A Folding Table Called Lucy

A Folding Table Called Lucy in home furnishings Category

Alexander Lervik has designed a new folding table called Lucy for Swedish furniture company Johanson Design. While most folding tables are simply functional with no real thought put into appearance, Lucy aims to change that with its innovative folding leg mechanism that looks great when the table is set up or folded flat.

A Folding Table Called Lucy in home furnishings Category

The table legs lock into place when either folded out or flat with the help of leg tension and the S-shaped slot. It’s also what gives the table its unique look making it stand apart from folding tables of the past.

A Folding Table Called Lucy in home furnishings Category

A Folding Table Called Lucy in home furnishings Category


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Alaskan Rock

Designed by Alaskan Rock | Country: Australia

“Alaskan Rock vodka is new entrant to the small Australian artisan spirits scene. It is a small-batch hand-made vodka distilled in Tasmania using malted barley and launched online January 2013. The vodka is named after a cocktail incident that occurred in the 1970s (long story). Alaskan Rock is double distilled  in copper pot stills for a crisp flavour and smooth finish. It is an excellent sipping vodka although those who wish to mix it will enjoy that too.”

“Alaskan Rock Pty Ltd is the Sydney-based company responsible for the birth of this product. We sell online only at our website. We want consumers to completely enjoy our hand-made high quality spirit so we’ve focussed lots of attention on developing an iconic packaging design that is equally as artisanal as our vodka. The bottles are made from black hand-finished Mexican glass. Raised lettering in white wraps around the side and the punt of the bottle has been deliberately exaggerated to denote the profile of a mountain range as a nod to the unusual product name. The labels allow us to hand-note batch, bottle and distilling details. The boxes into which the bottles are packed are affectionately called our ‘Ned Kellys’ (it’s an Australian thing). They highlight the profile of the punt as well as the Alaskan Rock name. Even our tops are uniquely designed. We recommend freezing our vodka bottles. Not only is the spirit terrific when it’s cold but watching the black glass slowly change from frosty matte to shiny black is a joy.”

“The industrial designers at Vert Design in Sydney, Australia helped bring our new product packaging to life. Huge thanks to Andrew Simpson and his team.”

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Video of Snowblowing Trains

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Prompted by the photo above of yet another type of snow-clearing train, this one in Alaska, I wanted to find video of the various types of snowblowing trains in action. Armed with these monster circular blades–it kind of looks like the tunneling machines we looked at last year—a train like this can clear snow in one pass when the level is manageable, i.e. less than half the height of the train:

But once the snow reaches a certain height and/or density, the snowblowing train has to go at it jackhammer-style:

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Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Shed designed the London-based fried chicken eatery, Wishbone, located in Brixton’s indoor market. The look and feel of the space was inspired by where “some of the most exciting restaurants overlap with green grocers and wig shops.” Basically you have a vibrant, type-based design centered around wood and an eye-catching color palette. Let’s hope the chicken tastes just as good.

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Shed’s overall vision included graffiti and agricultural elements to reflect the menu that’s served. They brought in graffiti artists Paintshop Studio to complete all of the bright typography throughout.

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

The colorful graffiti set with the oak and galvanized steel make for a cohesive space.

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

The furniture was inspired by animal feeders, perfect for the patrons feeding on chicken.

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Upstairs is a more casual environment, meant to reflect that of a chicken shed.

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Dining tables for two line the windows and walls, while bigger groups can sit at the “feeder tables” in the center.

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Type Murals! Wishbone Restaurant by Shed in interior design Category

Photos by Ed Reeve.


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Snow Removal, New-York-MTA-Style

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The American northeast is still digging out from Friday’s blizzard. Core77 HQ and the rest of NYC got off relatively easy, with just under a foot of snow. Up in New England, Coroflot HQ was buried in the two-foot range, and Massachusetts got walloped with closer to three.

While our Yankee snow removal techniques are not as involved as Japan’s Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route, New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority at least has some pretty bad-ass machinery. The MTA’s job is to keep the tracks clear, and they use this thing for the outdoor subway lines:

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That’s a jet-powered snowblower, which sweeps, grinds and launches the snow up to 200 feet away, where it becomes someone else’s problem. But for clearing the Metro-North rails, which run proper trains up and out of the city, the MTA uses this beast:

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That’s one of three jet-powered snow melters the MTA’s recently tuned up. While they move along the tracks via a conventional diesel motor, it’s a powerful turbine engine designed for aircraft that does the melting.

The engines produce exhaust that’s 600 degrees Fahrenheit, which virtually vaporizes snow. “If the jets do the job right, all you see is steam coming off the steel,” said Peter Hall, Foreman of the Maintenance of Way Equipment Shop in North White Plains. “They produce 2,500 pounds of thrust, which makes them very good at getting under heavy, wet slush, ice and crusty snow.”

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Student Work – Eric Lowery

Designed by Eric Lowery | Country: United States

“Hell’s Mouth is a fictional, restaurant catered to those who prefer even their most top-notch steaks covered in sauce. Founded by a priest who left the church to become a chef, their branding needed to portray true devotion to barbecue.”

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Eighthirty Coffee Roasters

Designed by Butcher & Butcher ltd | Country: New Zealand

“Originally designed in 2009 Eighthirty Coffee Roasters asked Butcher & Butcher ltd to refresh their packaging for 2013. The packs talk directly to your taste buds, celebrating subtle differences in each flavour, origin and blend. 

We maintained a simple colour palate, while the ephemeral typographic treatment allows each pack to have a unique voice, yet change as the coffee flavours and brand evolve over time.”

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Cool Hunting Video Rough Cut: HHI V7 Wayward: A spin around NYC on the latest custom creation from Phili-based motorcycle design and build shop

Cool Hunting Video Rough Cut: HHI V7 Wayward

Built to accomodate the daily commute or a bare bones cross country ride, the V7 Wayward from Hammarhead Industries is your minimalist’s dream motorcycle. Unveiled in late January of this year and based on the Moto Guzzi V7 Classic, the V7 Wayward is a loud, powerful mid-sized bike designed…

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A’ Packaging Design Award Call for Entries

A’ Design Award & Competition has announced their call for submissions for the packaging category. Packaging designers are invited to submit their works before February 28, 2013.

The A’ Packaging Design Competition is a freestyle design competition open to both concept stage and realized works designed by professional and young designers, packaging design companies and other business in the package manufacturing industry worldwide.

The deadline for submission is February 28, 2013. Winners will get early communication on March 7, 2013, and results will be announced to the public on April 15, 2013 when the award winners’ exhibition starts. The winning work will also be showcased here on Lovely Package on April 15, 2013.

In addition to the award winners’ kit which includes the award trophy, the annual yearbook, printed certificate in metal frame, award winners manual, free gala-night invitation for two people to the award ceremony, free participation and space allocation in the winners’ exhibition in Italy, Poland and India, free sales listing at SaloneDelDesigner, free utilization of DesignMediator services, inclusion in BuySellDesign Network, proof of creation service, free subscription to listof.net, free listing at DesignMegaStore, guaranteed publication through IDNN and DXGN Networks to 100+ magazines including Design Interviews & DM Design Magazine, press release preparation and distribution through DesignPRWire, publicity and visibility through DesignMedia communications, feedbacks, judging and evaluation of entries by a respected jury panel, lifelong licensing of the award winners logo, A2 poster design and printing for exhibition, and many others such as inclusion in the World Design Rankings, all of which are provided with no further fees, winners of the A’ Design Award are provided extensive and exclusive marketing and communication services to promote the success of winning the A’ Award.

Register and Submit your work to A’ Design Award and Competition.

View previous A’ Design Award & Competition winners.

View the A’ Design Award Gala-Night or Exhibition Photos.

If you’re not a packaging designer, you may want to check other A’ Design Award & Competition categories here.

For further information please visit: whatisadesigncompetition.com

Check out some photos of the event and a selection of last years winners after the jump.


D’oro by Guilherme Jardim


Ql Jrne 25 by Kathy Roessner


Birzu Duona – Grissini by Edvardas Kavarskas


Kasatka by Anastasia Smyslova


Town Calendar 2013 by Katsumi Tamura


Amur Tiger by Guilherme Jardim


Farm & Safari Calendar 2013 by Katsumi Tamura


Black Label by Jason Hobson

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