Nendo for Lasvit

Nendo for Lasvit

Nendo paired with the Czech glassmakers, Lasvit, to create a collection of hand-blown glass lighting and objects. This is Nendo’s first foray into the glass world and the pieces are quite beautiful. Each piece is unique with slight variations, as that’s the unpredictability of them being hand-blown. The forms are striking, yet elegant all while remaining simple in their overall shape.

Nendo for Lasvit

Inhale Lamp
Formed by negative air pressure during the glassblowing process, the Inhale Lamp gets its shape when you blow glass to form an air bubble and then suck the air back out.

Nendo for Lasvit

Nendo for Lasvit

Nendo for Lasvit

Nendo for Lasvit

Press Lamp
The glass tube is pressed almost together during the glassblowing process to form a tiny space. Wiring is then threaded through the space and the pinched area is what holds the light source in place.

Nendo for Lasvit

Nendo for Lasvit

Nendo for Lasvit

Nendo for Lasvit

X-Ray Vase
A series of transparent domes within a mirror coated larger glass dome creates the ultimate optical effect revealing flowers and domes.

Nendo for Lasvit

Nendo for Lasvit

The collection was shown during Milan Salone as part of the Still & Sparkling exhibition.

Photos by Yoneo Kawabe.


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national stationery show 2012: sweet nothings

For me, cards are almost always about telling someone special that you care about them. I’ve gotten better at sending “just because” cards, but I always prefer to send something sweet. So for today’s National Stationery Show post, I wanted to share my favorite lovey-dovey cards. These would be perfect to tuck inside someone’s bag on the way to work or to celebrate a special occasion. No matter what the excuse, these are great to keep around your house just in case. xo, grace

Images above: Artisanal/canning culture inspires a sweet card from Alee and Press. Venn diagram card by Alee & Press, as well.


Image above: A sweet card from Belle & Union that makes this Southern girl’s heart happy.


Image above: Ghost Academy’s cards shot me like an arrow through the heart. I wanted every single one of them. They had a punky, Ghost World, riot grrrl quality that sent me straight back to middle school, in the best way possible. This one was my favorite.


Image above: Favorite sweet card of the show, hands down (by Gilah Press)


Image above: Hot stuff card by Shed Letterpress

More sweet stationery designs after the jump . . .

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NY Design Week 2012 – ICFF: Symbol Audio

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Blake Tovin and Matt Richmond of Tovin Design Limited are furniture designers first and foremost, but as they’re also huge audiophiles their newest line, Symbol Audio, might just be their biggest indulgence yet. So far there are three products in the line, the consumer friendly Tabletop HIFI, a luxe set of subwoofers that can plug into everything from your iPhone to your record player, the LP Storage Cabinet, which has two CD/DVD drawers and four pull-down storage bins that can hold up to 640 LPS, and the flagship of the line, the Modern Record Console.

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With vinyl record sales doubling every year since 2008, Tovin and Richmond think it’s high time the all-in-one record player console came back on the market. But the MRC isn’t for your average vinyl enthusiast; The electronics on this player are serious business. Open the lid and feast your eyes on “a hand built tube amplifier and turntable set into patinated steel plates” that merge analog sound with a modern wireless system. “Tucked out of view into the steel base is a second dedicated amplifier and subwoofer designed to extend the low end frequency and provide added richness to the sound. For the convenience of streaming digital music. just switch the selector from turntable to WiFi and stream from any digital source through the built-in wireless router.”

The same level of detail is paid to the exterior, which is made from solid American Walnut that rests on a steel base. The entire console in made and assembled by hand in the US, but unlike the comparably affordable-ish Tabletop HIFI ($1,800) and the LP Storage Cabinet ($2,750 – $5,250), the MRC will run you about $15,000.

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Alternate Views of the Eclipse

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Image by NASA Earth Observatory

We’ve all seen countless photos of solar eclipses, and readers in California, Japan or Australia may have gotten a look at Sunday’s in person; but did you ever wonder what the results of an eclipse look like from space?

The Large Picture Blog has images of earlier eclipses and their effect on the Earth, as shot by the International Space Station and the Mir, before it was decommissioned:

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Kind of looks like a burn mark, like God left Earth in the oven too long.

While photographer Cory Poole couldn’t be bothered to make it into outer space (lazy), he did take the time to shoot 700 shots of Sunday’s eclipse through a telescope, and was good enough to post the resultant time-lapse video on YouTube:

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Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

Israeli designer Hilla Shamia uniquely joins the materials of aluminum and wood in this Wood Casting series. Using a whole tree trunk, Shamia pours molten aluminum directly onto the wood, which burns the surface and darkens the wood. The wood gets cut up lengthwise and put into a mold to form the frame and legs of the piece.

Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

Each piece is completely one-of-a-kind due to the various trees used and depending on the “leakage” of the metal throughout the wood cracks. I love the mix of natural wood and the sleek modern metal.

Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia


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Photo of the Day: The Wild Horses

197 Photo of the Day: The Wild Horses

Wild horses are driven into an arena to pick out young stallions in Duelmen, Germany. It is believed that this is the last herd of wild horses on the European continent; more than 300 of the indigenous horses stay free and wild without any care under the protection of the Duke of Croy. Once a year the new born stallions are caught and sold, but all mares stay with the herd to guarantee the survival of the endangered species. (Martin Meissner/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.

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…let’s build quiet armies friends, let’s march on their glass towers… let’s build fallen cathedrals and Make impractical plans…

…let’s build quiet armies friends, let’s march on their glass towers… let’s build fallen cathedrals and Make impractical plans…
…让我们同建一支静默的军团, 我的朋友们, 让我们踏过他们的琉璃塔… 一起建造倒塌的教堂和不切实际的计划…

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simon schubert: creased paper architecture

designboom checks in with simon schubert about his meticulously crafted works of art, each formed from creasing a single sheet of paper into a scene resembling the interior of familiar or imagined structures.

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Dimensions of Dialogue

“Dimensions of Dialogue” a short film by the Czech surrealist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer.
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