House OM in Yokohama, Japan, designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects, has a dining space lined with a plywood wall that pierces a circle in the ceiling. Plywood stairs make the climb, eventually up to the rooftop.
This stark plywood walled room in a home designed by PS Arkitektur seems the perfect place to contemplate the snowy weather.
A lone slit of sunlight streaks down into the plywood paneled, monk-like space by Uni Architecture of Cambridge, Mass.
The built-in plywood bookcase is also a room divider in another space in the Setagaya Flat designed by Narus Inokuma Architects and Hiroko Karibe Architects.
Another Japanese dwelling, this is a a soaring plywood space, with a freestanding modern tub, wall-mounted sink and spiral metal stair. Stunning! Designed by Japanese studio Architect Cafe this two-and-a-half story contemporary home, which was completed in 2010, is located in a densely populated neighborhood about 30 miles outside Tokyo.
Hailing from Wellington, New Zealand, industrial design student James Boock set out to design a table that was inspired by the way vines cling to a structure. The Clip table’s stainless steel legs represent the vines that are clipped onto the wood tabletop structure.
Using ecologically treated Accoya pine and legs that attach and remove easily, the table can be flat-packed for easy shipping or just to put away.
There’s an industrial simplicity about it that would make it fit in just about anywhere it was placed.
Nendo launched a new collection of furniture called Splinter for the Japanese manufacturer Conde House. Each wooden component looks as if it is peeling away, or splintering, to allow for hooks to hold coats, a single rod to become three table legs, or the backs of a chair to become armrests.
The thicker parts of the wood remain that way to provide the stability that each piece needs, while the more delicate parts were splintered away. There’s such a beautiful simplicity about the collection where the wood and its curves speak for themselves.
Whether or not you’re interested in videogames, this device is kind of fascinating from an industrial design/interface design point of view. The PhoneJoy Play is essentially a portable input device with a slick mechanical design: The two holdable halves can spread sideways, connected by a telescoping mechanism. Your smartphone or mini-tablet can then be “docked” in the middle, and the variety of buttons and motion pads interact with your device wirelessly.
“Fischer Audio headphones were developed with the help of state of the art technology, framed in retro-styled housing, they feature natural wood with precise engraving. Their sound takes the best from both era in rich fusion of modern detailed and dynamic sound complemented by natural, full and rich vintage feel. All this is packed in light and portable design, so the headphones just disappear on your head.”