Experiment 1 – Skateboard shades by Showoodshop

Sunglasses made from broken skateboard decks. Crafted entirely in Shwood’s local woodshop, this one-of-a-kind pair of sunglasses was created out of curiosity, just to see what was possible. Based in Portland, Oregon Shwood creates handcrafted wooden eyewear using fine exotic hardwoods.

Red clay stool by Red Aede & Apparatu

The Brandery, the Barcelona’s Show dedicated to replace the missing Bred & Butter, presented the design of 15 member firms of Red – Association of Spanish Design – creating space ‘Habitat Design’ from which invites bloggers and visitors socialize and see the latest proposals for interior design.

To be continued by Julien Carretero

To be continued rewound deals with the ‘unmaking of’ a To be continued sideboard cabinet. The piece, which got heavily damaged during the transport back from an exhibition, was declared total loss by the official surveyor appointed by the insurance company. In order to be able to process to the indemnification of the studio for the loss, the insurance company requested the complete destruction of the piece.
We thought it would be more interesting to turn this meaningless destruction into a project in itself, into a kind of performance.

Porcelain work by Sue Paraskeva

Sue Paraskeva produces exquisite thrown porcelain installation work, altered one-offs, and sublime tableware, but it’s the incredible detail in her work that really sets it apart. he way Jamie has managed to capture the details is nearly zen-like. She gets so close to the process you can clearly see Sue’s fingerprints, which is absolutely amazing.

126 Pewter desk casting by Max Lamb

Sand casting is one of the earliest forms of casting due to its simplicity and low-tech materials required. Sand casting produces metal components with a rough sand-like texture, often with a crude degree of accuracy, and therefore requires various finishing techniques to improve the surface finish. This time, well known designer Max Lamb returned to his origins with sand-casting methods he experimented while studying at the RCA.

Wheel printer notebook cover by Postalco

Postalco is a stationery and leather goods company based in Tokyo and owned by Mike Abelson and Yuri Abelson. Based in Tokyo since 2001, they strength to produce finely crafted products that nowadays have garnered them praise and devoted fans not just in Japan but also around the world. All of Postalco’s products are born out of observing people’s daily lives. Thus, the printed wheel cover inspiration comes from seeing the tracks of the tires of the bicycle through a puddle, spinning the wheel with ink on paper can be a variety of stripes.

Woodworker by George Nakashima

George Nakashima Woodworker is a custom furniture company located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, owned by siblings Mira and Kevin Nakashima. Founded by their father, George Nakashima (1905-1990), in 1947, the nine-acre site served as a kind of laboratory for integrated living, testing George’s concepts of “decentralization, intermediate technology and living off the land”.

Drawing Apparatus by Robert Howsare

Design is a task that takes place surrounded by many other factors. In most cases the designer tries to take care of every detail so nothing can spoil the final result. On this basis, Robert Howsare plays with the arbitrary factor to create an exquisite collection of posters.

Enignum Motion by Joseph Walsh

To celebrate the October 2010 grand opening of the Mint Museum Uptown, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) has launched theProject Ten Ten Ten, commissioning 10 of the world’s most innovative craft artists to create works. Joseph Walsh, being one of the commissioned artists, created the Enignum Motion Table, which is now in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Individually crafted shoes by Vialis Handmade

The history of Vialis shoes is an authentic Spanish tale.The quality of the materials, comfort, originality and authentic styling also play their part… Vialis shoes are made primarily from Italian leather and rely on an environmentally friendly vegetable tanning process. Sarenza is committed to offering you Vialis creations.

Skateboard engraved by Guillem Castellvi

Today we come up with one of those works we really like: talented designers putting their hands on exploring new personal paths. Barcelona based motion graphic designer Guillem Castellvi combined some of his passions to create a personalised engraved skateboard. The result is pure boost of the relief’s beauty and process enthusiasm.

Pleat Box by Apparatu & Mashallah

The idea behind the Pleat Box is that of a sophisticated combination between a digitally-designed crease in a piece of cloth, the silhouette of which is applied to a ceramic base.
The outer part of the lamp is offered in white ceramic, underglazed red clay and grey –the result of recycling different enamels.

Handmade for the industry by Dave Hakkens

Dave Hakkens is a big fan of craftsmanship and he believes our world sometimes just needs products to be made industrially. To make the products produceable for machines they need a 3D file which is designed and drawn on the computer. Usually this is done entirely computer based. Products are starting to look the same and a personal details are lost. He wanted to make a technical product by hand but still produceable for the industry. He did this combining old techniques & crafts with new technologies such special software and 3D scanning.

Senseless drawing bot by So Kanno & Takahiro Yamaguchi

This is a self-generated drawing machine that using chaotic movement of double pendulum and drawing abstract line dynamically in realtime. The modified electric skateboard with double pendulum detecting the direction of the movement of pendulum by rotary encoder on the fulcrum of it and amplify the wobble by moving right and left.

Little shining man heather by Ivan Morison

Little Shining Man is a sculpture that has the potential for flight. The design of the structure is based around the tetra kites of Alexander Graham Bell, multiplied out into colliding cubes that take their form from the cubic formations of the mineral Pyrite. A double wing module has been duplicated and arranged into a tight cellular structural arrangement that appears as a heavy, un-flyable mass

Faceture by Phil Cuttance

The FACETURE series consists of handmade faceted vessels, light-shades and table. Each object is produced individually by casting a water-based resin into a simple handmade mould. The mould is then manually manipulated to create the each object’s form before each casting, making every piece utterly unique.

Running mould by Glithero

A pivot is built in the centre of the gallery and wet plaster is poured on floor. When the plaster is about to cure, a large wooden running mould with a sharp zinc profile is pushed through the paste-like material.

Making of Peugeot by Blinkink and Blinkart

Blinkink and Blinkart collaborate on a stunning paper stop motion film for Peugeot. Blinkink director Joseph Mann has teamed up with Blinkart designer extraordinaire Kyle Bean to create a stunning stop motion paper world for Euro RSCG and Peugeot. Mann and Bean, along with their team of paper artists, created everything in the 30″ film, including hundreds of individual spanners and bollards, over a period of 4 weeks entirely bespoke. Enjoy!

Time lapse for NY Design Week 2011 by Stephen Dirkes

In this project, Stephen Dirkes was commissioned by core77 and Gallery R Pure to shoot a time lapse of Frederick McSwain’s installation of “Die”, a portrait of designer Tobias Wong in 13,138 white dice ( each die represent every day the designer lived before committing suicide at 35 ).

Playing elements by Jolan van der Wiel

Water bottles collected from the streets are used as molds for concrete playing elements. The smooth texture of the bottles gives the casted concrete a huggable surface. The simplicity of the material and production makes the elements easy to reproduce locally.

Unravel knitwear in fashion by Bauke Knottnerus

Phat Knits created by Dutch designer Bauke Knottnerus is a series of brilliantly over scaled furniture pieces. Despite the fact that the designer claims that he doesn’t really see himself as a furniture designer. “I’m more like a material designer,” he explains. “These things I make could end up as furniture or as textiles, it’s more like creating media that can be used to construct a coat or a carpet or a curtain.

Lucas Maassen and sons

His Sons are responsible for the paint job of the furniture which is build in the factory. They get paid 1 Euro for every piece of furniture they paint. As agreed by the contract they signed.

Gravity stool by Jolan van der Wiel

The Gravity Stool thanks its unique shape to the cooperation between magnetic fields and the power of gravity. Departing from the idea that everything is influenced by gravitation, a force that has a strongly shaping effect, he intended to manipulate this natural phenomenon by exploiting its own power: magnetism.

Banana “Nana serif” typography

Luiz Risi & Yomar Agusto had to boost banana sales, using only the 2,7 centimeter Chiquita-label as a medium. Together with my brazilian friend Yomar Augusto – graphic and type designer, they created a font made with Chiquita banana peels: the Nana Serif typography.


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