage Book" simply visit a Waterworks showroom or request the book online.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Reed Danziger @ Hosfelt Gallery 4/2-5/14

Congratulations to my neighbor, Reed Danziger. In her seventh solo exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery, Reed Danziger presents new paintings on panel, a transition from her last show of large-scale works on paper. Danziger began to develop the color palette for this most recent work while at the Ucross artist residency program in Wyoming. The forms reflect not only the light and colors of that environment, but also the vast, undulating geography of the northern High Plains.In this body of work, Danziger's dense visual vocabulary takes shape in angular ribbons of colorful stripes colliding with one another, counter-balanced by more delicate, ethereal circles and matrices. Unfurling across the surface, these elements rise, bend, burst and twist. Danziger's interest lies in the examination of the evolution of these uninhibited natural patterns. "Everything is connected and yet undefined. It is hard to see what is influencing what and at what times," says Danziger. "And yet there is an intrinsic need for the elements to coalesce."

It's Saturday, Sleep In

Image via: Convoy

Friday, March 25, 2011

A + R Store = Yes Please

Get to know the A+R Store - goodies galore. The Venice storefront has gone global. Here are just a few of their items.

Get Hanfree

If you are like me and carry your iPad everywhere, you'll be interested to know about the Hanfree product which enables you to view and use your iPad in a hands-free mode. Another bit of good news, the designers have made these functional and handsome wooden accessories out of sustainably forested alder. Don't you love it when smart and stylish people do good things?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Parisian Attic Redo

Two architects have broken down the walls of several rooms for a family apartment crafted from a previous attic space. White walls add to the illusion of more space while art floats on every surface. This jewel is in Paris and has fabulous views to boot.

Artist, Sean McFarland at Baer Ridgway

As of this Saturday, Sean McFarland is exhibiting his show "Pictures of the Earth" - a group of polaroid photographs at San Francisco's Baer Ridgway Gallery. I'm a big fan of his work and am equally as excited about his graphite drawings seen below.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rad Round Throw from Gallop

Organic cotton blanket 'Theodore' by uimi - available at Australia's Gallop.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Taika Hand-Made Grizzly Bike

“The Grizzly” bike is the first product released by new Australian design company Taika. The prototype went through a battery of tests that only an active two-year-old boy can subject to a product. It has been ridden through an apartment, into the garden, along the footpath, across the promenade at the beach, down the pedestrian ramps, in between heavy foot traffic on nearby streets and over again and again every weekend for more than 12 months. The bike has been handmade by good people who care about the products they make. It hasn’t been made on a production line. It hasn’t been made by heavy machinery. As such, you may come across some love marks. They are signs that we are human, after all. The first one is painted with chalkboard paint, giving many possibilities to the budding bike designer.

Selections from Tisch and Co.

One of my favorite bloggers is Viera at VT Interiors. The designer offers beautiful products through Tisch & Co. Here are a few of my favorite finds in the collection.